Category: Grief & Loss

People are pictured in a file photo walking past the cathedral in Lagos, Nigeria. Nigerian bishops want an end to violence in southern Kaduna state, where more than 170 people have been killed this year. (Credit: Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters via CNS.)

Nigerian bishops: ‘The killings must stop’

Nigerian bishops have appealed to the government to stop the killings in southern Kaduna state. An Aug. 8 statement signed by Archbishop Augustine Akubeze, conference president, said the bishops “continue to hear of increasing insecurity and unabated acts of terrorism in northern Nigeria. We are all tired of this situation.” The bishops warned that no politician should politicize the killing […]

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Reading of the 67th ECWA GCC Communique by the ECWA President (Rev. Stephen Baba Panya) on the 31st of July 2020 at the ECWA Bishara 1 Tudun Wada, Jos Plateau State, Nigeria

67th ECWA GCC Communique: The Systematic Eradication of Christians in NorthEastern Nigeria Must Stop

Reading of the 67th ECWA GCC Communique (ECWA Headquarters)   Reading of the 67th ECWA GCC Communique by the ECWA President (Rev. Stephen Baba Panya) on the 31st of July 2020 at the ECWA Bishara 1 Tudun Wada, Jos Plateau State, Nigeria      

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Oregon sues feds over Portland protests as unrest continues. Militarized federal agents deployed by the president to Portland, fired tear gas against protesters again overnight (Image by Dave Killen:AP)

Oregon sues feds over Portland protests as unrest continues

and Andrew Selsky | The Associated Press Oregon’s attorney general is seeking an order to stop federal agents from arresting people in Portland as the city continues to be convulsed by nightly protests that have gone on for seven weeks and have now pitted local officials against the Trump administration. Federal agents, some wearing camouflage and some wearing dark Homeland Security […]

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Kaduna State Governor Nasir Elrufai with security operatives during the visit to Kajuru community

Southern Kaduna Killings: ECWA Backs Senate Resolution

The Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) has lent its voice in full support of the resolution adopted by the Senate during plenary calling on the service chiefs to resign or be sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari due to multi-pronged security challenges in the country. ECWA president, Rev. Stephen Baba Panya stated this in a press statement signed and issued in […]

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Protesters in Abuja, 23 July. (Image by Wardesk)

The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) releases video of executions of four aid workers and private security guard

The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) has released a video depicting the executions of four aid workers and a private security guard who were abducted on 8 June on the Monguno-Maiduguri road in Borno State, after ransom negotiations reportedly failed. In a brief proof of life video released on 29 June, Abdulrahman Babagana, the camp manager for the State […]

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ECWA President, Rev. Stephen Panya responded to the on going Southern Kaduna Killings

ECWA President, Rev. Stephen Panya responded to the on going Southern Kaduna Killings

Rev. Stephen Panya expressed his dismay over the on going killing of Christians in the Southern Kaduna State Nigeria. (ECWATv)

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Rev. Stephen Baba Panya, President of ECWA

Service Chiefs’ Exit Overdue, Says ECWA President As He Condemns Southern Kaduna Killings

The replacement of Nigeria’s service chiefs is long overdue, President of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), Rev. Stephen Panya Baba, has said “in full support of the resolution adopted by the Senate”. He stated this in an article published on Wednesday, citing the “dismal security situation” in the country, especially in Southern Kaduna where there are many Christian communities. […]

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A decade of Tears and Blood: 10 Years of Boko Haram Terrorism in Nigeria

Amazing Grace

From ECWA Archive: Originally published December 14, 2012 Most, if not all of you, have been aware of the terrible attacks of Christians by the Muslim Boko Haram Movement in Northern and Middle Belt Regions of Nigeria. Of recent, there has been a very vicious onslaught of Christians and the church in Yobe State of Nigeria. Concerned about the situation […]

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Scientists have used satellite data to see where African vegetation is thriving and where it is in retreat. (Photo. Shutterstock)

Building Back Greener in Africa

African leaders highlight the opportunity for a triple dividend: reduced risk, increased resilience and strengthened recovery. COVID-19 continues to race across the African continent. People are dying, and even more are being pushed into hunger and poverty, in many cases risking to overturn years of development gains. The numbers are staggering. While the pandemic is only now taking root in […]

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Sudanese militia leader Ali Kushayb, who is charged with 50 crimes against humanity and war crimes related to the conflict in Darfur, has appeared at the International Criminal Court. (Images AP/Peter Dejong).jpg

Sudan militia leader on run for 13 years makes appearance at the International Criminal Court in The Hague

A Sudanese militia leader who spent 13 years on the run from international war crime charges made his first appearance in front of the International Criminal Court at The Hague on Monday. Ali Kushayb, 70, also known as Ali Abd-Al-Rahman is accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity during deadly battles in the Darfur region from 2003 to 2004. […]

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