KUWAIT

The atmosphere in Kuwait is becoming increasingly hostile - though not violent - toward non-Muslims

Kuwait

World Watch List Rank World Watch List Score
38 57/100
Leader Population
Emir Sheikh Al-Sabah 3.4 million (420,000 Christians)
Main Religion Government
Islam Constitutional Emirate
Source of Persecution Persecution Level
Islamic extremism/Dictatorial paranoia High Persecution

There are two types of Christian in Kuwait: indigenous believers from Muslim backgrounds (BMBs) and expatriate or migrant Christians. Both face persecution. Society is conservative and Islam (sharia law) prescribes a wide range of rules for personal, family and community life. BMBs are seen as second class, foreigners, and infidels and are prevented from participating in community activities. Expatriate or migrant Christians often struggle to get licenses and registration for using places of worship.

HOW WE HELP

Open Doors raises prayer support for believers in Kuwait.

PRAYER POINTS FOR KUWAIT

  • For Muslim family members to see the love of Christ in their Christian relatives - and for believers to have the boldness to share their faith wisely
  • That the Christian community would not be discouraged and would continue to show the love of Jesus to their Muslim communities
  • That Kuwait would move toward true freedom of religion.
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