Police, secret services and local authorities monitor religious activities and regularly attend church services. Even Russian Orthodox and Armenian Apostolic churches may experience Sunday services being monitored.
No religious activities beyond state-run and state-controlled institutions are allowed. Unregistered churches suffer repeatedly from police raids, threats, arrests and fines.
Where churches have not been registered, Christians suffer repeatedly from police raids, threats, arrests and fines. The printing or importing of Christian materials is restricted. Christians from a Muslim background bear the brunt of the persecution both at the hands of the state and from family, friends and community.
The score is up by 1 point, and the rank is increased by 1 position. Scores in the family and church spheres of life increased. The violence score, though very low, also increased.
Open Doors provides immediate aid to Central Asian believers when they are jailed, excluded from families and communities, and deprived of livelihood and employment because of their faith in Christ.
We also strengthen the persecuted church in Central Asia primarily through:
Lord God, thank you that people are turning to you in Turkmenistan. Strengthen those who, knowing the risks, have bravely chosen to put their faith in you. Help them to stay strong and persevere, even when the pressure is great. Protect them from harm and hold them secure in strong bonds of love and support from their new family in Christ.
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