For the past 27 years, the organization has published the Open Doors World Watch List, a global indicator of countries where human and religious rights are being violated, and those countries most vulnerable to societal unrest and destabilization.
During the World Watch List 2019 reporting period, in the top 50 countries, a total of 1,266 churches or Christian buildings were attacked; 2,635 Christians were detained without trial, arrested, sentenced and imprisoned; and 4,136 Christians were killed for faith-related reasons. On average, that’s 11 Christians killed every day for their faith.
North Korea is the non -muslim country where it is difficult to be a christian. It actually tops the list in the world with Christians less than 1 percent.
There are no known official statistics of religions in North Korea. Officially, North Korea is an atheist state; the government, however, operates under the Juche political ideology, which contains aspects of what may be considered religious belief; it may therefore be considered North Korea’s de facto state religion
Christian communities already existed in Joseon, however it was only by the 1880s that the government allowed a large number of Western missionaries to enter the country. Protestant missionaries set up schools, hospitals and publishing agencies.
The king of Korea and his family tacitly supported Christianity.From the late nineteenth century, the northwest of Korea, and Pyongyang in particular, became a stronghold of Christianity.
The Korean Peninsula happened and korea was divided into two states in 1945, the communist north and the capitalist south. Most of the Korean Christians, that had been until then in the northern half of the peninsula, fled to South Korea. By contrast, most of Korean Chondoists remained in the newly formed North Korea. At the time of the partition they were 1.5 million, or 16% of North Korea’s population.
Christianity came to be discouraged by the North Korean government because of its association with America. North Korea produced its own translation of the Bible, which has since been used by Southern missionaries attempting to evangelize the North.
Lets Pray that current leader Kim Jong Un will be convinced to release the more than 50,000-plus Christians unjustly held in detention centers and prison camps throughout the country.