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Iraqi Prime Minister Appoints Committee Addressing Christian Persecution
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Iraqi Prime Minister Haydar al-Abadi has formed a committee tasked with monitoring the persecution of Christians.
Falsely Accused Ethiopian Believers Bringing Fellow Inmates to Christ
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
In Ethiopia, three unjustly imprisoned evangelical Christians are bringing fellow inmates to Christ as they await the final verdict on their case.
The Truth Behind Asia Bibi’s Stay of Execution
Friday, July 24, 2015
Wednesday’s announcement that Pakistani Christian Aasiya Noreen (a.k.a. Asia Bibi) has been allowed to appeal her death sentence and stand before Pakistan’s Supreme Court is being lauded as a...
Syrian Christian Mother: Should I Leave or Stay in the Country?
Thursday, October 17, 2013
"People wonder why I am still staying in this country," says Hanna, a Christian woman living in Damascus. "I ask myself the same question time after time."
Syrian Pastor Pours Out His Heart in Poignant Prayer
Friday, August 30, 2013
As the eyes of the world are focused on Syria, Open Doors received the prayer of a Syrian pastor that gives insight into the suffering of the people who have decided to stay in the war-torn...
Open Doors USA Asking for Emergency Support, Prayers for Suffering Egyptian Christians
Thursday, August 29, 2013
During the last two weeks a total of seven Christians have been murdered and 17 kidnapped during the violence directed at Christians by Muslim Brotherhood extremists. Hundreds more have been...
'Egypt is Bleeding': Christian Leader Pleads for Prayers
Thursday, August 15, 2013
The following analysis about the horrific violence across Egypt was written by a Christian leader in Egypt. He is unnamed due to security concerns.
Chinese Underground Church Hero of Faith Samuel Lamb Dies at 88
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Every Sunday after the service, Chinese pastor Samuel Lamb invited foreign guests into his office and immediately began to tell the story of his life, which he summarized in the one "holy...
Dying Nigerian Pastor: 'I Will Never Deny My Savior'
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
On May 14, in plain view of his wife and one daughter, suspected Boko Haram Islamic terrorist members gunned down Rev. Faye Pama Musa, general overseer of the Rhema Assembly International Church...
Syrian Christian Girls Describe Daily Life of Fear, Violence
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, approximately 100,000 people have been killed in the civil war between government forces and rebels. The death total includes 5,000 children...
Christians in Iran Don't Expect Positive Changes After Rouhani Election
Monday, June 17, 2013
Hassan Rouhani won Iran's presidential election over the weekend. President Rouhani often is portrayed as being a "moderate" Iranian cleric, but because of his loyalty to Supreme Leader Ayatollah...
Future of Egypt May Be at Stake
Thursday, June 6, 2013
On June 30, many Egyptians are being urged to go into the streets all over the country in response to a recent call for rebellion against President Mohammed Morsi, his administration and the ruling...
Pressure Builds Against Christians in Sudan
Friday, May 17, 2013
As pressure between Sudan and South Sudan builds, it seems that the church in Khartoum may expect renewed scrutiny and accompanying pressure.
Nigeria: Open Doors Appeals for Prayer After Reports of Boko Haram Attack
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Open Doors USA has issued an urgent appeal for prayer after receiving news that suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked the predominantly Nigerian Christian village of Zangan in southern Kaduna...
Islamist Extremists Want to Drive All Christians Out of Violence-Plagued Iraq
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Islamist extremists want Iraq to be a "Muslim only" country, and as a result, Christians in Iraq remain continuous targets of violent attacks.
Syrian Pastor: Situation for Christians Worsening
Monday, April 22, 2013
More than 1.3 million Syrians have fled the war-torn country, according to the latest figures from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Egyptian Christians Flee Under Increased Scrutiny, Persecution
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Tens of thousands of Christians have left post-revolution Egypt due to concerns over rising Muslim conservatism and a general instability they say is emboldening attacks against them.
North Korean Church Leaders Ask for Prayer Amid War Preparations
Thursday, April 4, 2013
North Korean church leaders are asking Christians worldwide to pray for their country amid increased war threats and combat preparation by North Korean military officials.
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