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World Watch Weekly

25
Nov 2020

Life for Christians in China

For many Christians, when they think of the persecuted church, they think of China. Perhaps because of the amazing growth the church China experienced under severe persecution in the 60s and 70s. In recent years China has been cracking down on the church once again. Listen in to hear more about Christians in China and how you can pray for them. 

Download a copy of the 2020 World Watch List at www.opendoorsca.org/world-watch-list/about-persecution

Find more resources to pray for the persecuted church at www.opendoorsca.org/get-involved/pray/

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18
Nov 2020

Christianity in the Era of Supreme Happiness

The leader of Turkmenistan has declared that they are in the "Era of Supreme Happiness." But what happens to those who fall outside of the recognize religious norm? Tune in to hear more about Turkmenistan and hear about Mahmud's* struggles as a pastor in this country.

Download a copy of the 2020 World Watch List at www.opendoorsca.org/world-watch-list/about-persecution

Find more resources to pray for the persecuted church at www.opendoorsca.org/get-involved/pray/

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11
Nov 2020

Interview: The Hidden Persecution of Christian Women

The persecution of Christian women is characterized as complex, hidden and violent. Our persecuted sisters are enduring a lot of persecution and we need to be lifting them up in prayer. Listen in as we interview Helene Fisher, the Global Gender Persecution Specialist for Open Doors international. Fisher instigated and co-authored the Gender-specific Religious Persecution Analysis reports for World Watch Research, starting in 2018. She has bene invited to speak by the UN special rapporteur of religious freedom and other various government bodies. This is an interview you don't want to miss.

Read the Gendered Persecution Report co-authored by Helene Fisher by clicking here

Download a copy of the 2020 World Watch List at www.opendoorsca.org/world-watch-list/about-persecution

Find more resources to pray for the persecuted church at www.opendoorsca.org/get-involved/pray/

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4
Nov 2020

How Persecution Affects the Whole Family

Vietnam is one of just five countries in the world that have a communist ruling party. The persecution dynamics in Vietnam bring a lot of pressure and violence against our persecuted family members. In this episode, we'll talk about persecution in Vietnam and we'll share a story A Dhon* and talk about how persecution affects every member of his young family.

Download a copy of the 2020 World Watch List at www.opendoorsca.org/world-watch-list/about-persecution

Find more resources to pray for the persecuted church at www.opendoorsca.org/get-involved/pray/

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*Names may be changed for security purposes*

28
Oct 2020

Interview: Persecution in Laos

This week we sit down with one of our ministry partners in Laos, Ruth. Ruth informs us about persecution in Laos, shares stories of persecuted believers and tells us how we can pray for our persecuted sisters and brothers in Laos. Tune in to hear what Ruth has to say.

Download a copy of the 2020 World Watch List at www.opendoorsca.org/world-watch-list/about-persecution

Find more resources to pray for the persecuted church at www.opendoorsca.org/get-involved/pray/

Get in touch with us at podcast@odcan.org.

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*Names may be changed for security purposes*

21
Oct 2020

Minority Christians in Buddhist Myanmar

Many people associate Myanmar with the Rohingya Refugee Crisis. But the Christian minority in Myanmar is also heavily persecuted. Listen in to hear about how Christian women are being trafficked, how the church is persecuted and how you can pray for our brothers and sisters in Myanmar.  

Read the blog post about COVID-19 and Myanmar at https://www.opendoorsca.org/covid-relief-in-myanmar/

Download a copy of the 2020 World Watch List at www.opendoorsca.org/world-watch-list/about-persecution

Find more resources to pray for the persecuted church at www.opendoorsca.org/get-involved/pray/

Get in touch with us at podcast@odcan.org.

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*Names of persecuted Christians may be changed for security purposes*

14
Oct 2020

Thanks and Prayers: News from the Persecuted Church

Listen in to hear what we're thankful for and what we're praying about when it comes to the persecuted church. You'll hear news and updates from four different countries. We'll talk baptisms in Bangladesh, mobs in India, arrests in Somalia and we'll hear from a North Korean brother. 

Download a copy of the 2020 World Watch List at www.opendoorsca.org/world-watch-list/about-persecution

Find more resources to pray for the persecuted church at www.opendoorsca.org/get-involved/pray/

Get in touch with us at podcast@odcan.org.

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*Names of persecuted Christians may be changed for security purposes*

7
Oct 2020

Uzbekistan: Where Islam and Communism Collide

Central Asia is a place that combines the violence of Islamic extremism and the relentless pressure of communism. Uzbekistan is the most dangerous Central Asian country in which to be a Christian according to the 2020 World Watch List.  Listen in to learn more about how you can pray for Christians in Uzbekistan.

Download a copy of the 2020 World Watch List at www.opendoorsca.org/world-watch-list/about-persecution

Find more resources to pray for the persecuted church at www.opendoorsca.org/get-involved/pray/

Get in touch with us at podcast@odcan.org.

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*Names of persecuted Christians may be changed for security purposes*

30
Sep 2020

The Crackdown on Algerian Churches

Algeria has a long Christian history, but in recent years churches have experienced decreased freedoms and even closures. Converts in the country experience increased levels of persecution from their family. Take a few moments to learn more about how you can pray for Algeria, the largest country in Africa.

Download a copy of the 2020 World Watch List at www.opendoorsca.org/world-watch-list/about-persecution

Find more resources to pray for the persecuted church at www.opendoorsca.org/get-involved/pray/

Get in touch with us at podcast@odcan.org.

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*Names of persecuted Christians may be changed for security purposes*

23
Sep 2020

Prayer Requests: Church Attacks And Released Prisoners

Listen in to hear some of the most recent prayer requests from persecuted Christians around the world so you can be praying for very specific situations. We'll share requests from India, Laos, Vietnam and Eritrea. 

Download a copy of the 2020 World Watch List at www.opendoorsca.org/world-watch-list/about-persecution

Find more resources to pray for the persecuted church at www.opendoorsca.org/get-involved/pray/

Get in touch with us at podcast@odcan.org.

Subscribe to World Watch Weekly podcast via iTunesPodBean, or Spotify.

*Names of persecuted Christians may be changed for security purposes*

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