2014: The Worst Year In Christian Persecution?

December 9, 2014 by Open Doors in Persecution updates

The year 2014 has seen more global persecution of Christians than any other year in recent history.

From the kidnapped schools girls in Nigeria, to Meriam Ibrahim being sentenced to death in Sudan, to the ISIS crisis, Christians throughout the world saw a major increase in persecution.

In spite of the increased violence and persecution, Christians in many of these countries feel a peace that passes all understanding… they know they are not forgotten because of faithful friends like you!

“I had to leave everything I owned behind,” explains one Christian Iraqi refugee. “We have nothing to our name and will probably never be able to return to our home. But we are encouraged, because we know that Christians around the world have not forgotten about us.”

And these are just the stories that made it to the news. This year, hundreds of Christian girls were kidnapped in Pakistan. Countless believers were arrested and/or fined for having a Bible study in Central Asia. And thousands of Christians were displaced in the Central African Republic.

As 2014 comes to a close, we want to thank you for your faithfulness in helping ALL Christians who are persecuted for their faith. Because of you, we have been able to help thousands of displaced Christians in Iraq, Syria and the Central African Republic. We were able to deliver thousands of letters to the grieving parents of the Nigerian schoolgirls because of your faithfulness to write letters of encouragement. And because of your generous ongoing support, especially at the end of this critical year, we will be able to help many persecuted Christians whose stories did not make it on the news.

The work is not over, and much still needs to be done in 2014… thank you for continuing to stand with our persecuted brothers and sisters.