Persecution Snapshots'S ARCHIVE

  • GERMANY: REFORMATION OR DEATH (For Reformation Sunday, 30 Oct 2016) Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 380 | Wed 19 Oct 2016 by Elizabeth Kendal On 31 October 1517 German theologian Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses — ‘Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences’ — to the door of Wittenberg Castle Church, triggering […]

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  • A new news service to shed light amid vast darkness. September 27, 2016 by Jeff M. Sellers, Editor, Morning Star News     Auschwitz-Birkenau, main track. (Wikipedia, C. Puisney) (Morning Star News) As Morning Star News enters its fifth year of publication, and in memory of Elie Wiesel, who died on July 2, the editorial that […]

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  • Central African Republic: Another Massacre by Elizabeth Kendal, Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin In March 2013 Bangui — the capital of predominantly Christian (some 76 percent) Central African Republic (CAR) — was overrun and seized by ‘Seleka’ — a foreign-backed alliance of well-armed local and foreign Islamic militias. Seleka’s advance and rule were brutal. But for […]

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  • From Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin by Elizabeth Kendal Russia, Jordan, Uzbekistan: Pray for ‘those in authority’ While God offers salvation to all people freely, lack of religious liberty and security make Gospel witness and conversion incredibly costly. In many places the Church is forced ‘underground’, depriving those who are perishing of life-saving witness. In the […]

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  • Source: Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin: RLPB 373. August Update, incl. Syria, Iran, Sudan, Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan, Russia, Scotland (UK) by Elizabeth Kendal * Islamic State’s DABIQ magazine (RLPB 369), the latest issue of which targets Christians and Christianity. Titled ‘Break the Cross’, the magazine is sure to fuel anti-Christian hostility in would-be jihadists. * SYRIA (RLPB […]

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  • Source: Religious Liberty Monitoring: Aleppo horror: Be careful whose side you’re on, by Elizabeth Kendal Is the Western media blinkered in the midst of Aleppo horror? FOR every bloodied child in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, there is a bloodied child in the government-held west of the war-torn city. While an estimated 250,000 people remain in the […]

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  • Originally published by Elizabeth Kendal in the Wednesday, Aug. 24 edition of the Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin. ALGERIA, IRAN, SUDAN: ‘REMEMBER THOSE IN PRISON’ by Elizabeth Kendal ‘Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them’  (Hebrews 13:3a ESV) ALGERIA: FIVE YEARS FOR ‘BLASPHEMY’ In a ruling that has shocked Algerian churches […]

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  • By Elizabeth Kendal, originally published in the Wednesday, Aug. 17 edition of the Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin. In Aleppo, Syria, churches serve as enemies threaten President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, has said concerning the Battle for Aleppo: ‘This is beyond doubt, one of the most devastating urban conflicts […]

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  • ISLAMIC STATE MAGAZINE TARGETS CHRISTIANS & CHRISTIANITY by Elizabeth Kendal in Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin A key factor behind the popularity of Islamic State’s Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (also known as Caliph Ibrahim) is that he champions a whole new narrative. Al-Qaeda has long fuelled its fighters on a narrative of victimhood. Baghdadi on the other […]

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  • July’s Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin recounts significant worldwide persecution of Christians by Muslims and others. This month’s report covers incidents in: Luxor, Egypt Minya, Egypt Bangladesh France Iran Nepal Nigeria Syria Yemen In addition, we include the latest news on gravely ill Christian prisoner Maryam Naghash Zargaran in Iran. Read all of the persecution news in […]

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