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The worldwide church is one body. So when we hear of Christians being attacked or persecuted elsewhere in the world, it is not happening to 'others' – it’s happening to us. Here you will find a range of resources to enable churches in the UK and Ireland to support and encourage your persecuted family by praying for them, giving and speaking out on their behalf.

Don't forget, you can keep up to date with the latest news and needs of persecuted believers around the world by signing up for our weekly emails. Help your church to pray intelligently, give compassionately and speak up powerfully on behalf of our persecuted family!

Church Pack


Inspire your church with the faith of the persecuted church

Speak up for persecuted Christians. Our free World Watch List Church Pack is a great way to introduce others to the courage and the faith of persecuted Christians around the world. It includes a copy of the full guide and resources for children and families and is accompanied by a range of downloadable resources.

Our free World Watch List church pack includes:

  • a copy of the full guide
  • a family-friendly map
  • children’s activities
  • a youth session outline
  • a simple presentation outline

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Can you believe it?

Can You Believe It? Church Pack

Imagine you live in a land where, because you’re a Christian:

  • you’re failed in your studies
  • your neighbours beat you up
  • your home is destroyed
  • your family is put in prison
  • your father is killed.

How would you respond? Would you lose heart, give up, change your faith? Or would you pray harder, stay faithful, grow bolder? Find out how God is strengthening his followers around the world in the face of hostility, violence and injustice - and share it with your church.

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Fast Food is a great way for churches, youth groups, families and friends to show solidarity with persecuted Christians. Each week you share a meal with others, serve up stories of the persecuted church and take away a 'fasting' challenge. Our free pack has all the instructions, so order a copy now!

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Prayer News


Do you want help in praying for your persecuted brothers and sisters? Prayer News brings you information and inspiration from Christians who live and work where faith costs the most. Be inspired to pray as you hear the voices and see the faces of your persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ.

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Partner Church


Become a Partner Church and commit to praying regularly, supporting practically, and speaking up powerfully for the rights of our persecuted brothers and sisters. Not only will your church provide persecuted Christians with the spiritual encouragement and practical support that they need, having a deeper relationship with persecuted Christians will inspire you to grow in faith, prayer and love.

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Family videos


We also have a range of resources for families and children – perfect for all-age services and children's groups.

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Video resources


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Youth resources


The Open Doors Youth website has a huge range of resources and information for young people. Perfect for youth leaders and youth groups.

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