|World Watch List Rank||World Watch List Score|
|President Iván Duque Márquez||49.4 million | 46.9 million Christians|
|WWL Rank in 2018||Persecution Level|
Colombia has a long history of organised crime and corruption. It’s one of the biggest issues in the country. An increase in new armed groups and the growth of illegal crops has kept the level of violence high. Various criminal groups take control villages and place difficult restrictions on churches. Christian leaders have also been abducted and some murdered as intolerance for Christianity in Colombia has increased.
There’s pressure from society to remove Christian values from the political sphere. Anti-Christian values are becoming accepted. The LGBTI community is calling for same-sex marriage and adoption, and laws are being promoted relating to child euthanasia.
Colombian church leaders continue to care for vulnerable members of society and play an active role in bringing peace to their nation wherever possible.
Open Doors strengthens the persecuted church in Colombia through:
The Open Doors Children's Center, which provides a place of protection for children whose families have been threatened or displaced by guerrillas, as well as those who are at risk of being recruited
Emergency persecution relief aid.