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  • Nigeria | Update On Leah, Kidnapped By Boko Haram

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    Leah Sharibu’s parents, Nathan and Rebeccah Sharibu, have expressed their joy at hearing their daughter’s voice six months after she was first taken captive by Boko Haram.Last week, an image of Leah Sharibu and an audio recording of her were released...

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  • We Need To Talk About Nigeria

    Blog | 31 July 2017

    You've probably heard about the famine sweeping across Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen. 20 million people are at risk of starvation and even the UN’s attempts to raise enough money for support have fallen short. But this famine isn’t caused...

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  • India | Holy Week Attacks

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    In India, where persecution is increasing, there were a spate of attacks throughout Holy Week.Easter is often a tense time for Christians living in countries where followers of Jesus face persecution. The celebration of the resurrection of Jesus brings...

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  • Cameroon | Quranic Teacher Finds Jesus

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    Omar*, 31, used to teach the Quran in Cameroon. When he became a Christian, he began facing severe persecution. The father of three was driven out of his village in early April. His house was burnt down and his wife and children were taken from him by his...

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  • Nigeria | 40 Christians Killed In The Lead Up To Easter

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    While the world has its eyes on the tragedy in Sri Lanka, the church in Nigeria also suffered a series of attacks during the Easter period.Our field has confirmed recent news about Easter attacks on Christians in Nigeria. More than 40 people lost their li...

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  • 5 Things Following Christ Can Cost You

    Blog | 15 June 2017

    All over the Middle East and North Africa, Muslims who have converted to Christianity risk everything to follow Christ. Leaving Islam often leads to exclusion, isolation and sometimes even violence or death. Converting to Christianity can cost you these f...

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  • What Do The Palm Sunday Attacks Mean For Egyptian Christians?

    Blog | 12 April 2017

    On Palm Sunday two Egyptian churches north of Cairo were attacked by suicide bombers. At least 44 people were killed and over 100 injured. We spoke to Arif*, the manager of an Open Doors' local partners in Egypt. He shares how this attack affected the wh...

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  • Why Easter Is Dangerous For The Church in India

    Blog | 27 March 2019

    A leader of a Hindu extremist group has declared he will rid India of Christianity by 2021. Attacks tend to increase as the church gathers which is why Easter is becoming an increasingly dangerous time to attend church.During last year’s Easter celebrat...

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  • Women Building The Kingdom

    Blog | 8 March 2017

    Celebrating International Women’s Day8 March 2017At Open Doors we tell stories of the persecuted church. These stories remind us of the cost of following Christ all over the world – the burden, the pressure, and the trials which we can only overcome t...

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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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