Monthly Archives: January 2018

  • One of Smyrna’s ministry partners in Turkey, a church planter and evangelist, is witnessing a harvest of Muslims who are deciding to follow Jesus, even when it often means the loss of family, home and earthly possessions. It is difficult for western Christians to fully grasp the social and family consequences for those turning toward […]

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  • The dominance of Islam in Pakistan’s society and government ensures that Christians are easily persecuted by exempting them from legal protections. On the day of his son’s funeral, a mentally ill Christian man in Pakistan was accused of blaspheming Islam and put into prison. Iqbal Masih, 65, a father of nine, is from the Fazlia […]

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  • Despite the democratic and religious reforms promised in Algeria’s new constitution, Islam flexes its muscles against Christian churches there. On November 9th, 2017, local authorities closed down a church in Algeria’s northwestern town of Aïn Turk. Authorities claimed that the church, affiliated with the Protestant Church of Algeria (EPA), did not have state approval and […]

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  • Attacks on Christians by Muslims in the majority-Christian country of Uganda are on the rise. Last month a Muslim gained access to a faith-based elementary school in Kabuna village, by pretending to be a Christian. When the school board found out about the false representation, they asked him to leave the school.  He did so, […]

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