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Release International

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Founded in 1968, Release International is a UK-based Christian ministry, supporting believers around the world who are persecuted for Christ and the gospel.

We were inspired by the life and witness of Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, who spent 14 years in communist prisons. His remarkable story was captured in his book, Tortured for Christ.

The words of this biblical command are an important basis for our work:

‘Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated, as if you yourselves were suffering.’ (Hebrews 13:3; NIV; 2011)

We are currently active in around 30 countries where we prayerfully, pastorally and practically do all we can to love and serve persecuted Christians.

What does this mean in practice?

We raise the VOICE of persecuted Christians. 

We give persecuted Christians the 'TOOLS' they need to live for Jesus Christ.

We bring you into FELLOWSHIP with persecuted Christians.

We help you learn DISCIPLESHIP with persecuted Christians.

We maintain Christian STEWARDSHIP to honour persecuted Christians.

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Where they work


  • Worldwide


  • United Kingdom

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