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World Watch List - The Top 10 Persecuted Countries

Each year Open Doors releases the World Watch List, a detailed analysis of Christian persecution worldwide. In this free resource, countries are evaluated and ranked according to the severity of persecution that occurred in the past year.

Save Saeed

Some of you have followed the story of the Iranian pastor Saeed Abedini. Saeed was in Iran helping with an orphanage when he was arrested for sharing his faith in Christ.

Was the Scene of the Demon-Possessed Buddhist Monk in Safely Home Inspired by a True Story?

Question from a reader:

I recently hosted a book club for Safely Home. Most people really enjoyed it, and it seemed to give everyone a lot of food for thought on Heaven. But the one complaint I heard several times was the part about the Buddhist monk who appears to be demon possessed. People said they felt it was too forced and bizarre. Can you give any insight as to where that scene comes from? Randy, did you know of a particular event like this?

Safely Home Q&A: Why are Christians in China persecuted?

During his visit to BIOLA University, Randy Alcorn answered this question posed by a Torrey Honors Institute student: "Are Christians in China persecuted because of resistance to the communist party, or because the government doesn't understand Christianity?"