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 – December 5th 2018

An Iraqi television network has uncovered the fact that least 350 homes of Christians who fled the country have been occupied or seized, particularly around the northern city of Mosul. Properties have been transferred under false names and sold on. Many Christian properties had already been seized by Islamic State terrorists when they overran Mosul and the Nineveh Plains in 2014.

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Barnabas Update – November 20th 2018

Algerian authorities seal village church Barnabas Fund, 13 November 2018 Authorities in the village of Azaghar, south-east of Algiers, sealed a church building in October, falsely claiming that it failed to comply with health and safety regulations. It was sealed despite the 300-strong congregation installing fire exits and fire extinguishers in response to an earlier request. The church has a

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Barnabas Update – November 7th 2018

Turkey arrests another foreign church worker Barnabas Fund, 30 October 2018 David Byle, who has lived for the past 18 years in Turkey, was arrested on 13 October during a routine ID check at an Ankara train station. After interrogation David was released the next day but ordered to leave the country within 15 days by Turkish officials. It is

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Barnabas Update – October 19th 2018

One Scotland’s “hate crime” posters Barnabas Fund, 9 October 2018 Barnabas Fund called on the Scottish police to withdraw billboard posters launched by One Scotland on 26 September targeting “hate crime”; the posters appear to incite religious prejudice. On 7 October the Sunday Times reported Barnabas Fund’s criticism of the campaign as a form of “state-sponsored hatred” that unfairly accuses people of

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Barnabas Update – October 1st 2018

Home Office stance on Syrian Christian refugees Barnabas Fund, 25 September 2018 The Home Office may be responding to calls to recognise the plight of Syrian Christian refugees. After a Barnabas Fund Freedom of Information request, the Home Office revealed that in the second quarter of 2018, ten Syrian Christians were resettled in the UK, an improving situation compared to

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Barnabas Update – September 17th 2018

Nine killed in shelling of Syrian Christian town Barnabas Fund, 11 September 2018 Nine civilians from the Christian-majority Syrian town of Mhardeh died on Friday 7 September, when shells or rockets fired from a rebel-controlled region hit built up areas. According to local sources, a further 20 people were reportedly injured in the attack on the town, which is located around 14

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Barnabas Update – September 2nd 2018

Muslims uproot Christians’ crops in Egypt Barnabas Fund, 28 August 2018 Muslims in the village of Sultan Basha uprooted Christians’ crops on 24 August after police intervened to stop demonstrators opposing the granting of legal status to a church building in the village. On 24 August, Muslim villagers gathered outside the church building in Sultan Basha, around 150 miles south of Cairo.

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Barnabas Update – September 2nd 2018

Muslims uproot Christians’ crops in Egypt Barnabas Fund, 28 August 2018 Muslims in the village of Sultan Basha uprooted Christians’ crops on 24 August after police intervened to stop demonstrators opposing the granting of legal status to a church building in the village. On 24 August, Muslim villagers gathered outside the church building in Sultan Basha, around 150 miles south of Cairo.

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Barnabas Update – August 1st 2018

Barnabas Fund’s policy on Overheads Barnabas Fund, 24 July 2018 Barnabas Fund channels money from Christians through Christians to Christians (local churches or Christian organisations already established in the places of pressure, harassment and persecution). For every £1 we receive in donations, we send more than 88p to our charitable work globally. Charitable work refers to the projects developed by

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Barnabas Update, July 18th 2018

Egypt – the Return of a young Christian woman Barnabas Fund, 10 July 2018 Christians in Zefta, Egypt, have celebrated the surprise return of a young Christian woman kidnapped on 24 May. Amany Magdi, 20, went missing on her way to an end-of-year University exam.  Police told her parents that Amany had converted to Islam and refused to let them

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