Serving Persecuted Christians Worldwide - Standing Strong - Open Doors UK & Ireland
Standing Strong 2022

Catch up with Standing Strong - the annual gathering of Open Doors supporters. You can hear the testimonies shared by persecuted Christians from the Middle East and Asia, and join in worship and prayer with believers from across the UK and Ireland.

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Bishop Shimun Daniel

Bishop Shimun Daniel (formerly Father Daniel) from Iraq spoke at both the evening event and seminars. He has experienced persecution for his faith since childhood – but he is committed to rebuilding and encouraging the church in Iraq to stand firm and keep proclaiming the gospel in their communities. In this catch-up, you can hear more of Father Daniel’s story, and how your prayers and support are helping our persecuted church family in Iraq to stand strong.


Hanna grew up in a region considered the breeding ground of the extremist world. At the age of six, Hanna courageously decided she was going to follow the Jesus for whom her parents' friends were being abducted, hurt, and even killed - and has experienced persecution and suffering herself. In the Gulf region, Hanna teaches theology and runs creative camps to share Christ and serves a network of persecuted believers to ensure they go deeper and deeper in love and their journey with Christ. In this catch-up, you can hear more about Hanna's passion for Jesus and His followers at Standing Strong.

Resorts World Arena update

As we are still emerging from Covid, we believe it is not appropriate, at this time, to host a large-scale in-person event. We have therefore decided to postpone our booking at Resorts World Arena to 2023.

If you have ticket(s) booked for the Standing Strong event taking place at Resorts World Arena, all of your tickets - including any youth, children, family, group and lunch tickets that you may have ordered - will now be automatically transferred to 2023.

Please note, full refunds are available. To request a refund, please do this via the account of your ticket provider. If you booked directly through Ticket Factory, please contact them and request a refund through this form. You can find more details within our FAQs below.

Those who booked over the phone with our Inspire team will have booked via Eventbrite. Details on how to request a refund via your Eventbrite account can be found here. You can find more details within our FAQs below.

If you have booked tickets on behalf of others, please notify them also as we don’t hold their contact details.

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