Month: August 2014

Open Doors - Aug 25, 2014

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 […]

Open Doors - Aug 25, 2014

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 […]

Open Doors - Aug 21, 2014

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’ […]

Open Doors - Aug 18, 2014

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 […]

Open Doors - Aug 15, 2014

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 […]

Open Doors - Aug 15, 2014

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 […]

Open Doors - Aug 15, 2014

Christians who have been affected by violence by ISIS in Syria and Iraq need your help.

In recent weeks, Open Doors has been working to provide for the immediate needs of Iraqi Christian refugees by providing food, water, shelter and so much more! Thanks to the faithfulness of those who have partnered with us, we have already been able to help thousands of Iraqi Christians! But the need continues to grow. […]

Open Doors - Aug 13, 2014

Why is the US Commission for International Religious Freedom So Important?

By Kristin Wright, Director of Advocacy at Open Doors USA ISIS continues to tear across Iraq, ruthlessly persecuting Christians and other religious minorities. In Syria, Christians and Muslims face persecution by ISIS and other radical groups. Earlier this year, Meriam Ibrahim, a Sudanese wife and mother, was imprisoned for her faith, and sentenced to death […]

Open Doors - Aug 12, 2014

Your Support is Keeping Christian Refugees Alive

God is using your support to help refugee Christians find strength and comfort One of the greatest crises of our time is the growing number of Christian refugees. Men, women and children who have been forced to flee their homes because of escalating violence, death threats and direct assaults, just because they are Christians. Because […]

Open Doors - Aug 11, 2014

World Watch List Challenge – #31 Bhutan

Peter* leads three house fellowships in three different districts in Bhutan, but he’s not an ordained pastor. He travels to villages to meet with believers, pray for them, and encourage them in their faith. In a conversation with Open Doors, Peter shares his story, as well as the challenges of ministering to minority believers in […]