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TANZANIA: Christians Possessions Taken

A pastor and several church members in a south-eastern Tanzanian village had all of their belongings and cash confiscated after they refused to contribute to a ceremony involving witchcraft. Village leaders had called witch doctors to remove “curses” on their village, and everyone in the

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kenya

KENYA: Residents Call for Enhanced Security

Residents of Lamu County held protests on 6 and 7 September demanding enhanced security measures after four men were beheaded and several houses raided by suspected members of the Somali Islamist terror group, al Shabaab. Residents were reportedly angered by police inaction after reporting the

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israel

ISRAEL: Prayer Request for Arad

Messianic believers in Israel request prayer for the town of Arad following recent opposition to the Messianic congregation. At the end of August, a Messianic congregation, Hasdey Yeshua, was meeting in a warehouse facility in Arad, south Israel, when a group of 20-30 ultra-Orthodox Jews

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China

CHINA: Pray for Children Barred from Attending Church

Government officials in China’s Zhejiang province are currently monitoring churches to ensure that children aren’t attending. In addition, more than 100 area churches received verbal warnings against teenagers attending church services, Sunday school or other church-related activities. Many Christians are standing up for the religious

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Pakistan

PAKISTAN: Christian Teenager Killed at School

A highly academic Christian teenager has been killed in his classroom in Pakistan. Sharoon Masih from the Vehari District in the Punjab is said to have suffered years of institutional peer bullying and discrimination because of his faith. Coming from a poor background, his parents

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Nigeria

NIGERIA: Father and Son Killed

A father and son were killed, and three women and a baby abducted, in an attack in Nigeria’s northern state of Kano, in the largely Muslim area of Tudun Wada. At around 8pm on 15 August, armed men, believed to be local Muslims, attacked the

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