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 – June 17th 2021

Persecuted Christians and Croatian scholarships Barnabas Fund, 14 June 2021 (excerpts) Croatia has been inundated with 5500 applications for scholarships set aside for young, persecuted Christians from developing countries in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. The government has earmarked about £172,000 to enable young persons persecuted for their Christian faith to pursue undergraduate and graduate university […]

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Barnabas Update – June 2nd 2021

Christian villagers terrorised in Pakistan Barnabas Fund, 20 May 2021 At least 8 Christians were left with fractured bones after the small Christian community of a village in the Punjab, Pakistan, was terrorised by a Muslim mob of around 200 people. The incident has now been reported to the police and a case has been registered […]

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Barnabas Update – May 19th 2021

Terrorists kill four Christian farmers in Indonesia Barnabas Fund, 17 May 2021 Islamist terrorists from the East Indonesia Mujahideen have killed four Christian farmers in Central Sulawesi province where they were working in a coffee plantation on 11 May and were attacked by five men wielding swords.  According to a police spokesman for Central Sulawesi, the attack […]

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Barnabas Update – May 5th 2021

Jihadists seek out and kill two Nigerian Christians Barnabas Fund, 30 April 2021 At least two Christians were sought out and killed by jihadists who invaded a town in Nigeria’s northern Yobe State on 23 April.  Around 2,000 residents of Geidam fled their homes after members of Islamic State West Africa Province took control of the town, […]

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Barnabas Update – April 14th 2021

Pastor released from prison in Laos Barnabas Fund, 13 April 2021 The pastor of a church in Savannakhet, Laos was released from prison on 9 April, three days after being convicted of “creating disorder” and “disrupting unity”. Sithon Thippavong was arrested in March 2020 after being accused of conducting church services without permission. He was finally convicted […]

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Barnabas Update – April 1st 2021

Christian families lose everything in Bangladesh Barnabas Fund, 30 March 2021 Many Christian families lost their shelter and what little possessions they owned when fire engulfed a sprawling Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, on 22 March. The United Nations refugee agency said 11 people died in the inferno and 560 were injured. Up […]

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Barnabas Update – March 17th 2021

Saudi convert to Christianity faces problems Barnabas Fund, 15 March 2021 A Christian convert in Saudi Arabia faces two court cases as well as threats of violence against him and his family. The convert, named only as “A”, appeared in court on 11 March 2021 on charges of trying to convert Muslims. The charges arose […]

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Barnabas Update – March 3rd 2021

Boko Haram death-threat ultimatum to pastor Barnabas Fund, 1 March 2021 Islamist terror group Boko Haram has given the Nigerian government until 3 March to save the life of Pastor Bulus Yakuru, abducted in Borno State on Christmas Eve. The militants snatched the pastor during a raid on the predominantly Christian village of Pemi, about 20 km […]

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Barnabas Update – February 17th 2021

Myanmar – shoot, “punish and breakdown” civilians Barnabas Fund, 16 February 2021 Amid widespread mass protests in Myanmar, a chilling Myanmar Army document was discovered instructing soldiers to “punish and breakdown” ethnic-minority Christians and other civilians deemed to be against the military regime, or even appearing critical of it in social media posts. The official […]

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Barnabas Update – February 3rd 2021

Hindu ceremony on church grounds Barnabas Fund, 19 January 2021 A significant Hindu religious ceremony to a Hindu deity was held on the grounds of a Christian church in Goa, India. About 25 people performed the Hindu pooja on 30 December directly in front of the Church’s historic façade, which is also a protected regional monument. At the […]

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