Open Doors Hopes the U.S. Doesn’t Overlook North Korea’s Persecution of Christians in Rush for Diplomacy

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un (L) shakes hands with US President Donald Trump (R) at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018.
Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un have become on June 12 the first sitting US and North Korean leaders to meet, shake hands and negotiate to end a decades-old nuclear stand-off. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

An organization that advocates for persecuted Christians around the world is focusing on North Korea as next month’s International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church draws near.

Sunday, November 4 is the annual day set aside for believers to intervene in prayer for oppressed Christians worldwide.

Open Doors USA recently launched new resources online detailing the human rights violations of the North Korea regime, which is infamously ranked as the world’s most dangerous place to be a Christian.

“If the government finds out I am reading the Bible, I’m dead,” a North Korean told The New York Times in 2012.

Christopher Summers, managing editor for Open Doors, says the goal is to make sure the plight of religious minorities in North Korea is not forgotten even though there are peace talks going on between that repressive country and the United States.

“In the rush,” he says, “to look at diplomacy and talk about trade and economics and things like that.”

In a “60 Minutes” interview that aired Sunday, President Donald Trump was reminded that he has repeatedly praised North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un despite the country’s horrible human rights record.

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SOURCE: One News Now, Bill Bumpas