MAURITANIA

Mauritania has been under military rule for over 30 years. The current government is desperate to hold onto power and tries to shore up its legitimacy among Islamic groups by persecuting Christians

Mauritania

World Watch List Rank World Watch List Score
47 55/100
Leader Population
Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz 3.9 million (Thousands of Christians)
Main Religion Government
Islam Republic
Source of Persecution Persecution Level
Islamic extremism High Persecution

Non-Muslims experience intimidation and persecution by Islamic groups. Believers from a Muslim background face pressure not only from their family and the government, but their conversion can also bring shame on their tribal/ethnic group, leading to wider persecution. As a result, most BMBs keep their faith a secret.

HOW WE HELP

Open Doors supports the church in North Africa by providing:

  • Training
  • Literature distribution
  • Socio-economic development
  • Advocacy support.

PRAYER POINTS FOR MAURITANIA

  • For illiterate believers - many of them women - as they seek God with limited access to His word. Pray for creative ways for them to access God's truth
  • For racial reconciliation in a very ethnically divided country at a tense time in history
  • Mauritania is one of the poorest countries in the world. Ask God to bless new business initiatives aimed at supporting believers financially and helping them grow spiritually through their work.
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