The Leuven Consultation, staged in Belgium in early June, heard that 215 million Christians are experiencing high, very high or extreme persecution in more than 50 countries, with women suffering dis-proportionately.

Freed from poverty and oppression


Every year, 150–200 women are helped by Open Doors, as they escape North Korea’s poverty and oppression and flee to China

Algeria: God has raised up His church

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‘God is enlarging our dream.’

Nigeria: more girls released


On 8 May, the Nigerian Government said it had secured the release of 82 of the nearly 300 girls kidnapped from their school in Chibok, northern Nigeria.

Iraq: Worship returns to liberated towns

Christians celebrated Palm Sunday in the burned-out church in Qaraqosh


Karamles is a Christian village that was home to 800 Christian families before the invasion of IS…

9 Years of explosive growth

Shadrach Lukwago


We should be encouraged and challenged by how God chooses to use his people, and make sure we are part of it.

Becoming a secret pastor

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Hameedullah* works as a church leader in a country known for intense persecution of Christians.