Charities To Support This Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday offers a rallying point for donors to align their values with organizations that help them overcome feelings of powerlessness. When you take the initiative to give to a charity that is supporting humanity in some way, you are making yourself a part of that good cause. You are making the world a better
Every November, hundreds of thousands of believers across the world join together in prayer for Christians who experience persecution because of their faith in Jesus Christ.  This year, the need for prayer seems even more urgent as we witness the challenges faced by Afghani Christians, along with millions of other Christians around the world. The
Christian Captives

Christian Captives Need Your Prayers

One with Them: A Day for Christian Captives 14-year-old Leah Sharibu was kidnapped from her school in Nigeria by Boko Haram in 2018, along with 100 other girls. While all the other girls were released, Leah remains in captivity because she refused to deny her faith in Jesus Christ. Leah is one of many Christian
One With Them
June 27th, 2021, A Day for Christian Captives WATERLOO – May 12, 2021 – “Captivity” might seem like a word that belongs in Old Testament history, but the reality for many Christians around the world is that following Jesus means the literal loss of physical freedom. Last year alone, 4,277 Christians were detained without trial,

Open Doors Releases 2021 World Watch List

Global Coronavirus Pandemic Exacerbates Systemic Discrimination Against Minority Christians   WATERLOO – January 13, 2021 – While Canadians start 2021 getting used to new pandemic restrictions, Christians from India to Yemen are being refused food, medical care and other necessary aid, experiencing increased surveillance, violence and discrimination, because of their faith. This year’s World Watch List (WWL),
WATERLOO – July 15, 2020 – Brother Andrew, Christian missionary and founder of the organization Open Doors, began encouraging the church in Eastern Europe and Russia in July 1955. After observing thousands of communist youth experiencing a shortage and a deep need for Bibles, Brother Andrew took hundreds of trips in a Volkswagen Beetle, transporting
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WATERLOO – February 20, 2020 – Globally, the two most-reported persecutions used against Christian women and girls globally are sexual violence and forced marriage. Both were identified by 84% of respondents from the top 50 countries where it is most difficult to live as a Christian, according to Open Doors’ annual World Watch List (2020),
World Watch List 2020
A Less Tolerant, More Dangerous World for Christians WATERLOO, ON – January 15, 2020 – It’s clear: in the past year, the world has become a less tolerant and less safe place for hundreds of millions of Christians around the world. That’s one of the findings of the latest World Watch List, Open Doors’ annual
2019 World Watch List in Ottawa
List launch events will be held in Ottawa on January 30 WATERLOO, ON – January 16, 2019 — For almost 30 years, Open Doors has published the only instrument that measures the persecution of Christians, annually – the World Watch List (WWL). The WWL is a ranking of the 50 countries where it is most difficult to