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Christians Attacked in Sudan – July 7th 2020

Morning Star News, June 24, 2020  Following calls from mosque leaders in Khartoum to rid their “Muslim area” of South Sudanese Christians, several Christians were attacked there and in neighbouring Omdurman this month. At the end of evening prayers at a mosque, imams on June 6 called for residents to rid Christian South Sudanese from […]

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Focus on Uzbekistan – July 7th 2020

PrayerCast, June 20, 2020 President Karimov, who ruled for 27 years, died in 2016 and was succeeded by the prime minister, Mirziyoyev. Yet institutionalized corruption still exists at every level of government. Although Uzbeks boast a 99% literacy level, all media is government controlled, and free access to information is non-existent.  This nation now acts […]

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Cuba in Focus – July 7th 2020

PrayerCast, June 30, 2020  Cuba is a totalitarian one-party Communist regime that limits personal liberties, curtails independent journalists, and arrests those who criticize the government. While maintaining strict control over people’s lives, Cubans can now own their own small businesses. However, 80% of Cubans are still employed by the government. In 2010 Cuba officially shifted […]

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Four Christian converts begin prison sentences – June 17th 2020

Middle East Concern, June 5, 2020 Iranian Christians request prayer for four Christian converts and their families after the men presented themselves at Evin Prison on 2 June to begin serving five-year sentences. Hossein Kadivar, Khalil Dehghanpour, Kamal Naamanian and Mohammed Vafadar obeyed a summons issued on 28 May. They were among nine Christian converts […]

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Militant extremists kill 57 villagers in DRC – June 17th 2020

Barnabas Fund, 10 June 2020 At least 57 people were killed in renewed attacks by jihadists on villages in the mainly-Christian north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, at the end of May. Members of Allied Democratic Forces, an Islamist militant group active in the region for more than two decades, attacked Samboko village on 26 May, […]

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Christian Boy, 16, Murdered for His Faith – June 17th 2020

Morning Star News, June 11, 2020  Incited by Hindu extremists, followers of traditional tribal religion in eastern India last week stabbed and stoned a 16-year-old Christian boy to death for his faith, sources said. The mutilated body of Sambaru Madkami was found on Friday, June 5, buried in the jungle, less than 4 miles from […]

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Why are Christians persecuted in Syria? – June 3rd 2020

Open Doors, 28 May 2020 744,000 Christians live in Syria, about 70,000 fewer than in 2019, many having fled because of the risk of being displaced by persecution and hardship. Conflict has abated in parts of Syria, but radical Islamic groups still control areas.  Church leaders are particularly vulnerable to abduction. Muslim Background Believers face […]

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Death Toll Mounts In Nigeria ‘Jihad’ – June 3rd 2020

Release International, 26 May 2020 A new report from Nigerian NGO, International Society for Civil Liberties & Rule of Law, claims attacks by Fulani militants have killed 620 Christians in the first five months of 2020, supporting claims by Release International that the attacks are growing and have the characteristics of an undeclared jihad against […]

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Kazakhstan: Fined for leading community – June 3rd 2020

Forum 18, 28 May 2020 The Council of Churches Baptist congregation in the north-eastern city of Pavlodar – led by the 65-year-old Pastor Isak Neiman – meets for worship on private premises.  It chooses not to seek state permission to be allowed to exist and meet. About seven police officers raided the congregation during its […]

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Blythswood Update – May 13th 2020

Daniel Centre Romania moves from a military state of emergency to a state of alert on 15th May, with deaths still contained at under 1000 for the country.  Alix and István still work and keep to their own rooms when back at the house, but no Covid 19 testing in place poses problems for the […]

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