ICC Note: Extremist groups like Al-Shabaab, Boko Haram and Fulani militants are some of the common radicals that persecute Christians in Africa. However, Christians often times experience a different form of persecution through the discrimination and harassment of some of their Muslim neighbors within their communities. Despite their suffering and hostile environment, Christians in Africa continue to persevere in their faith and sharing the gospel.
04/21/2017, Kenya (Catholic Philly) – A new study categorizes what kinds of responses emerge when Christians around the world are persecuted, noting that, most often, Christians choose a strategy of survival.
However, the findings also show Christians might choose a strategy of association — seeking to secure their religious freedom by developing ties with other Christian communities, non-Christian religions, and secular figures — and, on occasion, they use strategies of confrontation.
The report, “In Response to Persecution, Findings of the Under Caesar’s Sword Project on Global Christian Communities,” also offers recommendations for businesses, nongovernmental organizations, governments and scholars to help keep situations from getting worse.