Day 3

MAY | 2022

Bangladesh

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Before the 2018 elections, the current ruling party, the Awami League, promised they would pursue a Minority Protection Act, which they have so far failed to do. This act would increase protection for Christians in Bangladesh. Instead, Christians continue to face threats, forced conversions to Islam, rape, abductions, and the seizure or vandalism of private property, homes, and businesses. Pray that the government will honor its promises. Pray for wisdom and right communication for those who are fighting for justice and the introduction of better laws. All-powerful God, we praise You that You are the one who calls nations to account; You strengthen nations and allow them to speak (The Bible, Isaiah 41:1).

Source: Bangladesh Ruling Party Reneges Promise to Religious Minorities (ICC)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

The third-largest Muslim majority country in the world, Bangladesh, is densely populated. Corruption and widespread human rights abuses remain challenges. The nation’s politics continues its slow slide from the pro-independence protest movement of the late 1960s, towards an increasingly one-party-dominated political horizon.  Despite persecution against Christian Believers, the Church has grown in faith, boldness, and numbers.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Abdul Hamid
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Sheikh Hasina
POPULATION
166.3 million
CHRISTIANS
0.4%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
Unknown
DOMINANT RELIGION
Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
31
REFUGEES
232,485
LIFE EXPECTANCY
70.94 yrs
LITERACY RATE
56.8%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
31.5%