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.
This Wednesday, January 10th, Open Doors will hold our yearly press conference in Washington D.C. to announce the release of the “2018 World Watch List,” which is the most comprehensive, authoritative report of the top 50 countries where Christian persecution is most severe.
During this event, Open Doors CEO, David Curry, summarizes current trends we are seeing around the world when it comes to persecution. Typically, a guest speaker–a persecuted Christian from a region that is hostile to Christianity–shares about their experiences firsthand. Other persecuted believers, who cannot appear on camera due to safety issues, share with media what it is like to live out their faith in the world’s most hostile regions.
In addition to the press conference, our week is booked with supporting events–filming web videos, meeting with pastors, holding a community briefing, gathering with donors, and hosting an event for public officials on Capitol Hill.
And there will be lots of chances for you to follow along.
Below, you’ll find several ways to track these events from the comfort of your home.
Are you following Open Doors on Facebook? If so, you’ll be able to catch a number of Facebook live videos that capture snippets of each day’s events. If you’d like to see these updates in your Facebook feed, please just make sure you’re connected with us here.
You can watch the 2018 Open Doors World Watch List Press Conference at the National Press Club by tuning in here on Wednesday, January 10 at 9:00 a.m. EST.
On Thursday, at 9:00 p.m. EST, we’re offering a free webinar where you can hear directly from Christians who are forced to live out their faith amidst restrictions and threats.
- What restrictions exist in their country
- How people practice faith in spite of hardship
- How you can pray with these persecuted believers
We welcome you to be a virtual part of any or all of these experiences as you continue to stand with us in supporting our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world.
Hope to see you online,