America isn’t the safe haven for Christians it used to be, says Open Doors
International religious freedom advocacy groups released a joint report Wednesday warning that the number of persecuted Christians being resettled into the United States from countries where they face most persecution still hovers near historic lows even as much of society has regained a sense of normality after the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Christian persecution watchdog organization Open Doors US teamed up with the Evangelical humanitarian agency World Relief to release the latest edition of their “Closed Doors” report. The organizations had previously published a “Closed Doors” report in 2020.
Unveiled at an event on Capitol Hill, advocates stressed that as one out of every seven Christians worldwide is subject to “high levels of persecution and discrimination,” the number of Christian refugees admitted into the U.S. from the 50 countries on Open Doors’ annual World Watch List remains near the lowest level in a decade.
“Recent shifts in U.S. policy reveal that America is no longer the safe haven for displaced persons that it once was,” the report states.