“This is the third attack on our community. Please pray for us”, say evangelicals in the area.
Reactions from evangelical Christians in France, UK, Spain, Germany, and the European Evangelical Alliance.
Extortion and violence are on the rise, especially in Port-au-Prince, which is suffering a gang war. Christians from several churches and ministries ask for prayer and help.
Christian leaders in Nigeria believe herdsmen attacks on Christian communities are inspired by their desire to forcefully take over Christians’ lands and impose Islam.
Jeffery Woodke was kidnapped by a group linked to the Islamic State. French journalist Olivier Dubois, kidnapped in 2021, has also been released.
Church leaders and rights activists cite forced conversion as the biggest challenge for vulnerable minority communities of Pakistan.
The Russian military seized a group of 10 Orphan’s Promise volunteers and refugees. Three remained detained and other is in the hospital.
“Join us in praising God that all 17 of our loved ones are now safe”, says Christian Aid Ministries.
The workers of Christian Aid Ministries, including 5 children, were abducted in October. Christians are called “to continue to pray for the full resolution of this situation”.
At least eight more Christians slain in October. “Christians are being killed, and the government exhibits carelessness”, said evangelical leaders in Kaduna.
Over 30 still remain in captivity. According to UNICEF, at least 1,000 children and youth have been adbucted in Nigeria in the last nine months.
Supreme Court declines petition to protect Christian girls from forcible conversion to Islam and marriage to Muslims.
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.
The school belongs to Bethel Baptist Church in Kaduna. Nigeria led the world in number of kidnapped Christians last year with 990.
Human rights groups are pointing to the country, and Christians are one of the most affected groups. We interview James Akinyele, Secretary General of the Nigeria Evangelical Fellowship.
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.
Islamic extremist groups have kidnapped, killed and executed Christians throughout the country. Many villages have been attacked and churches destroyed.
Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for the abduction through an audio message. Gunmen on motorcycles attacked a state school in North West Nigeria.
Violence keeps escalating despite the pleas of evangelical leaders who denounce lack of effort by the Nigerian government to free church members.
This case has exposed the various ways minority girls are vulnerable based on class, caste, religion and gender.
“She was apparently killed by the Islamist terrorist organization JNIM", Swiss authorities said in a statement. Beatrice Stöckli had already been abducted and released in 2012.
Fulani herdsmen have increasingly adopted ideology and methods similar to Islamic extremist groups like Boko Haram. The kidnapped girls are forcefully converted to Islam and married off.
Fulani herdsmen attacked a village, burned the a Baptist church, killed a man and abducted seven Christians.
A tribal mob, incited by Hindu extremists, killed the 16-year-old, falsely accusing him and other targeted Christians of practicing black magic.