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Persecuted Church Colombia

Christians in Colombia take great risks to share the Gospel with those living in some of the most dangerous places for Christians on earth. 
Colombia is rife with organised crime and corruption. Criminal cartels and the presence of drug trafficking cause violence and unrest. Christians refusing to participate in gang activities face threats, beatings or even death. Christians in indigenous co...

02 Jul 2020

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Dalits - The Plight and Prejudice of Indias Untouchables

If I were to ask you, "what has been the hardest part of lockdown for you during  this Coronavirus pandemic?" I am sure that many of you would say, "I am missing a hug from my parents or grandchildren.”

It is not only the hugs but we have all been keeping to that 2 metre distancing rule. Each and every one of us have become untouchable. Did you know there are people today who have been labelle...

16 Jun 2020

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What Every Christian Should Know About Ramadan And Know How To Pray Effectively

Ramadan is important for Muslims because it is a time to devote themselves to their faith.
It is a month devoted to prayer, fasting and charity for Muslims all over the world. During this time, even the most nominal Muslims focus on their spirituality. Islam teaches that praying, and fasting during Ramadan are especially effective because they are taught that the gates of paradise are opened ...

28 May 2020

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Learn from the Persecuted Church To Get Through The Corona Pandemic

The coronavirus is having a wide-reaching impact on all of our lives. Many will be worried. Offices are closing, and people are self-isolating. A lot has changed in a short space of time. But our God has not changed! “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). And He told us “Do not worry about your life,” but rather “seek first His kingdom and His righteousness” ...

24 Mar 2020

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The World Watch List 2020, Open Doors Global Persecution Report

The Christian persecution we read about in Scripture and history books is not a thing of the past. It still exists. Today, we are living in a time when persecution against Christian believers is the highest in modern history. According to Open Doors’ 2020 World Watch List - a global Christian persecution report - persecution is increasing at an alarming rate.

Let's look at the world’s most dan...

08 Mar 2020

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The Surprising Story About Valentine’s Day | A Martyr Inspired the Day for Love

Nowadays, Valentine’s day is associated with roses, heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, and candlelit dinners - a far cry from the Saint Valentine, an early Christian martyr.

How did a martyr become associated with a day about love, chocolates, and cherubims?

History records a couple of martyrs named Valentinus who were martyred on February 14th. One Valentinus was arrested by Emperor Gothicus ...

13 Feb 2020

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Remembering The Brave 21 Coptic Christian Martyrs | Fifth anniversary

Christians around the world are taking time this week to remember the brave 21 Coptic Christians who were martyred for their faith because they would not deny Jesus Christ.

February 2020 marks the fifth anniversary of the hearbreaking incident, what resulted however was a vision of honour and resilience demonstrated by the 21 men as they faced their final moments, they indeed did “…not fear th...

11 Feb 2020

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UK Government Landmark Pledge to Support Persecuted Christians

The UK Government has made a landmark pledge to boost support for persecuted Christians who are having their right to freedom of religion violated.

The government has promised to implement all the recommendations in “full” from a report into the global persecution of Christians. Last year the former foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, commissioned Rev. Philip Mounstephen, the Bishop of Truro, to e...

13 Jan 2020

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NIGERIA, Boko Haram jihadists kill 11 Christians in attack

An Islamic State releases a video claiming to show the killing of 11 Christians in Nigeria, persecution watchdog Release International names Nigeria as a country of special concern for 2020.

A splinter group of Boko Haram has produced a video claiming to show the beheading of 10 Christians in Nigeria and the shooting of an eleventh. The video was produced by the terrorist group, Islamic State ...

02 Jan 2020

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‘OFFENSIVE’ Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus Christmas Cards

“It is just another sad example of the kind of under the radar discrimination Christians around Europe and currently facing.”

The cards were produced by Yorkshire-based gift company Love Layla, which states on its website that it creates cards that are "realistic, hilarious and not full of bulls***." Stacey Dennis, the owner of Love Layla has said Christmas is not just about religion after pro...

18 Dec 2019

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