The Most Revd and Rt Hon Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury has been quoted as saying:
“Open Doors has shown the true signs of the presence of the spirit of God in that it has been faithful to its vision and foundation, but adaptable as the world around it has changed. And, today, it is one of the most credible, powerful, authentic, and determined advocates of the protection of Christians but also generally of religious liberty.”
Open Doors is an international ministry serving persecuted Christians and churches worldwide. They supply Bibles, leadership training, literacy programmes, livelihood support and advocacy services. They mobilise the church in the UK and Ireland to serve Christians living under religious persecution.
They are supporting victims of the Turkish/Syrian earthquake through their church partners including in some of the most inaccessible areas.
Also this January saw the publication of the World Watch List, a record of the 50 countries where faith costs the most. At its launch to Parliament, 85 MPs heard how more than 360 million Christians worldwide suffer high levels of persecution and discrimination for their faith – that’s a staggering 1 in 7 believers. With 75 years of totalitarian rule, North Korea has been top of the list almost since the list began.
You can explore the list here
There are many ways you can get involved, from making a financial donation, to committing to pray, to writing to believers, and alerting your Member of Parliament to the plight of people all over the world.
Here at St Margaret's, we are proud to support the work they do, our mission representative is Sue Corrance,
so if you would like to find out more, please do not hesitate to contact her.
Visit the Open Doors UK website
to find out more.
Deborah Mathews, 06/05/2020