Persecution takes many forms – from oppression and discrimination to denial of constitutional and internationally acknowledged freedoms.
Christians in the Middle East and North Africa region have long been discriminated against, marginalized, detained, imprisoned, tortured and even killed for their faith in Jesus Christ.
Those most at risk are converts from Islam. Often theirs is a silent suffering – cut off from family and Christian fellowship and vulnerable to abuse by State security forces and extremist groups.
At MEC we believe that as Christians we are called to stand with those who are persecuted.
ME's vision is that Christian communities and individual Christians throughout the region will be able to practice their faith freely. May this be our prayer!