For the first time ever, Afghanistan is the most dangerous place to be a Christian, according to Open Doors' 2022 World Watch List.

SANTA ANA, CA — For the first time ever, Afghanistan is the most dangerous place on the planet to be a Christian, according to Open Doors’ 2022 World Watch List, which was released today. The World Watch List is a definitive, comprehensive research-based report that ranks the top 50 countries where it is most dangerous…

Despite the threat of persecution, people in Afghanistan are turning to Christianity in growing numbers, creating a wave of Christian Taliban

EASTON, MD — Despite the threat of persecution, Afghans are turning to Christianity in growing numbers — and creating a wave of “Christian Taliban,” a ministry to Afghanistan reports. “The word ‘Taliban’ actually means ‘student,’” said Dr. Rex Rogers, president of Christian media ministry SAT-7 USA (www.sat7usa.org), “and right now increasing numbers of Afghans are…

As Christians in Afghanistan struggle for their lives, US Christians to march, pray in Washington, DC on September 25, 2021

WASHINGTON — More than 340 million people around the world suffer persecution for practicing their Christian faith – making it the largest persecuted religious group. In solidarity with them, and to help raise awareness, the 2nd annual March for the Martyrs will take place in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 25, 2021. It’s the first time…

‘The Glenn Beck Program’ listeners raise over $32 million to rescue thousands of Christians, mainly women and children, trapped in Afghanistan

DALLAS — As the world watched Afghanistan fall to the Taliban, multi-media personality and humanitarian Glenn Beck enlisted the help of loyal “The Glenn Beck Program” listeners to raise funds in an attempt to rescue thousands — mainly women and children — trapped in the country. While hosting the Premiere Networks-syndicated radio program on Wednesday,…

"We need to be on our knees in prayer now" for Afghanistan 'Theatre of Fear', says KP Yohannan, GFA World missions organization founder

WILLS POINT, TX — One of the world’s largest mission organizations – Gospel for Asia (GFA World) is calling on Christians around the world not to carry on “like normal” while people in Afghanistan face terror, rape, and execution. “I pray that no church in the world worships and prays like it’s just another normal…

AFGHANISTAN – Christian charity Release International has issued an urgent call to pray for the underground church in Afghanistan as the persecution of Christians in the region is set to rise following the return of the Taliban regime. A Christian contact of one Release International partner describes the situation as ‘dire.’ Says ‘Micah’: ‘Our brothers…

The leaders of the underground churches' response is a reminder that the mission of the Church transcends national and political boundaries.

NAMPA, IDAHO — Global Catalytic Ministries (GCM). As tensions escalate between Israel and Iran and protests intensify globally condemning Israel and supporting Hamas, GCM’s CEO Mike Patino called for a closed meeting with its underground coaches worldwide. The purpose was to understand their unique perspectives on the unfolding situation and determine a collective response by…

Global Audience Hears Stirring Stories from Persecuted Christians During The Voice of the Martyrs' I Am N Event

BARTLESVILLE, OK — “Persecution is real, and it is biblical, and Jesus told us we will face persecution in this world,” said Pastor Hassan Abduraheem during The Voice of the Martyrs’ “I Am N” Virtual Event earlier this month. During the online event, Hassan and two other survivors of Muslim extremism shared their inspiring stories…

World Vision has been at the forefront of extensive humanitarian response efforts worldwide, supporting communities in crisis.

SEATTLE — From the Maui wildfires to devastating earthquakes in Syria and Turkey, along with cyclones in Mozambique and Myanmar, Christian humanitarian organization World Vision has been at the forefront of extensive humanitarian response efforts worldwide, supporting communities in crisis. In 2023, World Vision responded to 78 disasters and humanitarian crises in 59 countries around…

Through online streaming, believers who cannot celebrate Christmas are able to join live worship & participate in live Bible-based discussion

EASTON, MD — Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, has canceled its traditional Christmas celebrations, a move that spotlights the challenges Christians in the Middle East face this festive season. Amid the suffering caused by the Israel-Hamas war, Bethlehem’s leaders reportedly feel it’s inappropriate to hold festivities, and the town’s Christian elders agree. It’s a difficult…

Mission agency GFA World (www.gfa.org) has launched an appeal to help thousands of “ostracized widows” at risk of starvation and abuse.

WILLS POINT, TX — Mission agency GFA World (www.gfa.org) has launched an appeal to help thousands of “ostracized widows” around the globe at risk of starvation and abuse after being abandoned by their family and neighbors. “Millions of widows live in societies where they are blamed for their husband’s death, regardless of the illness, accident…

American Christians now able to send prayers, encouragement to millions of persecuted believers suffering for their faith via new prayer app

SANTA ANA, CA — A new mobile prayer app developed by Christian persecution watchdog, Open Doors USA, gives users the ability to connect with persecuted Christians suffering for their faith. Available for free in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, the Open Doors Prayer App was created to help strengthen and support Christian…

Middle East Isolated Christians are using smartphones to connect with other believers on the region's 1st-ever faith-based streaming service

EASTON, MD — Isolated Christians in the Middle East, including many struggling to survive, are using their smartphones to connect with other believers on the region’s first-ever faith-based video-on-demand service. Since launching a year ago, SAT-7 PLUS — a Netflix-type service of faith-based programs 24/7 in Arabic, Farsi and Turkish across the Middle East and…

Soul-searching youth in the Middle East, including Muslim families, are using their phones to watch the Christian video-on-demand streaming.

EASTON, MD — Thousands of soul-searching youth in the Middle East, including many from Muslim families, are using their smartphones to watch the first-ever Christian video-on-demand streaming service in the vast desert region. Since launching a year ago, SAT-7 PLUS — a Netflix-type service that streams faith-based programs 24/7 in Arabic, Farsi and Turkish across…

Samaritan’s Purse has been on the ground in Albania for over six weeks, serving the more than 400 Afghan family evacuees.

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN — Samaritan’s Purse has been on the ground in Albania for over six weeks, serving the more than 400 Afghan family evacuees who have temporarily resettled along the country’s coastline. Their team of disaster response specialists is distributing critical relief supplies, operating a medical clinic, and facilitating trauma care courses designed to promote…

Christian Freedom International made a free church Prayer Kit to equip churches for the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

FALLS CHURCH, VA — Christian Freedom International (CFI) has designed a free church Prayer Kit to equip churches for the “International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.” This annual event — held on the first Sunday in November — unites churches to pray for Christians worldwide who face persecution. “The catastrophe in Afghanistan — with Christians…