Category: Africa

Lindy Lowry - Feb 19, 2019

One Year Later, Leah Sharibu Remains in Boko Haram Captivity

February 19 marks one full year since Leah Sharibu was abducted. Because she refused to convert to Islam, she remains in captivity.

Lindy Lowry - Jan 16, 2019

The 10 Most Dangerous Places to Be a Christian

In the top 50 countries where it’s most dangerous to be a Christian, more than 245 million Christians face persecution. Here’s a look at the world’s 10 most dangerous places to follow Jesus, according to the 2019 World Watch List.

Lindy Lowry - Dec 06, 2018

5 Countries Where Christmas Is a Crime

For millions of believers, the celebration of Jesus entering the world must be a risk-laden secret Christmas. They know that there is a war on Christmas—and what that war really looks like.

Lindy Lowry - Nov 20, 2018

4 Things Persecuted Believers Can Teach Us About Gratitude

Saman, Noor, Seojun, and Racheal can teach us what gratitude truly looks like–and why it’s so important in our lives as we mature in Christ.

Lindy Lowry - Oct 24, 2018

‘Thank You for Making Me Believe Angels Exist’–100 Displaced Nigerian Families Renewed With Your Help

Many times, Christian persecution comes in waves. In places like Nigeria, Christians are constant targets of multiple Islamic extremist groups. Wherever they go, persecution follows for often internally displaced believers.

Lindy Lowry - Oct 13, 2018

As Deadline Looms for Leah Sharibu, Mother Makes Urgent Plea for Help

Last week, the mother of Leah Sharibu took desperate steps, traveling to Jos to hold a press conference to bring her anguish and urgent plea to a mass audience for the release of her daughter.

Lindy Lowry - Sep 18, 2018

Boko Haram Threatens to Kill Leah Sharibu—Open Doors Calls for Urgent Prayer

Open Doors is calling for urgent prayer as news breaks of Boko Haram’s threat to kill kidnapped Nigerian Christian teenager Leah Sharibu and three other hostages.

Lindy Lowry - Aug 29, 2018

New Voice Recording of Boko Haram Captive Leah Sharibu Brings Hope

A new audio recording released by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram reveals that kidnapped 15-year-old Leah Sharibu is alive.

Brett Tarbell - Jul 25, 2018

On the Run in Mali–Former Muslim Clings to Jesus Amid Jihadist Persecution

For one Christian widow in Mali, the agendas of both non-violent and violent Islamic groups have shaped much of her life. 

Lindy Lowry - Jul 13, 2018

Is Another Boko Haram Emerging in Previously Untroubled Southeast Africa?

A number of attacks, including several beheadings, have raised alarms over the emergence of another Boko Haram and a jihadist movement in the previously untroubled southern half of Africa.