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International Day of Prayer Resource Kit

CLICK HERE to download your IDOP resource kit. These resources are designed to help you effectively pray for the persecuted.  Around the world, at least 260 million Christians face persecution for their faith. According to research, 2983 Christians were killed for their faith in 2019. On average, that is 8 Christians killed for their faith every day. The suffering of …

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Elderly Chinese Believers Forced to Choose Between Faith or Survival

Even though China’s economy has been severely affected by the coronavirus, and many residents suffer financial difficulties, the CCP threatens to take away the last means of survival from elderly believers—government-issued subsidies. To keep them, they must stop believing in God. A Catholic from Fuzhou city in the southeastern province of Jiangxi has been receiving monthly 250 RMB (about $ …

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Alarming Global Religious Freedom Trends & Developments

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) recently released 2020 Annual Report is intended to focus the attention of U.S. government policymakers on the most severe violations of religious freedom globally. The report identifies countries that USCIRF finds meet the statutory criteria for the State Department to designate as “countries of particular concern” (CPCs) or include on its …

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Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in China Suffering from Gross Human Rights Violations

The Senate passed the bipartisan Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019 (S.178) on September 11, 2019, by unanimous consent. The House passed the Uyghur Intervention and Global Humanitarian Urgent Response Act of 2019 (UIGHUR Act) (S.178) on December 3.  These two bills contained slightly different provisions in some Sections. This bill mandates targeted sanctions on the perpetrators of gross …

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Religious Persecution 75 Years after the Holocaust

21Wilberforce Founder and President, Dr. Randel Everett, challenged those attending and watching via livestream yesterday’s powerful program, “Religious Persecution 75 Years after the Holocaust” to listen to stories of oppression and to speak out against the atrocities of persecution. Our organization partnered with the United States Memorial Holocaust Museum on a joint event whose goal was to encourage faith leaders …

World Watch List of Global Persecution

The 2019 World Watch List has just released. If you’re not familiar with it, the Open Doors’ World Watch List is a comprehensive report ranking the 50 most dangerous countries to be a Christian. Their researchers spend months tracking the data, pouring over reports and numerous hours preparing this in-depth information. Watch their video and download the FREE report at …

Such a Time as This…

The Jews were facing certain genocide under the reign of King Ahasuerus in Persia when his wife, Queen Esther who was herself a Jew, risked her life to save her people. She was challenged by her relative Mordecai, “And who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this.”(Esther 4:14) Religious persecution is on the rise …