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PAKISTAN: Forced to Confess ‘Blasphemy’

An angry Pakistani mob almost killed a 16­-year-old Christian boy – who is completely illiterate and also slightly mentally challenged – for allegedly burning the pages of a Koran. He was then apparently forced to confess to the alleged crime, and is now in custody

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INDIA: Pray for Pastor Ariaan

Pastor ‘Ariaan’ has been charged with forcibly converting Hindus to Christianity and has been ordered by police not to pray, share the Gospel or host prayer meetings in his home. In addition, his landlord has ordered him to leave his home, and his daughter has

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KENYA: Three Killed in al-Shabaab Attack

At least three men were beheaded and several houses torched on 18 August during an early morning raid on a village on the northern coast of Kenya by members of the Somali Islamist terror group, al-Shabaab. The gunmen reportedly struck Maleli Village in Lamu County

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Once a Terrorist

For three years Bahdri Diallo killed Christians and raided villages in northern Nigeria as a member of Boko Haram. Then, one day, he recalled a memory from his youth. A flashback of his younger brother’s innocence revived the guilt and anguish which had quietly consumed

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Syrian Refugees – Raised from the Dead

The country of Jordan has taken in nearly 1.5 million refugees as a result of the civil war in Syria. Rent and food prices have doubled or trebled, and there aren’t enough jobs for those who need them. Families survive on handouts and live crammed

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ISIS – Pushing Muslims Toward Christ

Islamic State (ISIS) is now believed to have fully operational branches in 18 countries across the world, not only persecuting Christians, but also pushing Muslims toward Christ. Its efforts to create a ‘pure’ Islamic nation are causing a growing number of Muslims to examine their

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Pakistan: Extreme Missionary

“If you promise to carry your cross, it will be a life full of thorns, mountains, and difficulties,” the Pakistani teenager said in a firm voice. Saleema, a Christian who lives in Muslim-dominated Pakistan, shared her faith with a schoolmate, Raheela, who later accepted Christ.

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Thank you!

This year’s annual campaign for Bibles Plus has been a success and on behalf of the recipients we want to send you a big thank you! Plans are well under way for the distribution of Bibles Plus packs for this year and they will go

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Fearless for Christ

Four masked gunmen charged into Mohammad Yousuf Bhat’s home on the evening of 1 July 2016, pushed his wife aside and demanded to talk to him. After he stepped forward, the gunmen escorted the 43-year-old father of three outside his home in the Kashmir Valley,

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INDIA: State Government Passes Anti-Conversion Bill

The Jharkhand Assembly, a state legislative body in north-eastern India, passed the Jharkhand Freedom of Religion Bill-2017, also known as “Jharkhand Dharma Swatantra Adhiniyam”, on Saturday 12 August. The bill will now be sent to the governor, following whose approval it would go to the

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NIGERIA: Pray for Kidnapped Pastor

Pastor Jen and his driver were on their way to a church seminar in central Nigeria earlier this month when they were ambushed on the road from Jos to Abuja. Yohanna Maina, who was driving, says that armed Fulani militants stopped their car by shooting

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ERITREA: Christian Mother Dies in Prison

Fikadu Debesay, who was detained with her husband in May during raids targeting Evangelical Christians in Adi Quala town, Eritrea, has died in incarceration. The mother of three reportedly died last week in Metkel Abiet, a desert camp situated between the towns of Gahtelai and

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