Barnabas

We work by acting on behalf of the persecuted Church, making their needs known to Christians around the world and making the injustice of their persecution known to governments and the international community. We work by aiming the majority of our aid at Christians living in Muslim environments, channelling money from Christians through Christians to Christians.  We work by using the money to fund projects which have been developed by local Christians in their own communities, countries or regions and acting as equal partners with the persecuted Church, whose leaders often help shape our overall direction.


Barnabas Update – July 7th 2020

“Where is democracy” for Chinese churches? Barnabas Fund, 30 June 2020 “Where is democracy?” a Christian in China asked after two communist party-approved candidates were foisted on their church committee. Four deacons presented a written complaint against two candidates put forward by the local United Front Work Department when it confirmed its candidates on their […]

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Barnabas Update – June 17th 2020

Turkey’s president to protect minority religions Barnabas Fund, 9 June 2020 Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan will do “everything possible” to protect “members of other minority faiths”, following a recent attack on a church in Istanbul.  Police are currently holding a man in detention on suspicion of carrying out the church attack.  Critics of the […]

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Barnabas Update – June 3rd 2020

“Important step” towards religious freedom  Barnabas Fund, 2nd June 2020 Sudan’s Transitional Military Council and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North have jointly agreed to found an independent national commission and a Ministry for Peace and Human Rights. On 21 May, the government stated, “We agreed to establish a commission for religious freedom to address all issues relating […]

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Barnabas Update – May 13th 2020

Saving Forgotten Lives  Barnabas Fund, 13th May 2020 Thanks to the generous giving of our supporters, Barnabas Fund has sent £766,706 of life-saving aid to Christians in 24 countries, in desperate situations due to the lockdown.  Many low-paid daily-wage earners have lost their meagre incomes and are locked down without food. We have sent food […]

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Barnabas Update – May 1st 2020

57 murdered and church damaged in Mozambique Barnabas Fund, 15 April Islamist fundamentalists murdered at least 57 people, with a further five deaths unconfirmed, and smashed their way into a church in an upsurge in violence at the beginning of April in Mozambique’s northernmost province of Cabo Delgado, which is Muslim-majority. On 10 April, militants […]

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Barnabas Update – April 15th 2020

Emergency network to help Christians globally Barnabas Fund, 14 April 2020 Barnabas Fund, joined by over 85 partner organisations, has launched the Barnabas Coronavirus Emergency Network (BCEN) to meet the needs of persecuted Christians on the margins of society, discriminated against in daily life, and often discriminated against when aid is distributed.  This network gives […]

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Barnabas Update – April 1st 2020

New anti-conversion bill for Sri Lanka? Barnabas, 24 March 2020 Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa hinted that he is prepared to introduce an anti-conversion bill to “save this country” from falling into deep difficulties. Addressing the annual convention of the All Ceylon Buddhist Congress, he identified the conversion of “traditional Buddhist families to other […]

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Barnabas Update – March 18th 2020

Iranian Christian prisoners and the coronavirus Barnabas Fund 10 March 2020 The Iranian government has been continuing to release tens of thousands of prisoners serving sentences of less than 5 years, including a few Christians, to lessen the spread of coronavirus within prisons. Among those released was Christian prisoner Ramiel  Tamraz, who was freed on 26 […]

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Barnabas Update – March 4th 2020

Forcing Christian converts to declare their faith Barnabas Fund, 24 February 2020 Christian converts from Islam no longer have the choice of keeping their faith secret in Iran after the “other religions” option was removed from the application form for ID cards. The choices available to new applicants are only the four religions recognised under […]

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Barnabas Update – February 18th 2020

Five million people march in Nigeria Barnabas Fund, 10 February 2020 Five million people took part in protest marches across Nigeria on Sunday 2 February against the murder of Pastor Lawn Andimi by Boko Haram. The peaceful demonstrations, organised by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) as the final event of a three-day fast, took place in 28 […]

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