For over 60 years, Open Doors has worked in the world's most oppressive countries, strengthening Christians to stand strong in the face of persecution.
“Strengthen what remains and is about to die” Rev 3:2
Some of the most powerful ways you can bring strength to Persecuted Christians...
The latest news by World Watch Monitor reports the story of Christians around the world under pressure for their faith. Accompanied by research and analysis by experts, the news promotes ground breaking journalism with accuracy and authority. Find the latest stories here.
The rain that has fallen overnight has left a puddle in the church, and the pastor, Rev. Franco Mbaye-Bondoi, is worried that if the walls are not repaired before the heavy rains begin in two months, they may collapse. The dangerous cracks in the walls are the only signs left […]Learn more
Saturday 14 April will mark the fourth anniversary of the abduction of 276 girls from a secondary boarding school in Nigeria’s north-eastern town of Chibok. At least 165 of them were believed to be Christian, according to a list of names and a statement released by the Christian Association of […]Learn more
Just days before jailed US pastor Andrew Brunson is to stand trial accused of espionage and terrorism against Turkey, a senior US official in Ankara declared this week that months of strained relations between Ankara and Washington have “started going to a positive direction … amid accelerated cooperation.” The optimistic […]Learn more
Churches in the Central African Republic have pledged to unite in prayer in response to the worsening violence dividing the country. The leader of the country’s evangelical church network says the effort has the potential to bring peace to the troubled nation. “Recent history of some countries in Africa, among […]Learn more
Following a meeting with the Archbishop of Canterbury, the President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari has said his government is working “quietly” to secure the release of a teenage Christian girl kidnapped by Boko Haram. Archbishop Justin Welby, as well as Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, Nigerian Archbishop Dr Josiah […]Learn more
Local authorities in China’s east-central Henan Province have removed a number of crosses from churches closed a church-run kindergarten and asked Christian residents in one city to register. The “two or three” crosses that have been forcibly removed from churches were located in Yichuan county, and were taken down because […]Learn more
Leaders of six major faiths have issued a joint call condemning the use of religion for political ends, ahead of India’s 2019 general election. Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jain, Muslim and Sikh leaders met in the western state of Goa on 5 April to discuss rising communal tensions in several areas […]Learn more
China presented an official ‘white paper’ on religion on Wednesday, 4 April, guaranteeing “protection” for religious freedom, just four days after banning the online sale of Bibles. The policy paper, titled ‘China’s Policies and Practices on Protecting Freedom of Religious Belief’, was presented by the State Council Information Office at […]Learn more
Rwanda has closed thousands churches in the country since February for alleged “noise pollution” and failing to comply with building regulations. Now Cameroon – another majority-Christian country – is considering following suit. The call to shut down some of Cameroon’s Pentecostal churches follows reports of gross misconduct by a number […]Learn more
Four Christians, including the wife of a church leader, have been charged with “hurting religious sentiments” after they handed out Christian tracts during an Easter procession in India’s southern Telangana state. Rayapuri Jyothi, 38, Meena Kumari, 52, Mahima Kumari, 35 and Bagadam Sudhakar, 45, were taken into custody by police […]Learn more
Each month over 214 Christian churches and properties are destroyed. Your support is keeping thousands of our persecuted brothers and sisters alive and giving them hope. Read more about how your love and prayers are impacting believers.
"We don't know who you are and have never seen your faces, but your support is our strength and encouragement." Church Leader, North Korea "If one part of our body hurts, we hurt all over. If one part of our body is honoured, the whole body will be happy. " 1 Corinthians 12:26 (CEV).