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Our free bi-monthly magazine

Up-to-date information on the persecuted church and how Open Doors is making a difference, serving persecuted Christians worldwide.

The magazine includes:

  • in-depth reports and news updates on the suffering church
  • case studies of how persecuted Christians are being met by God
  • news briefs on persecution from around the globe
  • specific prayer and action points
  • ideas for how you can help right here at home
  • a monthly Prayer Diary to inform and guide your intercession for suffering Christians.

Latest issue - January 2018

How to survive in North Korea: Secrets, spies and standing firm

North Korea is the most dangerous place in the world to be a Christian. And yet, incredibly, the church in North Korea is growing – Open Doors estimates that there are 300,000 courageous believers in North Korea. In such an oppressive state, this should be impossible. How do they survive? Find out in this month’s magazine. Also, read an update on the Hope for the Middle East campaign, and find out about persecuted Christians who need your letters of encouragement.

January Edition New Window



Part of your family

Wasihun is an eleven-year-old boy from Oromia State in Western Ethiopia. In many ways, he is just like other children his age. He likes to play football, he helps his Mum with chores, and he plays with his siblings – he has eight brothers and sisters, so he’s never short of a playmate! He likes school too – he says, “I am happy to go to school. I have friends to play with and I love learning.”

November Edition


Beauty for ashes: Hope for the Middle East campaign update from Iraq and Syria

Despite the attempts of Islamic extremists to wipe out the church in the Middle East, many of our brothers and sisters are determined to stay and shine as a light in the darkest of days. Read about how your prayers and support are helping to rebuild homes and lives in Iraq and Syria. Plus updates from our church family in Nigeria and Iran, and an interview with a pastor from Lebanon who will be speaking at Standing Strong.

September Edition New Window


India: Singled out but not alone

Christians in India are facing increasing levels of persecution, but many are coming to faith after experiencing miraculous healings, and imprisoned believers have been reaching their fellow prisoners with the gospel. Read about how your prayers and support are making an incredible difference to our Indian brothers and sisters. Plus updates on our church family in Bangladesh and Indonesia, and information on our new church resource Rebuilding Hope in Syria and Iraq.

July Edition New Window


Rebuilding hope for Christians in Syria and Iraq

Your support is keeping hope alive for our church family in Syria and Iraq in the darkest days. Find out how, by praying, giving and speaking out through the Hope for the Middle East campaign, you are helping our church family to begin to rebuild their homes, their lives, and their hope for the future. Plus updates from Pastor Behnam Irani from Iran, and our church family in northern Nigeria and Qatar.

May Edition New Window


Bringing hope back to life

"It felt like war." These are the words of Rebecca, a survivor of a Boko Haram militant attack in northern Nigeria. Across sub-Saharan Africa, extremist violence is becoming an increasing reality for many thousands of Christians. Rebecca became a refugee after the attack, but this did not stop her from reaching out and supporting other victims in greater need. Read Rebecca's story and how Open Doors is providing hope to believers in sub-Saharan Africa and East Africa in the March Magazine.

March Edition New Window


Risking it all

In North Korea, the most hostile country towards Christians in the world, believers are continuing to risk everything for God - and they are thankful of your support. Discover how God has been moving in this dangerous nation, and how your actions have been helping them. Also, Open Doors CEO Lisa Pearce, shares her vision for the year ahead, and you can read how hope is rising from the ashes for believers in Iraq and Christians in Nigeria.

January Edition New Window


Thank you for bringing hope

Over the last year, tens of thousands of you have been supporting our persecuted family in a variety of ways - and it's not only us at Open Doors who want to say thank you. Read letters from persecuted believers, from North Korea to northern Nigeria, who want to thank you this Christmas. You can also find out how the Hope for the Middle East campaign is already gaining momentum, and learn how your support has been helping secret children in Colombia, and believers in Syria and India.

November Edition New Window


Hope for the Middle East campaign special

Open Doors is launching a global, seven-year campaign to mobilise Christians around the world to bring hope to the Middle East. Read an interview with Pastor Edward, a church leader in Damascus, Syria, and find out how you and your church can pray, give and speak out to support courageous Christians like him as they serve their communities. You can also find out more about imprisoned Christians in Iran.

September Edition New Window


India: The rise of Hindu extremism

Christians in India are facing increasingly violent persecution as Hindu extremism rises – hundreds have been attacked just this year. But many of our brothers and sisters are showing incredible courage in the face of persecution. Read their stories and find out how you can pray, give and speak out to support them. Also, find out how your support is bringing hope to the Middle East.

July Edition New Window


Known to God: The Muslims secretly turning to Christ

Open Doors researchers estimate there are millions of Christians from Muslim backgrounds in the world today – God is truly at work. However, coming to Christ is just the beginning of the journey for these believers, a journey that could cost everything. Find out about the challenges they face by choosing to follow Jesus, and how you can support them in prayer and action. Plus, discover faith in the midst of anarchy in Libya.

May Edition New Window