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Month: August 2014

Aug 25

Get Involved- Help Christians in Iraq and Syria

Over the past several weeks, Open Doors has been able to help Christians in Iraq and Syria affected by ISIS. As you can see- the donations of Christians in the US are making a huge impact! As the days and weeks go on, the need continues to grow. More than 70,000 displaced Christians have arrived […]

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Aug 25

World Watch List Challenge – #33 Mali

Disaster was narrowly averted for a local congregation in Gao, Mali, on Jan 12, when military personnel patrolling the area that Sunday morning discovered explosives behind one of the doors of their meeting place. After police ushered frightened parishioners to safety, French army personnel were able to safely diffuse the devices. In 2012, Mali seemed […]

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Aug 21

One Christian Child Tells of Surviving ISIS Persecution

By Kristin Wright, Director of Advocacy at Open Doors USA @bykristinwright Staring down at the hand-drawn Orthodox cross on his arm, 10-year-old Aws explains why he doesn’t want to go home. Aws was born into a Christian family living in northern Iraq. When he was just a toddler, his father was killed by jihadists. Aws’ […]

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Aug 18

World Watch List Challenge – #32 Algeria

For the past few years, Open Doors has been working to help spread the gospel in the Middle East through satellite television and other multimedia means. And the great news is that the audience is not a small one…these programs are capable of reaching a large number of people! In Algeria, ‘Ordinance 06-03’ was introduced […]

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Aug 15

Where ISIS Persecution Has Spread & Why

What has historically been known as the “Cradle of Civilization” is now the modern day setting for destruction. This area covers what we know as Iraq and Syria. Today, ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) is claiming this region as their own, and overtaking it with extreme force, in hopes of establishing an Islamic […]

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