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 – January 12th 2022

(excerpts) Pakistani sentenced to death for “blasphemy” Zafar Bhatti, a Pakistani Christian who was convicted of “blasphemy” in May 2017, was sentenced to death by Rawalpindi District Court on 3 January. Bhatti, who has been fighting to clear his name since his arrest in 2012, appeared in court as part of an ongoing appeal against […]

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Barnabas Update – December 15th 2021

Russian armed officers disrupt conference (excerpts) Barnabas Fund, 14 December 2021 Several dozen officers from the Centre for Combating Extremism disrupted a Christian conference near Moscow, on 2 December, wearing bulletproof vests, armed with machine guns and confining attendees in the conference building for around ten hours. Before being released the majority of attendees were […]

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Barnabas Update – December 1st 2021

Christian Journalist arrested in Nigeria Barnabas Fund, 22 November 2021 A Nigerian Christian journalist faces prolonged imprisonment following his reporting of attacks against mainly Christian communities in Nigeria’s Middle Belt and critical assessment of the government’s response. Luka Binniyat was  charged under the Cybercrimes Act with transmitting electronically information known “to be false”. He has […]

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Barnabas Update – November 17th 2021

Myanmar military shell Shan church a second time Barnabas Fund, 12 November 2021 The Myanmar military attacked a church building in Pekhon Township, southern Shan State on 9 November, for the second time.  There were no reported casualties, but windows and pews were damaged by artillery fire. A previous attack on the church in June 2021 […]

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Barnabas Update – November 3rd 2021

Christian protest in Karnataka, India Barnabas Fund, 26 October 2021 (excerpts) Hundreds of Christians staged a demonstration on 25 October in Hubballi, Karnataka state, India in protest at the state’s proposed anti-conversion law and a recent attack on a church. Hindutva extremists had forcibly entered a church there on Sunday 17 October to protest against alleged forced religious conversions. […]

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Barnabas Update – October 20th 2021

Christianity not “a visa advantage” Barnabas Fund, 15 October 2021 (excerpts) Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has denied that Christian faith is “a visa advantage” for believers in the Middle East fleeing persecution and violence. The claim was made in The Times discussing the onslaught against Christians in Syria and Iraq by the Turkish […]

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Barnabas Update – October 6th 2021

Anti-conversion laws against Indian Christians Barnabas Fund, 4 October 2021 (excerpts) Extremists in India continue to use anti-conversion laws as a means of harassing church leaders and other Christians. On 28 September a pastor in Himachal Pradesh was arrested on charges of attempting to gain converts to Christianity through force and bribery.. The following day, in […]

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Barnabas Update – September 15th 2021

Indian Pastor Burned with Acid Barnabas Fund, 7 September 2021 (excerpts) A 16-year-old Christian suffered burns over 60 per cent of his body as the result of an acid attack in eastern India. The pastor was attacked at the end of August 2021 shortly after leaving his house to go and sell vegetables in the […]

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Barnabas Update – September 1st 2021

The dangers facing Afghan Christians Barnabas Fund, 24 August 2021 (excerpts) The Taliban takeover in Afghanistan creates great danger for Afghan Christians, all of them converts from Islam or the children of converts. If caught by the Taliban, they are very likely to be killed. Although the Hanafi school of sharia, which predominates in Afghanistan […]

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Barnabas Update – August 18th 2021

Pastor’s son killed in Nigeria Barnabas Fund, 13 August 2021 (excerpts) Local authorities have demolished a church building in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria, leading to the death of Ezekiel Bitrus, the son of a pastor. The Borno Geographic Information System (BOGIS) conducted the demolition on 5 August as church members gathered to protest. It is […]

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