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  • UKRAINE | Authorities Target Churches

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    Churches in the east of Ukraine are experiencing increasing intimidation. Authorities have blocked many churches in the region from accessing electricity and water, and prohibited some Christian material, including the book of John.A 2018 law require all...

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  • Bangladesh | Falsely Accused Pastor Released From Prison

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    On 26 March, Pastor Elahi Mondol was released following his imprisonment earlier this month in Bangladesh. The allegations against him, based on a 2015 incident, were false, as per the testimony of witnesses.In the original charge, Elahi’s neighbour acc...

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  • Hope looks like someone who cares

    Blog | 7 November 2017

    In some parts of the world following Jesus can cost your life. When Abebu’s husband gave his life to Christ, they began receiving threats from members of their community in Ethiopia.“Initially we didn’t take it too serious but I started feeling unea...

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  • Kenya | 11 Christians Lose Lives In Attack

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    11 Christians have lost their lives in an attack by Islamic extremist group al-Shabaab on Kenya’s border. The Christians, along with over 40 other locals, were travelling on a bus from the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, to the north-eastern regions.Islamic ex...

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  • Gifts of Hope

    Blog | 6 December 2017

    Welcome To Gifts Of Hope!The gifts in this Gift Catalogue are linked directly with our work in the field, supporting the persecuted church. Buy a gift for your friends and family this Christmas, you'll receive a free 'Hope' Greeting Card. (Order by 15 De...

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  • Brunei | Sharia Law Now In Full Effect

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    Last week, on 3 April, the full extent of Sharia law went into effect in Brunei, making this South East Asian country even more dangerous for Christians.The first phase of Sharia law was introduced in 2014. It covered crimes punishable by imprisonment or...

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  • Christian Governor Sentenced to Prison

    Blog | 16 May 2017

    On 9 May Christian governor Purnama (popularly known as ‘Ahok’) was sentenced to two years in prison for blasphemy.Largest Muslim PopulationIndonesia has the worlds’ largest Muslim population. Ahok was Jakarta’s first Christian and ethnic Chinese...

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  • Palm Sunday Widow, "He thought he would soon be among the martyrs in heaven"

    Blog | 13 April 2017

    On Palm Sunday, two churches were attacked in Egypt. Michael Nabil Ragheb, father of a 3-year-old and deacon in Saint George church in Tanta, was one of them. His widow, Sara, shares about the day of the attacks and her late husband's faith in Jesus.“...

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  • What Happens After The Crisis Relief In Nigeria?

    Blog | 25 August 2017

    Nigeria is in the middle of the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II. The widespread famine is caused by war that broke out when Boko Haram tried to take over the country.Open Doors recently embarked on our most expansive relief operation in Nige...

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  • 9 ways to pray for Christians in Syria

    Blog | 1 March 2018

    The Syrian conflict has consumed the world’s news headlines since it began in March 2011. For Christians in Syria, the war that has lasted nearly eight years. And whilst the fighting isn’t over, we still believe there’s hope.The Islamic State have...

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