• Afghanistan surpasses North Korea as #1 most dangerous place to be a Christian

    Afghanistan has topped the list of most dangerous places to live, according to the annual 2022 World Watch List, compiled by Open Doors. For the past 30 years, Open Doors has released the list, which reveals the 50 most dangerous countries to be a Christian, to help increase global awareness of the persecution and discrimination […]

  • Kidnapped ‘Chibok girl’ completes ‘forbidden’ education

    One of 276 girls abducted from their school in Chibok, northern Nigeria by the infamous Boko Haram has just graduated from university – the very thing her kidnappers fight to oppose, according to Open Doors UK & Ireland. “Boko Haram roughly translates as ‘western education is forbidden’,” says Open Doors UK & Ireland CEO Henrietta […]

  • Just one spark: how Suraida’s faith has led many more to Jesus during Ramandan

    After Suraida came to faith in her 60s, she has been sharing God’s love with her family, and she has seen God move in miraculous ways – particularly during the month of Ramadan. Open Doors UK reports that although she and her husband face persecution for their faith, they are continuing to share the gospel. […]

  • Covid-19 fuels ‘hidden pandemic’ of exploitation of women

    Covid-19 is fuelling a growing, hidden, “shadow pandemic” of gender-based violence, abduction and trafficking, directed towards Christian women and girls around the world, according to Open Doors. This is one of the findings of a new report commissioned by the Christian persecution charity. The “Same Faith, Different Persecution: WWR 2021 GSRP (Gender-Specific Religious Persecution) Report”, […]

  • Iranian Christian woman wins top award for religious freedom animation

    An Iranian-born animator has won a top prize for her film about the importance of freedom of religion, according to Open Doors UK & Ireland. Maral Karaee’s “District 18” tells the story of a little girl who lives in a world where people, animals of object of different colours – red, blue, green and yellow […]

  • Beating isolation: Social media throws a lifeline to secret believers

    You are probably experiencing isolation in a new way this year. Coronavirus has had a widespread impact on all of our lives. Churches have closed. Families can’t gather together for special occasions – or even everyday occasions. Whether or not your life was usually very busy, it’s likely that your experience of Christian community has […]

  • The most dangerous place to live as a Christian just announced

    North Korea has been named as the most dangerous place to live as a Christian as Open Doors announced the 2020 World Watch List at a press conference in Washington, D.C. The Christian charity also revealed that Christians living in China are experiencing unprecedented levels of persecution and their quality of life is deteriorating at […]