Category: Religious Persecution

Brenton Tarrant in the High Court in Christchurch this week. He was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole on dozens of counts of murder and attempted murder and one count of terrorism. (Image by John Kirk-Anderson/AP).jpg

New Zealand mosque shooter sentenced to life in prison

Brenton Tarrant, who killed 51 Muslims as they prayed, is first in New Zealand to be sentenced to life without parole. A court in New Zealand has sentenced a self-confessed white supremacist who killed 51 Muslims as they prayed at two mosques in Christchurch to life imprisonment without parole, the first time such a sentence has been handed down in […]

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There was tight security at the court as the hearing began

Christchurch shooting: Gunman Tarrant wanted to kill ‘as many as possible’

A sentencing hearing begins for the man behind the worst mass shooting in modern New Zealand’s history. Christchurch mosque gunman Brenton Tarrant wanted to kill as many people as he could and had planned to attack a third mosque, a court was told as his sentencing hearing began. The mass murderer appeared at the High Court in the New Zealand […]

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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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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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Leah Sharibu - We pray that the eyes of your understanding (mind) may be enlightened, so that you may know the hope of Christ's calling, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints.

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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