Podcast: Around The World In Persecution - Episode 20

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By Beth Westwood | 25 January 2019

Open Doors LIVE is a monthly podcast from Open Doors Australia hosted by Mike Gore and James Kozina. 

This podcast brings the persecuted church to life, with each episode containing life changing stories, accurate updates on events and trends in persecution, and biblically based discussion.



Episode 20 Overview

What do Russia, China and Algeria all have in common? They are in the top 50 hardest countries to be a Christian. This episode of the Open Doors Live podcast is all about the 2019 World Watch List, revealing where Christians are being persecuted for their faith in Jesus.

In this episode:

  • Hear how the situation is changing for Christians in China.
  • Why Russia is in the top 50 hardest countries for Christians.
  • Why persecution in Algeria is actually a good news story.


Explore the 2019 World Watch List and see the 50 most dangerous countries to follow Jesus.

Find out about our Frontline Partner program and how we can support the persecuted church from Australia.



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About The Hosts

Mike Gore is the CEO of Open Doors Australia & New Zealand. He’s been with the ministry for almost 10 years and has travelled extensively to meet persecuted Christians in the field. He’s been chased by secret police and has smuggled Bibles to Muslim background believers.

James Kozina oversees Church Engagement across Australia & New Zealand. He regularly speaks in churches, has met with persecuted believers in the field, and is passionate about seeing the survival of the gospel in both the persecuted church and the free church. 

This podcast is brought to you by Open Doors Australia & New Zealand. 

Open Doors began in 1955 when Brother Andrew smuggled Bibles to persecuted Christians. We now work in over 70 countries supporting Christians who are persecuted for their faith in Jesus. To find out what it’s like to be a Christian in the most dangerous places on the planet, check out our World Watch List.