Throughout history, Christians have often found themselves marginalized and considered as second-class citizens in various parts of the world. Christianity has faced persecution and marginalization in different societal contexts for numerous reasons. In some places, Christians were not allowed to go to schools or universities. In some cases, it stems from religious intolerance, where the dominant faith or ideology suppresses or undermines Christian beliefs and practices. In other instances, cultural, political, or social factors contribute to the marginalization of Christians, resulting in their perceived inferior status within society.
The Bible contains numerous examples of faithful individuals who experienced marginalization and persecution. One notable example is the story of Daniel in the Old Testament. Despite his righteousness and dedication to God, he faced discrimination and was treated as a second-class citizen due to his faith. Daniel's commitment to prayer and his refusal to compromise his beliefs demonstrated how a Christian can navigate such circumstances with integrity and faithfulness.