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3 years ago
Violence Precedes April 16 Crucial Presidential Election in Nigeria
Political, ethnic and religious clashes are occurring in Nigeria preceding the upcoming presidential election. Christians ask for our prayers as the possibility of instability during and after the polls remains high.
3 years ago

"Yes, we are free now"
A Story of hope in Libya

Yes we are free nowIn the midst of the chaos in Libya, a secret believer shares his experience of God's protection.

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3 years ago
Nigeria Elections: Following the April 16thpresidential elections in Nigeria, in which President Goodluck Jonathan (a Christian) defeated rival Buhari (a Muslim), riots, vandalism, and violence broke out across the predominantly Muslim northern part of Nigeria. Radical northerners responded to the election results by torching of dozens of churches, destroying thousands of Christian homes, and killing Christians who were unable to flee. Outraged Muslims protested the election results in the streets of northern Nigeria for several days after the election. Full story>> 
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While many in Nigeria were still celebrating the victory of Christian presidential candidate Goodluck Jonathan, Christians in northern Nigeria were grieving over the mass graves that would be the final resting place of their loved ones.

In the Muslim north, Muslim mobs reacted to the news of Goodluck's election on April 18th by launching massive simultaneous attacks against Christians in almost every northern state. The mobs massacred hundreds of Christians, torched more than 300 churches, and destroyed countless Christian homes. 

Nigerian government authorities were in such a hurry to hide the extent of the massacre that they organized mass burials of the victims almost immediately after the attacks. As a result, the exact death toll remains unknown. 


Kaduna State Hardest Hit

In Kaduna state, where Christians suffered the greatest losses, our sources estimate that at least 300 people were slaughtered in the towns of Zonkwa and Kafanchan, alone. 


Today, close to a thousand families are displaced and living in camps set up by the government. More than 200 families lost their homes, and hundreds more have fled their homes in fear of continued attacks.

 

 

    

Just a few of more than 200 homes that were torched by Muslims in Kaduna state

 

3 years ago

Violence Continues in Nigeria after Presidential Elections
As she lay on the ground dying, Dune looked into her husband's tear-filled eyes and asked, "Is this the end between us?" As Pastor James Musa Rike held the hands of his 35-year-old wife he told her, "Hold on to your faith in Jesus, and we shall meet and never part again." The presidential elections in Nigeria may have been the fairest in years but they were also the bloodiest. Since the April elections, elevated tensions have resulted in violence between Christians and Muslims living in northern Nigeria.
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Violence in Nigeria: Nigeria has been the site of much religiously motivated violence over the past few months. On June 7th, members of the radical Islamic Boko Haram sect shot and killed a pastor and church secretary near their church in Muslim-dominated northern Nigeria. In another part of northern Nigeria, armed Islamists entered a Christian community on March 27th and destroyed Christians’ homes, obliterated their churches, and drove them out of town. The Christians have yet to resettle into their homes. Read more>>  

3 years ago

Sudan Needs Your Continued Fervent Prayers
All eyes are on Sudan as the South is scheduled to become the world's newest country on July 9. Amid violence that threatens a peaceful secession from the North, Christians are caught in the crossfire as fighting escalates along disputed border regions. God's church in Sudan needs your prayers for a peaceful separation for their country.
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2 years ago

Islamic Sect Takes Responsibility for Intensified Violence in Northern Nigeria
Militants from an Islamic extremist group in Nigeria threw a bomb into the building of the All Christian Fellowship Mission church on July 10, killing three Christians.
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2 years ago

Famine Relief in War-torn Somalia
Across the news media, images of starvation and desperation in East Africa have filled the air waves and pulled at our hearts. An estimated 12 million people, mostly of Somali descent, are in need of emergency food assistance in Somalia, Kenya and Djibouti due to the worst drought in decades. The activities of the notorious rebel group, al-Shabaab, in the failed state of Somalia, have compounded the disaster facing the people there.
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2 years ago

Christians in Libya Plead, "Please Pray for Us"
"By God's grace, and because of your prayers, we're still alive. Thank you for all your prayers." But these Libyan pastors also plead, "Please pray for us!" as the climate remains unstable.
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2 years ago

Islamic Extremists in Somalia Behead a 17 Year-Old Christian: Militants from the Islamic extremist al Shabaab beheaded a 17-year-old Somali Christian near Mogadishu last month, according to a journalist in Somalia. The militants, who had been monitoring home Bible studies of the boy’s family, have vowed to rid Somalia of Christianity. The Islamic militants, who are fighting the transitional government for control of the country, knew from their observations of the family that they were Christians, the source said. “I personally know this family as Christians who used to have secret Bible meetings in their house,” he said. Full Story>>

2 years ago

Libyan Christians Keeping Low Profile after Gadhafi's Death
For 42 years Moammar Gadhafi ruled Libya with an iron fist. With his death last week, his regime finally came to an end. What does his death mean for Libyan Christians?
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2 years ago

Why is Islamic Extremism Growing in Indonesia?
The world's largest Muslim-majority country has seen a rise in Islamist extremism. With the growing clout of Muslim groups in street politics, as well as in some mainstream Muslim organizations, the government has become extremely cautious in controlling their activities.
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