Monthly Archives: April 2012

Church planting increasing in Europe


The Church of the Nazarene is expanding in The Netherlands, Hungary, and the British Isles North and South districts. In the British Isles South, District Superintendent David Montgomery said the district is looking at proposals for at least two new … Continue reading

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Human Trafficking: Fostering Transformative Change


The following is an excerpt from a post on “The North Star”, a blog by the Polaris Project: “Often times as a society we want to push for overall systemic change – new laws, international treaties, or government structures that … Continue reading

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Christian convert jailed for six years in Iran; another set free


A Christian convert from Islam has been sentenced to six years in prison, while another believer has been unexpectedly set free after six months behind bars in Iran. Farshid Fathi was arrested by the security forces in Tehran on 26 … Continue reading

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Church in Azerbaijan liquidated by court


A church in Azerbaijan has become the first religious community to be liquidated by a court since the country’s harsh new religion law came into force in 2009. Greater Grace Protestant Church in the capital, Baku, was stripped of its … Continue reading

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Iran: one believer released, others remain detained


Greetings in the name of Jesus We are pleased to report that Fariborz Azram, a believer from a Muslim background, was released on 11th April after six months in detention on account of his faith. He was arrested during a … Continue reading

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Bombings in Nigeria continue against Christians


JOS, Nigeria (BP) — Suspected Islamic extremists attacked a TV viewing center in Jos, Nigeria, April 24, in a Christian area of the city where a crowd had gathered to watch a soccer match.

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Police Smash Human Trafficking Syndicate, Rescue 5 Children


The police in Onitsha, Anambra, has smashed a syndicate that specialises in stealing and selling children, an official said on Wednesday. The police also arrested the alleged leader and seven other suspects, including a nurse, Mr Emeka Ejide, the director, … Continue reading

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Bombers Attack Center in Christian Area of Jos, Nigeria


Suspected Islamic extremists throw explosive, injuring at least four. JOS, Nigeria, April 25 (CDN) — One person was killed and nine others were injured last night after suspected Islamic extremists attacked a TV viewing center in a Christian area of … Continue reading

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Trend towards Christianity among Iranian armed forces on rise


The Iranian Islamic regime is highly concerned about the growing tendency towards Christianity among Iranians which has now reached the authorities, officials and their family members whether inside or outside the country. Mohabat News ) – Obtained reports and reviews … Continue reading

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Christians in Laos defy church closure order


A group of Laotian Christians are standing up for religious freedom in the country by resisting the closure of their church building, which was among four confiscated by the authorities in one district.

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