IDOP 2014

International Day of Prayer - 16 November 2014

On Sunday 16 November 2014, churches all over the world will join together in the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP).

As part of the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP), Christian Solidarity Worldwide will be holding a number of special events up and down the country so that Christians can gather together and pray.

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“Love for all, hatred for none”: Joining forces for peace Last Sunday Mervyn Thomas, our Chief Executive, addressed the annual worldwide gathering of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community, the Jalsa Salana. 05/09/2014

China: Pastor Zhang Shaojie loses appeal 22/08/2014

Nigeria: Boko Haram overruns Buni Yadi and imposes rule 22/08/2014

India: Church of England and partners observe Kandhamal Day 21/08/2014

Iranian pastor Haghnejad pressured for false confession whilst in solitary confinement  20/08/2014

China: Rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng unable to access medical care 14/08/2014


Sudan: Rising restrictions on freedom of religion or belief  "In the lead up to South Sudan’s independence, President Omar al Bashir began calling repeatedly for a 100% Islamic Sudan. On 19 December 2010, he warned, “If South Sudan secedes, we will change the constitution and at that time there will be no time to speak of diversity of culture and ethnicity."

Pakistan: Summary of concerns and recommendations "Freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) concerns in Pakistan range from everyday institutional and social discrimination to targeted mass killings at places of worship."

Indonesia Report
"Rising religious intolerance poses a threat not only to the country’s religious minorities but to all Indonesians who value democracy, human rights, peace and stability."


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Sudan’s Christians face growing harassment
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Is Pluralism at Risk in Indonesia?
Tony Blair Faith Foundation

What the spread of Boko Haram has to do with Jesus' return
Christian Today

"UN expert on religious freedom will visit Viet Nam to assess the situation in the country" Agenzia Fides

Christian pastor and two friends arrested in Iran
Christian Today


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