Get a FREE Copy of VOM’s Global Prayer Guide

Request Yours Now

Tanzania
Hostile

Overview:

Though the Tanzanian government generally seeks to protect Christians from persecution, they still face significant opposition in the Muslim-majority coastal areas. Like many countries in Africa, Tanzania is being targeted by Muslim groups outside the country that work to Islamize Tanzania by establishing Muslim businesses and schools, helping Muslims get elected to office and passing laws that favor Islam. Even so, local churches in Tanzania boldly work to spread the gospel.

Major Religions:

51 percent of Tanzanians are Christians, including 10 percent evangelicals. However, 99 percent of those living in the Zanzibar archipelago, along Tanzania’s coast, are Muslims.

Persecutor:

Christians are persecuted by community members and organized Islamist groups in Muslim-majority areas.

What It Means To Follow Christ In Tanzania:

Christians are persecuted by community members and organized Islamist groups in Muslim-majority areas.

Access To Bibles:

Christians are persecuted by community members and organized Islamist groups in Muslim-majority areas. Give Bibles

VOM Work:

Christians are persecuted by community members and organized Islamist groups in Muslim-majority areas. Give to VOM’s Global Ministry

Prayer Requests:

  • Pray that the Tanzanian church will support evangelistic efforts among the unreached.
  • Pray that Christian converts from Islam will be bold in sharing their faith.
  • Pray that Christian families living in predominantly Muslim areas will maintain a courageous witness.
  • Pray for pastors in Zanzibar who are targeted by Muslim clerics trying to eliminate Christianity.
  • Pray that more Tanzanian Christians will become missionaries.