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Christian bookshop at centre of riots saved 

Country/Region: United Kingdom, Europe  
The Cornerstone Bookshop, Lavender Hill, London after the riots

A Christian bookshop threatened in the riots in London last week has been miraculously protected.

Windows of the large corner shop in the Lavender Hill areawere smashed in, but none of the Bibles or books had been touched and only a few coins were missing from the till.

 

 

 

 

 
Country/Region: United Kingdom, United States, Belgium  
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Operation Nehemiah: News and Prayer Update #33

A Muslim extremist jailed for soliciting murder of MPs in UK;
US church websites hacked to post appeal for conversion to Islam;
Palm cross van driver suspended in UK;
Belgium bans full-face veil;
Prayer Points

 
Country/Region: Europe, United Kingdom  
Stephen Timms MP

Muslim extremist jailed for soliciting murder of MPs in UK

A British Muslim man has been jailed for twelve years after encouraging people to murder MPs who voted in favour of the Iraq war.

 
Country/Region: United States  
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US church websites hacked to post appeal for conversion to Islam

The FBI has launched an investigation after 18 church websites across the United States were hacked and their regular content replaced with an appeal for Christians to convert to Islam.

 
Country/Region: United Kingdom, Europe  
The palm cross Mr Atkinson put on the dashboard of his van

Palm cross van driver suspended in UK

The Christian employee who successfully won his appeal  to display a palm cross in his company van has been suspended.

 
Country/Region: Europe, Belgium  
Palace of the Nation - Brussels

Belgium bans full-face veil

Belgium has become the second European country to ban the burqa and other face coverings from public places for security reasons.

 
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Operation Nehemiah: News and Prayer Update #32

Operation Nehemiah calls for churches to support local schools;
UK Government leaves RE out of baccalaureate;
Church in Wales investigates Bible burning by rector ;
Atheists sue to have cross removed from Ground Zero;
Prayer Points

 
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    • Almighty God, we call to You for relief for Christians in the Gwoza area of Borno state in Northern Nigeria, as they face repeated violent attacks by Boko Haram militants. We pray for comfort for the relatives and friends of the hundreds who have been killed, and for the thousands who have been forced from their homes and seen them torched. We ask for Your special protection on Christians as they gather to worship You. We pray for the Nigerian authorities to re-establish control of the area, so that the displaced Christians may be safe from further attacks and free to rebuild their shattered communities. We pray too for their persecutors to come to repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed 5 hours ago

    • “This is a war against Christians and democracy and their constitution. Allah says we should finish them when we get them.” The leader of the Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram was speaking in a video that reasserted their agenda and addressed “the people of the world”, saying, “Either you are with us Mujahedeen or you are with the Christians.” The translation of the video was released as scores of people were killed in suicide bombings in May, including at least 118 in a double attack in Jos, Plateau state on 20 May. Pray that Boko Haram’s murderous campaign to establish an Islamic state in Northern Nigeria will not succeed. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Mon, Sep 2014 00:00

    • Pray for Bible school students in Vietnam who were subjected to a terrifying night-time raid by police and hired thugs. On 9 June, officers swooped from adjacent rooftops into the church compound that houses the school, while vehicle-loads of people were brought to the site to vandalise the building with bricks, stones and sticks. The students were beaten, punched and kicked before being taken away for interrogation; 20 were left in need of medical attention but were prevented from leaving to find it. Thugs continued to attack the compound over the next ten nights. Pray for the students as they recover from this brutal assault and that they will stand firm in their faith in the face of intimidation. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Sun, Aug 2014 00:00

    • In an earlier incident in Saisomboon village, three teenage Christian girls were disqualified from taking their final school examinations because of their faith. The village chief said that in following Christianity, Noi (15), Net (15) and Nut (14) had forfeited their right to education. Five families from the village have now converted to Christianity. A spokesman for Human Rights Watch for Lao Religious Freedom expressed the view that the authorities were trying to find every possible way “to stop the spread of Christian religious freedom in the area”. Pray that the girls will be allowed to complete their education and that opposition to the Christians in the village will cease. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Sat, Aug 2014 00:00

    • Five Christians have been charged with murder in Laos after a sick woman sought prayer at her local church, converted to Christianity and later died. Mrs Chan, from Saisomboon village in Savannakhet province, had been ill for two years when she approached the church. Her health improved for a short time, and she and her eight grown-up children came to faith in Christ. The sons and daughters wanted a Christian burial ceremony, but the authorities forbade this unless they renounced their faith, which they refused to do. When Christians in the area protested, five were arrested and subsequently charged with Mrs Chan’s murder. Pray that the God of justice will have compassion on His people (Isaiah 30:18) and ensure their acquittal from this false accusation. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Fri, Aug 2014 00:00

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