In all, Islam is either the state religion or predominantly practiced religion — except for India. That’s why we view every news story through the lens of faith. and View Comments, Terms of Use / Privacy Policy / Manage Newsletters. According to Pew Research, as of 2012 South Korea had low levels of government restrictions on religion and social hostilities toward or among religious groups. According to the Korean World Mission Association, in 2016 there were more than 27,000 Korean missionaries ministering all over the world. Speak no evil. Last week, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean president Moon Jae-in met in a historic summit to discuss peace between the two nations. “Christians who aren’t members of state-approved churches are considered agents of the West and threat to the state,” Open Doors reported. Here are nine things you should know about Christianity in the divided land of Korea. 2. Adherents of various religions are reportedly held in North Korea’s “reeducation” camps, where the harshest punishments are reserved for Christians, according to the report. And once again, the news of Islam’s radical tendencies will very likely fall on deaf Democrat ears. Please enable JavaScript and reload this page. Dan Bongino rips 'sellout Republicans' with 'take my scalp last' mentality: 'I'm naming names', In 2017, Pew Research Center found this: “Republicans and Republican leaners … are more likely than Democrats and those who lean Democratic to say they are very concerned about extremism in the name of Islam, both around the world (67% vs. 40%) and in the U.S. (64% vs. 30%). … Those who are discovered to be Christians may be sent to a mental hospital … beaten or even killed by family members, or members of Islamic extremist groups.”, On Libya: “Migrant Christians who have been arrested and detained while trying to reach Europe often end up in one of the overcrowded detention centers around Tripoli … [where] they are forced into heavy labor in the agricultural sector or pushed into prostitution.”, On Somalia: “Islamic militants have intensified their hunt for people who are Christian and in a position of leadership. In addition, a December 2016 survey found that more Republicans than Democrats say Islam is likelier than other religions to encourage violence among its believers (63% vs. 26% of Democrats).”. They screamed like crazy because they hurt so much. The man said he eventually passed out. The USCIRF notes that tens of thousands of prisoners facing hard labor or execution are Christians from underground churches or who practice in secret. Submitted by escamp on August 31, 2015 - 3:04pm. Each and every day, and on average, eight Christians in the last year were killed; 23 raped or sexually harassed; 182 churches and 102 homes and businesses belonging to Christians attacked, burned or destroyed; and 309 Christians jailed — all of that simply for the crime of following Jesus, Open Doors reported. For the 19th consecutive year, North Korea is the world’s Number One persecutor of Christianity. Click Here Get the App with Special Alerts on Breaking News and Top Stories, Give Everyone a Barcode? Quiz: Can you match the songs to these 1980s one-hit wonders? He had severe injuries to his face and right leg. But that began to change after the “Pyongyang Revival” or “Korean Pentecost” in 1907, the first important religious movement for Korean Protestant Christianity. But it takes a lot of hard work, time, and money to do what we do. Today, North Korea maintains it’s status as the worst persecutor of Christians in the world, but it wasn’t always that way.