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.

>> Click here to find out more.


Make a gift
CSW relies on your donations to help make religious freedom a reality in over 25 countries.
Your donation will help to give a voice to the voiceless.

  I want to join CSW in campaigning for religious freedom for all

Mr Mrs Ms Rev
First name



Join today to be a voice for freedom and justice - you’ll get weekly emails with latest news, case updates and opportunities to take action.


News and prayer


Editor's choice


In the media

Cuba: Baptist pastor's wife arrested Yoaxis Marcheco Suarez, wife of Cuban Baptist pastor and religious freedom activist Reverend Mario Felix Lleonart Barroso, was arrested in the town of Remedios in the province of Villa Clara on 16 October.21/10/2014

CAR: Clergy continue to be kidnap targets 20/10/2014

Iran: Three Christians face six year sentence in remote prisons 20/10/2014

Cuba: Baptist pastor threatened with criminal charges 16/10/2014

Vietnam: Police officer involved in death of church elder arrested16/10/2014

Mexico: Increase in attacks on Roman Catholic Priests16/20/2014


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."


Chinese church members sentenced
Premier Christianity

Religious freedom violations in Cuba National Review Online

Pastor imprisoned in Iran faces death for 'spreading corruption on Earth' Fox News

Meriam Ibrahim's lawyers to make constitutional challenge
Anglican Mainstream

Victims in Peshawar talk of killings, discrimination and despair The News on Sunday

Crackdown on Christianity in Beijing  UCA News


Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is a human rights organisation which specialises in religious freedom, works on behalf of those persecuted for their Christian beliefs and promotes religious liberty for all.

For more information, please call 0845 456 5464, email or visit