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Christian Persecution

Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 5:10 (NIV)
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The Persecuted Church

The Book of Acts relates tales of Christian persecution. Unfortunately Christians today often operate under the assumption that persecution is a part of the Church’s past. The truth is that there are members of the Body of Christ that face severe persecution and restrictions as a result of their faith in Jesus Christ, every day.

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Where Faith Costs the Most

The World Watch List provides information regarding those countries in the world today where Christians experience persecution.


World Watch List 2016 
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How is the World Watch List compiled?

The methodology of the Open Doors World Watch List was comprehensively revised in 2014 in order to provide greater credibility, transparency, objectivity and scientific quality.


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News from the Persecuted Church

News from the Persecuted Church

Read the latest news from the persecuted Church. Prayer points may also be included to guide you in how to pray after you have read a report.


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Country Profiles

Country Profiles

Each country profile relates to one of the top 50 countries listed on the World Watch List. A particular profile will provide you with a short summary of the situation for Christians in that country currently, as well as some desired prayer points for the nation in question.


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Borrow a DVD

Watching the stories and testimonies of our persecuted brothers and sisters is one way of getting to know more about the persecuted Church. All you will have to do is fill out a short form to borrow an Open Doors DVD.


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