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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Cuba: Baptist pastor threatened with criminal charges Cuban Baptist pastor and religious freedom activist Reverend Mario Felix Lleonart Barroso has received official notice that he may face criminal charges if he does not break ties with "counter-revolutionary elements" in and outside of Cuba, and if he does not stop giving radio interviews. 16/10/2014

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

Laos: Six Christians released, pastor still detained following arrest at religious meeting15/10/2014

Nepal: CSW welcomes Prime Minister's public commitment to guarantee religious freedom in new constitution 08/10/2014

Iran: Capital charges faced by three Christians dropped at court hearing 02/10/2014



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.

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