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Local Islamic Leaders Call for Arrest Of Christians – July 15th 2021

Voice of the Martyrs, July 8, 2021 (excerpts) After Mannan left Islam to follow Jesus Christ in Bangladesh, area Islamic leaders called for villagers to ostracize his relatives, even telling local vendors to deny them food. As animosity toward Mannan and his relatives grew, the Islamic leaders and angry Muslim villagers called for police to […]

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Barnabas Update – July 15th 2021

18 killed by suspected Fulani Islamist militants Barnabas Fund, 13 July 2021 (excerpts) Eighteen Nigerians were killed in Christian-majority southern Kaduna State when suspected Fulani Islamist militants stormed two villages in Zangon Kataf Area.  9 villagers died and houses were destroyed in Makarau on 11 July in an assault that began at around 5 p.m. […]

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Jacksons Update – July 15th 2021

Pray for a peaceful resolution to the standoff between ex-president Jacob Zuma and his supporters and the South African state. Pray for prisoners who can have no visitors and are missing the spiritual input. Pray for prison officers as they have a dangerous and difficult job. Pray especially that those who know Jesus will be […]

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Murdered Pakistani Christian case opens – July 15th 2021

Barnabas Fund, 13 July 2021 (excerpts) A Christian factory worker in Pakistan died after being allegedly abused physically by two co-workers. A murder inquiry is ongoing. Shahzad Masih, 36, was confronted by Muhammad Abdullah and Muhammad Fizan on 18 June in Faisalabad. Lawyers acting on behalf of Shahzad’s family claim that the pair subjected him […]

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First Sentences under New Law in Iran – July 15th 2021

Morning Star News, July 6, 2021 (excerpts) The first Christians to be punished under a newly amended law in Iran aimed at halting the growth of Christianity and other religious groups were sentenced to five years in prison for spreading “propaganda” against Islam after they refused to renounce Christ. Amin Khaki, Milad Goudarzi and Alireza […]

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Blythswood Update – July 15th 2021

Balazs and 13 volunteers are currently in Kenya for an educational project with the blessing of the Hungarian government for the month of July, so there will be no update for the Daniel Centre or Talita Kum until the beginning of August.

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Rays of Hope in a Sea of Violence – July 1st 2021

International Christian Concern, Jun. 28, 2021 (excerpts) The 2003 invasion of Iraq saw the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, a terrible oppressor of religious and ethnic minorities, Christian and Islamic alike. However, with the fall of such a powerfully centralized regime, relations between the vast number of Iraqi religious and ethnic groups, up until then kept […]

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Barnabas Update – July 1st 2021

Messianic believers in Israel celebrate Barnabas Fund, 22 June 2021 (excerpts) Israel’s Supreme Court has ruled to grant tax-deductible donation status to a not-for-profit organisation of Messianic Jews. The organisation, Yachad, runs a congregation of Messianic believers (Jewish followers of Jesus). It has made repeated attempts to be awarded status as a public institution, but […]

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Jacksons Update – July 1st 2021

South Africa went back into lockdown level 4 on Monday and all gatherings, including churches, are prohibited. Pray for those who need the encouragement of a weekly meeting to keep them going but who are now denied even that. Prisoners haven’t had proper family visits for a long time and volunteer spiritual workers aren’t allowed […]

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Christian families expelled from Indian village – July 1st 2021

Barnabas Fund, 25 June 2021 (excerpts) Extremists have destroyed the homes of eight Christian families and forcibly expelled them from their village in Odisha state. The mob devastated the Christians’ homes and forced them to leave the village. Initially the Christian families were not even allowed to re-enter their properties to recover household and personal […]

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