Persecution Exists Where The Gospel Is Being Shared
Since 1955, Open Doors has been strengthening Christians who are persecuted for their faith in Jesus. We partner with the local church in over 70 countries to help them advance the gospel in their nation even in the face of persecution.
Each year, Open Doors publishes the World Watch List, an indexed ranking of the top 50 countries where it’s most dangerous to be a Christian. The World Watch List shows us where persecution is on the rise, how God is at work and where the gospel is advancing.
245 million Christians are persecuted for their faith in the top 50 countries where it’s most dangerous to follow Jesus.
“Don’t be afraid when persecution comes to you. It’s part of the Christian life. It’s a privilege to be persecuted.” – Bahia*
When Bahia (22) and her mother came to faith, their community in India became aggressive. Bahia and other Christians refused to deny Jesus, and were violently thrown out of the village. Bahia went to Bible school to strengthen her faith so that one day she can return to her village with the gospel.