The Persecuted Church Across the World

Persecuted Church Mexico

Christians and the Mexican Drug Cartels

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Mexico is one of the most violent countries in the world, as a result of the presence of organised crime.

The culture of violence affects all Mexicans, but especially its most vulnerable groups in rural areas, including minority Christian denominations such as Protestants. Believers who actively engage in transforming society constitute a threat to drug cartels and other criminal groups. Those who convert from indigenous traditional beliefs to non-traditional Protestant denominations face persecution. Members of the Catholic Renewal Movement have also been targeted.


For physical protection for persecuted believers in Mexico and for God’s provision and grace towards Christians denied access to basic social services and resources

That those involved in drug cartels will come to know Jesus and encourage positive change.