Nepal

Nepal: Christians 'On Top of the World' Facing Persecution

Nepal is known for being 'on top of the world.' It's also a country where Hinduism and Maoism struggle for dominance. Christians face widespread persecution but God is on the move. Their numbers have grown from 29 people when the first church was planted in Nepal 60 years ago, to nearly one million today. Most of those coming to Christ in Nepal are former Hindus who face much opposition, including that of a young girl whose mother tried to kill her for becoming a Christian. Gary Lane has the story.

January 11, 2013
Length: 4:08
From Christian World News

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Country Information

Population
30,424,878 (July 2021 est.)

Ethnicity (%)
Chhettri (16.6), Brahman-Hill (12.2), Magar (7.1), Tharu (6.6), Tamang (5.8), Newar (5), Kami (4.8), Muslim (4.4), Yadav (4), Rai (2.3), Gurung (2), Damai/Dholii (1.8), Thakuri (1.6), Limbu (1.5), Sarki (1.4), Teli (1.4), Chamar/Harijan/Ram (1.3), Koiri/Kushwaha (1.2), other (19)

Religion (%)
Hindu (81.3), Buddhist (9), Muslim (4.4), Kirant (3), Christian (1.4), Other (0.5), Unspecifed (0.2)

Leader
President Bidhya Devi Bhandari (2015)

Government type
Federal democratic republic

Legal system
English common law and Hindu legal concepts

Source: CIA World Factbook

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Pray that Christians will practice their faith with courage.

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