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.
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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
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.
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>>
Sudan Needs Your Continued Fervent Prayers
All eyes are on 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.
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.
Famine Relief in War-torn Somalia
Across the news media, images of starvation and desperation in 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 , and 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.
Islamic Extremists in Militants from the Islamic extremist al Shabaab beheaded a 17-year-old Somali Christian near Behead a 17 Year-Old Christian: last month, according to a journalist in Somalia. The militants, who had been monitoring home Bible studies of the boys 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>>
Libyan Christians Keeping Low Profile after Gadhafi's Death
For 42 years Moammar Gadhafi ruled with an iron fist. With his death last week, his regime finally came to an end. What does his death mean for Libyan Christians?
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.