Brunei | World Prayer News
Brunei
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, Brunei - by Bernard Spragg
Total area: 5,765 km2
Population: 417,200 (2015)
Literacy: 88%
Official languages: Malay
GDP (PPP) per capita: $80,000 (2016 est.)
Life expectancy: 78 years
Religions: 67% Muslim, 12% Buddhist, 9% Protestant, 6% Chinese (Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism), 2% Catholic, 2% indigenous beliefs, 1% other religions
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Brunei

Openings for ministry
July 2018
Brunei is a very small country made up of two enclaves on the island of Borneo. They are one of the richest states in Asia with free education and healthcare, no income tax and heavily subsidised housing, fuel and food. Islam is the state religion and the Sultan rules as absolute monarch. Around 65% of the population are Muslim, and despite constitutionally guaranteed freedom of religion, it is illegal to proselytise and illegal for a Muslim to convert to another religion. No foreign Christian workers are permitted and importing bibles for ministry purposes is illegal, although Bibles are permitted for personal use. Pray for openings for kingdom workers to minister inside this nation. Pray for a move of God drawing many to repentance and salvation. (Frontiers)
Slow and steady deterioration
July 2014
The position of Christians in Brunei has slowly but steadily deteriorated. Sharia law has been fully implemented since 2011 for all Muslims in the country. Anglican and Catholic churches are the only recognised Christian communities in the country, but even they have to be very careful. Those who convert to Christianity, especially those from a Malay background, face a much higher degree of pressure. It is impossible to print Christian materials in the country and importing them is forbidden. No violent incidents were reported in 2013, yet the level of fear among the Christian minority is very high.  (Open Doors UK and Ireland)

No organisations are currently associated with this country. We recommend visiting the region page (e.g. South America) to see a list of organisations involved in this part of the world.

Brunei flag
Total area: 5,765 km2
Population: 417,200 (2015)
Literacy: 88%
Official languages: Malay
GDP (PPP) per capita: $80,000 (2016 est.)
Life expectancy: 78 years
Religions: 67% Muslim, 12% Buddhist, 9% Protestant, 6% Chinese (Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism), 2% Catholic, 2% indigenous beliefs, 1% other religions