Captive In Iran
Two women share their story of courageous faith...
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  • Pray


    Prayer is important.
    Prayer is powerful. 
    Prayer makes things possible.

    It is a wonderful thing to unite with Christian brothers and sisters, and pray for the many Christians facing persecution around the world. As part of the body of Christ, we are called to stand with and support all parts of the body. This means praying with them, and for them.

  • Give


    Your financial gifts make it possible for Open Doors to help thousands of persecuted Christians around the world. There are many ways to give, and each gift, no matter how small, makes a big difference in the lives of our Christian brothers and sisters. You can help to provide Bibles, donate toward a project, purchase gifts from our catalogue...

  • Go


    The aim of our trips is to strengthen, encourage, support and pray with the Persecuted Church, however your own life will be radically changed too. On an Open Doors trip, you might have opportunities to meet believers facing persecution, pray for the people of the nation, visit historial sights, deliver Christian materials, and much more. You will challenged emotionally and spiritually, but it is all worth it. 

Pray Today


A Christian living in the region says: "Please, pray for us (and) especially for the children, whose education has been jeopardised... we cannot even imagine the trauma suffered by many of these." Please pray that the senseless and destructive war will come to an end soon.

A Glance at Persecution Worldwide

Roll over the map to the right for an overview of Christian persecution around the world. Click on a country to see more details.

Open Doors works in the most oppressive countries, strengthening persecuted Christians to stand strong and equipping them to shine Christ's light in these dark places.

Where other Christian organisations cannot enter or have been forced to flee, Open Doors can be found - supplying Bibles, training Christian leaders, developing Christian communities and ensuring prayer, presence and advocacy for persecuted Christians.

Learn more about the World Watch List and how Open Doors ranks countries on persecution.

Persecution all over the world
1 (North Korea)2 (Somalia)3 (Syria)4 (Iraq)5 (Afghanistan)6 (Saudi Arabia)7 (Maldives)8 (Pakistan)9 (Iran)10 (Yemen)11 (Sudan)12 (Eritrea)13 (Libya)14 (Nigeria)15 (Uzbekistan)16 (Central African Republic)17 (Ethiopia)18 (Vietnam)19 (Qatar)20 (Turkmenistan)21 (Laos)22 (Egypt)23 (Burma (Myanmar))24 (Brunei)25 (Colombia)26 (Jordan)27 (Oman)28 (India)29 (Sri Lanka)30 (Tunisia)31 (Bhutan)32 (Algeria)33 (Mali)34 (Palestinian Territories)35 (United Arab Emirates)36 (Mauritania)37 (China)38 (Kuwait)39 (Kazakhstan)40 (Malaysia)41 (Bahrain)42 (Comoros)43 (Kenya)44 (Morocco)45 (Tajikistan)46 (Djibouti)47 (Indonesia)48 (Bangladesh)49 (Tanzania)50 (Niger)
North Korea (1)
Somalia (2)
Syria (3)
Iraq (4)
Afghanistan (5)
Saudi Arabia (6)
Maldives (7)
Pakistan (8)
Iran (9)
Yemen (10)
Sudan (11)
Eritrea (12)
Libya (13)
Nigeria (14)
Uzbekistan (15)
Central African Republic (16)
Ethiopia (17)
Vietnam (18)
Qatar (19)
Turkmenistan (20)
Laos (21)
Egypt (22)
Burma (Myanmar) (23)
Brunei (24)
Colombia (25)
Jordan (26)
Oman (27)
India (28)
Sri Lanka (29)
Tunisia (30)
Bhutan (31)
Algeria (32)
Mali (33)
Palestinian Territories (34)
United Arab Emirates (35)
Mauritania (36)
China (37)
Kuwait (38)
Kazakhstan (39)
Malaysia (40)
Bahrain (41)
Comoros (42)
Kenya (43)
Morocco (44)
Tajikistan (45)
Djibouti (46)
Indonesia (47)
Bangladesh (48)
Tanzania (49)
Niger (50)