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Nepal

RegionAsia
Sources of PersecutionReligious Nationalism
Population29,942,000
Christian Population1,279,000
ReligionsHinduism
GovernmentFederal Parliamentary Republic
LeaderPrime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli
Score64/100

Nepal

Persecution stems mainly from Hindu extremists who are seeking to make Nepal a Hindu state, with ethnic tensions adding to the pressure. Threats have forced some Christians to flee their homes and villages. Extremists have attacked believers and even bombed churches. Authorities do little to stop threats and attacks against Christians.

Laws restrict freedom of religion and anti-conversion legislation places limitations on sharing the gospel. In the last year, several Christians have been arrested for sharing their faith, and others have been abducted and severely beaten.

Converts from Hinduism are put under the most pressure as they are viewed as dishonouring the faith of their ancestors. They experience pressure from their family, friends, community and local authorities to return to their former faith.

Pray for Nepal

Pray that believers will to be salt and light in their communities as they persevere in faith.

Pray that Bibles will reach believers who are in most need of support and encouragement.

Pray that leaders of Nepal will come to know Jesus as their personal Saviour.

News

Nepal | Increased Pressure And False Accusations

The situation for Christians in Nepal has deteriorated this year as the Criminal (Code) Act is used to target and accuse believers.Though Nepal is co...
16 July 2019 Nepal

Nepal | Australian Woman Deported For Sharing The Gospel

Sydney woman Katie Graham was arrested a month ago in the small Nepalese town of Gularia, not far from the border of India.She was evangelising with...
6 December 2018