World Watch List 2023

Experience the 2023 launch of Open Door’s 2023 World Watch List, featuring interim CEO Lisa Pearce - with Wybo Nicolai, architect and founder of the list and Open Doors West Africa Director, Suleiman.   

Discover the horrifying growth of persecution of Christians over the last 30 years. Hear what are the big findings of this year’s report. And discover the courageous faith of the persecuted church that will inspire you and cause your faith to grow. 

The World Watch List is Open Doors’ annual ranking of the 50 countries where Christians suffer very high or extreme levels of persecution and discrimination for their faith.
Explore the 2023 list below.

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☰ Ranking

  • Leader
  • No. of Christians
  • Main Religion
  • Government
Persecution Level
  • Violence
  • Private Life
  • Family Life
  • Community Life
  • National Life
  • Church Life
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Persecution Source
Main Religion
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