Monthly Archives: August 2012

Still No Justice for Arrested Bible Study Leaders

India (MNN) ― August marks the three-year anniversary of the arrest of two Children’s Bible Club leaders in Karnataka on false charges. Late one night in 2009, a mob of 20 Hindu extremists burst into a training for Year-Long Children’s … Continue reading

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Christians blockaded in Syrian town for two weeks by rebel fighters

Around 12,000 people were blockaded in a predominantly Christian town in Syria for two weeks by anti-government forces, who shot down people trying to leave and refused entry to food and medical supplies.

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Barnabas launches major rescue effort for Christian women and children trapped in Sudan

Barnabas Aid is launching a major rescue operation to airlift 2,000 of the neediest, most vulnerable Christians stranded and endangered in Sudan to safety and a new life in South Sudan. Read More

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Christian Children in Turkey Face Persecution

Turkey (MNN) ― Currently the cause of unrest between parties writing Turkey’s new constitution, the issue of religious freedom could act as a catalyst. “Depending on who wins this battle, they certainly will gain more power in moving the country: … Continue reading

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Four Years Later: Christians Still Homeless and Persecuted

Many families live in ghettoes, victims of social, economic and political discrimination. Some 10,000 people are still without permanent housing. Justice is still being denied. A group of activists, journalists and writers releases a report with the results of their … Continue reading

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(From International Christian Concern – ICC) Dear Friend, On August 16th, 14-year old Rimsha Misrak was torn away from her family and placed behind bars. The next day an angry mob gathered near her home in Islamabad, Pakistan, demanding that … Continue reading

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Three Christian Women Beaten in India

Editor’s Note:  In addition to an increase in persecution directed against Christians, local governments are increasingly refusing to do anything about it. On August 13, 2012, in a village named West Parasery of Chumkamkadi post in Kanyakumari District (about 8kms … Continue reading

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Christian Women in Azerbaijan Beaten for their Faith

Orthodox Christian Natalya Pleshakova who is disabled from childhood and her mother have been severely beaten up and tried in Tashkent. Pleshakova, 26, a disabled from childhood, will forever remember her day on 6 August.

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Nigeria: Pastor Survives Attack

A pastor supported by VOM survived an attack by Muslim extremists on Friday, Aug. 10, according to VOM contacts. At least seven gunmen entered an Ekillisiyar Yan’Uwa Nigeria (EYN) church compound in Borno state, intending to kill the pastor, his … Continue reading

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South America Region hosts first NYI congress in 13 years

More than 1,500 young people from different South American countries met at the Church of the Nazarene House of Prayer in Cali, Colombia, for the first South America Nazarene Youth International Regional Congress in 13 years.

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