Category: Persecution updates

posters of victims of the Sri Lanka Easter sunday bombings

Christopher Summers - May 01, 2019

The cross is still standing: Reflections from Sri Lanka

Open Doors is on the ground in Sri Lanka, visiting those affected by the Easter Sunday bombings. Here is the most recent report from an Open Doors’ field worker.

A church in Sri Lanka

Christopher Summers - Apr 29, 2019

“Most people are afraid”: The latest from Sri Lanka

We recently heard from an Open Doors fieldworker to find out what he has observed in Sri Lanka since the Easter Sunday Bombings, and how believers around the world can pray.

Christopher Summers - Apr 25, 2019

A prayer from Sri Lanka

A believer and Open Doors coworker serving in Sri Lanka shares her prayer in response to the Easter attacks in her country.

Lindy Lowry - Jan 16, 2019

Christian Persecution by the Numbers

The 2019 World Watch List reveals telling numbers about the depth, prevalence and widespread reach of the persecution believers endure.

Robert Kenna - Nov 30, 2018

One Prayer Saved This Pastor in India from the Lion’s Den

Church leaders like Biswas are often targeted with physical violence by Hindu extremists.

Lindy Lowry - Oct 29, 2018

Stand With 300K Christians in North Korea on Nov. 4 for International Day of Prayer

For the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, Open Doors is standing with North Korean believers and persecuted Christians around the world.

Open Doors - Aug 10, 2018

‘The Day I Nearly Died’–How One Palestinian Christian Unexpectedly Found Life

In Palestine, Nadia* shares how she gained eternal life the day she nearly died–and became a leader in a network of Christians from Muslim backgrounds.

Christopher Summers - Jul 25, 2018

Pastor Andrew Brunson Moved to House Arrest in Turkey

Pastor Andrew Brunson moves to house arrest as the trial continues in Turkey.

Open Doors - May 09, 2018

Gendered Persecution: World Watch List 2018 Analysis and Implications

Researchers in 33 countries explore persecution as a gender-specific phenomenon for the first time, drawing on analysis from the World Watch List 2018.

Lindy Lowry - Apr 30, 2018

Mother of Boko Haram Captive Begs: ‘Please Don’t Tire of Praying for My Leah’

In this conversation with the mother of Leah Sharibu, we learn more about the night Boko Haram attacked and gain greater insight into the young girl’s character and faith.