INTERVIEW | David Curry on Persecuted Church Across the Globe
The Daily Signal Podcast
There are estimated to be more than 360 million Christians facing persecution for their faith around the world today, according to Open Doors USA, an organization that advocates on behalf of the persecuted church.While persecution of Christians is severe in nations like North Korea, there are about "50 to 60 countries where there is intense levels of persecution," says David Curry, the president and CEO of Open Doors USA.Curry joins "The Daily Signal Podcast" to share stories of the persecuted church across the globe and to explain how Americans can support those facing tribulation for their faith. Enjoy the show! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Open Doors President & CEO, David Curry on Christian Persecution Today
Your Faith At Work
Episode #156Over 360 million Christians live under significant persecution today, just for following Jesus (1 in 7 believers worldwide). Dr. David Curry and Open Doors USA are committed to educating Believers on the reality of global persecution towards Christians. From information gathering and surveillance in China, to violence and vandalism in Afghanistan, the reality of persecuted Christians abroad is far greater than anything American Christians experience today. But if we don’t educate ourselves, we could soon follow suit. In this episode, Dr. Curry shares the truth about what’s going on around the world. He talks about his recent appointment as a Commissioner with the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) and the warning signs of the persecution of the Middle East and Asia is moving to the Western world. This episode shares what you won’t hear in the legacy media today about the most persecuted religion in the world, Christianity. In this episode: 01:17 | Introducing Dr. David Curry, the president and CEO of Open Doors USA, and a commissioner on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) 03:06 | Understanding and measuring Christian persecution throughout the world and influencing policy 06:53 | Systematic attacks on Christians in India (violence, vandalism, and interference) 12:43 | The shocking truth of worldwide Christian persecution 14:47 | The pressure on Christians in China should alarm us all. Using technology to systematically control and punish followers of Christ and their families – “digital authoritarianism” 19:42 | The spiritual reality of persecution; Biblical illiteracy and patterns of isolation 23:52 | Christian persecution at its worst (North Korea, Afghanistan) and the rise of extremism 28:40 | Censorship, social scores, and governmental control in China (not surprising, participating in Christian activities deducts from the social score) 34 :07 | The reality that we (Christians) currently live in and the crucial need for education, boldness, and responsibility. We all play a part Resources: OpenDoorsUSA.org Uscirf.gov Open Doors World Watch List__________________Click here to sign up for our FREE 5-day BOOT CAMP.Visit ryanshoward.com/freedownload to learn more and download 21 Days to a New Workplace You to set your FAITH ON FIRE and jump start your faith at work journey today. The Walk Parenting PodcastThe Walk is a podcast focused on biblical parenting (what the Bible says about...Listen on: Apple PodcastsSpotify GPS: God. People. Stories.People everywhere have life-changing encounters with God. Listen to their stories here.Listen on: Apple PodcastsSpotify
Mike Johnson, David Curry, Meg Kilgannon, Ron Johnson
On today’s program:Mike Johnson, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Louisiana, shares his thoughts on Speaker Pelosi’s plan to hold a vote on House Democrats’ gun control proposals. David Curry, President and CEO of Open Doors USA and newly appointed USCIRF Commissioner, reacts to the massacre of at least 50 worshippers at a Nigerian church on Pentecost Sunday.Meg Kilgannon, FRC's Senior Fellow for Education Studies, breaks down the the latest polling on indoctrination in the classroom. Ron Johnson, U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, addresses the record gasoline prices and the millions in undisclosed royalties that were paid to the National Institutes of Health.
David Curry on the most dangerous place in the world to be a Christian
This week, Chelsea Sobolik sits down with David Curry, President and CEO of Open Doors USA. They discuss the release of Open Door’s 2022 World Watch List, and where it’s the most dangerous place in the world to be a Christian. David shares ways that Christians can pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world.Guest BiographyOpen Doors USA President and CEO David Curry advocates on behalf of those who are persecuted for their Christian faith. He provides leadership to Open Doors in its mission to strengthen and equip Christians who live under extreme restrictions, while encouraging these believers to remain strong in their faith.For over 60 years, Open Doors has worked in the world’s most oppressive regions, empowering and equipping persecuted Christians in more than 60 countries by providing Bibles, training, and programs to help strengthen the church.Since assuming the role of CEO in August 2013, Curry has traveled extensively to encourage those living under persecution and support the work of Open Doors. In addition, Curry is often present in Washington, D.C., advocating for religious freedom at the highest levels of our government. He has testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee and met with a wide range of policymakers in Washington from both sides of the aisle, including at the White House, in the Senate and at the U.S. State Department.Curry appears frequently on Fox News and is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. He has also been published or featured in sources such as CBS News, CNN, The Washington Post, Christianity Today, USA Today, The Christian Post, and other news outlets.Prior to coming to Open Doors, Curry served as CEO and president at Christian organizations that serve homeless and neglected children in several countries, including India and Peru.Curry is the author of four books and holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwest University in Seattle and an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Faith Evangelical College and Seminary based in Tacoma, WashingtonResources from the ConversationOpen Doors USA World Watch ListSubscribe to ERLC’s Policy NewsletterSubscribe to ERLC’s The WeeklySponsorPrison Fellowship — Second Chance Month // Every person has dignity and potential. But one in three American adults has a criminal record, which limits their access to education, jobs, housing, and other things they need to reach that potential. Join Prison Fellowship this April as they celebrate "Second Chance Month”. Find out how you and your church can help unlock second chances for formerly incarcerated people who have repaid their debt to society. Learn how at prisonfellowship.org.
Open Doors President David Curry on the Most Dangerous Country for Followers of Jesus Christ: Afghanistan Under the Taliban
After U.S withdrawal, Afghanistan became the number one place on earth where it is most dangerous to be a Christian, for the first time ever. That's according to Open Doors USA's World Watch List 2022. The Taliban in Afghanistan is now engaged in a door-to-door campaign to rid the country of Christians, who are mostly converts from Islam. The penalty for conversion is death. The World Watch List is a definitive, comprehensive research-based report that ranks the top 50 countries where it is most dangerous to be a Christian. Afghanistan has supplanted North Korea, which now ranks #2 on the list, after spending 20 years at #1. And it's not that North Korea has gotten better; Afghanistan has gotten worse. On this episode of Lighthouse Faith podcast, Open Doors president David Curry explains how bad things are; how every Christian in Afghanistan is now either in hiding or on the run. The Taliban’s interpretation of Islam considers Christians to be traitors, enemies of the state, enemies of the tribe and even the community; they are deemed to be “infidels." Curry will also highlight another bad actor on the World Watch List: China. Its religious freedom abuses are more sinister and more cunning; using technology and Artificial Intelligence to control people of faith, keep watch on them, and judge whether they are good citizens or not based on what and who they worship. On the eve of the Winter Olympics in China, Curry wants the world to be aware what's happening there, and that money and power should not determine how people are treated. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Marsha Blackburn, David Brody, Travis Weber, David Curry
On today's show:Marsha Blackburn, U.S. Senator from Tennessee, discusses President Biden’s press conference, the U.S. Senate debate over radically altering the filibuster and passing an elections takeover bill, and the Biden administration buying COVID tests from China.David Brody, Chief Political Correspondent for CBN News, provides an analysis of President Biden’s press conference.Travis Weber, FRC’s Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs, reviews the first year of the Biden presidency.David Curry, President and CEO of Open Doors USA, shares about the release of Open Doors USA’s 2022 World Watch List, the annual ranking of the world’s 50 most dangerous places for Christians.
Episode 58: Dr J. David Curry - The Ideal Practice
The 1505 Club
We don't often talk about what it takes to build a practice. In todays episode, our guest will be talking with us about some of the lessons that he has learned from his nearly 40 years of practice experience. He will talk about how he built a big practice, how he retired, and how he came back to build his ideal practice that allows him to live the life that he wants. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/david-fowler/support