Prayer Need'S ARCHIVE

  • In Egypt, where Islam dominates nearly all aspects of society, the small remnant of Coptic Christians is exposed to extreme lawlessness from Muslim militants. On January 13th, 27-year-old Coptic Christian Bassem Herz Attalhah, was shot to death on a street in El Arish, the capital of the North Sinai Governorate in Egypt. Bassem was heading […]

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  • While many in the West claim to welcome the growth of Islamic culture and influence, Pakistan stands as a stark reminder of the consequences of Muslim hegemony on people of other faiths — particularly Christians. Pakistan was carved out of India in 1947 as an independent home for Indian Muslims. It’s constitution, adopted in 1956, […]

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  • The rapid growth of the Christian church in Iran — one of the world’s most suffocating Islamic strongholds — is yet further demonstration that the Kingdom of God reigns triumphant. Tat Stewart, an American who grew up partly in Iran with his missionary parents and witnessed the beginnings of the Iranian Revolution, recently reflected  on […]

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  • Intense spiritual warfare continues unabated in southern Nigeria as peaceful Christians are slaughtered by Muslims while the outside world dismisses the conflict as merely economic in nature. On New Year’s Eve at least 16 churchgoers were killed when Muslim gunmen opened fire on a midnight service getting out in Omuku, Nigeria’s southern Rivers state. A […]

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  • The radical Islamic government of Sudan under Muslim President Omar al-Bashir continues its war against Christians, fulfilling al-Bashir’s long-standing threat to non-Muslims that “Nothing will preserve your rights except for Islamic sharia.” As a result of this brutal persecution, many Christians have fled to seek refuge in South Sudan. All the while, the jihad against […]

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  • Madina, a Christian widow and mother of five children living in eastern Uganda, welcomed her Muslim neighbors into her home for a visit on Christmas day, 2017. The two neighbors brought her gifts of sugar, salt, soap, matchboxes, groundnuts and cooking oil, which she gratefully received. At lunchtime on Christmas day, Madina went to use […]

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  • In some regions of India, persecution of Christians takes place within the midst of a centuries-long feud between national Muslims and Hindus. One recent example of the rampant religious animosity came last December when a Hindu man burned a Muslim man alive as he raved about “love jihad”, the notion that Muslims in India are […]

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  • 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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