Eritrea represses all religious freedom in the country. In 2002, they enacted laws that allowed for only four legal religions: Roman Catholic, Eritrean Orthodox, Lutheran, and Sunni Islam. However, these four religions come with significant stipulations.
To join any of these religions, one must make four pledges: 1) Their loyalty is to the government, not the Church, family, or God, 2) They will never be “born again,” 3) They will not carry a Bible outside of their home or Church, and 4) They will turn in any evangelists or missionaries that they encounter. These pledges have forced many Christians to worship in underground churches or flee the country
Pray for “Shiden” arrested while in military age 22, terribly tortured for 13 years recently released.
Twen Theodros similarly has suffered abuse for the last 13 years in prison without charge and no access to lawyer. Her prison is now near relatives. She leads a group of women in prison.