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Son of Hamas

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June 2010
Islam

Son of Hamas

Son of Hamas   E. M. Hicham   Mosab Hassan Yousef is an extraordinary young man with an extraordinary story. The son of an influential leader of the militant Hamas organisation from the Palestinian West Bank, he grew up in a strict Islamic family but became a devout Christian ten years ago.   ‘I…

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Light in the DRC’s darkness

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June 2010
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Light in the DRC’s darkness

Light in the DRC’s darkness   In the early 1900s many considered Africa to be the ‘dark continent’. What was then called Belgian Congo was thought to be at the heart of this darkness. So missionary pioneers like C. T. Studd and Peter Cameron Scott sought to create a chain of mission stations, to…

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June 2010
Democratic Republic of Congo

Survival in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Survival in the Democratic Republic of Congo   Over many years, Western media have paid little attention to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), but few can be totally unaware of the conflict that has troubled that country with such catastrophic effect since 1996.      The numbers who have died are counted in millions;…

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June 2010
Democratic Republic of Congo

FACTFILE – The Democratic Republic of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo Factfile     Area: 905,354 sq miles.   Climate: Equatorial.   Population: 68 million.   Infant mortality: 81 per 1000.   Life expectancy: 54 years.   Capital: Kinshasa (8 million).   Peoples: Over 200 African ethnic groups of which the majority are Bantu. The four largest tribes — Mongo, Luba,…

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June 2010
Democratic Republic of Congo

Survival in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Survival in the Democratic Republic of Congo   Over many years, Western media have paid little attention to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), but few can be totally unaware of the conflict that has troubled that country with such catastrophic effect since 1996.      The numbers who have died are counted in millions;…

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Morocco expels foreign Christians

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May 2010
Morocco

Morocco expels foreign Christians

Morocco expels foreign Christians   He was on his way to visit a Moroccan believer when two men approached him in the street. After seeing their identification, Tom (not his real name) agreed to go with the plain clothes policemen.      Tom managed to text his wife en-route to a Moroccan police station where…

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A first for IFES in the Balkans

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April 2010
Europe

A first for IFES in the Balkans

A first for IFES in the Balkans   Last summer, we organised an IFES (International Federation of Evangelical Students) summer camp in Dalmatia, on the Adriatic coast. For the first time it was for Serbian and Croatian students.             Previously, Serbian and Montenegrin IFES camps had been held for many years by Evandeosko udruzenje…

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Testing times in Algeria

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April 2010
Algeria

Testing times in Algeria

Testing times in Algeria   A growing church in Kabylia, north-west Algeria, was to begin meeting in their new premises on 26 December 2009. But when the believers arrived at the Tizi Ouzou church, they found around 50 Muslim protesters barring the doors.   This growing church in Tizi Ouzou built their premises to accommodate 350 people.…

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Sri Lanka

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April 2010
Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka   We thank God for the recent teaching and training programmes in Trincomalee taken by Dr Gareth Crossley, from Derbyshire in England. Dr Crossley’s subjects included Christology, commitment and the sovereignty of God.             It was a blessed programme, with many brothers re-kindled, motivated and encouraged to get more involved in preaching…

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Australian Aboriginal churches

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April 2010
Australia

Australian Aboriginal churches

Australian Aboriginal churches   Australian Indigenous Ministries (AIM), previously known as the Aborigines Inland Mission, is a conservative evangelical organisation whose foundations go back to 1905.             From the beginning, ministry was aimed at establishing Aboriginal Christians to lead and guide their own people. With the benefit of hindsight, AIM recognises that more in…

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March 2010
Eritrea

Eritrea’s persecuting government

Eritrea’s persecuting government     When Eritrea won its independence from Ethiopia in 1993, it was widely hoped that the nation would become an example of good governance for the whole of Africa. Sadly, Eritrea is now regarded as one of the worst persecutors of Christians in the world.   Eritrea is located in…

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March 2010
Eritrea

Petitioning for freedom in Eritrea

Petitioning for freedom in Eritrea Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, the patron of Release International, recently presented a petition to the Eritrean Embassy and No.10 Downing Street calling for religious freedom for Eritrean Christians imprisoned and tortured for their faith.      Tens of thousands signed the petition, after a major campaign by Release which included publication…

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