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  • 28 October 2019
ARAJ: The Cost of Following Christ

Araj, 16, was living with her parents and three sisters in Upper Egypt. Her parents’ marriage had not been a happy one. They used to spend much of their time arguing with one another and eventually separated. Araj’s mother, Malli, left the marriage and along with her four daughters moved to another area. The family […]

  • 28 October 2019
MIRIAM: The Cost of Following Christ

As a university student, Miriam never wore a hijab. One day a Muslim lecturer asked, “Are you Christian?” When Miriam answered, “No sir, I am Muslim”, the professor became very angry and shouted, “Why you don’t wear hijab as a Muslim lady, to protect yourself as the Koran says?” He warned her that she would […]

  • 28 October 2019
Life at School

After the age of 10, every child in Turkey must attend Islamic education classes. However, Beren’s family are Christian and so they were able to obtain permission for an exemption. During religion classes Beren was permitted to sit in another room and do other schoolwork. Beren would also not need to attend the religious exams. […]

  • 17 October 2019
NIGERIA: Kidnapping in a Christian High School

Gunmen abducted six girls and two staff members from a Christian-run boarding school on 3 October. They forced their way into The Engravers’ College in the village of Kakau Daji, Kaduna State in the early morning. According to witnesses, the attackers were Fulani herdsmen, a group responsible for considerable violence in recent years. The governor […]

  • 30 September 2019
Pakistan: Education for the brick kiln children

Due to poverty and lack of education, Christians in Pakistan often borrow money from brick kiln owners. They are then required to work, making bricks, to repay the loan. The size of the loan tends to be small, but the terms are designed to keep it growing indefinitely. The family, including children as young as […]

  • 30 September 2019
Nigeria: A Safe Place for Halima

Halima is just six years old. Her father, Adod, recently left Islam for Christianity and his wife and daughter joined him in embracing this new faith in Christ. Adod’s family were outraged. They forced Adod’s wife to leave him, marry a Muslim and reconvert. Halima was forced to accompany her mother to the home of […]