According to Open Doors researchers on the ground in some of the world’s most dangerous countries for Christians, Christian women around the world are facing harsh and targeted persecution based on their gender. The latest report indicates that Christian women experience a “double persecution” in 33 countries—persecution for being a Christian and persecution for being a woman.
The 2019 Open Doors World Watch List is sounding an alarm for Egypt, even as violent excesses of Islamic State and other Islamic militants have mostly disappeared from headlines. Since 2017, Islamic militants have gained strength in Egypt, where they continue to recruit and capture pockets of territory, landing Egypt at No. 16 on the 2019 Open Doors World Watch List.
The 2019 Open Doors World Watch List reveals disturbing revelations for the world’s two most populous countries—India and China—which have seen a dramatic increase in the persecution against Christians.
Open Doors USA: Trump Must Confront North Korean Persecution of Christians – David Curry, president and CEO of Open Doors USA, issued this statement in advance of the planned summit in Singapore between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un: “When President Trump meets with Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore, Open Doors urges the president to confront Kim’s long history of human rights violations—including North Korea’s refusal to grant its citizens basic religious freedoms. #NorthKorea
Andrew van der Bijl, Pioneer in Bible Distribution Turns 90 – One of the leading evangelists of the 20th Century turns 90 years old on Friday, May 11. Known to the world as Brother Andrew, Andrew van der Bijl is the founder of Open Doors International, the oldest worldwide ministry serving persecuted Christians.
North Korea Releases Three Americans – Open Doors USA: North Korea’s Release of Americans Positive First Step in Country Where Human Rights #NorthKorea #OpenDoors
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 …
2018 Open Doors World Watch List for Persecution of Christians. The World’s Top 50 Most Dangerous Countries for Christians to be Unveiled. For 15 years, North Korea has topped the list as the most dangerous place to be a Christian. #WorldWatchList #OpenDoors
Open Doors USA Applauds Pence Remarks on Direct Support to Persecuted Christians. Pence stated, ““Today, more than ever, an urgent need exists for Christians who are returning to their homelands in spite of incredible danger …
Persecution Expert Warns Trump About Prioritizing Christian Refugees in US. David Curry, president and CEO of Open Doors USA and expert in Christian persecution, responded to President Trump’s executive order to prioritize Christian refugees entering the U.S. #OpenDoors #DonaldTrump #ChristianPersecution #DavidCurry