Christian Persecution News Sites


These are some more general organizations that report on the persecution of Christians around the world. You can be put on an email list (free) for each of them. The list is not complete—there are other organizations that focus on particular countries, churches also publicize events, and there are also reports by groups such as Amnesty—but this is enough to be going on. If you subscribe to several or all, you can receive regular updates.

Hudson Institute Center for Religious Freedom http://crf.hudson.org/

The Center for Religious Freedom promotes religious freedom as a component of U.S. foreign policy by working with a worldwide network of religious freedom experts to provide defenses against religious persecution and oppression. Since its inception in 1986, the Center has sponsored investigative field missions, reported on the religious persecution of individuals and groups abroad, and undertaken advocacy on their behalf in the media, Congress, State Department and White House.

Barnabas Fund http://barnabasfund.org

Barnabus Fund’s mission is to support Christians where they are in a minority and suffer discrimination, oppression and persecution as a consequence of their faith. Its goal is to strengthen Christian individuals, churches and their communities by providing material and spiritual support by making the needs of persecuted communities known to Christians around the world, by encouraging prayer and financial giving in support of them, working with existing local Christian organizations, and by speaking on these communities’ behalf.

Voice of the Martyrs http://www.persecution.com/

Founded in 1967, VOM is a non-profit, non-denominational Christian organization dedicated to helping the persecuted church worldwide. Its purposes are to encourage and empower Christians by providing Bibles, literature, radio broadcasts, medical assistance, and other forms of relief aid to Christians and families of Christian martyrs, as well as informing the world of atrocities committed against Christians.

Open Doors http://www.opendoorsusa.org/

Serving persecuted Christians worldwide, Open Doors is an organization aimed at strengthening persecuted believers worldwide through community development, Bible & literature distribution, leadership training & education and ministries of prayer and advocacy.

Christian Solidarity Worldwide http://cswusa.com (US division)

CSW is a Christian organization working for religious freedom through advocacy and human rights, in the pursuit of justice. Our primary work is advocacy, which we use to influence the legislation, policies, attitudes and behaviors which reinforce religious discrimination and persecution.  Through this, we aim to bring about lasting cultural, social and political change.

Christian Solidarity International http://csi-usa.org/

CSI is an international Christian human rights organization, campaigning for religious liberty and human dignity, and assisting victims of religious persecution, victimized children and victims of catastrophe. CSI's objective is worldwide respect for the God-given right of every human being to choose his or her faith and to practice it, as stipulated in Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

International Christian Concern http://www.persecution.org

ICC is a non-denominational Christian rights watchdog dedicated to helping persecuted Christians around the world by “acting as a bridge” between them and believers in free countries. ICC provides encouragement, prayers, financial aid, news reporting, advocacy, and research to bring public awareness to the plight of persecuted Christians worldwide.

Forum 18 http://forum18.org/

Forum 18 is a Christian web and e-mail initiative to provide original reporting and analysis on violations of the freedom of thought, conscience and belief of all people, whatever their religious affiliation, in an objective, truthful and timely manner. It mainly publishes on the former Soviet states, notably Belarus and Central Asia, but also publishes original work on states such as Serbia and Turkey. Forum 18 works for religious freedom for all on the basis of Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

Compass Direct http://www.compassdirect.org

Compass Direct News is a news service dedicated to providing exclusive news, penetrating reports, moving interviews and insightful analyses of situations and events facing Christians persecuted for their faith.

Aid to the Church in Need http://www.churchinneed.org

ACN is a Catholic charity founded in 1947 to help the suffering and persecuted faithful around the world by reaching out to people in need in 145 countries, fulfilling more than 5,000 projects a year through spiritual and material aid programs. ACN’s programs include training of clergy, distribution of spiritual literature, transportation for pastoral workers, construction of places of worship, aiding refugees, caring for the religious, offering masses, and reaching out through Christian media.  

Asia News http://www.asianews.it/en.html

Asianews is a Catholic news site (and paper) who prime audience is the churches in Asia, but it carries news from around the world and has stories you might not see elsewhere. It carries a wide range of news, and carries many reports on the persecuted church. Recommend for new on the persecuted church and also as a general news source.

Zenit http://www.zenit.org

Zenit is a non-profit international news agency whose objective is to inform about the "world seen from Rome," with professionalism and faithfulness to the truth. It aims to view the modern world through the messages of the Pope and the Holy See; tell about the happenings of the Church; and inform about the topics, debates and events that are especially interesting to Christians worldwide. ZENIT carries out this service independently.

Mission Network News Online http://mnnonline.org

Mission Network News is a mission news service dedicated to keeping Christians informed on evangelical mission activity around the world, helping to educate and motivate Christians to prayer, participation, and support of missionary work to help further the Great Commission. MNN produces internet posts and radio broadcasts as well as daily updates with news from evangelical organizations from around the world.

Cardinal Kung Foundation http://www.cardinalkungfoundation.org/index2.html

Reports on the persecution of Catholic in China

China Aid http://www.chinaaid.org/

Reports on the persecution of the Church, especially protestants, in China.

Catholic Secular Forum http://www.thecsf.org/home.html

Reports on the persecution of Christians in India