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World Watch List

World Watch List

The World Watch List is the annual ranking of the top 50 countries where it’s most dangerous to be a Christian. The list is the foremost report of its kind, offering the most in-depth, reliable data on Christian persecution.

Over the last year, we’ve seen record increases in modern-day persecution—from oppressive surveillance and arrests in China and Iran to brutal violence in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa.

The facts this research reveals are staggering. We must see the current reality. But don’t miss something else the list shows us: the resilience of God’s people.

The number of believers who are suffering and discriminated against should mean the Church is dying—that Christians are keeping quiet, renouncing their faith and turning away.

But that’s not what’s happening. Instead, our on-the-ground team tells us that so many times, persecution is the direct result of believers sharing the gospel.

Where there is persecution, you can be sure that God is moving in the hearts of people, strengthening them to share His love and stand resilient (Isaiah 43:19).

Download the free resources below and take the World Watch List into your church.

 

The World Watch List is the annual ranking of the top 50 countries where it’s most dangerous to be a Christian. The list is the foremost report of its kind, offering the most in-depth, reliable data on Christian persecution.

Over the last year, we’ve seen record increases in modern-day persecution—from oppressive surveillance and arrests in China and Iran to brutal violence in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa.

The facts this research reveals are staggering. We must see the current reality. But don’t miss something else the list shows us: the resilience of God’s people.

The number of believers who are suffering and discriminated against should mean the Church is dying—that Christians are keeping quiet, renouncing their faith and turning away.

But that’s not what’s happening. Instead, our on-the-ground team tells us that so many times, persecution is the direct result of believers sharing the gospel.

Where there is persecution, you can be sure that God is moving in the hearts of people, strengthening them to share His love and stand resilient (Isaiah 43:19).

Download the free resources below and take the World Watch List into your church.

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Launch Video

Our launch video shares an overview of the latest trends in global persecution and encourages your church to unify in support of our persecuted brothers and sisters. Use this video as an annual launch point into your ministry of prayer for the persecuted church.

Booklet

The World Watch List booklet provides detailed information and a guide for prayer on all 50 of the most dangerous countries to be a Christian. Download a digital copy or order physical copies for your church family.

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Prayer App

Follow along with the latest urgent requests from Christians around the world with the Open Doors Prayer App. We’ll also provide unique, focused content surrounding the January launch of the annual World Watch List.

Testimonials

Sue Peterson

I greatly enjoy your world watch list. It helps inform my prayers. I have also used it with prayer groups to focus our prayers on areas of greatest need.

Andrew Krop

Our church has used the World Watch List for several years now. This has been an important resource for us in praying for persecuted Christians. I would recommend this resource (and often do) to friends so that they would be aware of the state of the Church throughout the world and actively pray for other believers.

Pricilla March

Thanks to your generosity I was able to give every member of my church a World Watch List booklet. I was able to share information that was up to date and accurate and members are praying through the booklet day by day. The booklet is a blessing.

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