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 – June 29th 2022 (excerpts)

Christian Vietnamese family forced out of home Barnabas Fund, 24 June 2022 A Christian family in Vietnam’s Nghe An province have been forced from their home village for refusing to re-convert to a local animist religion. The local authorities on 4 June voted to expel them from their home village in Ky Son district, confiscated their livestock, […]

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Barnabas Update – June 15th 2022 (excerpts)

Attack on Assyrian Christian family in Turkey Barnabas Fund, Jun. 13, 2022 An Assyrian Christian family were attacked in a village in Mardin, Turkey, after a church service on Sunday 5 June. The service in Mor Gevargis Church was the first held in the building in almost 100 years. The renovation of the church was […]

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Barnabas Update – June 1st 2022

(excerpts) Christians attacked after blasphemy allegation Barnabas Fund, 24 May 2022 Several Christians were injured and homes destroyed by a mob of Muslims in Bauchi State, Nigeria, after a Christian woman was accused of blasphemy in a WhatsApp message. The woman, Rhoda Jatau, had shared a video in which a Ghanaian convert from Islam protested the killing of […]

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Barnabas Update – May 18th 2022

(excerpts) Iranian-Armenian pastor – 10 years’ imprisonment Barnabas Fund – 10 May 2022 An Iranian-Armenian pastor has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for running a “house church” in Tehran.  Anooshavan Avedian was also sentenced to 10 years of “deprivation of social rights” – restrictions on his employment, for example – on his release from prison. Two church […]

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Barnabas Update – May 4th 2022

(excerpts) Afghan Christians at risk of death for apostasy Barnabas Fund, 26 April 2022 The annual report of the US Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has argued that Christians in Afghanistan are still at risk. Since the August 2021 US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Taliban takeover, the threat to Christians – all considered […]

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Barnabas Update – April 20th 2022

Algerian church forced to close Barnabas Fund, 19 April 2022 (excerpts) A church in the port city of Béjaïa, Algeria, has been closed with immediate effect. The provincial governor issued an administrative closure order on 21 March, communicated to the Aouchiche church leaders on 6 April, to stop worship meetings. The church has more than 300 members […]

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Barnabas Update – March 30th 2022

(excerpts) 50 Nigerians killed and 100 abducted in Kaduna Barnabas Fund, 29 March 2022 At least 50 people were killed and more than 100 abducted, including a church minister, when nine villages in northern Kaduna State, Nigeria were attacked late on 24 March and into the early hours of 25 March. A church and homes were razed, […]

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Barnabas Update – March 16th 2022

Believers in authority in Christian-minority lands  (excerpts) Barnabas Fund, 15 March 2022 On 4 March Priya Rajan, a 28-year-old Christian woman, was sworn in as the mayor of Chennai (Madras), India’s fourth largest city and the state capital of Tamil Nadu. This is Mayor Rajan’s first official post, and she demonstrates a genuine desire to help and […]

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Barnabas Update – March 2nd 2022

Christians driven from their home in Laos (excerpts) Barnabas Fund, 25 February 2022 Villagers drove a Christian family of twelve from their home in southern Laos in anger at the family’s practice of a “foreign” religion. On 9 February the family home in Savannakhet province, was burned down in the attack.  Tensions were already apparent after the […]

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Barnabas Update – February 16th 2022

Egypt upholds religious freedom for Christians Barnabas Fund, 11 February 2022 (excerpts) The improved situation of Christians in Muslim-majority Egypt is an encouragement to Christians across the world. That improvement was underlined with the appointment of a Christian, Judge Boulos Fahmy Eskandar, as President of the country’s Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC). No Christian has ever before […]

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