Category: Women and Children Advancement

David Wright - Jul 14, 2018

No Homecoming for Boko Haram Victims—One Woman’s Story of Scorn, Sorrow and Saving Faith

For young women liberated from Boko Haram captivity, rescue and return to their community often bring more pain than freedom.

Lindy Lowry - Dec 15, 2017

Faces of Persecution: An Ex-Child Soldier Finds a Safe Place–and New Life

Recruited at 10 years old by an illegal arms group in Colombia, ex-child soldier Juan Manuel had little future. Miraculously, his life has changed.

Ryan - Dec 13, 2017

Faces of Persecution: Children Like Wasihun Give Us Glimpses of Grace

In this series of articles focusing on the children of the persecuted church, we meet the Kemede family and Wasihun, who at seven years old, endured a child’s greatest loss. 

Janelle P - Dec 11, 2017

15-Year-Old Jonatan: “Where I Am From, No One Can Live as a Christian”

At this hidden shelter, children of the persecuted Church find physical and emotional healing–and a God who restores brokenness.

Janelle P - Dec 06, 2017

Iraqi Children Draw What They Miss Most

Through trauma counseling and care, Iraqi refugees who fled to Jordan during the ISIS war are participating in art therapy programs and finding the courage to move forward with their lives.

Sarah Cunningham - Dec 04, 2017

Standing With the Children of the Persecuted Church

When the persecuted person is a mother or a father, it has extra implications. Not only was this person beaten, imprisoned or killed, but now there is also a void in a family somewhere. As I read these stories, my heart aches, and three ideas stir in my soul.

Janelle P - Dec 01, 2017

Discipling Your Children to Pray With the Persecuted Church

As you learn about and pray with the persecuted Church, you can be intentional about teaching your children that we are all the Church connected through the blood of Christ.

Joshua Pease - Dec 01, 2017

“What Should Your Father’s Funeral Have Been Like?”

In the massacres of Christians in Nigeria, children have lost one or both parents. Recognizing the need to respond to this crisis, Open Doors offers trauma care and counseling, and in Northern Nigeria is building a trauma center.

Janelle P - Nov 08, 2017

In Central Asia, Women Risk It All for the Chance to Read a Bible

After their husbands discovered their wives were believers, Christian women in Central Asia’s Tajikistan were beaten and abused. Still, they hold on to their faith and share the gospel with other women as part of the underground church.

Janelle P - Mar 08, 2017

Six women from the persecuted church to be inspired by on International Women’s Day

“Women and girls are on the frontline of persecution. In many parts of the world, they already face discrimination because of their gender, and being a Christian as well creates a double-vulnerability. I am incredibly inspired by these women who have stood firm in their faith and often choose to reach out and serve others, […]