Category: Religious Persecution

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Nigerian Christians Face Two Deadly Foes: Terrorism and COVID-19

As COVID-19 spreads across the world, millions of Christians who already endure persecution from both governments and non-state actors are in even greater danger. During this unprecedented viral outbreak, FRC continues to track both persecution and the plight of religious minorities during the pandemic. As part of our increased focus on international religious freedom, each month FRC is taking a […]

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Buhari intervenes in Kano governor - Emir feud (image, Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban)

Buhari: We Cannot Allow Terrorists to Divide Good Christians and Good Muslims

President of Nigeria eulogizes Brethren leader executed by Boko Haram, and criticizes terrorist efforts to divide Christians and Muslims in Africa’s most populous state. Nigerians everywhere, those of belief and those of none, are mourning the death of pastor Lawan Andimi, taken from us by Boko Haram for his refusal to denounce his Christian faith. I did not know Pastor […]

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Newsboys – Guilty – Persecuted For Christ

Newsboys – Guilty – Persecuted For Christ

Newsboys – Guilty – Persecuted For Christ New single “Guilty” from the album “Love Riot” available everywhere now!

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More than 300 people are murdered monthly throughout the world because of their Christian faith (image, Christian Freedom International)

Modern Day Persecution of Christians Around the World

The persecution of Christians can be historically traced from the first century of the Christian era to the present day. According to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, Christians are the most persecuted group in the contemporary world. Christian missionaries as well as converts to Christianity have been the target of persecution ever since the emergence of Christianity, sometimes to the point […]

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Pray for Nigeria

Pray for Nigeria

Pray that the current administration in Nigeria would ensure protection, justice, equity, and economic productivity for all their citizens. The violence against Christians by militant Islamic groups in the north often result in loss of life, physical injury and especially loss of property. Pray for those dealing with the effects of recent violence against them. Please pray for the Lord’s […]

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Boko Haram Beheaded, Rev. Lawan Andimi, a Nigerian Pastor after he ‘refused to deny Christ’ (Image STEFAN HEUNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Desperate Prayers for Such Desperate Times

Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered. Let those also who hate Him flee before Him. Psalm 68:1 “These are the times that try men’s souls” so began Thomas Paine in one of his classic essays, The Crisis, which he penned in December 1776 at the early months of the American war of Independence. The Colonists had no choice but […]

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Pray For The Persecuted Christians in Nigeria

Pray For The Persecuted Christians in Nigeria

When: Friday, January 31 to Sunday, February 2, 2020 Calling All Christians everywhere to Join in The Declared Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Special Days of Prayer, Fasting and Prayer Walk for Nigeria on Friday, January 31 to Sunday, February 2, 2020. Our very existence as Christians in our dear Nation Nigeria has never been at stake as it is now. […]

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More Than 1,000 Christians Killed in Nigeria in 2019 (Getty Images)

Join Other Christians to Stand With the Persecuted Christians and More Than 1,000 Christians Killed in Nigeria in 2019

ECWA USA invites all Christians to stand with the persecuted saints in Nigeria. A three day fasting and prayer has been declared for Friday, January 31 to Sunday, February 2, 2020. Read more about it here, Pray For The Persecuted Christians in Nigeria Friday, January 31: All churches and prayer cells to conduct a prayer meeting at their respective convenient time. Saturday, […]

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Rev. Lawan Andimi (YouTube/Melodyinter World/Screengrab)

Boko Haram kidnaps pastor, releases video showing his plea for help

A pastor abducted by a faction of the radical Islamic extremist group Boko Haram during a raid in the Adamawa state of Nigeria last week has issued a plea for help in a video released by the terrorist group. The Nigeria-based extremist group known for terrorizing the Lake Chad region released a video last week showing the Rev. Lawan Andimi […]

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Outside the Saint Sebastian Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka, posters display photos of the dead. One shows a woman and three children. It reads, “Rest in peace for Pradeep Susanthas and his whole family, who were killed in the church attack. Our deepest sympathies.” The church, about 20 miles north of the capital city of Colombo, was the scene of the worst carnage from the Easter Sunday suicide bombings. (Image Stan Guthrie)

Is it Wrong to Be a Christian Secretly in Order to Preserve Your Own Life?

Is it wrong to live lives as secret Christians for fear of reprisal or even death? Should Christians be willing to die for confessing the name of Jesus? Should we keep our faith secret in order to preserve our lives? This is a question that is only hypothetical for Christians in many parts of the world, with the worst persecution […]

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