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 30th 2022 (excerpts)

Approval granted to 125 churches in Egypt Barnabas, November 22, 2022 The government of Egypt licensed 125 churches and church-affiliated buildings on 14 November. It is the 24th batch of approvals made since the government committee overseeing the licensing process started work in 2017. The decision brings the number of churches granted licences to 2,526 […]

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Barnabas Update – November 2nd 2022 (excerpts)

Barnabas Fund, 26 October 2022 (excerpts) Burkina Faso is in danger from Islamist militants, warned army Captain Ibrahim Traore when he was sworn in as interim president of the country on 21 October. “We are confronted with a security and humanitarian crisis without precedent,” said Traore, who ousted his predecessor, the military leader Paul-Henri Damiba, […]

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Barnabas Update – October 19th 2022 (excerpts)

Barnabas Fund, 4 October 2022 (excerpts) Ashwini Upadhyay has requested India’s Supreme Court to implement a nationwide anti-conversion law.  The court on 23 September asked the federal government to submit a response to the petition by 14 November. Upadhyay argued that “The injury caused to the citizens is extremely large because there is not even one […]

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Barnabas Update – October 5th 2022 (excerpts)

A brave life lived for Christ Brother Andrew (1928-2022) Barnabas Fund 3 October 2022 (excerpts) The death of Brother Andrew is a salutary moment for those of us supporting and championing the cause of persecuted Christians throughout the world. Born Anne van der Bijl, in Holland, he became known as Brother Andrew – or “God’s […]

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Barnabas Update – September 14th 2022 (excerpts)

Preaching Christianity “not a crime” Barnabas Fund, 6 September 2022  The Pakistani Supreme Court has issued a highly significant ruling, which includes the declaration that the preaching of Christianity “is not a crime, nor can it be made into one”. The nine-page ruling is a clear denunciation of the way in which “blasphemy” laws are […]

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Barnabas Update – August 31st 2022 (excerpts)

Christians challenge Indian anti-conversion law Barnabas Fund, 22 August 2022 (excerpts) 2 Indian Christian organisations have launched a formal challenge against the anti-conversion law in Karnataka. The court issued notice to the state government on 22 July, requiring a response within four weeks. The petition argues that the anti-conversion law infringes on a person’s right to convert from one […]

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Barnabas Update – August 17th 2022 (excerpts)

Mozambique Islamists behead 2 Christians Barnabas Fund, 5 August 2022 Islamist militants beheaded two Christian men during an attack on a minibus in northern Mozambique. The attack took place on 30 July in Macomia district, Cabo Delgado. The killings were claimed by the Islamic State (IS) of Mozambique, known locally as al-Shabaab. A statement bi IS-Mozambique declared, “By the grace […]

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Barnabas Update – August 3rd 2022 (excerpts)

Religious freedom rolled back in Sudan The prosecution of 4 Christian converts from Islam under an apostasy law abolished 2 years ago confirms concerns about the Sudanese government returning to Islamism. The 4 young men now face the death penalty in line with Islamic law.  The apostasy law was abolished in 2020 by the reforming government of […]

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Barnabas Update – July 20th 2022 (excerpts)

India’s Supreme Court to hear petition Barnabas Fund, 7 July 2022 India’s Supreme Court was to hear a petition on 11 July, seeking a direction to end “hate speech” targeted against Christians and attacks on their places of worship. A division bench of Justice Surya Kant and Justice JB Pardiwala directed the court registry to […]

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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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