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Human Rights

In recent years there has been a growing awareness of human rights abuses in Qatar. Secular or nominal Muslim rights advocates have been speaking out against these abuses. Today, we invite you to pray for these human rights advocates. Pray that they may come to know Jesus as their Savior. Pray also that they will have wisdom in their work. May they know what issues to tackle and whom to work together with. Pray for their protection from people with more extreme religious views.  

UK HUMAN RIGHTS REPORTERS RELEASED FROM QATAR

On August 31st, 2014 two UK human rights reporters went missing in Qatar while they were investigating the living and working conditions of Nepalese migrant workers. On September 7th Qatar confirmed that the reporters had been arrested for “violating the laws of Qatar”. Today the British embassy confirmed the reporters’ release and that they will soon be back in the UK. Let’s take this as an opportunity to pray: Pray that the reporters recover from their dramatic experience. Pray that the living and working conditions of the migrant workers in Qatar will drastically improve. Pray that the Qatari government will…

FEAR vs BOLDNESS

In 2012, the number of Qatari believers in Qatar doubled. . From one to two. . Growth is often slow. Qatar allows foreigners to worship fairly freely, and when there are problems, foreigners likely just face removal from Qatar. But for Qataris who decide to follow Jesus, the price is much higher.When planting the Church in a place it doesn’t exist, missionaries, new believers, and even seekers will face spiritual warfare and persecution. It can range from distractions to serious health problems, insomnia and nightmares, minor irritations and traumatic events. At every turn, there is temptation to quit, to be silent. Fear…

ABOLISH FEAR

Pray for fear to be abolished in expats? lives and that threats would not keep them from sharing their faith. Read Michael’s Profile: https://prayforqatar.com/?p=96

DOHA DEBATES & FREEDOM

Early last year, The Doha Debates, a partnership between the Qatar Foundation and BBC World News, featured “the future of religious minorities in the Arab world.” (Click here to watch.) The Doha Debates is one of few places in the Arab world where freedom of speech is legally protected. No single government, official group, or broadcaster controls what is said or who is invited. A  controversial issue is batted around with two speakers for and against. Arguments are outlined, the chairman questions each speaker, and the audience votes electronically after discussion. The debates have garnered millions in international viewership and web hits. Sensitive topics…

NEW STADIUM DESIGN REVEALED FOR 2022

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On July 2nd a second stadium design for the 2022 World Cup in Doha, Qatar was unveiled. This venue will seat 60,000 people and is planned to be the semi-final venue. The construction is expected to start this month and be completed in 2018. Pray that all of the immigrant workers will be kept safe in the construction of this building. Also pray that as immigrants come to work on this building they will come into contact with Christians and learn about His redemption.

HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS FOR IMMIGRANT WORKERS

As more and more news arises surrounding the 2022 World Cup that is to be held in Doha, Qatar, the reality of the inhumane living conditions for immigrant workers is being brought to light. Several news articles have been written within the past few months describing the working and living conditions that immigrant workers are trapped in. Qatar employs a Kafala labor system; the immigrant worker takes out a loan to cover transportation to and housing in Qatar. Once in Qatar, the employer controls everything in regards to the immigrant’s life, including the right to leave the country. There are many…

DOHA DEBATES & FREEDOM

Early last year, The Doha Debates, a partnership between the Qatar Foundation and BBC World News, featured “the future of religious minorities in the Arab world.” (Click here to watch.) The Doha Debates is one of few places in the Arab world where freedom of speech is legally protected. No single government, official group, or broadcaster controls what is said or who is invited. A  controversial issue is batted around with two speakers for and against. Arguments are outlined, the chairman questions each speaker, and the audience votes electronically after discussion. The debates have garnered millions in international viewership and web hits. Sensitive topics…

FEAR VS BOLDNESS

In 2012, the number of Qatari believers in Qatar doubled. From one to two.  Growth is often slow. Qatar allows foreigners to worship fairly freely, and when there are problems, foreigners likely just face removal from Qatar. But for Qataris who decide to follow Jesus, the price is much higher.When planting the Church in a place it doesn’t exist, missionaries, new believers, and even seekers will face spiritual warfare and persecution. It can range from distractions to serious health problems, insomnia and nightmares, minor irritations and traumatic events. At every turn, there is temptation to quit, to be silent. Fear keeps…