Month: October 2014

Open Doors - Oct 29, 2014

Newsflashes from the Persecuted Church

Between October 23-25, suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked various villages east of the Borno State capital of Maiduguri. The group abducted approximately 30 young people from the village of Mafa about 35 miles east of Maiduguri.

Open Doors - Oct 27, 2014

World Watch List Challenge – #42 Comoros

There really are two church stories to be told: one of the International Evangelical Church (in the capital city) and the other of the underground church of local believers that meets regularly in local homes. In brief, the International Evangelical Church was first started around 1970 in a home. Although there are other nationalities that […]

Open Doors - Oct 23, 2014

Being A Voice For The Voiceless: A Congressional Briefing On Iraq And Syria

Congressional briefing panelists (L-R) Sarah Margon of Human Rights Watch, Isaac Six of International Christian Concern, Sunjeev Bery of Amnesty International, and Kristin Wright of Open Doors USA

Open Doors - Oct 22, 2014

Newsflashes from the Persecuted Church

Cameroon: Boko Haram Kills 30, Torches Two Churches Boko Haram militants killed more than 30 civilians and burned two churches in two attacks on the border towns of Amchide and Limani in northern Cameroon on Oct. 15-16. The Cameroon Minister of Defense, Edgar Alain Mebe Ngo’o, said the heavily-armed Boko Haram members crossed the Nigerian […]

Open Doors - Oct 21, 2014

10 Things You Should Know About Asia Bibi: Christian Woman Sentenced To Death in Pakistan

Ashiq Masih, husband of Asia , and their two daughters in a 2010 photo By now, you have surely heard of the Pakistani Christian woman who is the first to be sentenced to death under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. You may be trying to make sense of the case, and determine what this believer is going […]

Open Doors - Oct 20, 2014

World Watch List Challenge – #41 Bahrain

┬áIn the fourth and fifth century, many people in Bahrain became Christians. There are still a few islands whose names refer to Bahrain’s Christian heritage, such as ‘Al Dair’ meaning ‘the parish’ or ‘the monastery’. At that time, the historic region of Bahrain was much larger than the current nation. According to church records, the […]

Open Doors - Oct 15, 2014

Newsflashes from the Persecuted Church

Iraq: Despair, Hope in Refugee Camps Just over two months since the first influx of refugees, Open Doors worker Sara (her real name protected for security reasons) visited the Kurdish Iraqi city of Erbil. The area has been flooded with refugees who have been fleeing from fighters of the extremist Islamic State (IS). Sara visited […]

Open Doors - Oct 13, 2014

World Watch List Challenge – #40 Malaysia

The Christian community remains adamant that the use of ‘Allah’ is their right, despite a ruling by the Court of Appeal last October that ‘Allah’ was exclusive to Malay Muslims. The word predates the birth of Islam, and the ruling has been widely criticized by many other Muslim nations, and by the United Nations. About […]

Open Doors - Oct 13, 2014

Advocating For Refugees In Beirut, Lebanon

by Kristin Wright, Director of Advocacy at Open Doors USA I recently had the opportunity to work together with several Open Doors colleagues from offices around the world to arrange a series of advocacy meetings in Beirut, Lebanon. Our goal was to observe firsthand the situation in Lebanon, meeting with and interviewing Syrian refugees, and […]

Open Doors - Oct 08, 2014

How Your Donations Were Used This Month

The Open Doors Accountability Report Thanks to faithful friends like you, Open Doors is on the ground in over 60 countries, serving Christians who are persecuted for their faith. We work in three main areas: Bible & Gospel Development, Women & Children Advancement and Christian Community Restoration. Here are some of the ways we were […]