Nov. 2: International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Nov. 1 & 2: As Persecution Increases, Open Doors Holds Live Webcast to Rally Support

Approximately 100 million Christians are persecuted worldwide, the most of any religious group. Targeted by groups such as ISIS and Boko Haram, as well as by governments such as North Korea, the persecution of Christians has increased in 2014. To educate Americans about persecution and rally support for the persecuted, Open Doors USA is turning to technology to reach into homes and churches across the nation.

Nov. 2 marks the annual International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. The public is invited to join a live webcast on Saturday, Nov. 1, while churches are invited to join a special webcast designed for their Sunday night services on Nov. 2. During the live webcasts, Open Doors USA will provide expert commentary on the current situation in countries such as Iraq, Syria and Nigeria. Featured guests include David Platt, president of the International Mission Board and author of Radical; Nik Ripen, author of The Insanity of God; persecuted Christians from oppressed countries; and musical guest Selah.

Open Doors President and CEO David Curry says that the greatest need expressed by the persecuted may surprise most American Christians. “Time and time again, those living under persecution and those who are refugees from it tell us that their greatest need is hope—hope found in their faith and hope born of the knowledge that Christians in the free world have not forgotten them,” says Curry.

International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church and Webcast  

Host: David Curry, president of Open Doors USA

Featured guests include:

  • David Platt, president of the International Mission Board and author of Radical

  • Nik Ripken, author of The Insanity of God

  • Persecuted Christians from oppressed countries

  • Musical guest Selah

Sat, Nov. 1, at 8 p.m. ET—Live webcast for home viewers
Sun, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. ET—Live webcast for church viewers

Join the live webcast by logging on to

About Open Doors USA:
For nearly 60 years, Open Doors USA has worked in the world's most oppressive and restrictive countries in support of persecuted Christians. Open Doors works to equip and encourage Christians living in dangerous circumstances with the threat of persecution and equips the Western church to advocate on their behalf. Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world and are oppressed in at least 60 countries. For more information, visit