Press Kits

A Dangerous New Caliphate Emerges in Africa

April 20, 2021
Nigeria hosts the highest rate of religiously-motivated violence in the world, and, according to religious freedom watchdog group Open Doors USA, a new caliphate is emerging in the region of Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Suicide Bombers Attack Indonesian Church on Palm Sunday

March 28, 2021
Fourteen people have been injured in a terrorist attack at a Catholic church in Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia after Palm Sunday services. Two suicide bombers are reported dead. “Their lives will never be the same,” reports Open Doors USA.

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Gender-Specific Persecution Report

March 8, 2021
Open Doors’ 2021 Gender-Specific Persecution Report reveals an alarming rise in trafficking and forced marriage of Christian women and girls. Enclosed are the report, methodology, and press release. Video assets are available by request.

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The 2021 World Watch List

January 13, 2021
Open Doors’ 2021 World Watch List is a comprehensive annual ranking of religious freedom conditions for Christians worldwide. Enclosed are data, images and spokesmanship details. Video assets are available by request.

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China source kit

January 13, 2021
At No. 17 on the World Watch List, China is the most sophisticated surveillance state in the world. Enclosed are country-specific data, expert source interviews, and relevant images. Video assets are available by request.

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Nigeria source kit

January 13, 2021
At No. 9 on the World Watch List, an average of 10 Christians a day are martyred for their faith in Nigeria alone. Enclosed are country-specific data, a firsthand source interview and relevant images. Video assets are available by request.

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Iran source kit

January 13, 2021
At No.8 on the World Watch List, Iran’s authoritarian regime is also emerging as a surveillance state. Enclosed are country-specific data, a firsthand source interview and relevant images. Video assets are available by request.

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Donate Unused Holiday Travel Dollars to Persecuted Church

December 1, 2020
Open Doors USA is calling on American Christians to invest a portion of their holiday travel savings in their persecuted Christian “family” worldwide.

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Vatican Must Stand for Religious Freedom in China

September 23, 2020
Amid negotiations with the Chinese Communist Party, Open Doors USA and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urge the Vatican to take a strong stand for religious freedom.

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"We will give you food if you come back to Islam."

August 17, 2020
Authorities in Africa, South Asia withhold Coronavirus relief from Christians to force religious conversion, reports Open Doors USA

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Closed Doors Report

July 10, 2020
Leaders of the country’s largest Christian traditions respond with alarm as World Relief and Open Doors USA release “Closed Doors” report on religious freedom impact of changes to immigration and asylum policy

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