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World Watch List Challenge – #47 Indonesia

Posted on December 1, 2014 by

Indonesia is well-known as the biggest Muslim country in the world, comprising of around 240 million citizens, 86 percent of them being Muslims. This island nation exists of more than 17,000 islands, spreading over 5,000 kilometers, which means great challenges…
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World Watch List Challenge – #45 Djibouti

Posted on November 25, 2014 by

  Djibouti has a population of approximately 900,000 people. The majority is Muslim, and an estimated 15,000 Christians are present in Djibouti, as well, including an expatriate Christian community. Islam is the religion of the state, but the constitution provides…
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Newsflashes from the Persecuted Church

Posted on November 19, 2014 by

Middle East: Finding Christ during Hostility, Turmoil The Middle East is in turmoil. Civil war in Syria, a battle against the Islamic State in parts of Iraq and Syria, refugees flooding Lebanon and Jordan, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) fleeing to…
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World Watch List Challenge – #45 Tajikistan

Posted on November 17, 2014 by

Tajikistan is a country facing huge challenges due to its geography alone. It is landlocked, the next deep-sea port being some 3,000 kilometers away, its territory is almost entirely surrounded by mountains. This rugged terrain means that the country has…
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Newsflashes from the Persecuted Church

Posted on November 12, 2014 by

Nigeria: Open Doors Worker Reports ‘Grievous’ Suffering Isaac*, an Open Doors researcher for Nigeria, has just returned from visiting a few Christians who have fled in the wake of Boko Haram’s capture of the city of Mubi on Oct. 29….
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World Watch List Challenge – #44 Morocco

Posted on November 12, 2014 by

Socially, Morocco’s population of over 33 million is almost entirely a mix of Arab and Berber descent. While Arab is the official language, Berber dialects, as well as French, continue to be spoken. Over 99 percent of the population is…
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#IDOP Webcast: In Case You Missed It

Posted on November 7, 2014 by

This past weekend, the International Day of Prayer was held for believers around the country to join together to pray for Christians who are facing persecution around the world. Thank you to all who joined us for this webcast and…
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Newsflashes from the Persecuted Church

Posted on November 5, 2014 by

Pakistan: Christian Couple Killed by Mob Over Alleged ‘Blasphemy’ Open Doors is asking for prayers for Christians in Pakistan after a Christian couple was beaten to death by an angry mob on Tuesday. They were accused by the mob of…
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Will Kim Jong-Un’s Hospitalization Affect Persecuted Christians?

Posted on November 4, 2014 by

North Korea is #1 on the World Watch List, a ranking of 50 countries where persecution of Christians for religious reasons is most severe. Recent events seem to signal change in this country that is widely known as the “Hermit…
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World Watch List Challenge – #43 Kenya

Posted on November 3, 2014 by

Currently, Kenya is not considered as a true electoral democracy and has seen a relative decline in political and civil liberties recently. This decline was paralleled by ethnic and religious tensions and incidents of violence across the country following the…
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