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NIGERIA: Legislation Will Further Islamise the Country

One year after the official swearing in of President Muhammadu Buhari, the government is considering two bills that, if passed, will further Islamise Nigeria. A bill to establish grazing reserves for the Fulani in every state would facilitate Muslim Fulani expansion deep into the Christian

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NEPAL: Seven Christians Arrested

Seven people, including proprietors of two private schools, were arrested on 9 June in Dolakha district, Nepal, accused of converting others to Christianity because they were distributing Bible handbooks to children. Those arrested were the principals of Mount Valley Boarding School and Modern Nepal School

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PAKISTAN: Christians Under Threat of Further Attack

A church in Lahore has been warned that it will face further violence if it pursues legal action related to an earlier attack. Please pray for our Christian family in Lahore where Pastor Riaz John and his congregation in Fazlia colony face a tough choice.

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INDIA: Ill-Treated Believers Driven from Homes

Children were among the 28 Christians who were beaten and driven from their homes twice within a two-day period. Local Hindu extremists in Katholi village had summoned four families to a public meeting, demanding that they recant their faith ─ but the families refused. In

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VIETNAM: Family of Imprisoned Pastor Persecuted

Pastor Nguyen Cong Chinh (45), a missionary pastor in Gia Lai Province in Vietnam’s Central Highlands, suffers both physical and psychological abuse in a Vietnamese prison because of his ‘illegal’ (Lutheran) faith and religious liberty advocacy. Arrested numerous times since 2003, he was eventually sentenced

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PAKISTAN: New Findings in Abduction Case

A 24-year-old Pakistani Christian woman was abducted on 12 May while walking with her 11-year-old brother. Marriam Mushtaq was suddenly snatched by four unidentified suspects in Bahar Colony, Lahore. For the past year, she had been studying adult education at Excel Educational Institution, and was

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UGANDA: Pastor Poisoned After Theological Dispute

A Baptist pastor in eastern Uganda was poisoned to death after an intense theological dialogue with a Muslim villager. Micah Byamukama, pastor of Kasecha Baptist Church in Kasecha village, died at Kabweri Health Centre on 15 May after consuming an insecticide laced into his food.

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SUDAN: Church Leader Released

Christians rejoice at the news of the release of one Christian leader from prison in Khartoum, while another pastor who was arrested one week later remains in custody. Sudanese authorities released Telahoon ‘Telal’ Nogossi Kassa Rata on 10 May, according to sources close to the

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