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Church Building in Cuba Demolished – November 18th 2020

Morning Star News, November 15, 2020 Authorities in Cuba have demolished a church building and are blocking other churches from re-opening after the lifting of pandemic restrictions. “Today the government is blocking the re-opening of some of our temples, which we closed due to the pandemic, based on the argument that they’re illegal, when 90 […]

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Barnabas Update – November 18th 2020

Bangladeshi Christians in peaceful protest Barnabas Fund, 10 November 2020 Bangladeshi Christians, and other minority groups, took to the streets of Dhaka in a 500-strong peaceful protest march on 7 November against relentless Islamist extremist attacks on minority communities. At least 17 people from ethnic and religious minority communities were killed between March and September […]

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Jacksons Update – November 18th 2020

Jacksons – November Update 2 Give thanks for the effect last week’s Restorative Justice for Parolees course has already had. Many who said at the start that they had things sorted out admitted by the end of the week that they had learned a lot.  Pray that they will act upon the effect of their […]

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Jihadists behead more than 50 in Mozambique – November 18th 2020

Barnabas Fund, 10 November 2020 Islamic militants turned a village football pitch in northern Mozambique into an execution ground where they beheaded more than 50 people between Friday, 6 November and Sunday, 8 November. In one attack, gunmen shouting “Allahu Akbar” stormed into Nanjaba village on 6 November, firing weapons and setting homes alight. Two […]

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Blythswood Update – November 18th 2020

Daniel Centre Finding jobs are more difficult with Covid-19 now at 10,000 new cases a day.  Alix has had one anger counselling online session.  Cipri has found a job but needs more health testing first.  André should start soon. Istvan’s return to the Centre is on hold till he displays more motivation.  Daniel is doing […]

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Fulani pastor brings hope – November 18th 2020

World Watch Monitor, October 19, 2020 The disproportionate presence of ethnic Fulani among Islamist militants wreaking havoc in the Sahel and West Africa has led to a stigmatisation of the Fulani generally, says a Protestant pastor from Burkina Faso. In April security forces went into Djibo, a town in the northern part of Burkina Faso […]

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Egypt grants 100 new church licences – November 04th 2020

Barnabas Fund, 26 October 2020 After a five-month break during the Covid-19 crisis, the committee overseeing the licensing of churches in Egypt approved 100 new registrations when they met again on 19 October. The new batch is made up of 45 churches and 55 affiliated service buildings. The Cabinet-affiliated committee, headed by Prime Minister Mustafa […]

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Barnabas Update – November 04th 2020

Sri Lankan pastor threatened by police and monks Barnabas Fund, 26 October 2020 A Sri Lankan pastor has been forced to stop his ministry after being threatened and intimidated by police and Buddhist monks. Police visited the pastor on the morning of 18 October and ordered him to report immediately to the local police station. […]

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Jacksons Update – November 04th 2020

NetACT has to decide whether to spread a grant from a major Christian charity in America across all their partner colleges or concentrate on a few colleges which have realistic project proposals in place.  Donald Garvie in Jos has asked Fraser to help with hosting and setting up their online catalogue.  Fraser is also exploring […]

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Churches Under Pressure in Belarus – November 04th 2020

Forum 18, 21October 2020 Violence against people taking part in the ongoing protests, public events to pray for Belarus and for violence by the regime to end have increased. For example, Catholics organising and participating in prayer events in the street in Minsk and other towns have been and continue to be accused and. The […]

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