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Pastoral Training in Iraq

Posted on September 19, 2014 by

Iraqi Refugee Camp

Iraq is in turmoil. Thousands upon thousands of Christians have fled their houses in fear of the terror of the Islamic State (IS). Just before the current turmoil, Open Doors offered an online pastoral course to those attending a seminary…
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How Open Doors Is Helping Iraqi Christians In An Amazing Way

Posted on September 18, 2014 by

Open Doors has been partnering with several churches in Iraq and surrounding countries to help Christians who are being targeted for their faith. The Chaldean Church in Erbil is one of those churches. “We have set up small swimming pools…
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Open Doors In Iraq: He Will Be Our Reward

Posted on September 18, 2014 by

Lydia* is on the ground on behalf of Open Doors this week. She reports what an Iraqi church is going through, and how Open Doors donors are making an impact in their daily lives, for His glory! I’m sitting in…
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Newsflashes from the Persecuted Church- September 17th

Posted on September 17, 2014 by

Nigeria: Boko Haram Has Christians on the Run (from World Watch Monitor) https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2014/09/3380783/ What the Islamic State (IS) has done in Iraq, Boko Haram is doing in Nigeria, a Nigerian cleric says. ‘‘The news is really bad. When Boko Haram…
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In The Shadow Of ISIS: Visiting Refugees In Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley

Posted on September 16, 2014 by

by Kristin Wright, Director of Advocacy at Open Doors USA Twitter @bykristinwright Kristin chronicles her visits with Syrian refugees in Lebanon, witnessing firsthand the work of Open Doors in this region. I’m climbing a hill that overlooks one of the…
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World Watch List Challenge – #36 Mauritania

Posted on September 15, 2014 by

There are only about 4,250 Christians in Mauritania. The number of indigenous Christians varies between 400 and 1000. Open Doors supports the church through the Standing Strong Through the Storm (SSTS) course. “We want offer this six day training to…
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#WeAreN T-Shirts Now Available

Posted on September 12, 2014 by

Believers in Iraq have experienced unprecedented persecution by the Islamic extremist group ISIS in recent months. They have been called upon to live boldly for the gospel each and every day of their lives. Christian refugees in Iraq have depended…
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Newsflashes from the Persecuted Church- US Senate, Middle East & Nigeria

Posted on September 10, 2014 by

Open Doors USA Urges Senate to Reauthorize Religious Freedom Commission Open Doors USA recently joined over 70 organizations and individuals in signing a multi-faith Non-Governmental Organizations’ (NGOs) letter to members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), sponsored by the…
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Open Doors In Iraq: Aid Impacting The Iraqi Church

Posted on September 9, 2014 by

Lydia* is on the ground on behalf of Open Doors this week. She reports what an Iraqi church is going through, and how Open Doors donors are making an impact in their daily lives, for His glory! My alarm goes…
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Thousands of Iraqi Christians Flee for Their Lives

Posted on September 8, 2014 by

Your Support Is Keeping Iraqi Refugees Alive For the first time in more than 1,600 years, church bells did not ring in the city of Mosul, in northern Iraq. This city, along with several other historically Christian cities, has been…
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