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 – 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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Barnabas Update – June 3rd 2020

“Important step” towards religious freedom  Barnabas Fund, 2nd June 2020 Sudan’s Transitional Military Council and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North have jointly agreed to found an independent national commission and a Ministry for Peace and Human Rights. On 21 May, the government stated, “We agreed to establish a commission for religious freedom to address all issues relating […]

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Barnabas Update – May 13th 2020

Saving Forgotten Lives  Barnabas Fund, 13th May 2020 Thanks to the generous giving of our supporters, Barnabas Fund has sent £766,706 of life-saving aid to Christians in 24 countries, in desperate situations due to the lockdown.  Many low-paid daily-wage earners have lost their meagre incomes and are locked down without food. We have sent food […]

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Barnabas Update – May 1st 2020

57 murdered and church damaged in Mozambique Barnabas Fund, 15 April Islamist fundamentalists murdered at least 57 people, with a further five deaths unconfirmed, and smashed their way into a church in an upsurge in violence at the beginning of April in Mozambique’s northernmost province of Cabo Delgado, which is Muslim-majority. On 10 April, militants […]

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Barnabas Update – April 15th 2020

Emergency network to help Christians globally Barnabas Fund, 14 April 2020 Barnabas Fund, joined by over 85 partner organisations, has launched the Barnabas Coronavirus Emergency Network (BCEN) to meet the needs of persecuted Christians on the margins of society, discriminated against in daily life, and often discriminated against when aid is distributed.  This network gives […]

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