This year the International Day of Prayer for the persecuted church (IDOP) will be taking place on Sunday 7th November.
We are delighted to confirm that we are planning once again to team up with our friends at Open Doors and CSW for a special online social media event on that Sunday.
Please keep checking this page for more details as they emerge and for the resources we will make available for download nearer the time for use in your churches or small groups.
In the meantime please do watch the video below of our IDOP 2020 online event. We are sure that you will find it a powerful time of unity as we ALL stood together to learn more about and to pray for our persecuted family.
Remember – if your church was not able to join with us for IDOP 2020 you can choose a date for your own. We’ve left all our IDOP resources for you to use at a time convenient to you. Please use our free Powerpoint resources below – ideal for your own online meeting or prayer event.
You can also watch these powerful, personal stories of persecuted believers – and be inspired by how God has sustained them. (From our micro-site: releaseinternational.org/lockdown).
CENTRAL ASIA: UNDERGROUND Nearly three decades after the fall of communism, Christians are still being persecuted for their faith in some of the former Soviet republics.
ERITREA: HELEN’S SONG Gospel singer Helen Berhane describes how she found strength to survive imprisonment and torture for refusing to deny Christ.
PAKISTAN: FALSELY ACCUSED How Pastor Zafar Bhatti was sentenced to life in prison for blasphemy – and how Release partners are helping him and his wife Nawab.
TORTURED FOR CHRIST An extract from the dramatised film about courageous Romanian pastor Richard Wurmbrand, who inspired the founding of Release in 1968.