BACKGROUND: Oman, located on the Arabian Peninsula, is a relatively rich and peaceful country. Its government has made an effort to stay away from political or religious wars. The Sultan is the only Arab leader who is not married and does not have children.
MAJOR RELIGIONS: More than 99.9 percent of the population is Muslim.
PERSECUTOR: Family members put pressure on those who convert to Christianity from Islam.
WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A CHRISTIAN IN OMAN: We don’t know of many Christians of Omani background, but the few we do know are forced to worship in absolute secrecy and maintain their Islamic identity in public.
ACCESS TO BIBLES: There is only one Christian book store in the country, in Oman’s capital, but Omanis have easy access to digital and audio Bibles online.
VOM WORK: VOM provides Christian materials to workers to distribute inside the country.