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 – 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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Barnabas Update – September 1st 2020

Jihadi militants take 100s hostage in Nigeria Barnabas Fund, 27 August 2020 22 trucks loaded with heavily armed jihadists thundered into a mainly-Christian town in north-eastern Nigeria, with the militants taking hundreds hostage on August 18th. The Islamic State West Africa Province terrorist group, an off-shoot of Boko Haram, captured local people as they fled […]

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Barnabas Update – August 19th 2020

Pakistani Christian arrested for “blasphemy” Barnabas Fund, 14 August 2020 An angry Muslim mob forced its way into a Pakistan police station on 5 August after a Christian man was arrested for alleged “blasphemy” in Punjab province. Sohail Masih was accused by a local Muslim leader of insulting Islam in a Facebook post. A crowd gathered outside […]

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Barnabas Update – August 1st 2020

Fulani Muslim rescues Nigerian Christians Barnabas Fund, 28 July 2020 A Fulani Muslim man rescued two Nigerian Christian missionaries  when he found Pastor Zakka Ibrahim and Samuel Mabas exhausted and hungry and gave them shelter. The men were kidnapped by Islamists on 17 May and abandoned by their kidnappers without food. Their rescuer looked after […]

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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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