Month: January 2017

Open Doors - Jan 30, 2017

Christians in Nigeria’s Yobe State Face Pressure to Convert to Islam

The long drawn-out Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria has created an ongoing humanitarian disaster. In the northern state of Yobe, one of the three worst affected states, Christians who have finally returned to their destroyed and severely damaged communities are facing added pressure for their faith. Reports reached Open Doors that while the government […]

Open Doors - Jan 30, 2017

Hanoi Bible Students Arrested

As students gathered for a Bible class, Hanoi security forces arrived and arrested the assembled believers. Pastor Nguyen* reported Jan. 23 that “Last week we were arrested by Hanoi security during our Bible class. All students had to stay in the police station and were divided one-by-one to write about what we were doing. The […]

2017-01: Pakistan reviewing blasphemy laws

Open Doors - Jan 30, 2017

Blasphemy Law Review in Pakistan

Pakistan is in urgent need of your prayers.  A Senate committee in Pakistan has decided to continue the debate over how to prevent the misuse of Pakistan’s notorious blasphemy law. There has been severe opposition to this debate from religious extremists who support legislation that carries a mandatory death penalty for insulting anything related to […]

Kate Yates - Jan 18, 2017

Praying Light into the Darkness

It never fails that when I have the opportunity to share with an individual or a group, the response is, “What can I do?” or “How do I get involved?” And my response is always the same, “Please pray.” However, prayer often doesn’t feel like we are doing enough or we are unable to see […]

Announcing the 2017 World Watch List

Janelle P - Jan 11, 2017

Announcing The 2017 World Watch List

The 2017 World Watch List is here, shedding light on the persecution of Christians around the world. This in-depth resource includes information on the 50 countries where Christians experience the worst persecution. What Is The World Watch List? The World Watch List is an annual report on the global persecution of Christians, published in the […]

Janelle P - Jan 04, 2017

What Is It Like to Serve North Korean Refugee Women in China?

Hwa-Young talks about her ministry among North Korean, trafficked women who hide in China.