“They destroyed our house just because we believe in Jesus Christ.”
Mohan, a believer in India
Our detailed research from the field shows that violence and injustice against Christians is at an all-time high with more than 260 million Christians experiencing high levels of persecution for their faith.
And according to The Pew Research Center, over 75 percent of the world’s population live in areas with severe religious restrictions (and many of these people are Christians).
Believers in countries where religious freedom is suppressed—like Iran, Sudan, North Korea and so many others—are often shunned by their society and family, marginalized, unjustly arrested, attacked, even killed, because they choose to follow Jesus.
The Bible calls us to be a voice for the voiceless. Psalm 82:3 says, “Stand up for those who are weak and for those whose fathers have died. See to it that those who are poor and those who are beaten down are treated fairly.”
As Christians, we are called to take a stand for our persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ—in fact, we believe it’s in the DNA of every believer to care for the suffering Church. Hebrews 13:3 says, “Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.”
—Brother Andrew, founder of Open Doors
Open Doors exists to strengthen the Church to be the Church in the most hostile places. In over 60 countries, Open Doors supports persecuted Christians with Bibles, emergency aid, discipleship training, vocational skills, trauma counseling, advocacy and a host of other ways so that they know they’re not forgotten and can stand strong to serve their communities. So that they can give life.
At Open Doors, we’re committed to those who suffer for following Jesus.
We’re present—on the ground—and understand the full story, not just sound bites or secondhand reports. We pull back the curtain to inspire and invite others to be part of the amazing story God is writing for His Church worldwide.
Because of our frontline access, we are uniquely set up to connect you with your persecuted family.
This is our family. This is our responsibility. This is our mission.
We invite you to join us!
“I am healed [from my trauma], and I always tell people you healed me. Thank you.”
—Rikiya, a persecuted believer from Nigeria
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