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March 2020
News > International

Myanmar: Army softens stance on Shan State

Christians in Myanmar (Burma) have found their prayers answered after the anti-Christian United Wa State Army has allowed at least 50 churches to reopen. The United Wa State Army (UWSA) is in control of the Wa Special Region in Myanmar, bordering China’s Yunnan province, and is a China-backed, communist-influenced separatist group. In 2018, local…

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December 2018
News > Persecution

Persecution – Asia Bibi ‘freed’

Britain and other nations should offer asylum to Asia Bibi and her family, Christian campaigners said after the Catholic mother-of-five was acquitted of blasphemy charges in Pakistan on 31 October. A three-judge bench of Pakistan’s Supreme Court saved the illiterate farm labourer from execution, with its decision to acquit and release her. In a…

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November 2018
News > Society

Society – Scottish ‘hate’ posters cause outrage

A series of posters backed by the Scottish government and the police have appeared in Scotland accusing people of faith as being bigots who spread hatred. One poster reads, ‘Dear Bigots, you can’t spread your religious hatred here. End of sermon. Yours, Scotland.’ Other posters target ‘homophobes’ and ‘transphobes’. Barnabas Fund issued a statement…

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October 2018
News > International

International – Keralan Christians rebuild after floods

The devastating floods in Kerala have taken more than 160 lives and made nearly 200,000 people from Christian communities homeless, reports have claimed. While the water has receded, making it easier for food and first aid to get through to affected areas, Barnabas Fund partners on the ground have told of complete damage to…

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September 2018
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International: Pakistan – kiln workers freed

More than 280 families have been freed from forced servitude in Pakistan’s brick-kiln industry. According to Barnabas Fund, many Christian families are being put into bondage to owners of brick kilns, forced to work as slaves because of debts, unable to send their children to school. One Christian man, Afzal, ended up as a…

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July 2018
News > Persecution

Persecution: Myanmar – Kachin Christians escape

Two thousand Kachin Christians, who were trapped in the jungle in northern Myanmar following attacks by the Myanmar (Burmese) army in April, have now reached safety, travelling on foot and by elephant. Barnabas Fund reports that although they are now free and safe, many are still in desperate need and thousands have taken shelter…

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July 2018
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International: Mali – Harvest failure

Christians and others in Mali are in desperate need of food, due to a lack of rain in the crop-growing areas of landlocked Mali last season and subsequent harvest failure in a country where subsistence farming dominates the economy. According to Barnabas Fund, crop failure in this vast and landlocked country on the edge…

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