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Help persecuted Christians: 10 Charities that are helping persecuted Christians worldwide

How You Can Help Persecuted Christians Worldwide. Discover Charities Supporting Persecuted Christians in the Toughest Parts of the Globe

Matt Holderness Portrait Matt Holderness
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There are more than 360 million persecuted Christians worldwide who suffer oppression and discrimination daily. That's 1 in every 7 believers globally. Some face violence and abduction, while others risk losing their jobs and livelihood. Fortunately, there are charities working on the frontlines to offer medical care, education, and daily essentials to these persecuted believers. Others advocate for the abolishment or revision of unjust laws affecting the lives of Christians.

According to the latest World Watch List from Open Doors, there are 13 countries where Christians face extreme persecution, and 37 more where they face general persecution. Persecution encompasses any hostility experienced due to one's identification with Christ, including restrictions, discrimination, violence, and more. [1] 


How you can help persecuted Christians

If you're interested in finding out you can help persecuted Christians and 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%.

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Open Doors

Help persecuted Christians in over 60 countries through Open Doors who have been doing work 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.

Support Open Doors


Release International

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.

Support Release International



Barnabas Fund

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 to help perscuted Christians.

Support Barnabas Fund


Help The Persecuted

Help The Persecuted are ministers of the Gospel who rescued, restored and rebuilt the lives of over 82,000 Persecuted Christians in 13 countries last year including, The Middle East, Turkey, Iran, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Yemen & North Africa.

They currently provide a safe refuge in Lebanon to those fleeing the Middle East Conflict.

  • A Safe Place to Sleep - Refuge Centre that can host a larger number of Christians families, offering beds, food, clothing and pastoral care.
  • Nutritious food - They have doubled the capacity of their 'Seeds of Hope' farm above Beirut which already provides vital fresh vegetables and fruit to thousands of persecuted and vulnerable people each year. This includes a local community of Muslims and Druze who they can share the love of Jesus with. They have also been increasing the Emergency Relief Kits, which contain a month's supply of food basics along with Bibles and Christian literature.
  • Long-Term Hope-Through their successful 'Enduring Livelihood' program, they plan to help many families rebuild their lives through owning their own small businesses.



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.

Support Christian Solidarity Worldwide



Christian Freedom International

Aids, equips and advocates for oppressed and persecuted Christians. They provide spiritual and physical support to help perscuted 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.

Find out more


Mission Network News

Aims to be the voice of missions, the persecuted Church, and help perscuted Christians in hard-to-reach areas of the world. Mission Network News is part of Oneway Ministries.

Find out more



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.

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Centre for Legal Aid, Assistance and Settlement

Centre for Legal Aid, Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS) is an interdenominational organisation working to help persecuted 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.

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Support CLAAS


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.

Support FRRME


Help persecuted Christians with a Stewardship Giving Account

You can help persecuted Christians and support all of the above Stewardship registered charities with a Stewardship Giving Account. You can make a one off gift or a regular payment really easily, with the ability to adjust amounts and dates at the click of a button. 

A Stewardship Giving Account can also help you discover more charities working for causes you care about. It provides you with full visibility of how much you give and who you are supporting, and the flexibility to make changes to your giving at any time.

Find out how you could be increasing the impact of your gifts today.


[1] https://media.opendoorsuk.org/document/pdf/2024-Advocacy-Report.pdf

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Matt Holderness

Matt joined Stewardship in 2022 with over twenty years of marketing experience from roles at Kendal College and Capernwray Bible School. He has degrees in Business and Marketing, Theology, Management and most recently a Masters in Hermeneutics. 

Through raising awareness of Stewardship’s services, Matt helps people explore the impact their generosity can have on the church and Christian charities. He’s passionate about supporting Evangelism and Bible causes, and has a particular interest in charities that are helping people in Poverty and Debt in the UK.