Tag: Open Doors

God’s smuggler passes away at 94

Brother Andrew, whose clandestine Bible deliveries behind the Cold War Iron Curtain earned him the title of “God’s smuggler” and who launched a global organisation supporting persecuted Christians, died yesterday at his home in Harderwijk, Netherlands. Brother Andrew, whose given name was Andrew van der Bijl, was 94 years old. […]

Open Doors SA launches online video series to inspire Christians to live differently

Open Doors Southern Africa has launched an exciting video series, FaithFluencers, to inspire viewers through the stories of persecuted Christians. The series on Open Doors SA’s Youtube channel started in early August and consists of 13 episodes which are streamed on Sundays at 8pm. Open Doors, a well-known ministry organisation […]

Open Doors calls on US to return Nigeria to list of countries violating religious freedoms

In the six months since the Biden administration removed Nigeria from its list of “Countries of Particular Concern” (CPC)—which identifies those in severe violations of religious freedom—religious violence has continued to surge across the region. Last week’s gruesome stoning and burning of Nigerian Christian college student, Deborah Samuel, by extremist […]

New report shows children face serious violent persecution

By Open Doors Souther Africa With World Children’s Day being celebrated on November 20 to commemorate the Declaration of the Rights of the Child by the United Nations in 1959, the spotlight falls again on children worldwide and improving children’s welfare. Therefore, it is shocking to learn that the persecution […]

Covid-19 adds to suffering of persecuted Church

Covid-19 has considerably changed daily life for most people in most countries around the world. This worldwide crisis, however, has a devastating influence on the persecuted Church and Christians in countries closed to the Gospel. Open Doors, an international organisation, aiming to support and strengthen persecuted Christians in more than […]

What it means to live a Dangerous Faith

[notice] This year marks the 60th anniversary of Brother Andrew’s first encounter with persecuted Christians behind the Iron Curtain, and the beginning of Open Doors’ ministry to the persecuted Church. Open Doors South Africa is  celebrating the past 60 years of  ministry with its Dangerous Faith 60 Tour. More about […]