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 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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Barnabas Update – August 4th 2021

False narratives used against Indian Christians Barnabas Fund, 26 July 2021 (excerpts) A police directive, issued by the Superintendent of Police in the state of Chhattisgarh, India, to keep “consistent watch” on Christians demonstrates the “false narratives” used against Christians by radical Hindutva nationalist groups. Chief among the false narratives are that Christians – and […]

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Barnabas Update – July 15th 2021

18 killed by suspected Fulani Islamist militants Barnabas Fund, 13 July 2021 (excerpts) Eighteen Nigerians were killed in Christian-majority southern Kaduna State when suspected Fulani Islamist militants stormed two villages in Zangon Kataf Area.  9 villagers died and houses were destroyed in Makarau on 11 July in an assault that began at around 5 p.m. […]

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Barnabas Update – July 1st 2021

Messianic believers in Israel celebrate Barnabas Fund, 22 June 2021 (excerpts) Israel’s Supreme Court has ruled to grant tax-deductible donation status to a not-for-profit organisation of Messianic Jews. The organisation, Yachad, runs a congregation of Messianic believers (Jewish followers of Jesus). It has made repeated attempts to be awarded status as a public institution, but […]

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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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