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Bahrain
Manama skyline, Bahrain - by Wadiia
Total area: 765 km2
Population: 1,378,000 (2017)
Literacy: 85%
Official languages: Arabic
GDP (PPP) per capita: $51,956 (2017 est.)
Life expectancy: 75 years
Religions: 81% Muslim, 6% Hindu, 5% Protestant, 4% Catholic, 4% other religions
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Bahrain

Hidden casualties
March 2014
There is an African proverb which says, “When elephants fight it’s the grass that suffers the most”. Where there is conflict it is always the most vulnerable, defenceless and innocent who suffer - often that means children. The on-going conflict in the Middle East and North Africa may no longer be taking centre stage in our news, but from Tunisia to Bahrain uprisings and political unrest continue to severely affect people’s everyday lives. In many of these countries, children were already struggling to get access to food, healthcare and education. The unrest is turning many children’s daily lives into a fight for their very survival. Pray that God would move powerfully to bring about peaceful resolutions to these conflicts and for Christians in the affected countries, and throughout the world, to speak out on behalf of the children who are suffering.  (Viva)
Catching the vision
September 2013
The island of Bahrain is the most open country in the Gulf region. Give thanks that many of the expatriate churches are now catching the vision of making disciples. There is a renewed devotion for prayer and witnessing in Bahrain. Encouragingly, there is also an increasing hunger for the Word of God and a willingness to hear the hope of the gospel. May the Lord work among Bahraini believers desperate for more of Him. May He build up His Church to be a united and powerful voice in this divided land. (Arab World Ministry of Pioneers)
Opportunities to witness
November 2010
The constitution of Bahrain imposes no restrictions on the right to choose or practise one's religion, but neither is there any law to prevent discrimination. Converts from Islam to Christianity are shunned by society and sometimes subjected to physical abuse. Most Christians in Bahrain are expatriate workers - pray for those seeking to share their faith. Ask God to build a church amongst indigenous Bahrainis and pray against restrictions on the importation and distribution of Bibles and Christian literature. (Open Doors UK and Ireland)

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Total area: 765 km2
Population: 1,378,000 (2017)
Literacy: 85%
Official languages: Arabic
GDP (PPP) per capita: $51,956 (2017 est.)
Life expectancy: 75 years
Religions: 81% Muslim, 6% Hindu, 5% Protestant, 4% Catholic, 4% other religions