There are more than 360 million persecuted Christians who suffer oppression and discrimination. That's 1 in every 7 believers worldwide. Some are victims of violence and abduction, while others risk losing their jobs and livelihood. A number of charities work on the frontline, offering medical care, education and daily essentials. Others work to abolish or revise unjust laws that are affecting the daily lives of Christians.
How you can support persecuted Christians
If you're interested in finding out you can get involved with supporting the persecuted Church, we've compiled a list of 10 charities that provide practical help and hope to those affected. You can visit their partner pages and, with a Giving Account, start giving them financial support today. Because of our unique Instant Gift Aid feature your eligible gifts will immediately be boosted by 25%.
Helps support persecuted Christians in over 60 countries and have been doing so for more than six decades. They supply Bibles, provide emergency relief and help persecuted believers stand strong for the long-term. In the UK and Ireland, Open Doors helps the church to pray, give and speak out for the Christians who risk their lives to follow Jesus.
Supports persecuted Christians in 30 countries around the world - prayerfully, pastorally and practically. They help raise the voice of persecuted Christians and give them the tools they need to live for Jesus. They also support pastors and Christian prisoners, and their families; supplying Christian literature and Bibles; and working for justice.
Provides aid to Christian minorities who experience discrimination, injustice, violence or persecution because of their faith. They work in over 80 countries through churches and frontline Christian organisations.
Christian Solidarity Worldwide
A non-profit human rights organisation specialising in freedom of religion or belief (FoRB). They work in 25 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. CSW is the only advocacy organisation with a sole focus on freedom of religion or belief that has United Nations accreditation.
Christian Freedom International
Aids, equips and advocates for oppressed and persecuted Christians. They provide spiritual and physical help for suffering Christians to live in the dignity of God’s love and rise above their circumstances. They offer ways for Christians to ease the burdens of persecuted Christians through prayer, action, and giving.
Mission Network News
Aims to be the voice of missions, the persecuted Church, and Christians in hard-to-reach areas of the world. Mission Network News is part of Oneway Ministries.
For 20 years, ChinaAid has worked to expose human rights abuses and promote truth, justice and freedom by advocating for religious freedom and the rule of law in China.
Centre for Legal Aid, Assistance and Settlement
Centre for Legal Aid, Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS) is an interdenominational organisation working for Christians and religious minorities who are being persecuted because of their faith in Pakistan. They provide practical support and campaign for the abolishment or revision of unjust laws and policies that are ruining people’s lives. They are currently campaigning to end forced conversion.
A Scottish voice for persecuted Christians around the globe. They engage in practical assistance projects which help to restore dignity and hope to persecuted Christians without creating dependency.
The Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East (FRRME)
Mosaic Middle East is a Christian charity working across ethnic and religious divides bringing hope, help and healing in the Middle East. They focus on the needs of the millions of refugees and displaced people in Jordon and Iraq.
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