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The Barnabas Fund is an international, interdenominational Christian aid agency based in Coventry, in the West Midlands of England
that supports Christians who face discrimination or persecution as a consequence of their faith.

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November 2017
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Increased persecution in the Maldives

Christians in the Maldives have few rights, but until now at least the courts would protect those rights. Now, however, the government is increasingly controlling the courts and simply ignoring the law, leaving Christians in an even more vulnerable state. The Maldivian government has just suspended one-third of all lawyers in the islands, after they tried…

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Kenyan atrocities

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January 2015
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Kenyan atrocities

In another attack targeting Christians, in the largely Muslim Mandera County close to the Somali border, Al-Shabaab militants shot dead 36 non-Muslim stone quarry workers just shortly after midnight on 2 December. Peter Nderitu, who hid in a trench until the attackers left, reported that around 50 armed assailants arrived at the camp where the…

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May 2013
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Muslims seize Central African state

Church buildings have been attacked and the homes of Christians looted in the aftermath of a bloody coup by a band of Muslim rebels in the Central African Republic (CAR). The Seleka rebels seized control of the country on 24 March, following a three-month uprising.      Their leader, Michel Djotodia, has assumed the presidency…

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Pakistan catastrophe

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October 2011
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Pakistan catastrophe

Pakistan catastrophe One year after the lives and livelihoods of many Pakistani Christians were devastated by surging floods, once more they find themselves in grievous distress as large swathes of the country are again under deep water.    Up to 6 million people, mainly in the province of Sindh, are caught up in the disastrous…

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Muhammad and the origins of Islam

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September 2011
Islam

Muhammad and the origins of Islam

Muhammad and the origins of Islam The standard Muslim teaching on the origin of Islam is as follows. Islam was founded in the early seventh century in Arabia by Muhammad, a merchant born in the city of Mecca. According to the sources (which are all Muslim) Muhammad was born in AD 570 or 571.…

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How Saudi Arabia treats Christians

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September 2011
Saudi Arabia

How Saudi Arabia treats Christians

How Saudi Arabia treats Christians Saudi Arabia is home to the two holiest Muslim sites, Mecca and Medina, and the Saudi government, with its allied religious establishment, considers itself the authoritative voice of Islam. The Saudi king’s official title is ‘Custodian of the two holy mosques’, indicating the importance that the royal family attaches…

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World Mission – Somalia’s agony

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February 2011
Somalia

World Mission – Somalia’s agony

Somalia’s agony   The Christian minority suffers grievously in Somalia, and many have been killed for their faith. The country is highly unstable and racked by violence. Lack of an effective government in most of the country has led to famine, war and relentless brutality.      The growing influence of extremely conservative forms of…

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