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Persecution of minority Christian women – December 5th 2018

World Watch Monitor, November 26, 2018 Five new reports – about Egypt, Ethiopia, Iraq, Colombia and the Central African Republic – unmask the multiple domestic, societal and state dynamics used in the persecution of Christian women and girls in each country.  While men often face much more obvious and public forms of pressure and persecution for their faith, women’s suffering

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Barnabas Update – December 5th 2018

An Iraqi television network has uncovered the fact that least 350 homes of Christians who fled the country have been occupied or seized, particularly around the northern city of Mosul. Properties have been transferred under false names and sold on. Many Christian properties had already been seized by Islamic State terrorists when they overran Mosul and the Nineveh Plains in 2014.

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Jacksons Update – December 5th 2018

Ruth is now safely with us in Wellington. Pray for wisdom for Dawn and Maxwell from Hope Prison Ministry as they try to support Brian, who has now been released from prison, without him becoming too dependent on them.  Give thanks that Fraser has found solutions for several small snagging issues with the Portal. Pray for insight into the problems

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Blythswood Update – December 05th 2018

Blythswood – December Update 1   Talita Kum & Daniel Centre Thank God for all those who have put together and checked the shoeboxes for this year’s appeal for Eastern Europe. Thank God for all those involved in the logistical work of getting those boxes over to the target countries. Thank God for all those who will be involved within

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Barnabas Update – November 20th 2018

Algerian authorities seal village church Barnabas Fund, 13 November 2018 Authorities in the village of Azaghar, south-east of Algiers, sealed a church building in October, falsely claiming that it failed to comply with health and safety regulations. It was sealed despite the 300-strong congregation installing fire exits and fire extinguishers in response to an earlier request. The church has a

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Vietnamese Christian refugees in Thailand – November 20th 2018

Barnabas Fund, 13 November 2018 Thai authorities have divided Vietnamese Christian refugee families, holding adults in a detention centre and children elsewhere. Thai authorities refuse to recognise as refugees Christian Montagnards from Vietnam who have fled to Thailand to escape persecution. Most of the Montagnard Christians detained have obtained recognised refugee status from the UNHCR, but Thai authorities have a

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Ethiopian Christians ‘bribed’ to convert to Islam – November 20th 2018

World Watch Monitor, November 19, 2018 Young Ethiopian Christians are bribed with jobs and education prospects if they convert to Islam, according to the UK-based charity Aid to the Church in Need. Unemployment is very high rate in Ethiopia, so such offers attract young people. In one diocese, Muslims own the marble and gold mines and only give jobs to Muslims. With

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Jacksons Update – November 20th 2018

Dawn has finished studies on “Forgiveness” and “Doing no harm to others” at Drakenstein prison. Pray that men will hear and apply what God is saying to them.  Pray for humility, a realistic godly outlook and good communication in the leaders of the prison ministry, that decisions will be made in a timely fashion, and that many inmates and prison

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Church in Nepal Forced to Shut Down – November 20th 2018

Church in Nepal Forced to Shut Down Morning Star News, November 16, 2018 High-caste Hindus have harassed a church in Nepal, forcing it to shut down last week. For two months Brahmins, the highest Hindu caste, had disrupted worship of the church each week and Church members had resorted to meeting in homes, but the Brahmins issued threats to anyone

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Blythswood Update – November 20th 2018

Talita Kum & Daniel Centre The British Humanist Association recently urged people not to continue supporting the group Samaritans Purse in the UK which, like Blythswood, send shoe-boxes to various countries in Eastern Europe, because Christian literature is distributed with the boxes. It is sad to see increasingly aggressive secular humanist attempts to deprive children in those countries of food

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