Religious Freedom Internationally - Child Persecuted for Faith Internationally People of faith are persecuted for religious beliefs and practices around the world, whether they are Buddhist, Muslim, Christian, Hindu or other. In today's world Christians are the largest group of people being persecuted for their faith. More than 100 million people in over 60 nations are being denied their basic human rights because of their Christian faith.

Our primary responsibility as Christians is to worship God and obey him. Obedience to God includes following biblical teaching to pray and worship with other Christians, and to speak to others about our faith. We are to remember those who are persecuted for their faith. "Remember me in my chains, " pleads the Apostle Paul in Colossians 4:18.
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Media releases

2019 Prayer Event for the Persecuted Church

"One Faith–One Family" is the theme for this year’s International...

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Canadians to Join Worldwide November Initiative Against Religious Persecution: Charities Call Attention to Injustice with Day of Prayer

IDOP Canada, a group of Canadian charities which supports the International Day of...

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One With Them: Open Doors invites prayer for Christian captives

A new June event to pray for Christians held captive is introduced by Christelle Amaya...

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On August 22, why not pray for the persecuted?

Aug. 22 marks the United Nations’ International Day Commemorating the Victims of...

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Official statements

The EFC condemns anti-Semitic attack at Pittsburgh synagogue

It is a heinous act to target people in a place of worship. We offer deepest...

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EFC Statement on Texas Church Attack

We grieve with the families and friends affected by the horrific Nov. 5 attack on the...

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War and Suffering in the Holy Land

Hamas launched a surprise attack on Israel from the Gaza Strip on October 7, 2023. The...

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Crisis in the Caucasus: Armenians Under Pressure

On September 19, 2023 tensions exploded between Azerbaijan and Armenia over a small...

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Outgoing letters

Concern over human rights in Sri Lanka

Our international counterparts have contacted us about the rapidly deteriorating...

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Forced church closings in Algeria - Letter to Minister of Foreign Affairs

Algerian authorities have forcibly closed two in the last month for a total of six...

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Introducing the Peace & Reconciliation Network Canada

Phil Wagler of Kelowna, B.C., is North American network coordinator for the Peace...

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Dispatches from Brian

Grace in Vietnam

In my travels I look for footprints of the Spirit. Vietnam is a country of tragedy...

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A Land In Need of a Rebirth

A century ago, estimates were that 25 percent of Turkey was Christian. Today it is less...

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An Insider’s Guide to Praying for the World

Book offers country-specific insights and calls us to a deeper understanding of the Christian church and witness.

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