Home of the Jasmine revolution which gave rise to the Arab Spring, Tunisia is the country where democratic transition seems to have the greatest chance of success. However, elections in October were won by the Islamic Ennahda party, which has already announced its intention to transform Tunisia into an Islamic state. Reports indicate that pressure and persecution on Christians, both from family and the authorities, has increased since the revolution. The murder of a Polish priest in February indicates an increase in religious violence.
- Radical Muslims are organizing violent demonstrations that the weakened security services find difficult to contain. Pray for wisdom for the authorities
- A local church leader had to flee the country after his family was threatened. Pray for protection for Christian leaders
- Foreign Christians have reported increased surveillance by the authorities. Pray for courage and discernment in sharing the gospel.