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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Pakistan: CSW calls for justice and compensation for victims ahead of All Saints Church bombing anniversary Christian Solidarity Worldwide  is calling on the Pakistani government to fulfill its pledge to compensate the victims of the attack on All Saints Church in Peshawar, ahead of the anniversary of the bombing that took place on 22 September 2013. 19/09/2014

Pakistan: One year after the Peshawar church bombing, we interview Bishop Humphrey Peters 19/09/2014

Eritrea: CSW calls for compliance with African Commission rulings on anniversary of arrests 18/09/2014

Colombia: Constitutional court upholds right to conscientious objection and religious freedom 17/09/2014

China: Two more Nanle church detainees sentenced in Henan 16/09/2014


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."


China's plan to nationalise Christian theology
Christian Today

Church of England, partners to observe Aug 25 Kandhamal Day Vatican Radio

In religious wars across the planet who really is suffering the most? Belfast Telegraph

In North Korea, a church renovated, missionaries jailed

Boko Haram on course to create an Islamic state in Nigeria, destroying Christian towns Christian Today

International religious freedom needs a champion World News Report


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