Month: November 2014

Janelle P - Nov 25, 2014

World Watch List Challenge – #46 Djibouti

Djibouti has a population of approximately 900,000 people. The majority is Muslim, and an estimated 15,000 Christians are present in Djibouti, as well, including an expatriate Christian community. Islam is the religion of the state, but the constitution provides for religious freedom.

Open Doors - Nov 20, 2014

Stories That Haven’t Made The News…

This has been an unprecedented year in Christian persecution. From the kidnapped girls in Nigeria, to Christians attacked by ISIS, the world has been forced to pay attention to Christian persecution in several countries. However, what the media outlets around the world aren’t covering… are the stories of persecuted men and women in countries who […]

Open Doors - Nov 19, 2014

Newsflashes from the Persecuted Church

Middle East: Finding Christ during Hostility, Turmoil The Middle East is in turmoil. Civil war in Syria, a battle against the Islamic State in parts of Iraq and Syria, refugees flooding Lebanon and Jordan, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) fleeing to safer areas in Syria or Iraq.  That is the negative side, but the other side […]

Open Doors - Nov 14, 2014

Act Now – Time Running Out For Religious Freedom Commission

ISIS continues to tear across Iraq and Syria, ruthlessly persecuting Christians and other religious minorities. In Nigeria, more than 200 schoolgirls remain in captivity. Just last week, a Pakistani Christian couple was burned to death in a brick kiln, targeted because of their faith. Earlier this year, Meriam Ibrahim, a Sudanese wife and mother, was imprisoned for her faith and sentenced to death by hanging.

Open Doors - Nov 12, 2014

World Watch List Challenge – #44 Morocco

Socially, Morocco’s population of over 33 million is almost entirely a mix of Arab and Berber descent. While Arab is the official language, Berber dialects, as well as French, continue to be spoken. Over 99 percent of the population is Muslim, the majority being Sunni, with the remaining being mostly Christian with a significant Jewish community, as well.

Open Doors - Nov 12, 2014

Newsflashes from the Persecuted Church

Isaac*, an Open Doors researcher for Nigeria, has just returned from visiting a few Christians who have fled in the wake of Boko Haram’s capture of the city of Mubi on Oct. 29. The attack on Mubi has been a huge blow to these local Christians. Witnesses told Isaac how Boko Haram ordered the Christians that were trapped in Mubi to embrace Islam or be ready to die. “The Lord gave many of them the grace to stand strong,” reports Isaac.

Open Doors - Nov 11, 2014

How Your Donations Were Used This Month

Each month, your faithful support impacts the lives of persecuted Christians. Here are some of the ways your donations helped persecuted believers around the world:

Open Doors - Nov 11, 2014

Underfunded Projects In Top Secret Countries

Through Your Donations, Open Doors Provides Persecuted Christians With Life-Changing Gifts In The Most Dangerous Countries

Open Doors - Nov 07, 2014

The Best Ways To Help Children Fleeing ISIS This Winter

Erbil, Iraq: Streets covered in trash, families desperately seeking shelter, and winter fast approaching – for Christians and other minorities fleeing the onslaught of ISIS, the nightmare only gets worse.

Open Doors - Nov 07, 2014

#IDOP Webcast: In Case You Missed It

This past weekend, the International Day of Prayer was held for believers around the country to join together to pray for Christians who are facing persecution around the world. Thank you to all who joined us for this webcast and special guests David Platt, Nik Ripken and musical guest, Selah.