March27 , 2023

    Christian Girls in Colombia Forced into Marriage


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    Christian girls living in far-flung communities in Colombia are being forced into marriage to make them renounce their faith.

    Open Doors revealed that young girls are coerced to marry within the community to prevent them from communicating with their Christian family and to ensure that their children will not be raised in the faith, reports Premier.

    Indigenous people who convert to Christianity are often forcibly displaced from their indigenous communities or excluded from receiving certain benefits by traditional authorities. —Christian Solidarity Worldwide

    Indigenous communities are very private, traditional and loyal to their own religion that Christians are treated as traitors. To stop Christianity from spreading in their community, Christian girls are married off at a young age. Once married, she has no choice but to live with her husband and obey his rules.

    The Christian anti-persecution charity also disclosed that a 17-year-old Christian girl was forced to live in the mountains after she stood firm in her faith in front of local authorities.