Democracy cannot simply be taken for granted. Vigilance is essential to resist unbridled self-interest and to promote the human dignity of all and human rights for all.
“Our evangelist was killed because of his passion for preaching the good news of Jesus Christ, especially to Muslims”, said the pastor of Bere’s church in Uganda.
The Office for the Protection of the Constitution monitors the movement of a Baptist and a free Evangelical church for “extremist statements” and conspiracy theories.
The Anglican cathedral and an Episcopal church in Khartoum were also raided by gunman, while an evangelical church was partially burned.
As the leader of the self-proclaimed Good News International Church movement goes on trial, the national Evangelical Alliance condemns the tragedy and calls for legal action.
Fulani extremists attacked several towns, burning more than 100 houses. 53 Christians were kidnapped and are still held captive.
A 100-member Sudanese Church in Al Qadarif state was set ablaze by a suspected member of the Sudanese Armed Forces.
Muslim extremists beat 2 Christians with cane, and a house where a cell fellowship of 23 people met was totally burned.
Four Christians women were arrested on charges of fraudulent conversion and remained in jail for over a month, but the threats and harassment continue.
Assailants left a note on his body stating that they were Maoists who had killed the pastor for being a “police informer”.
The agreement between religious minorities urges to “combat violence, extremism and hatred”. They are now suffering a campaign of insults and threats.
Muslim extremists tried to kill the apologist while they threatened him: “You have terrorized our religion. Today Allah has called you, and you are going to meet him” .
Attacks on evangelical home churches by Hindu extremists have increased lately with the connivance of the police and the media.
Somali militant group was suspected of joining the attacks. “Please pray for the families affected. People have fled from the area for fear of their lives”, evangelicals say.
The Reverend Dauda Bature of the First Evangelical Church Winning All in Kaduna state, was kidnapped by armed Muslim Fulani herdsmen in November while working on his farm.
It was the second attack on Christians in the area in one week. Fulani herdsmen killed six Christians from one family and other four were killed in four homes.
At least eight more Christians slain in October. “Christians are being killed, and the government exhibits carelessness”, said evangelical leaders in Kaduna.
Police initially had no intention of taking action against the extremists. Attacks on Sunday worship have been reported every week from various places in the state.
Police received a tip of “an Islamist-motivated threat” on a synagogue in Hagen. Four people, including a minor, were arrested. Anti-Semitic attacks are on rise in Germany.
The president of the Nigerian Baptist Convention hopes that “as we cry out to Almighty God, our students will be returned”. Several prayer meetings were organised across the country.
Authorities told Christians they must renounce Christ to resolve the conflict.
Hard-line Hindus seek to revoke registration of Christian charities, as a well-strategized plan to show Christians in a bad light.
Church leader in southwest India loses hearing in one ear.
Beatrice Stöckli was reported dead by Swiss authorities after four years hold hostage. The Institute of Forensic Medicine at the University of Zurich confirms the DNA tests.
Muslim Fulani herdsmen suspected in the kidnapping of eight members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God.