International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church
In Africa, North Korea, China, India, the Philippines, and other nations, Christians face worship restrictions, public humiliation, and social isolation. Many encounter violence; some face death. Church buildings are burned and vandalized. The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church is charged with raising awareness of such circumstances and lifting the most pressing instances of global persecution up in prayer. Held annually in mid-November, traditionally a month devoted to remembering the saints and martyrs of the church, the event is supported by prominent evangelical and humanitarian organizations including the World Evangelical Alliance, Open Doors, and International Christian Concern.
- Interview: The Growing British Concern for Religious Freedom for AllBishop of Truro continues advocacy after groundbreaking UK government report on the persecution of Christians wins wide acceptance.
- How the Persecuted Church Wants You to PrayLeaders in six countries explain how Christians can best support and rejoice with fellow believers suffering for their faith.
- Stop Praying for Persecuted Christians OnlyWe don’t demonstrate such exclusionary self-focus in other ministry spheres. Opening our aperture is biblical and aids our advocacy.
- Prayers for ‘Where the Church Suffers the Most’ in EuropeSix reasons the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine, controlled by pro-Russian rebels, needs Christians to pray for peace and religious freedom.
- Special Psalms Help Pakistani Christians with Persecution, Pandemic, and DisunityThe heart of Christian worship in Pakistan is the Punjabi Zabur, a century-old model of how to successfully contextualize Scripture.
- November’s Holy Week: A Modest Proposal for the PersecutedFrom All Saints’ Day to the International Day of Prayer, let’s honor beleaguered believers by following three rules in advocating for religious freedom for all.简体中文繁體中文
- Pew and IDOP Agree: Religious Persecution Is Worsening WorldwideThe latest report on government restrictions and social hostilities in 198 nations follows the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.
- 11 Places Where Persecuted Christians Need Our PrayersThe International Days of Prayer for the Persecuted Church draw attention to China and other countries where Christian minorities have suffered blows over the past year.
- After Texas Shooting, Christians Unite to Pray Against PersecutionInternational Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church renews its call for solidarity.
- Beyond Asia Bibi: International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church 2015(UPDATED) A roundup of the good and the bad reported by international religious freedom watchdogs.