Prisoners of faith






In restricted nations around the world Christians face detention and torture, simply for following Jesus Christ.

In countries such as Burma, China, Eritrea, North Korea, Pakistan, Vietnam and others, Christian pastors, evangelists and ordinary believers are in prison today because of their active Christian witness.


  • being detained without trial, perhaps even tortured
  • being unable to see your family, for months, or years
  • enduring often terrible conditions

Release’s Prisoners of Faith ministry gives pastoral care and practical support to Christians imprisoned for their faith in Jesus Christ, and their families. We encourage supporters in the UK and Ireland to pray for prisoners, write letters of encouragement, campaign for their release, and give financially to support this vital work.

There are a number of ways that you can help Christians who have been imprisoned for their faith in Christ.

Sign up here to get our free Prisoners of Faith monthly email alert, which gives details of an individual Christian prisoner, with prayer points, and information to help you write letters on their behalf. (If you live outside the UK and Ireland, please send an email requesting the alert to

The alert, which is produced as an Adobe Acrobat file (pdf), is designed for display on a church noticeboard, and is ideal for use by churches, families and individuals as part of their prayer ministry. See previous alerts