Press Kits

2022 World Watch List

January 19, 2022
The 2022 WWL unveils seismic changes in religious freedom conditions worldwide. Get the stats, stories, and implications inside. Photo, video, & b-roll available by request.

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Open Doors Calls on Biden Administration to Re-Assign Nigeria to "Country of Particular Concern" List

May 25, 2022
Violence against Christians in Nigeria, including the recently reported news of Christian college student’s horrific murder, has continued unabated since the nation was removed last year.

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Open Doors’ CEO David Curry Appointed to USCIRF

May 16, 2022
Open Doors’ CEO Dr. David Curry has been appointed to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).

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Afghanistan Press Kit

January 19, 2022
For the first time in two decades, Afghanistan has overtaken North Korea as the world’s worst enemy of faith. Learn how, why and what it means for people of faith inside.

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Nigeria Press Kit

January 19, 2022
At #7 on Open Doors’ 2022 World Watch List, Nigeria hosts the highest level of religious violence in the world – but it’s no longer contained within the country’s borders.

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China Press Kit

January 19, 2022
At #17 on Open Doors’ 2022 World Watch List, China is expanding the reach of its digital authoritarianism – posing an extraordinary threat to religious freedom worldwide.

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Open Doors Applauds Ambassador Confirmation

December 16, 2021
Open Doors USA applauds today’s Senate confirmation of Rashad Hussain as Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom.

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Digital Press Conference: 2022 World Watch List

December 16, 2021
In a digital press conference on January 19, 2022, Open Doors USA will release ‘seismic changes’ on the 2022 World Watch List.

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This Giving Tuesday, Help Send 100,000 Bibles

November 29, 2021
On Giving Tuesday, November 30th, Open Doors USA is inviting people to help send 100,000 Bibles to persecuted Christians.

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US State Department Makes ‘Baffling Error’ on Nigeria

November 17, 2021
“We’re deeply alarmed at today’s decision by the U.S. State Department to end the designation of Nigeria as a Country of Particular Concern.”

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Open Doors USA Reacts to Missionary Kidnappings

October 19, 2021
Christian persecution watchdog, Open Doors USA released a statement today regarding the news of 17 American missionaries who were abducted in Haiti this weekend.

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Sam Brownback Joins Open Doors USA as Senior Fellow

September 13, 2021
Open Doors USA announces Sam Brownback will join the organization as Senior Fellow. Brownback will continue to research and advocate for persecuted religious minorities.

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Open Doors USA Urges Swift Ambassador Confirmation

July 30, 2021
David Curry, CEO of Christian persecution watchdog organization Open Doors USA urges a swift appointment of Rashad Hussain, President Biden’s nomination for the role of Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, announced today.

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New Report Details 'Imminent Threat' in India

July 1, 2021
According to a new report commissioned by Open Doors and researched by the London School of Economics and and Political Science, Indian government officials are complicit as human rights abuses toward faith minorities escalate.

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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

March 28, 2021
On Palm Sunday, 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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