2018 World Watch List - Out Now

2018 World Watch List

In the top 50 countries where it’s most dangerous to follow Jesus, 215 million Christians face persecution every day.

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What Is Christian Persecution?

Christian persecution is any hostility experienced as a result of proclaiming the name of Jesus.

It can look different for each of the millions of believers who face persecution every day. Some experience rejection and isolation from their families, friends and communities. Others are denied access to basic needs like water, food and health care. Some face violent abuse, imprisonment and even death. 

Open Doors exists to serve and strengthen persecuted Christians.

Stories of the persecuted

"Your prayer and support help our North Korea underground believers to be ready for the battle at the frontier."
- North Korean Believer

Iraq - Family From Mosul