Tag: persecuted church

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 […]

Tanzania: 6 churches burnt down in 1 week

  Original published in World Watch Monitor Six churches have been burnt down in northwest Tanzania within the past week. First, on 23 September, three churches were torched – the Living Waters International Church, Buyekera Pentecostal Assemblies of God, and Evangelical Assemblies of God Tanzania churches, which are all located […]

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 […]

Mark Burnett, Roma Downey launch $25m plan to help Christians in Iraq and Syria

Originally published in Christianity Today Walking the streets of Irbil, Johnnie Moore was struck by what he saw. “Christians were everywhere: on the streets, in abandoned buildings, in canvas tents that are not water-proof or winterized,” the former Liberty University chaplain and spokesman wrote of his visit last week to […]

Inter-church tensions as Russians takeover Crimea

Originally published in Crossmap Reports of violence and intimidation by pro-Russian groups against non-Russian Orthodox Christians in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine are beginning to emerge. According to Ukraine’s Liga News website, on June 1, a group of armed men in traditional Cossack clothes attacked the Holy Virgin Ukrainian Orthodox Church […]