Category: World Watch List

Sydney Bennett - Jan 24, 2019

5 Ways to Pray Over the World Watch List

Here’s 5 ways to pray over the World Watch List and connect with the millions of believers around the world the list represents.

Sarah Cunningham - Jan 05, 2018

3 Ways to Be Part of Open Doors’ Biggest Event of the Year

Hi friends, This week is one of the biggest events of the year here at Open Doors and, as our partners and supporters, we would love to invite you to be a part of it. What’s Happening This Wednesday, January 10th, Open Doors will hold our yearly press conference in Washington D.C. to announce the release […]

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.

Janelle P - Jun 14, 2017

3 Things to Know About the Famine in Africa

Many of our brothers and sisters in Christ live in Africa, and some of them are starving to death.

Janelle P - Mar 28, 2017

Myoung-Hee Escapes North Korean Prison Camp to Share Her Faith with Family

She knew her family members were Christians, but she did not want to have anything to do with their faith…

Janelle P - Mar 14, 2017

This Week Marks 6 Years of Syrian Civil War

This Saturday will mark six years of the Syrian civil war. Since March 2011, the United Nations estimates that 400,000 Syrians have been killed. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been in power since July 2000, following his father’s death. Unrest grew out of the Arab Spring protests, and al-Assad’s government quickly met the protests calling […]

Janelle P - Feb 22, 2017

Iraq: First Christian Families Return to Liberated Villages

A clear sign of hope in desperate times, a ray of light in the darkness many displaced Christians in Iraq still live in—the first Christian families are returning to their recently liberated villages on the Nineveh Plain. We visited some of these pioneers in the village of Telskuf. Without electricity and water but happier than […]

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 […]