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Unchecked Violence in Nigeria – February 17th 2021

Morning Star News, 12 February 2021 Renowned French film-maker, journalist, and philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy, hardly a right-wing “Islamophobe,” is among those who have made reports that indicate funding from Islamist organizations abroad is behind the radicalization of mosques in Nigeria. Radical mosques and Islamic schools contribute to the kind of violence perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen, […]

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Barnabas Update – February 17th 2021

Myanmar – shoot, “punish and breakdown” civilians Barnabas Fund, 16 February 2021 Amid widespread mass protests in Myanmar, a chilling Myanmar Army document was discovered instructing soldiers to “punish and breakdown” ethnic-minority Christians and other civilians deemed to be against the military regime, or even appearing critical of it in social media posts. The official […]

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Jacksons Update – February 17th 2021

Fraser had a very positive meeting on Monday aimed at making world scholarship available in Africa and African scholarship available to the world.  A hard-drive loaded with resources to be put on the NetACT portal has gone missing in Stellenbosch University library office. Pray for the leaders of Hope Prison Ministry as they plan for […]

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Changed Priorities in Ethiopian Churches – February 17th 2021

The Voice of the Martyrs, 11 February 2021 After Muslim mobs destroyed 12 churches in the Alaba zone in 2019, believers waiting for their churches to be rebuilt report an increased dedication to missions and outreach in their communities. In a single day, extremists moved through the town of Alaba Kulito and destroyed 12 church […]

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Blythswood Update – February 17th 2021

Daniel Centre André, Gaby and Cipri still have no work but Daniel continues with online school and has a part-time electrician’s job.  The new resident Silveu has already found work with a construction company. Soreen is now trying to move out with friends, not a good idea.  Marian has a job fixing tyres to earn […]

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Couple with new-born baby arrested in Somaliland – February 17th 2021

Barnabas Fund, 15 February 2021 Prosecutors in Muslim-majority Somaliland were granted extra time on 10 February to detain in custody a Christian couple and their new-born baby and two other Christian women on suspicion of “spreading Christianity”. Somaliland’s small Christian community is feeling “very vulnerable” following the arrests of five Christians by police in the […]

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Family of Assaulted Pastor Attacked Again – February 3rd 2021

Morning Star News, 28 January 2021 Muslim villagers on Sunday attacked the wife and children of a pastor in eastern Uganda who is still receiving hospital treatment for a previous assault. Previously a group of area Muslims beat Pastor Nabwana with sticks and a blunt object on his head, back, stomach and chest. A church […]

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Barnabas Update – February 3rd 2021

Hindu ceremony on church grounds Barnabas Fund, 19 January 2021 A significant Hindu religious ceremony to a Hindu deity was held on the grounds of a Christian church in Goa, India. About 25 people performed the Hindu pooja on 30 December directly in front of the Church’s historic façade, which is also a protected regional monument. At the […]

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Jacksons Update – February 3rd 2021

Pray for the prison officers, who have seen many of their colleagues fatally affected by covid19, to be strengthened in a difficult and dangerous environment. Many of the gang initiations involve stabbing an officer. The prisons are still closed to visitors so even the relief of seeing people from the outside is not available to […]

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Producing Christian Truth in a Dark Place – February 3rd 2021

The Voice of the Martyrs, 28 January 2021 A group of Turkish believers who produce Christian literature ask for prayer as they operate in Turkey’s tense climate for believers. After nine years of publishing a theological magazine, “we are still able to do our job in this dark atmosphere,” they wrote. A reader, Tolga, wrote […]

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