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90K Christians Were Killed for Their Faith in 2016 – Report

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Persecution and Martyrdom are some of the things Christians would face. However, modern day times should see a paradigm shift in terms of increased tolerance towards people of other faiths.

Unfortunately, this is not the case as Christians are still been martyred for their faith all over the world, even in our present time.

A recent report from The Center for the Study of Global Christianity indicates that 90,000 Christians were murdered for their faith around the world in 2016.

Amy Kellogg reported on “Special Report” tonight that the CSGC puts the number of Christians martyred in the last decade at 900,000, which amounts to one being killed every six minutes.

She explained that their definition for a martyr is anyone who lost their life prematurely as a result of human hostility, while they were upholding Christianity.

“This makes Christians the most persecuted religious group in the world,” Kellogg said.

She reported that of the Christians who lost their lives in 2016, 70 percent were killed in tribal fights in Africa.

The remaining 30 percent of Christians lost their lives in acts of terrorism, destruction of Christian villages and government persecution worldwide.

“The Center for the Study of Global Christianity says that highlighting the number of martyrs actually gives some dignity to those who have died, and it also keeps up the pressure on those who have the power to do something about the situation to actually act,” Kellogg reported.

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