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A sixth sphere regarding degree of violence also factors in to the rankings. Paul Marshall, author and senior fellow at Hudson Institute's Center for Religious Freedom, were among those who gave remarks at the press conference.
America's Silence on Religious Persecution In his remarks, Dr.
According to the report, the countries with the most extreme persecution besides North Korea are: Somalia, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Maldives, Pakistan, Iran, and Yemen, respectively.
Open Doors announced the rankings for its 2014 World Watch List, which documented the 50 nations least tolerant of their Christian population, at the National Press Club in Washington, D. The Christian persecution watchdog group's methodology involved measuring the level of Christian freedom found in five spheres of life: private, family, community, national, and church. Ronald Boyd-Mac Millan, head of Strategy and Research for Open Doors International; and Dr.
Paul Marshall explained that in contrast to previous years, the United States has been largely silent on the issue of religious persecution.
Marshall told The Christian Post that he believes the root of this silence – also seen in Protestant U. church, according to him – is in part due to the rise of "realism" regarding diplomacy."I think that one reason is because in the State Department you have the ascendency of realism in international relations," said Marshall.
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Open Doors' report of increased Christian persecution in Jordan comes just months after the country's constitutional monarchy hosted an event in the Hashemite Kingdom's capital of Amman titled "Challenges facing Arab Christians," where the aim was to "discuss challenges facing Arab Christians, and document them and identify ways to address them in order to preserve the Christians' important role especially in maintaining the city of Jerusalem and its history," according to Jordan's media agency PETRA."Rights of women…rights of homosexuals, I think these have risen in the agenda so they are apparently more outspoken on those issues."Jordan a Safe Haven or Not?Christians might also be surprised to see that Jordan was ranked number 26 on the list of 50 countries with the worst Christian persecution, given that Jordan is often applauded for being a moderate Muslim country and for its religious tolerance.The actual palace area of the Nasrids was first developed under Ismail I (1314—1325).There are still significant remains of his palace, hidden among the palaces of the second half of the 14th century.