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One Christian Child Tells of Surviving ISIS Persecution

Posted on August 21, 2014 by

Aws is a 10-year-old refugee, having fled ISIS along with his family. Today, he is staying with his mother at a church in Sulemaniyah, Iraq. Photo: Fox News

By Kristin Wright, Director of Advocacy at Open Doors USA @bykristinwright Staring down at the hand-drawn Orthodox cross on his arm, 10-year-old Aws explains why he doesn’t want to go home. Aws was born into a Christian family living in…
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Get Involved- Help Christians in Iraq and Syria

Posted on August 20, 2014 by

Over the past several weeks, Open Doors has been able to help Christians in Iraq and Syria affected by ISIS. As you can see- the donations of Christians in the US are making a huge impact! As the days and weeks…
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World Watch List Challenge – #32 Algeria

Posted on August 18, 2014 by

For the past few years, Open Doors has been working to help spread the gospel in the Middle East through satellite television and other multimedia means. And the great news is that the audience is not a small one…these programs…
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Christians who have been affected by violence by ISIS in Syria and Iraq need your help.

Posted on August 15, 2014 by

In recent weeks, Open Doors has been working to provide for the immediate needs of Iraqi Christian refugees by providing food, water, shelter and so much more! Thanks to the faithfulness of those who have partnered with us, we have…
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Where ISIS Persecution Has Spread & Why

Posted on August 15, 2014 by

What has historically been known as the “Cradle of Civilization” is now the modern day setting for destruction. This area covers what we know as Iraq and Syria. Today, ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) is claiming this region…
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Why is the US Commission for International Religious Freedom So Important?

Posted on August 13, 2014 by

By Kristin Wright, Director of Advocacy at Open Doors USA ISIS continues to tear across Iraq, ruthlessly persecuting Christians and other religious minorities. In Syria, Christians and Muslims face persecution by ISIS and other radical groups. Earlier this year, Meriam…
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Your Support is Keeping Christian Refugees Alive

Posted on August 13, 2014 by

God is using your support to help refugee Christians find strength and comfort One of the greatest crises of our time is the growing number of Christian refugees. Men, women and children who have been forced to flee their homes…
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World Watch List Challenge – #31 Bhutan

Posted on August 11, 2014 by

Peter* leads three house fellowships in three different districts in Bhutan, but he’s not an ordained pastor. He travels to villages to meet with believers, pray for them, and encourage them in their faith. In a conversation with Open Doors,…
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3 Powerful Ways to Help Iraqi Christians Right Now

Posted on August 8, 2014 by

By Kristin Wright As the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, cuts a deadly path across northern Iraq, Christians and other minorities continue to flee for their lives. The violence and horror they are facing can seem overwhelming. Innumerable accounts…
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Strong Call Of Iraqi Christian Woman To End Violence

Posted on August 8, 2014 by

This Iraqi Christian woman has a strong call to respect Christians as human beings. She is from Mosul, and has been recently displaced because of the violence of the Islamic extremist group ISIS. She pleas for a stop to the…
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