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NOTICE – September 1, 2021

Release Women was a ministry of Release International.

‘Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are ill-treated as if you yourselves were suffering.’ Hebrews 13:3

Through the ministry of Pastor Richard Wurmbrand and this verse in Hebrews 13:3 we have been called by God to love and serve persecuted Christians. That has been true for over 50 years and continues to be so today. Following a review of how we should develop the ministry we have taken the decision to no longer use the term ‘Release Women’ to identify women’s ministry separately. Instead, we will continue to fully integrate women’s ministry into the whole ministry of Release International. As we love and serve persecuted Christians around the world, prayerfully, pastorally and practically, whether that is prisoners of faith and their families, Christians who are suffering oppression and violence, families of Christian martyrs, or Christians who are forced to flee, women are present. Our commitment is to all persecuted Christians as part of the body of Christ: to raise their voice, to give them the ‘tools’ they need to live for Jesus Christ, to learn lessons of Christian discipleship with them and to maintain Christian stewardship to honour them.

This decision does mean that we will no longer be producing the monthly Release Women Email or quarterly Embrace Newsletter. However, we are planning to start a new quarterly email, Persecution Watch, in 2022 which will help us to share more about what is happening to our brothers and sisters around the world. We will also continue to send out regular Prayer Alert (twice monthly) and News Update (monthly) emails which will share the latest news about our persecuted family; as well as produce our quarterly Voice magazine which explains more about the challenges our persecuted family faces. If you don’t yet receive these resources and would like to do so, you can sign up to receive them here.

For the time being we will leave our previously known ‘Release Women’ resources on this page so you can continue to access them. Thank you so much for your care for our sisters who experience oppression and persecution because of their faith in our Saviour, Jesus.

You can access resources here:

  • Download previous editions of the EMBRACE newsletter here.
  • Read previous editions of the Release Women Email here.
  • Read more about the ESTHER EXPERIENCE.
    The purpose of the Esther Experience is to enjoy time with your friends, value each other, raise funds for your persecuted family and at the same time share your skills and pamper each other. Click here to read more.
  • Read more out about SABINA SUPPERS.
    Sabina Suppers is a very simple initiative to encourage people to organise a supper, or meal of some sort, and to introduce the work of Release International by using Sabina’s story. Funds can be raised by selling tickets to the meal or by donation. It’s an ideal way to raise funds for our persecuted family. Click here to read more.