Iranian Christian arrested for reporting an attack

Iranian Christian arrested for reporting an attack

Aug 16, 2019

Author Open Doors Canada

If you go to the police to report a crime, you hope to be taken seriously. You don’t expect to…

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India: Religious minorities face more difficulties

India: Religious minorities face more difficulties

Aug 15, 2019

Author Open Doors Canada

India celebrates its 73rd Independence Day today. The worrying question in the minds of many in India today is if…

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Kyrgyzstan accelerates church registration, but religious oppression continues

Kyrgyzstan accelerates church registration, but religious oppression continues

Jul 18, 2019

Author Open Doors Canada

We have some good news: Since December, Kyrgyzstan’s government has approved the registration of more than 60 religious communities, most…

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Sri Lanka two months after the Easter bombings

Sri Lanka two months after the Easter bombings

Jun 25, 2019

Author Open Doors Canada

“We were only stewards of Peter” Two months ago, on Easter Sunday three bombs exploded in three churches in three…

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More Christians killed in an attack in Burkina Faso

More Christians killed in an attack in Burkina Faso

Jun 13, 2019

Author Open Doors Canada

The grip of Islamic militants on northern and eastern parts of Burkina Faso is growing. Over 200 churches have been…

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Believers from a Muslim background threatened in southern Philippines

Believers from a Muslim background threatened in southern Philippines

Jun 5, 2019

Author Open Doors Canada

Muslims in the Philippines, especially in the southern part where the majority of the Philippines’ Muslims live, are celebrating Eid’l…

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UN: New International Day for victims of religious persecution

UN: New International Day for victims of religious persecution

May 31, 2019

Author Open Doors Canada

Good News! The United Nations has declared August 22 as the International Day [for] Commemorating the Victims of Acts of…

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Iranian church closed down, cross torn down

Iranian church closed down, cross torn down

May 30, 2019

Author Open Doors Canada

Please pray! The church in Iran continues to suffer. Advocacy organization, Article 18 recently reported that an Assyrian church in…

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Christians in India seek prayer for their nation

Christians in India seek prayer for their nation

May 23, 2019

Author Open Doors Canada

India’s general election results announced today declare a landslide victory for the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) led National Democratic Alliance.…

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Christians in northern Burkina Faso in fear after two more attacks

Christians in northern Burkina Faso in fear after two more attacks

May 16, 2019

Author Open Doors Canada

Two attacks on Christians in northern Burkina Faso in the last few days, in which 10 people were killed, has…

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Brunei’s strict Sharia laws bring bad news for Christians, says OD expert

Brunei’s strict Sharia laws bring bad news for Christians, says OD expert

Apr 5, 2019

Author Open Doors Canada

The next set of Sharia laws which came into effect in Brunei on 3rd April, can spell bad news for…

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Christians in North Korea continue to suffer

Christians in North Korea continue to suffer

Feb 27, 2019

Author Open Doors Canada

North Korea remains the toughest country in the world for Christians. There are approximately 300,000 Christians in the country, with…

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Christians in Nigeria pray for their Presidential Elections

Christians in Nigeria pray for their Presidential Elections

Feb 15, 2019

Author Open Doors Canada

Nigeria’s presidential elections take place tomorrow, and Nigerian Christians are praying that their new leader will keep them safe from…

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Prayers for Christians in China at the start of the Chinese New Year

Prayers for Christians in China at the start of the Chinese New Year

Feb 6, 2019

Author Open Doors Canada

The year 2018 saw an unprecedented increase of religious persecution in China. The huge numbers of churches raided, pastors arrested…

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2019 World Watch List reveals a distinct increase in persecution

2019 World Watch List reveals a distinct increase in persecution

Jan 16, 2019

Author Open Doors Canada

Five years ago, only North Korea was in the ‘extreme’ category for its level of persecution of Christians. In the…

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EGYPT WILL CELEBRATE WITH A HEAVY HEART

EGYPT WILL CELEBRATE WITH A HEAVY HEART

Dec 19, 2018

Author Open Doors Canada

For Christians in Egypt, celebrating a public Christian holiday like Christmas carries risk and baggage. Just last year, 11 people…

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Christmas in Bangladesh

Christmas in Bangladesh

Dec 18, 2018

Author Open Doors Canada

A family celebrates Christmas for the first time in Bangladesh While most Christians in Bangladesh can celebrate Christmas with some…

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CHRISTMAS IN NORTH KOREA

CHRISTMAS IN NORTH KOREA

Dec 17, 2018

Author Open Doors Canada, with excerpts by John Choi,* North Korean escapee

With excerpts by John Choi,* North Korean escapee “Christmas? What is that?” That’s what the average North Korean would say…

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GOOD TIDINGS FROM SAUDI ARABIA

GOOD TIDINGS FROM SAUDI ARABIA

Dec 14, 2018

Author Open Doors Canada

It’s nighttime in one of Saudi Arabia’s cities. The streets are empty. Two Indian men can be seen walking on…

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CHRISTMAS IN IRAQ

CHRISTMAS IN IRAQ

Dec 14, 2018

Author Open Doors Canada

“We waited for three years,” says Merna, a young Christian woman in the Christmas season of 2017. “This year Christmas…

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A SECRET HOUSE CHURCH CHRISTMAS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

A SECRET HOUSE CHURCH CHRISTMAS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Dec 14, 2018

Author Open Doors Canada

For most Christians in the West, the leadup to Christmas is often an occasion marked by some of our most…

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International Day of Religious Freedom

International Day of Religious Freedom

Oct 26, 2018

Author Gary Stagg

Freedom of religion is a fundamental human right. Sadly, this fundamental freedom is increasingly deteriorating with Christianity being the most…

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There are two Colombias

There are two Colombias

Sep 20, 2018

Author Andrew Croft

I remember sitting at the dinner table at the Children’s home in Colombia as our interpreter declared, “There are two…

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Schools in Nigeria bring hope

Schools in Nigeria bring hope

Sep 4, 2018

Author Monica Ratra

What is common with five of the Sharia states in northern Nigeria? Apart from severe hostility to Christians living there,…

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Pakistan’s elections – 5 things you must know

Pakistan’s elections – 5 things you must know

Jul 24, 2018

Author Open Doors Canada

The country of Pakistan prepares for national and provincial elections on July 25. We request prayer for Pakistani Christians at…

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Vital Help to Displaced Christians in Jos Fulani attacks

Vital Help to Displaced Christians in Jos Fulani attacks

Jul 3, 2018

Author Open Doors Canada

Over the weekend of June 23 and 24, suspected Fulani herders went on a killing spree in villages around Jos,…

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Hope To Live Again

Hope To Live Again

Jun 22, 2018

Author Open Doors Canada

Wasihun’s family, living in a remote part of Ethiopia, used to be the only Christian family in their entire village.…

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Drops of Hope

Drops of Hope

Jun 22, 2018

Author Open Doors Canada

Pakistan is always high on Open Doors’ annual World Watch List. There’s a lot of violence, but what’s affecting the…

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Enabling victims of sexual violence in conflict to stay ‘part of us’

Enabling victims of sexual violence in conflict to stay ‘part of us’

Jun 22, 2018

Author Elizabeth Lane Miller

Adrienne* survived a brutal sexual attack during a conflict with ex-Seleka militants in Central African Republic (CAR), only to be…

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Brother Andrew reminds believers in Pakistan: ‘We are here for the Book’

Brother Andrew reminds believers in Pakistan: ‘We are here for the Book’

Jun 14, 2018

Author Monica Ratra

The Dutchman who became known as ‘God’s Smuggler’ celebrated his 90th birthday just days after a rare trip to his beloved…

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Celebrating Easter Across the Globe

Celebrating Easter Across the Globe

Apr 1, 2018

Author Open Doors Canada

In Canada, we have a variety of Easter traditions. Many of us will attend church services with special music, drama…

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Ten ways to pray with the persecuted church at Easter

Ten ways to pray with the persecuted church at Easter

Mar 31, 2018

Author Open Doors Canada

During the Easter season, many followers of Jesus face increased persecution because enemies of the gospel seek to disrupt the…

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Easter

Palm Sunday celebrated by thousands of Iraqi Christians in Qaraqosh

Palm Sunday celebrated by thousands of Iraqi Christians in Qaraqosh

Mar 25, 2018

Author Open Doors Canada

For the first time since ISIS drove all the Christians from Iraq’s Nineveh Plain in 2014, the Christian town of…

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