Help Christians Facing Violent Persecution

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As school returns, persecution awaits.

Help children facing persecution

School environments should be safe places for children to learn and grow. But in countries where it is dangerous to be a Christian, school can become a place where children are bullied, left-out, or even attacked, simply for following Jesus.

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2023 World Watch List

What would your Christian life look like if you lived somewhere else? Would you be imprisoned for your faith, followed by secret police, or kidnapped by extremists?

Discover the places where believers are forced to choose between faith and freedom.

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The body of christ is hurting

Why Persecution Matters

1 in 7 Christians worldwide are persecuted for following Jesus.

That’s 360 million Christians who are denied access to jobs and education, are arrested, attacked, and even killed for following Jesus.

We don’t work to end persecution. Instead, Open Doors exists to strengthen the persecuted church through it.

We are the body of Christ. When they hurt, we all hurt (1 Corinthians 12:26).

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What we do

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Discipleship

Providing Bibles, training and counselling to equip Christians to know and share the gospel.

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Emergency Relief

Providing food, shelter, medicine and other essentials to withstand persecution, poverty and war.

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Community Development

Developing sustainable community projects to help the local church remain in the darkest places.

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Stand in prayer with persecuted Christians as they follow Jesus in the most dangerous places.
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Zjura* is a travelling evangelist working in Central Asia. Pray for his safety and perseverance, as he has recently been attacked by villagers for sharing the gospel.

Abdul* is a young believer from Kenya. His father threatened to kill him when he discovered Abdul had left Islam to follow Jesus. Pray for his safety and pray his father will come to know Jesus.

Agnes is a Boko Haram kidnapping survivor in Nigeria. “I want all believers to pray for the girls still in captivity. Ask God to intervene. Pray also for my family and community that have rejected me, that God will open their eyes.”

Stand in prayer with your persecuted brothers and sisters this International Day of Prayer With The Persecuted Church on Sunday, 6 November. Find out more here.

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1 CORINTHIANS 12:27

Now each of you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it."