By: Laura Bennett
Christians have long been persecuted for their faith, but according to the Open Doors annual World Watch List report, rates of violence and hostility toward Christians have increased dramatically with 365 milllion Christians now oppressed because of their religious beliefs. Continue reading “Christian Persecution on the Rise Globally, but Hope Exists”
By: Open Doors
Churches in Turkey and Syria are calling for Christians around the world to pray, after the massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake that has killed almost 4,000 people.
Continue reading “Christians in Syria and Turkey Call for Prayer After Deadly Earthquake”
By: Alex Milne
Over the 30 years of the Open Doors World Watch List reporting, the global phenomenon of Christian persecution has grown alarmingly.
Continue reading “Report Reveals Christians Are Facing Growing Persecution”
Global Christian charity founder, Brother Andrew, has died at his Netherlands home yesterday aged 94. Continue reading “Vale Brother Andrew, Founder of Global Charity Open Doors”
By: Michael Crooks
The retreat of US Forces and its allies from Afghanistan in 2021 has exposed the country’s Christians to renewed persecution and danger. Continue reading “Afghanistan: Now the Most Dangerous Country for Christians”
Fourteen people have been injured, and a suicide bomber killed, in a terrorist attack on a Catholic church in South Sulawesi, just after their Palm Sunday mass. Continue reading “Palm Sunday Attack on Indonesian Church”
By: Kim Wilkinson
According to annual report released this month, COVID-19 has intensified the persecution and discrimination of at least 340 million Christians around the world. Continue reading “COVID-19 Intensifies Discrimination Against Christians”
By: Murray Noble
When Khan* found Jesus, he was forced to live a Christian life in secrecy. That was until he decided to be baptised. Continue reading “Torture, Rejection and Love? – The Power of Prayer”
By Tim Reid | Open Doors
Following Jesus is a pretty comfortable option in Australia—but for over 215 million Christians around the world (that’s one in every 12 believers), it now means high levels of persecution. Continue reading “North Korea, Egypt and Pakistan All Have a Problem—and it’s Affecting Millions”
By Tim Reid | Open Doors
Above: A congregation of determined believers in Nigeria holds a church service in the open air, in front of what was once their church, now destroyed.
“We [celebrate Easter] knowing that at any time a suicide bomber can come and disrupt our service, our worship, our praying. Then I think: Will it really be disrupted or will I be sent into the fullness of worship?” Continue reading “What Australian Christians Can Learn From The Persecuted Church”