Djibouti  

Flag of Dijibouti Rank: 46
Score: 46/100
2013 Rank: 43
Leader: President Ismael Omar Guelleh
Government: Republic
Main Religion: Islam
Population: 923,000 (18,000 Christians)
Source of persecution: Islamic extremism

Christian Persecution in DjiboutiApproximately 95% of the Djiboutian population is Sunni Muslim. While expatriate Christians, Orthodox Christians originating from Ethiopia, and local Christian background believers hardly experience any restrictions to practice their faith, Muslim Background Believers (MBBs) face pressure within the family and the community sphere. Although religious freedom is guaranteed in the constitution, the government attempts to control religious groups including Christians.

PRAY:

  • It remains to be seen if and how Djibouti is able to constructively resist Islamic extremist influences. Pray that Christians will not lose more freedoms.
  • For MBBs who experience a great deal of pressure from family and community
  • For Christian TV and internet sites, which spread the gospel message to those in Djibouti

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  • Ruth Gjukich

    Heavenly Father, I pray for my brothers and sisters in this country. I pray that You protect them and give them the courage to stay true to You. I pray that they will have opportunity to witness to others about Your grace and mercy and the ears of the Muslims will be open to Your free gift of Salvation! That by Your people staying strong, others will come to know You and love You! Bless Your people dear Lord as only You can and give them Your peace that surpasses ALL understanding as only You can give!