Serving Persecuted Christians Worldwide - Lent - Open Doors UK & Ireland

STARTERS: Pancake Day

For STARTERS, we look at the global picture of where faith costs the most. These are places where followers of Christ must keep their beliefs hidden and where living the gospel means facing beatings, imprisonment, discrimination and abuse.

Fast Food: World Watch Top 5

This video is an introduction to the World Watch List and to the five countries where faith costs the most. How do Christians survive here?
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Have you ever been bullied?

A family-friendly video. Perfect for children and families, this an introduction to the World Watch List and the work of Open Doors.
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Our menu suggestion - pancakes for everyone! To flip, or not to flip - that is the question.

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Prepare your table with these two placemat designs. Placemats for adults/teens include a quiz, real-life story, Bible verse, and discussion question. Children's placemats include a picture to colour in, a real-life story, an easy-to-read version of the Bible verse, and a short prayer.

Download the Pancake Party Placemats

prayer diary

Prayer Diary

The Open Doors Prayer Diary comes out every month. The March Prayer Diary includes prayer points for Nigeria, Syria, Iraq, Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, together with a story of answered prayer from North Korea.

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Meeting places of the persecuted church

Around the world, persecuted Christians manage to gather together to worship in a wide variety of locations...

View pictures of the persecuted church.



For more background information, check out the World Watch List section of our website where you can find detailed, country-specific information on the 50 countries where it is most dangerous to live as a Christian.

You can also order your free copy of the Open Doors World Watch Guide 2017, read about the latest global trends in persecution and discover the four responses to persecution. Do you dive and survive, register and submit, flee and live, or stay and die?

"In the same way, we are many people, but in Christ we are all one body. We are the parts of that body, and each part belongs to all the others."
- Romans 12:5