Release International is a Christian ministry working through local church partners in around 30 countries across the world, helping persecuted Christians prayerfully, pastorally and practically.
We were founded in 1968, inspired by the testimony and ministry of Pastor Richard Wurmbrand. Following the demise of Communism in Eastern Europe and the increase in the persecution of Christians elsewhere in the world, the Ministry broadened its activities and changed its name to Release International.
Our ministry is based on Hebrews 13 v 3: ‘Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.’
OUR CALLING AND MISSION
In 2019 we updated our Calling and Mission, which now defines the ministry of Release International.
Through the ministry of Pastor Richard Wurmbrand and Hebrews 13:3 we have been called by God to love and serve persecuted Christians.
Our Mission is to love and serve persecuted Christians by: