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 – March 3rd 2021

Boko Haram death-threat ultimatum to pastor Barnabas Fund, 1 March 2021 Islamist terror group Boko Haram has given the Nigerian government until 3 March to save the life of Pastor Bulus Yakuru, abducted in Borno State on Christmas Eve. The militants snatched the pastor during a raid on the predominantly Christian village of Pemi, about 20 km […]

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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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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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Barnabas Update – January 13th 2021

Christian prayer meetings under police scrutiny Barnabas Fund, 8 January 2021 Indian police in Uttar Pradesh State have been instructed to keep a watch on prayer meetings after 5 Christians were accused of trying to “unlawfully” convert people to Christianity. The order was issued by a regional police superintendent after five Christians were brought to […]

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Barnabas Update – December 3rd 2020

North Korean Christian gives chilling testimony Barnabas Fund, 24 November 2020 A rare insight into the persecution endured by Christians living under the totalitarian North Korean regime has been given by Sookyung Kang, a Christian who fled her homeland to be able to worship freely without risking her life. “The North Korea regime tries to […]

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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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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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Barnabas Update – October 14th 2020

Christian couple face “apostate” Somaliland trial Barnabas Fund, 13 October 2020 A Christian couple detained for being “apostates and evangelists spreading Christianity” in Muslim-majority Somaliland are to have their case forwarded to court.  Police arrested the couple, who have three children, on 21 September after finding Christian material at their home. A police colonel threatened that “whoever […]

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Barnabas Update – September 30th 2020

Eritrea releases 69 Christians on bail Barnabas Fund, 22 September 2020 The Eritrean government has, at the time of writing, released 69 Christian prisoners, many in long-term detention for their faith without trial. The authorities are continuing make conditional releases from the Mai Serwa prison, near the capital, Asmara. According to Eritrean Christian leader, Dr Berhane […]

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Barnabas Update – September 15th 2020

Jihadi attacks in the DRC Barnabas Fund, 15 September 2020 At least 58 people were killed and 17 kidnapped when Muslim militants attacked two villages in the mainly-Christian north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo in early September.  Twenty-three people were murdered on 8 September and another 35 were killed two days later. Large numbers of the population […]

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