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News from the PERSECUTED CHURCH

Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake:
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven
Matthew 5:10


Open Doors International

More than 340 million Christians suffer high levels of persecution and discrimination for their faith.

That’s 1 in 8 worldwide, 1 in 6 in Africa, 2 out of 5 in Asia, and 1 in 12 in Latin America.

NOT ALONE, NOT FORGOTTEN NOT EVER

[Urgent Prayer] Suicide bombers attack church in Indonesia, at least 19 wounded

’God is alive!’—in Nigeria, this pastor finds hope in the rubble

Eritrea is rounding up and arresting Christians—37 in two days

Terminally ill and 62—Christian convert faces prison in Iran

The Chinese church is exploding … but will it survive?

CLICK HERE for a list or an interactive MAP of countries where persecution is taking place today. 

Main website: OPEN DOORS INTERNATIONAL


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Myanmar Massacre: GFA World Calls for Prayer Amid Military Coup


Barnabas Fund

Christian Newsline

News updates on the persecuted Church

The following stories and more can regularly be found updated at barnabusfund.org/news

APRIL PRAYER FOCUS UPDATE

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Barnabas Aid Calls on U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson to Recognize the Armenian, Assyrian, Syriac and Greek Genocide

Churches Draw Up Religious Studies Syllabus for Christian Students as Part of Pakistan’s New National Curriculum

Five Out of 39 Nigerian Students Kidnapped From Kaduna College Released

Islamist Attacks Illustrate the Growth of Jihadism in Mali and Niger

Church Minister and Three Worshipers Killed by Gunmen in Benue, Nigeria

U.S. State Department Confirms Turkish Participation in Nagorno-Karabakh War, Highlights Azerbaijani War Crimes

Christian Families Lose Everything as Fire Engulfs Rohingya Refugee Camp in Bangladesh

Dozens Killed and Thousands Flee as Jihadists Attack Town in Northern Mozambique

Eight Christians Abducted by Bandits in Kaduna, Nigeria

Praying for the Persecuted Church review of 40 countries and 7 other areas to pray for


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Pakistan:

When 13-year-old Shakaina Masih’s mother arrived to take her home from the job at which she helped with housework, she was informed that her daughter had already left. When Shakaina never showed up, concern soon became alarm as her parents urgently filed a missing person report. After initially delaying to respond, police informed Shakaina’s parents that she had converted to Islam and married a Muslim man last month.

Devastated to learn that their teenage daughter was supposedly married to a man whose name they had never even heard, Shakaina’s parents believe she was abducted. “Shakaina is just a kid,” Shakaina’s father, Johnson Masih told Morning Star News. “She was kidnapped and taken to Okara, where they forcibly converted her and conducted the fake marriage to give it a religious cover.” Many Christian parents in Pakistan fear exactly this occurrence — and it is all too common.

Hundreds of girls from Christian and Hindu backgrounds are kidnapped each year and forcibly converted before being raped and often forced to live as their abductor’s wives. Widespread discrimination and the government’s failure to protect religious freedom creates an environment that enables horrific incidences of forced marriage to thrive. Islamic clerics who solemnize underage marriages, magistrates who make the marriages legal, and corrupt authorities who refuse to investigate all contribute to the problem.

For more on this issue and what the United States can do about it, check out Family Research Council’s new publication titled, “Combatting Forced Marriage of Young Women in Pakistan.

Africa:

Hardly a day passes without accounts of mass kidnappings of Nigerian schoolchildren, Christian clergy and aid workers gunned down, villages torched, or churchgoers massacred. Africa is in trouble, and the United States and other global leaders must wake up to the horrifying levels of violence suffocating Nigeria and other countries in Africa. Read more in Lela’s op-ed in Newsweek.

China:

In coordination with the United States, new sanctions were placed on several Chinese officials responsible for atrocities in Xinjiang by the United Kingdom, European Union, and Canada. In retaliation, China decided to sanction two U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCRIF) Commissioners, including FRC President Tony Perkins.

“The Chinese Communist Party’s sanctions are nothing but tactics of intimidation, designed to help them save face in an international community that’s denounced their brutal and repressive policies,” Perkins said. It is telling that while Western countries sanction Chinese officials over human rights abuses, China sanctions individuals who merely speak out in defense of the oppressed.

See FRC’s resources:

What we’re working on:

We recently started an “International Religious Freedom 101” series on the FRC Blog. Check out our second installment, “Pakistan Is Captive to Islamist Mob Rule.” Stay tuned for more!


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GLOBAL PRAYER GUIDE

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Christian Women Released from Island Prison

Christians Endure Persecution as God’s Kingdom Advances

Tough Times for Ethiopian Believers

Believer Facing Prison and Family Harm

Two Christians Sentenced to Prison for “Shaking Faith”

Family Barred from Two Villages for Christian Faith

Christians Rejoice After Church Destroyed

Many Audio Bibles Already Distributed This Year

Family Fined for Hosting Worship Gatherings

Newly Baptized Followers of Christ Face Persecution

News to Ponder (Various Sources)

As always; these are opinion and news pieces mainly from a conservative constitutionalist view and do not necessarily reflect the beliefs, doctrine, and views of this ministry or any individual associated with it. They are provided for and intended for individuals to be able to read and form their own opinions and views on issues at hand. (Sad that we even have to explain this!)


Blaze Media

Trump says he will go to the border, hammers Biden admin for migrant crisis: ‘They don’t know what they’re doing’

Texas Democrat leaks new photos of children being held at packed migrant facility: ‘We’re feeling the brunt’

Popular children’s author has book canceled over ‘passive racism’

Chris Wallace blasts Jen Psaki over border crisis, media blackout: ‘Less transparent than Trump’

Swift backlash hits CNN after outlet says murdered Uber Eats driver died in ‘accident’

White House confirms Biden will sign executive order on gun control

Los Angeles grandma stabbed to death along with her dog in broad daylight

State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announces that Baltimore will no longer prosecute prostitution, drug possession, or other ‘low level’ crimes

Rapper Lil Nas X releases ‘Satan shoes’ with human blood in it, stars in music video giving lap dance to the Devil

Sharon Osbourne leaves ‘The Talk’ after controversial on-air comments defending Piers Morgan

‘Chaotic night’ leaves 2 dead, at least 8 injured in Virginia Beach oceanfront shootings

Los Angeles County votes for $36 million increase in funding for police after major surge in crime


No Storm, No Reckoning, No Nothing

The Commonalities Between the Rise of the Nazis and the Tactics of the American Left Cannot be Ignored

Good News on the Coronavirus Pandemic

The States Must Resist the Federal Takeover of Elections

Fauci joins the Democrat push to erase Trump from the nation’s memory

But at Least He’s Not Trump!

If Democrats Ever Get Our Guns, They’ll Get Our Freedom, Too

The robots are coming for bad public school teachers: Is the American educational system ready?

The transgender movement comes for children

The January 6 Prosecutions Hit a Speed Bump

Georgia Drives Democrats Insane

Learning the Lessons of Jewish History

Cancel Culture and The Salem Witch Hunts


Bordering on Chaos: Striking New Photos Reveal Crowded Migrant Conditions

Antifa Attacks People in Oregon. Police Arrest The Victims for Self-Defending

Biden White House Plans ‘Vaccine Passports’

Here Are The Results After One Month of Lifting Mask Mandate in Texas

Cover-Up? Hunter Biden Texts Contradict Secret Service Claims

Refugees Spread Disease and Infect Volunteers

If Liberals Really Cared About Women, They’d End the ‘Equality’ Act

Senator Complains Local Meth Producers Can’t Compete With Mexican Imports


LifeZette

MSNBC Trashes Ted Cruz On His Family Heritage

FOX 10 Phoenix Anchor’s Integrity Shines as She Resigns in Objection to Bias Reporting and Half-Truths

Joy Behar Launches Attack On Judge Jeanine Pirro – ‘I Used To Like You, What The Hell Is Going On With You?’

Biden Pulls Switcheroo On White House Weed Use Policy

McConnell Scorches Schumer In Senate Debate on HR1

Boulder Shooter Is A Native Syrian Who Hates Trump

Don Lemon Gets Bad News As Former CNN Producer Demands Network ‘Step In’ And Stop His ‘Dangerous’ Rhetoric

Joe Biden Taps Kamala Harris To Lead Border Crisis Response: ‘I Can Think of Nobody Who Is Better Qualified’

Biden Tries To Change Subject On Border Crisis

Lindsey Graham Blasts Biden – Says It’s ‘Sick’ How He’s Playing The ‘Race Card Continuously In Such A Hypocritical Way’


Conservative Freedom Network

Arkansas Bans Transgender Athletes From Women’s Sports

Biden Used Cheat Sheet During First Press Conference: Fox News Host Wallace Knocks President For Reading Talking Points

Georgia Democrat Arrested After Protesting Election Reform Bill

Pilot’s Alleged Rant About Bay Area Caught On Hot Mic:

Parler Claims It Repeatedly Warned FBI About Violent Threats To Capitol Well Ahead Of Jan. 6


American Pastors Network – The Largest National Network of Bible-believing  Pastors

Stand in the Gap Today Transcript: H.R. 350 and Government Surveillance – Is The Trap Being Set?


Severely Disabled Man Suffers Consequences of Paying Americans Not to Work

The New York Times Can’t Get Basic Facts Right on Election Reform

Biden Tries to Hide an Obvious Crisis at Border

China Continues to Show Its Contempt for US

Illegal Immigration Linked With Organized Crime, Border Expert Says

We Hear You: Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants and Other Hot Buttons

ICYMI: 6 Goals in Black Lives Matter’s New ‘Impact Report’

It’s a Biden-Created Crisis at the Southern Border

Georgia Bill Tackles Election Vulnerabilities

Gun Control Bill Would Put Lives at Risk

Critical Race Theory Won’t Solve Racial Inequality. It Will Deepen It

News to Ponder (Various Sources)

As always; these are opinion and news pieces mainly from a conservative constitutionalist view and do not necessarily reflect the beliefs, doctrine, and views of this ministry or any individual associated with it. They are provided for and intended for individuals to be able to read and form their own opinions and views on issues at hand. (Sad that we even have to explain this!)


HR 1 Is a ‘Monstrosity’

New Immigration Policy Tracker Documents Biden’s Border Catastrophe

Facts the Left Doesn’t Want You to Know About the Trump Tax Cuts

Democrats Ready to Railroad Huge Infrastructure Boondoggle

Biden Campaign Lawyers, Democrats Advised Green Bay on Election Procedures

Rep. Jim Banks: After 11 Years of Obamacare, Republicans Need to Become Party of Health Care

Your Guidebook to Combating the Climate-Crazed Left

As More Schools Reopen, CDC Now Says Students Can Sit Just 3 Feet Apart

Dr. Ben Carson: It’s Time to Send Our Children Back to School

How This School Board Violates Basic Voting Rights, Creating Clear Conflict of Interest

End of COVID-19 Pandemic in Sight, Data Show

Top High Schools Scrap Merit-Based Admission. Will NBA Follow?

South Dakota Governor Wavers on Signing Ban of Biological Males From Women’s Sports

Don’t Let the Department of Defense Become the Department of Distraction

Wind Played Role in President’s Stumbles, White House Suggests

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Calls Filibuster Racist After Filibustering Sen. Tim Scott’s Police Bill

Biden’s Illegal Immigration Agenda Creates Another Child Smuggling Crisis

Judge Arrested for Child Pornography Once Headed Organization Funding Drag Queen Story Hours

A Grim Reminder That Fetal Tissue Market Still Open for Business


Blaze Media

Biden administration fully cancels some student loan debt after reversing Trump-era policy

Michigan county avoids using Dominion Voting System machines in upcoming primary, will count ballots by hand

Biden administration spending $86 million in taxpayer money to house migrants in hotels: report

Top photojournalist blasts Biden admin for blocking media from documenting border crisis: ‘Zero access’

MSNBC analyst claims jokes about Joe Biden’s Air Force One fall could inspire assassins

Two dozen more charged in voter fraud probe, many non-citizen foreign nationals: North Carolina federal attorneys

Woman is tricked into sending police her DNA and is charged with alleged murder of her baby left in gas station garbage 24 years ago

Mexican officials admit Trump’s immigration policies helped curb the overwhelming surge of migrants

Former DNI John Ratcliffe previews UFO report, reveals many sightings ‘difficult to explain’

Former FDA chief admits 6-foot social distancing not ‘based on clear science’: ‘Single costliest mitigation tactic’

Illegal immigrant from Mexico wanted for raping two young girls shot, killed by police in Texas


Conservative Freedom Network

Putin Challenges Biden To A Live Publicly Broadcast Discussion; Russia Ups Challenge After Biden Silent

An Inside Look At California’s Radical New K-12 Curriculum

China Celebrates Humiliating Biden Diplomats At Alaska Meeting

Biden WH Reportedly Weeds Out Dozens Of Staffers For Past Pot Use Despite Kamala Harris Bragging About Using Cannabis

Video Captures Cartel Gun Battle On The Border As Democrats Push For Sweeping Immigration Bill


The Battle of Burbank

America Has Had Enough of Anthony Fauci

Science in an Age of Fear

The Great Pretender

Russia and the New Middle East: Inching toward a Grand Bargain

Was This All God’s Plan?

A federal appellate judge challenged Supreme Court infallibility

Woke Progressivism Will Crash and Burn — and Here’s Why

Someone Has to Save Joe Biden

California homebuyers discover that the government is their enemy


BREAKING: Arizona Commits To Full Hand Recount, ‘Broad and Detailed’ Audit

BREAKING: Watch Interview of Aliens Saying They DEFINITELY crossed DUE TO BIDEN

Man Tracked Down Across State Lines on 1 Murder Charge Confesses to 16 Killings

US Soldiers Asks Why BLM Riots Weren’t Treated Like Capitol ‘Insurrection’

Camera Crew on US Side of Border Interrupted by Automatic Fire

Father Arrested After Continuing To Call His Child “She”

 

News from the PERSECUTED CHURCH

Barnabas Fund

Christian Newsline

News updates on the persecuted Church

The following stories and more can regularly be found updated atbarnabusfund.org/news

Nigerian Christians Murdered as a “Christmas Present” in Terror Attacks on Christmas Eve

Exiles Witness Collusion Between North Korea and China Over Persecution of Christians

Egypt Approves Registration of 62 Churches and Church Buildings

Egyptian Prosecutor Looks to Challenge Acquittal of Muslim Men Charged With Stripping Elderly Christian Woman

PRAYER FOCUS UPDATE DECEMBER 2020


The Voice of the Martyrs

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5 Ways to Pray for Your Persecuted Brothers and Sisters in Christ

With the arrival of the new year, resolve now to pray regularly for persecuted Christians in 2021. Here are five specific ways you can pray:

      • Pray that persecuted believers will be filled with joy and peace that results in overflowing hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13)
      • Thank God for their faithful testimony as it inspires Christians around the world to boldness and faithfulness. (Romans 1:8–10)
      • Pray that God will comfort believers who are experiencing troubles so the comfort of Christ will overflow into the lives of others. (2 Corinthians 1:3–7)
      • Pray that God will strengthen their hearts, causing their love for one another and for their persecutors to increase and overflow. (1 Thessalonians 3:9–13)
      • Pray that those who are enemies of the gospel and persecutors of God’s people will experience Christ’s love and be reconciled to God. (Romans 5:10)

Get a Free 2021 Prayer Guide

More Prayer Tools

Have you resolved to pray more in 2021? The Voice of the Martyrs offers a variety of resources to help you pray daily for persecuted Christians. Consider these tools that will help you pray specifically for your persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ throughout the year:

      • 2021 Global Prayer Guide — Provides background information on hostile areas and restricted nations where VOM is working, along with the current situation for Christians in each country.
      • VOM Global Prayer Journal — Features country information from the 2021 Global Prayer Guide, along with ruled pages on which you can write out prayers or note others’ prayer needs.
      • iCommitToPray.com — Sign up to receive weekly emails with new, updated prayer requests. Also includes a feature that enables you to share your prayers online with other Christians, including your brothers and sisters living in hostile areas and restricted nations!

Be Equipped to Pray

 

Prayer Persecuted Church Update November 2020

Barnabas Fund

Prayer Focus Update is a monthly information bulletin with up-to-date news on the persecuted Church to help Christians pray for their suffering brothers and sisters. You can use this for prayer groups, your own information and for inclusion in church publications.

It is available in various formats on the Barnabas Aid website or can be sent through the mail free of charge. Please contact the national Barnabas Aid office if you would like to receive this in the mail.Persecuted

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News from the PERSECUTED CHURCH

Barnabas Fund

Christian Newsline

Our Faith in Today’s World

News updates on the persecuted Church


The post-covid era: ten challenges facing the global Church

Chinese Christian asks “where is democracy?” as communist party takes over the running of churches

Breakthrough for religious liberty in Ohio public schools as new law passed

Indonesian Christian convert from Islam begs Muslim relatives to return snatched children


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News of the Persecuted Church

Barnabas Fund

Christian Newsline

Our Faith in Today’s World

News updates on the persecuted Church

Militant extremists kill 57 villagers in attacks on mainly-Christian north-east DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) Read full article

Fourteen-year-old Indian Christian boy brutally murdered by extremists in Orissa (India)  Read full article

Widowed Chinese Christian told “stop believing in God” or lose welfare support Read full article

Chinese pastor compares second raid on church to “violence of Mao’s Cultural Revolution” Read full article

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We encourage you to pray as you feel led for the people and situations you read about in Christian Newsline. There are many resources available from Barnabas Aid to assist you in your prayers. Where you can sign up to receive Barnabas Prayer Focus, a monthly resource containing news from the persecuted Church together with associated praise and prayer points. You can sign up to receive these updates direct by email here.

 

 

News from the Persecuted Church

Barnabas Fund

Christian Newsline

Our Faith in Today’s World


Jihadists kill 58 people within 48 hours in attacks targeting Christians in Burkina Faso

China shuts down 48 state-registered churches in one county in two weeks

Turkey’s president pledges to protect minority religions after attack on Istanbul church

Tehran court again postpones appeal hearings of Iranian pastor and wife

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