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Abishek trusts in Jesus. That makes him a threat, according to the Hindu extremist movement, which is aiming to wipe out non-Hindu religions in India by 2021.

If we don’t strengthen the church in India now, there’s a real chance it won’t survive.



"Thanks to your support, I’m still alive and able to continue with my ministry."
- Kuldeep, a Christian in India helped by Open Doors partners
  • ‘God has never forsaken us’: Victims of violence based on faith commemorated by the UN

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  • Sparking hope by rebuilding lives: George’s story

    When conflict came to Aleppo, George lost his job as an electrician. Thanks to your support for Centres of Hope in Syria, he was able to come back and start a new business.

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  • Open Doors to provide support for family of murdered pastor

    Please pray for the family of a Colombian pastor who was murdered when armed men stormed his home last week.

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  • What is life like for Christian women in India?

    Beena was the victim of attempted rape. Sharda wasn’t allowed to interact outside the house. Tara is ostracised in her own home. Here are their stories - and why they haven't lost hope.

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  • “My name is in gold because God sees me”: Christy's story

    Christy was taken from her home and repeatedly assaulted - by a miracle, God led her to safety - now she's signing the handmade petition. Can you?

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  • Raymond Koh update: Special taskforce to investigate his abduction

    The Malaysian Home Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin, has announced that a special taskforce will investigate the abductions of Pastor Raymond Koh and Amri Che Mat.

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  • When Mohan lost everything, your help gave him hope

    Mohan lost everything because of his faith in Jesus. Thanks to your support, Open Doors partners in India could provide prayer and encouragement – and resources to rebuild their lives.

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  • Pray for Kashmir as the region loses special status

    Article 370 has been revoked, removing the special status for Kashmir. There are worries that this could lead to persecution of Christians in the region, as well as wide unrest.

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  • Believers in hiding find support through Open Doors

    Christians in Bangladesh have faced increased violence and harassment in recent weeks – please pray for our brothers and sisters as they pick up the pieces from these recent events.

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  • Your faith or your education: pray for Chinese children on International Youth Day

    This UN International Youth Day, with the theme of ‘Transforming Education’, please pray for Christians in Chinese schools who are being forced to deny their faith.

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  • Three stories of miraculous healing in India

    Read how God is moving in the lives of Indians, bringing people to faith through miraculous healings.

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  • Rohan: Could you forgive someone who burned down your church?

    When Rohan’s* church was deliberately burned down, Open Doors partners were there to encourage, pray and help rebuild. With your gifts and prayers, we can support churches like Rohan’s when they face persecution and opposition.

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  • Pray for Nigeria: 10 years of Boko Haram

    Nigeria and nearby countries are still suffering at the hands of Boko Haram, ten years after their insurgency began. Please pray for protection and healing for our brothers and sisters.

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  • Muslims save 20 Christians from deadly attack in Kenya

    When local Muslims heard of a planned al-Shabaab attack against non-local Christians working in the area, they were quick to send warning.

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  • Christian persecution review: Foreign Office implements one of our recommendations

    Lord Ahmad has been reappointed as the Prime Minister's Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief - one of Open Doors' three recommendations for the Foreign Office after their review of Christian persecution.

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