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Sydney man lashed 40 times under Islamic law 

Country/Region: Australia  
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A Sydney man was allegedly whipped up to 40 times for going out for alcoholic drinks with friends in a violent kind of sharia punishment.

The recent convert to Islam reportedly awoke in the middle of the night to find that four bearded men had broken into his bedroom at Melton St North in Silverwater, New South Wales.

 
Country/Region: Australia  
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Australian Universities infiltrated  by Islamic extremists

Universities in Australia have been targeted by an Islamic extremist group that urges Muslims to reject democracy and promotes violence against Australian troops fighting in Afghanistan.

 
Country/Region: United States  
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Texan Governor sued for “unconstitutional” participation in prayer rally

Texas Governor Rick Perry is being sued by a national organisation focused on ensuring the separation of Church and state because he plans to participate in a forthcoming Christian prayer rally.

 
Country/Region: United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, United States, Canada  
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Operation Nehemiah: News and Prayer Update #30

UK’s equality watchdog says Christians should have right to follow conscience;
Christian teacher reprimanded in UK for explaining religion;
Islamists call for sharia in British “emirates”;
Muslim prayers at Toronto school causes outcry;
Virginia curriculum sidelines Christianity and promotes Islam;
Second Australian state moves to implement veil law;
Australia’s Muslim leaders want sharia, survey shows;
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Country/Region: Europe, United Kingdom  
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UK’s equality watchdog says Christians should have right to follow conscience

The UK's equality watchdog has determined that Christians should be given greater freedom to follow their beliefs in the workplace.

 
Country/Region: Europe, United Kingdom  
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Christian teacher reprimanded in UK for explaining religion

A Christian teacher in the UK has been ordered by her school not to talk about religion after answering a child's question about the Muslim faith.

 
Country/Region: Europe, United Kingdom  
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Islamists call for sharia in British “emirates”

An Islamist group in Britain has called upon Muslims to create enclaves in major cities where sharia will one day be implemented.

 
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  • Young Christian man killed by Muslim co-worker in Pakistan for refusing to convert to Islam http://ow.ly/w1Uum 24 hours ago

  • Christians driven out of Maaloula by Islamist rebels long to return after its recapture by the Syrian army http://ow.ly/vTrgN Thu, Apr 2014 16:37

  • Islamic parties make unexpected gains in Indonesian elections http://ow.ly/vR60m Wed, Apr 2014 16:46

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  • Pray for Barnabas Fund partners in South Sudan who have been supporting Christians forced from their homes by violence. Conflict between supporters of President Salva Kiir and his sacked deputy Riek Machar in December and January displaced around 860,000 people. Churches were burned down and a number of pastors killed, while many people lost their belongings and were left destitute. Give thanks that churches in and around the capital, Juba, were able to provide food and other essentials to many families with help from Barnabas. Pray that they may continue to be salt and light in their country at this unstable time (Matthew 5:13-16), and that it will soon be safe for displaced Christians to return home. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed 15 hours ago

  • Pray for the residents of a mainly Christian village in Borno state, Northern Nigeria, in the aftermath of a horrific attack by Boko Haram militants on 15 February. Ask for God’s comfort for the relatives and friends of the 106 people in Izghe who were gunned down and slaughtered in their houses or in the open as they tried to flee. Pray for strength for the numerous residents who were wounded or whose properties were looted and torched. Pray too for the many Christians who fled into the neighbouring state after the attack, and ask that the Christian community in the North of Nigeria will be preserved in the face of Islamist violence. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Tue, Apr 2014 00:00

  • Violent attacks by militants from the Islamist group Boko Haram continue unabated in Northern Nigeria. On one horrendous day of violence on 26 January, at least 138 people were killed. A church in Wada Chakawa village in Adamawa state was targeted; the attackers locked the congregation inside and then detonated bombs, shooting and cutting the throats of people who tried to escape. They then went on a four-hour rampage in the village. Later the same day, Kawuri village in neighbouring Borno state was burned to the ground. Boko Haram is fighting to establish an Islamic state, and Christians are among its main targets. Pray that the Nigerian authorities will succeed in containing its insurgency. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Mon, Apr 2014 00:00

  • Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we give You thanks on this Easter Day for the living hope that You have given us and all Your people through the resurrection of Jesus from the dead (1 Peter 1:3). We pray that the prospect of an enduring inheritance and future salvation will encourage our persecuted brothers and sisters to persevere in their faith, whatever may happen to them. We pray that we too may be sustained by this hope in the sufferings that we experience for the sake of Christ. We ask that the joy and resurrection power of the Lord will give strength and peace to persecuted believers today and every day. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Sun, Apr 2014 00:00

  • Give thanks for the Christ-like responses of Christian leaders in CAR to the crisis that threatens them and their churches. They have distanced themselves from the anti-balaka militias, saying that these should not be labelled as Christian and that they hold no mandate from the churches. The leaders have also condemned the violence in the country, whatever its origin, and have called on Christians to pursue forgiveness, reconciliation and healing. Churches are hiding, defending and caring for thousands of Muslims endangered by the anti-balaka, and one of CAR’s most senior church leaders has invited the president of the country’s Islamic community to move into his church compound. Pray that this powerful witness to the grace and love of Christ will help to bring peace to the shattered country. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Sat, Apr 2014 00:00

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