|World Watch List Rank||World Watch List Score|
|President Joko Widodo||263.5 million | 31.9 million Christians|
|WWL Rank in 2017||Persecution Level|
Radical Islamic groups pose a significant danger to Christians and other religious minorities. Mass protests against Governor Ahok of Jakarta, a Chinese Christian, for alleged blasphemy brought over 200,000 people to the streets in 2016. Although expatriate and traditional Christian communities face little persecution, believers from a Muslim background (BMBs) come under pressure from family and friends. Non-traditional Protestant communities who evangelise face opposition from radical Islamic groups.
Open Doors works alongside local churches and mission agencies to support persecuted believers in Indonesia through:
18th May 2018
Found in Stories
Rev. Yonathan Budiantoro, Pastor of the Surabaya Pentecostal Church (GPPS) knows this very well.Read More