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Persecution of Christians in Vietnam

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ABOUT VIETNAM

 
  • Leader:President Tran Dai Quang
  • Government:Communist State
  • Population:95,415,000 (8,368,000 Christians)
  • Main Religion:Buddhism
  • Persecution Level:Veryhigh
  • Source of Persecution:Communist Oppression, Ethnic Antagonism
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Christians in Vietnam are being subjected to increased persecution. Historical Christian communities experience arrests and land-grabbing by the authorities. Converts to Christianity from Buddhist or ethnic-animist backgrounds face the strongest persecution, which comes not only from the authorities, but also from families, friends and neighbors. Protestant Christian believers tend to gather in house-churches, and their members face discrimination at various levels of society. The Catholic Church is by far the largest Christian community in the country, but the government sees it as being tied to foreign powers, and as a remnant from French colonial days. On November 18, 2016, the communist government adopted a new Law on Belief and Religion, which limits freedom of religion considerably. To stand with persecuted believers in Vietnam, Open Doors provides them with trainings for ministry workers, discipleship programs, Bible and literature distribution, literacy trainings, advocacy and more.

RECENT NEWS FROM VIETNAM

MAY 16, 2017 PLEASE PRAY FOR BELIEVERS BEATEN IN VIETNAM Found in Prayer Alerts

Please pray for Donh*, a Vietnamese believer who was severely beaten by a local police officer in the first week of July. + READ MORE

APR 12, 2017 BELIEVER IN NORTHERN VIETNAM SUSTAINS INJURIES AFTER REFUSING TO DENY JESUS Found in Prayer Alerts

In a province in Northern Vietnam, Khanh endured a beating from his own brother on the  evening of March 29 that left him bloodied and injured, with wounds on his leg and head. Khanh, 28, and his wife and his daughter, became followers of Jesus just five months ago. They have been meeting with other […] + READ MORE

JAN 30, 2017 HANOI BIBLE STUDENTS ARRESTED Found in Stories

As students gathered for a Bible class, Hanoi security forces arrived and arrested the assembled believers. Pastor Nguyen* reported Jan. 23 that “Last week we were arrested by Hanoi security during our Bible class. All students had to stay in the police station and were divided one-by-one to write about what we were doing. The […] + READ MORE

DEC 21, 2016 INHUMANE PRISON TREATMENT FOR VIETNAMESE LUTHERAN PASTOR Found in Prayer Alerts

Vietnamese pastor imprisoned for fighting for religious freedom protests the inhumane treatment to which he has been subjected. + READ MORE

AUG 12, 2016 BELIEVERS’ HOMES STONED IN VIETNAM
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On July 26, three houses in the Quang Ngai district of central Vietnam were stoned by a mob angry because of the occupants’ faith in Jesus. The attack began around 11 pm, while the families were asleep, according to local partner Cang*. + READ MORE

PRAYER POINTS FOR VIETNAM

  • Pray for proper discipleship of the many ethnic minorities coming to faith in rural areas.
  • Pray for family members pressuring their relatives to return to traditional faiths and rituals.
  • Pray that Christians in Vietnam from different backgrounds would find unity in Christ and support one another under persecution. 

TAKE ACTION

Pray for those that are suffering by reading the latest prayer requests from persecuted Christians around the world. Learn More

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Persecution of Christians in Uzbekistan

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  • Leader:President Shavkat Mirziyoyev
  • Government:Authoritarian Republic
  • Population:30,691,000 (350,000 Christians)
  • Main Religion:Islam
  • Persecution Level:Veryhigh
  • Source of Persecution:Dictatorial Paranoia, Post-communist Oppression
Uzbekistan Map
 

In Uzbekistan, converts to Christianity from Islam bear the brunt of persecution. Protestant Christian communities also suffer from raids, threats, arrests and fines. Uzbek President Islam Karimov died on September 2, 2016, and was quickly succeeded by Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyaev. This means that for Christians, little, if anything, will change. Post-communist oppression continues, with the government bugging homes, tapping phones, infiltrating groups with spies and visiting church services. Raids on house church groups, confiscation of religious materials, interrogation and detention of believers also continue. Pressure and violence against Christian converts from family, friends and local communities are likely to continue, as well, if not increase. To support persecuted believers in Uzbekistan, Open Doors works through local partners to provide biblical and ministry training, medical assistance, socio-economic development, children and youth seminars and more.

RECENT NEWS FROM UZBEKISTAN

MAY 5, 2017 UNCERTAIN FUTURE FOR UZBEKISTAN Found in Prayer Alerts

Open Doors recently asked a few believers from Uzbekistan how they see things playing out in their country now that long-term president Islam Karimov has passed. + READ MORE

DEC 10, 2016 UZBEKISTAN TARGETS POSSESSION OF CHRISTIAN LITERATURE Found in Prayer Alerts

Authorities in Uzbekistan are targeting Christians who possess Christian literature outside the church property. Authorities raid homes, arrest individuals, and impose fines. + READ MORE

DEC 9, 2016 SHUNNED FOR HIS FAITH Found in Stories

As he placed the last book on the shelf, Ravshan began to panic. Were the books in the same order he had found them in? He frantically tried to calculate the odds that his family would find the Bible hidden at the back. “Being discovered isn’t an option,” he reminded himself… + READ MORE

OCT 7, 2016 CHRISTIANS IN UZBEKISTAN PUNISHED FOR HAVING RELIGIOUS LITERATURE IN HOMES Found in Prayer Alerts

In recent months, a number of Christians have faced harassment, criminal sentences, and fines for having Christian literature in their homes, increasing the challenge of spreading the gospel. + READ MORE

SEP 23, 2016 KEEP PRAYING FOR UZBEKISTAN Found in Stories

During a recent Open Doors Facebook Live event, we discussed the passing of Uzbekistan’s president, Islam Karimov. After his passing in early September, he was buried in the historic cemetery, Shahi Zinda, located in Samarkand, Uzbekistan+ READ MORE

PRAYER POINTS FOR UZBEKISTAN

  • Pray for new believers placed under house arrest by their Muslim families to make them recant.
  • Pray that Christian women forced to marry against their wills would trust in God’s provision.
  • Pray for Christians in Uzbekistan who are under constant surveillance; that they would have the peace and comfort of the Holy Spirit at all times. 

TAKE ACTION

Pray for those that are suffering by reading the latest prayer requests from persecuted Christians around the world. Learn More

Advocate for persecuted Christians by sending the 2017 World Watch List to President Trump. Learn More

Consider donating your resources to Open Doors. Learn More


Persecution of Christians in India

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ABOUT INDIA

 
India Map
 

Since May 2014, India has been governed by a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. As a result, radical Hinduism, which was already present under the previous government, has increased steadily. While the level of intolerance continues to increase, Christians are regularly attacked by radical Hindus. The level of impunity has gone up markedly, with communities of converts to Christianity from Hinduism bearing the brunt of the persecution. They are constantly under pressure to return to their old beliefs, and are often physically assaulted, sometimes killed. Protestant Christian communities are the second main target because of their involvement in outreach activities and conversions, and they also face regular attacks by radical Hindus.

To support persecuted Christians in India, Open Doors is on the ground providing training, discipleship, education, vital relief aid and more.

RECENT NEWS FROM INDIA

MAY 19, 2017 PERSECUTION IN INDIA SOARS EVER HIGHER Found in Prayer Alerts

The number of persecution incidents in India keeps soaring higher each month. In the month of April alone  there were 68 incidents. Through April, a total of 316 incidents had been reported this year by Open Doors partners in local churches who have been, in most cases, in direct contact with the victims. Reports come […] + READ MORE

MAY 1, 2017 “I’D RATHER DIE THAN FORSAKE JESUS” Found in Prayer Alerts

Chandan Devi lay on the floor, her shoulder bruised from the blow she had just received. The door shut with a loud bang. Did her husband scream when they dragged him out of his house? We didn’t dare ask. 35-year-old Chandan wipes her tears away with the end of her sari. She is a child of God, mother of four and now, a widow for Jesus’ sake. Welcome to India. + READ MORE

MAR 29,2017 TRANSFORMING INDIA INTO A HINDU NATION Found in Prayer Alerts

Yogi Adityanath, new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh State, is aggressively pursuing his agenda of transforming India into a Hindu nation. + READ MORE

MAR 29,2017 THE WORLD WATCH RESEARCH PERSECUTION UPDATE Found in Stories

Recent news and its significance for the persecuted church. + READ MORE

MAR 10, 2017 AN OPEN LETTER TO APPLE CEO TIM COOK ON HUMAN RIGHTS IN INDIA Found in Stories

An open letter to Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Inc., from David Curry, president and CEO of Open Doors USA, an organization that works to equip and encourage Christians living in dangerous circumstances with the threat of persecution and equips the Western church to advocate for the persecuted. + READ MORE

PRAYER POINTS FOR INDIA

  • Pray for God’s provision for those evangelizing in states with anti-conversion laws.
  • Pray for Christian girls placed under house arrest by their families because of their faith.
  • Pray for Indian believers who experience both violent persecution and intense cultural pressure to return to Hinduism.

TAKE ACTION

Pray for those that are suffering by reading the latest prayer requests from persecuted Christians around the world. Learn More

Advocate for persecuted Christians by sending the 2017 World Watch List to President Trump. Learn More

Consider donating your resources to Open Doors. Learn More


Persecution of Christians in Saudi Arabia

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ABOUT SAUDI ARABIA

Saudi Arabia Map

The overall persecution situation in Saudi Arabia is characterized by strong societal and governmental pressure on converts to Christianity in a country where citizens are expected to be Muslims. The number of Christian converts from Islam and other religions is increasing, along with boldness in sharing their new faith. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world without any church buildings, an indication of the level to which both public and private life are defined by Islam. When it comes to persecution, it’s especially the migrant Christians from low-income countries who are affected and treated badly because of their ethnicity and economic status in society. Saudi Christian converts, along with those of other nationalities, risk fierce persecution from family, society and government. They have to live out their new faith in deepest secrecy.

RECENT NEWS FROM SAUDI ARABIA

APR 21, 2017 NEW BELIEVER IN SAUDI ARABIA LIVES A DANGEROUS FAITH Found in Stories

After having more and more doubts about Islam, Saudi Muslim Mohammed* began looking for truth online. This is the remarkable story of Mohammed entering God’s Kingdom and the crucial role that Christians have in this process via the internet. + READ MORE

SEP 13, 2016 5 WAYS TO PRAY DURING EID AL-ADHA Found in Stories

This week, from September 11 to September 15, Muslims are celebrating Eid al-Adha. This major holiday for Muslims is also known as the ‘Feast of Sacrifice’. This major holiday for Muslims can be a reminder for Christians around the world to stop and pray for Muslims and Christians in the following ways: + READ MORE

APR 18, 2016 HOW GOD CONTINUES TO BLESS THE CHURCH IN THIS CLOSED NATION Found in Prayer Alerts

While churches are strictly forbidden in Saudi Arabia and converting to Christianity is punishable by death, God continues to bless the Body of Christ in this closed country. + READ MORE

PRAYER POINTS FOR SAUDI ARABIA

  • Pray for those who secretly follow Christ after hearing the gospel via the internet or satellite TV.
  • Pray for Christian migrant workers to witness powerfully to their abusive employers.
  • Pray that Christians in Saudi Arabia would be bold in ministering to their Muslim families, neighbors and friends. Pray that they would be comforted.

TAKE ACTION

Pray for those that are suffering by reading the latest prayer requests from persecuted Christians around the world. Learn More

Advocate for persecuted Christians by sending the 2017 World Watch List to President Trump. Learn More

Consider donating your resources to Open Doors. Learn More


Persecution of Christians in Maldives

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  • Leader:President Abdulla Yameen
  • Government:Republic
  • Population:376,000 (a few thousand Christians)
  • Main Religion:Islam
  • Persecution Level:Veryhigh
  • Source of Persecution:Islamic Oppression, Dictatorial Paranoia
Maldives Map
 

The Maldives, world renown as a vacation destination of choice, are actually a place of intense persecution for Christians. Extreme pressure in all facets of life is a daily reality for the country’s Christians, who are at odds with the strict form of Islam that dominates it both politically and culturally. Freedom of religion is restricted, as the “protection of religion” enumerated in the country’s constitution is purely understood to mean the protection of Islam. Every Maldivian must be Muslim, according to authorities. Communities of expatriate Christians are closely monitored and have meeting restrictions, while converts to Christianity from Islam bear the worst of the persecution. They aren’t even officially recognized as existing in the country and cannot have any contact with the (mostly Indian and Sri Lankan) expatriate churches.

RECENT NEWS FROM MALDIVES

APR 15, 2017 THIS IS WHAT IT’S LIKE TO LIVE IN A 100% MUSLIM COUNTRY Found in Prayer Alerts

Crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches, bright blue skies. Everything about the Maldives seems absolutely picturesque, yet these beautiful islands make up the country which ranks 13th on the Open Doors World Watch List of countries where followers of Jesus Christ face the greatest persecution. + READ MORE

MAR 11, 2016 PRAY FOR MALDIVES – THE BROKEN PARADISE Found in Stories

Islamic extremism is increasing in this nation, and yet, it remains very closed-off, both to the gospel going in and information coming out (so we know how to pray specifically for them). We hope this prayer guide for the Maldives will help you learn more about this nation and empower you to pray for it: + READ MORE

JAN 13, 2016 THIS IS WHAT IT’S LIKE TO LIVE IN A “100%” MUSLIM COUNTRY Found in Prayer Alerts

Crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches, bright blue skies. Everything about the Maldives seems absolutely picturesque, yet these beautiful islands make up the country which ranks 13th on the Open Doors World Watch List of countries where followers of Jesus Christ face the greatest persecution. + READ MORE

PRAYER POINTS FOR MALDIVES

  • Pray for Christians to have access to the Bible, which is contraband under Maldivian law.
  • Pray that believers in the Maldives would have wisdom as they live out their faith.
  • Pray for resilience under the ongoing stress of persecution.

TAKE ACTION

Pray for those that are suffering by reading the latest prayer requests from persecuted Christians around the world. Learn More

Advocate for persecuted Christians by sending the 2017 World Watch List to President Trump. Learn More

Consider donating your resources to Open Doors. Learn More


Egypt's Christians Come Under Attack When Gunmen Storm Bus, Killing 26

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by Leah Barkoukis Article

Christians came under attack in Egypt Friday when eight to 10 gunmen dressed in military uniform stormed a bus, killing 26 and injuring 25 others.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack but Coptic Christians in the country have increasingly been targeted by the Islamic State, which called them their “favorite prey” in a video released in February by an ISIS affiliate.

In December, a suicide bomber killed nearly 30 people in a crowded church. Then, in April, twin suicide bombings at Coptic churches in Alexandria and Tanta killed 47 people, injuring more than 100 others. ISIS claimed responsibility for all three attacks.

According to Egyptian state TV, the bus attack took place while the Christians were traveling to St. Samuel Monastery in Minya governorate, south of Cairo, Fox News reports. 


Eighth Grade Boy's Graduation Speech Pulled over Christian Content

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by Todd Starnes Article

The small town of Akin, Illinois is the heartbeat of the heartland. It’s a place where the crops are bountiful and so are the patriots.

They don’t even have a post office in Akin – but they do have a church. And around this part of the country, church is what folks do.

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So you can understand the concern among townsfolk when the salutatorian at Akin Grade School was told he could not deliver his graduation speech because it was too religious.

Seth Clark, 13, was mighty proud of that speech. He referenced God and quoted from the Bible and even mentioned his Christian faith.

But just hours before graduation, Seth was told that he would not be permitted to deliver his remarks.

“As a public school, it is our duty to educate students, regardless of how different they or their beliefs may be,” Supt. Kelly Clark wrote in a prepared statement to the Benton Evening News.

“While students are welcome to pray or pursue their faith without disrupting school or infringing upon the rights of others, the United States Constitution prohibits the school district from incorporating such activities as part of school-sponsored events, and when the context causes a captive audience to listen or compels other students to participate,” her statement read. 

 

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But that’s not where our story ends.

Word began to spread around Akin that Seth’s faith-based speech was not permitted on school property. And folks decided something needed to be done to right this wrong. Seth needed to be able to deliver the speech that God had placed on his heart to deliver.

It just so happened that a neighbor of the Clark’s owned a house across from the school and he invited Seth to deliver the speech on his property.

“When it came time for the valedictorian and the salutatorian to deliver their speeches, they invited the audience to join them across the street at the house,” Becky Clark told me. “It was not mandatory.”

And sure enough – that’s exactly what happened. Dozens of folks piled onto the front yard of the home – and listened intently as young Seth delivered his address. I've posted video of the speech above. 

“It was the proudest moment of my life,” Mrs. Clark said. “He is more courageous at the age of 13 than I am at the age of 43.”

She said her son is a tender-hearted person who just wants to be a man of God.

“This is not an attention thing for him,” she said. “He wanted to share what was on his heart about God.”

Seth Clark is an American patriot – a courageous young man who took a bold stand for his faith. It is a right that he is afforded under the United States Constitution and it is a right that was denied to him as a result of faulty legal advice.


Persecution of Christians in Nigeria

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ABOUT NIGERIA

  • Leader:President Muhammadu Buhari
  • Government:Federal republic
  • Population:191,836,000 (95,918,000 Christians)
  • Main Religion:Islam, Christianity
  • Persecution Level:Veryhigh
  • Source of Persecution:Islamic Oppression
Nigeria Map
 

Nigeria is a federal country with Christian majorities in the southern states and mainly Muslim majorities in the northern states. Twelve states have instituted sharia, partially or fully since 1999. Since Muhammadu Buhari became president in 2015, Nigeria’s military campaign against Boko Haram has been relatively successful in dislodging the group from the territories it had occupied in northern parts of the country. Despite Buhari’s intention to fight Boko Haram, which has been responsible for much of the brutal violence against Christians in recent years, the government seems to be reluctant to respond to the continuing violence against Christians in the Middle Belt region caused by Hausa-Fulani Muslim herdsmen.

Through local partners, Open Doors works to assist persecuted Christians in Nigeria with emergency relief, trauma care, Bibles, discipleship training, church and building restoration, vocational training, orphan support and more.

RECENT NEWS FROM NIGERIA

MAY 17, 2017 - 5 THINGS EVERY CHRISTIAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BOKO HARAM Found in Stories

The new Boko Haram leader is determined to purge Nigeria of Christians. + READ MORE

MAY 10, 2017 - CHIBOK GIRLS: A NIGERIAN FATHER I MET JUST EMBRACED HIS DAUGHTER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 3 YEARS Found in Stories

The prayers of three years for the missing Chibok girls are beginning to be answered. + READ MORE

MAY 7, 2017 - BREAKING: 82 CHIBOK GIRLS REPORTEDLY RELEASED BY BOKO HARAM IN NIGERIA Found in Stories

We celebrate this release as an answer to prayer and a testimony of God’s incredible faithfulness. + READ MORE

MAY 5, 2017 - 3 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE DEADLY FAMINE IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA Found in Stories

The countries of Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen are experiencing a famine endangering the lives of over 20 million people. + READ MORE

APR 28, 2017 - 500 CHILDREN TAKEN BY BOKO HARAM FROM NIGERIAN CITY Found in Stories

In the ruins of the city of Damasak in northern Nigeria, everyone seems to be missing a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister. + READ MORE

PRAYER POINTS FOR NIGERIA

  • Pray for President Buhari to come to know Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord.
  • Pray for Boko Haram militants to experience genuine conviction of the Holy Spirit.
  • Pray for Christians who have lost loved ones to attacks by Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen, and for the faith of all Nigerian Christians.

TAKE ACTION

Pray for those that are suffering by reading the latest prayer requests from persecuted Christians around the world. Learn More

Advocate for persecuted Christians by sending the 2017 World Watch List to President Trump. Learn More

Consider donating your resources to Open Doors. Learn More


Persecution of Christians in Libya

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  • Leader:Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj
  • Government:Transitional
  • Population:6,409,000 (20,000 Christians)
  • Main Religion:Islam
  • Persecution Level:Veryhigh
  • Source of Persecution:Islamic Oppression

 

Libya Map
 

Libya is still mired in the conflict and chaos that have engulfed the nation since Colonel Muammar Gadaffi’s regime was toppled in 2011. The country had since then been in a state of anarchy with various militant groups controlling different parts of the country. The persecution situation in Libya is fueled by the state of anarchy in the country and the violent conflict in which Islamic militias are active, resulting in the persecution of both Libyan converts to Christianity from Islam and expatriate Christians. Both experience extreme pressure and high levels of violence. The impunity of those who perpetrate violent attacks against Christians exacerbates the problem.

To assist the persecuted church in Libya, Open Doors provides training, literature distribution, socio-economic development projects, advocacy and more through local partners.

RECENT NEWS FROM LIBYA

APR 4, 2017 PRAY FOR PASTORS IN LIBYA Found in Prayer Alerts

Sometimes prayer comes just at the right moment. A few days ago, we informed a pastor in Libya about the worldwide prayer occurring for him and his congregation. + READ MORE

MAR 18, 2016 ALARMING GROWTH OF VIOLENCE AND TARGETING OF CHRISTIANS IN LIBYA Found in Prayer Alerts

With 8 Christians killed in one week and one murder attempt on another Egyptian Christian, the violence against Christians is growing at an alarming rate. + READ MORE

FEB 27,2016 PRAY FOR LYBIA Found in Prayer Alerts

At number 10 on the 2016 World Watch List, Libya finds itself among the top 10 worst countries for Christians for the first time. This ranking reflects the deterioration of the situation for Christians in Libya. Life is becoming increasingly difficult for believers, and only a few regular meetings of local believers continue to meet throughout the country. + READ MORE

PRAYER POINTS FOR LIBYA

  • Pray that God would disrupt the plans of the Islamic State to show them His sovereignty over all.
  • Pray that Libyan believers enduring extreme persecution would remain steadfast in the faith.
  • Pray that the Lord would both comfort and equip them for ministry. 

TAKE ACTION

Pray for those that are suffering by reading the latest prayer requests from persecuted Christians around the world. Learn More

Advocate for persecuted Christians by sending the 2017 World Watch List to President Trump. Learn More

Consider donating your resources to Open Doors. Learn More


Persecution of Christians in Eritrea

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  • Leader:President Isaias Afwerki
  • Government:One-party state
  • Population:5,482,000 (2,741,000 Christians)
  • Main Religion:Islam, Christianity
  • Persecution Level:Extreme
  • Source of Persecution:Dictatorial Paranoia, Islamic Oppression, Denominational Protectionism
Eritrea Map
 

The Eritrean regime is authoritarian and intolerant towards any form of association, dissent and free expression. The government’s attempt to control all religious institutions was particularly evident in the deposing and replacing of the Patriarch of the Eritrean Orthodox Church (EOC) in 2007, and he has remained under house arrest ever since. The EOC itself persecutes those who leave the EOC and become Evangelical or Pentecostal believers. The dire situation overall in Eritrea is contributing to the global refugee crisis. Thousands, including Christians, continue to flee the country. The government’s treatment of Christian prisoners, thousands of whom have been arrested and imprisoned, has received a great deal of international attention. Many have been locked in shipping containers and died as a result.

To aid persecuted Christians in Eritrea, Open Doors works through local partners to provide them with livelihood assistance, practical aid, discipleship support and more.

RECENT NEWS FROM ERITREA

APR 1, 2017 

3 YEARS IN AN ERITREAN PRISON Found in Prayer Alerts

Over the years we have often asked supporters to pray that the Lord would give Christians imprisoned for their faith in Eritrea hope in the midst of their suffering and enable them to share the gospel with their persecutors. The story of Aberash is an example of how the Lord answers our prayers for His own glory. + READ MORE

MAR 30, 2017

HE WANTED DEATH. INSTEAD, RESURRECTION Found in Stories

“Why am I in here?” He demanded an answer as he prayed in his prison cell. “I was doing good things for you! Why did you let this happen to me?” After two years of persecution, Aberash was angry with God. He was arrested for hosting church gatherings in his home and sent to an […] + READ MORE

APR 13, 2016

UNTIL WE FIND OUR WAY BACK Found in Stories

For years following Pastor Naigzhi’s arrest in 2004, his wife Awet* and their three children waited patiently for his release. But everything changed in 2013, when Awet received credible information that the government wanted to arrest her and the children. + READ MORE

PRAYER POINTS FOR ERITREA

  • Pray for Christians imprisoned under horrific conditions to shine as lights to their captors.
  • Pray that President Afewerki would find true life and fulfillment in Christ.
  • Pray that believers in Eritrea would be able to fix their eyes fully on Christ as they undergo persecution for following Him.

TAKE ACTION

Pray for those that are suffering by reading the latest prayer requests from persecuted Christians around the world. Learn More

Advocate for persecuted Christians by sending the 2017 World Watch List to President Trump. Learn More

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