Open Doors USA Applauds Pence Remarks on Direct Support to Persecuted Christians

David Curry, president and CEO of Open Doors USA, commends Vice President Pence's words of commitment to Christians in the Middle East and recent announcement on providing direct support to Christians and other religious minorities facing genocide in the Middle East:

"Today, more than ever, an urgent need exists for Christians who are returning to their homelands in spite of incredible danger. At Open Doors USA, we applaud the administration's commitment to persecuted Christians throughout areas once occupied by ISIS, and we want to thank President Trump and Vice President Pence for their attentiveness to this crucial issue. Open Doors is on the ground in Iraq, working to build and rebuild homes for thousands of Christians along the Nineveh Plain and working to address their needs in a holistic way. We are hoping and praying for a new future for those who have had to flee in the midst of severe persecution. We are grateful for the commitment of this administration to preserving these ancient Christian communities, among other religious minority groups."

Open Doors USA is currently calling on the U.S. government to pay particular attention to the Middle East in order to help restore and rebuild Christian and other religious minorities' communities. Americans are urged to continue to lend their voices in supporting persecuted Christians and urging that more be done in the area. 

About Open Doors USA 
For more than 60 years, Open Doors USA has worked in the world's most oppressive and restrictive countries for 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 for the persecuted. Christians are one of the most persecuted religious groups in the world and are oppressed in at least 60 countries. For more information, visit