Open Doors USA Suggests Caution After Announcement of Korean War Ending. David Curry, president and CEO of Open Doors USA, reacts to the recent meeting between North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in and the announcement to denuclearize the Korean peninsula and end the Korean War …
Open Doors USA Suggests Caution After Announcement of Korean War Ending
“Despite breathless rhetoric around what is nonetheless a historic moment, the world must remember that nothing yet has changed for the estimated 300,000 North Korean Christians who must live their faith in secret, or face imprisonment and death.”
“Open Doors cautions that the smiling man who just crossed from North Korea to South Korea in today’s ceremony is the same man who has ordered countless murders and imprisonments in a place the Open Doors World Watch List has ranked for 17 years as the most dangerous country in the world to be a Christian.”
“I am hopeful true progress has been achieved, not only toward denuclearization—which is good for the entire world—but also away from a totalitarian state under which many North Korean Christians have suffered for decades, including more than 50,000 who are still in hard-labor camps. Let these first steps across the border take us down a road of lasting change for those who have suffered long enough.”
About David Curry, President and CEO, Open Doors USA
Open Doors USA President and CEO David Curry advocates on behalf of those who are persecuted for their Christian faith. He provides leadership to Open Doors USA on its mission to strengthen and equip Christians living under extreme restrictions, while encouraging them to remain strong in their faith.
For 60 years, Open Doors has worked in the world’s most oppressive countries, empowering and equipping persecuted Christians in more than 60 countries by providing Bibles, training, and programs to help women and children who have been marginalized because of their beliefs and status in society, as well as helping to restore communities that have been targets of persecution. For 25 years Open Doors has published its World Watch List, a ranking of the top 50 countries where it is most difficult and dangerous to live as a Christian.
Since joining Open Doors USA in August 2013, Curry has traveled overseas to encourage those living under persecution and to support the work Open Doors. He appears frequently on Fox News and is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. Curry has also been published or featured in CBS News, CNN, The Washington Post, USA Today, Christianity Today, The Christian Post and other news outlets.
Curry previously served as CEO and president at Christian organizations that serve the homeless and neglected children in several countries, including India and Haiti.
Curry is the author of four books: First Aid for Enablers, It’s Not How Far You Fall It’s How High You Bounce, God Plays Golf and Change Your World!.
Curry holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwest University in Seattle and an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Faith Evangelical College and Seminary based in Tacoma, Washington.
Based in Santa Ana, California, Curry and his wife have two children.
About Open Doors USA
For more than 60 years, Open Doors USA has worked in the world’s most oppressive and restrictive countries for Christians. Open Doors 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. Christians are one of the most persecuted religious groups in the world and are oppressed in at least 60 countries. For more information, visit OpenDoorsUSA.org.
Submitted Press Release from DeMoss and Open Doors.