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Operation Nehemiah: News and Prayer Update #36

Country/Region: United Kingdom, Europe

Parliamentary inquiry to review freedoms for Christians in UK

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A parliamentary inquiry has been launched into the freedoms that exist for Christians within British law.






Chicago attorney addresses freedom of Christians in US

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Chicago has been at the centre of several cases of religious freedom violation
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A Christian attorney in Chicago wants to see the law changed so that people in the United States have “more freedom to worship”.






UK: Church building badly damaged in arson attack

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Guy Krige at the site of the church
in Salbrook Road

A church in Surrey, England, has been targeted in a suspected arson attack that has left the building badly damaged.

 

 

 

 

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  • Pray for Southlands Church in Surrey, England, following the suspected arson attack on their building. Pray that they will get back to normal soon and that God will use this difficult period for His good purposes.
  • As the all-parliamentary group implements its inquiry into the freedom of Christians in the UK, pray that there will be a greater awareness of the marginalisation of Christianity and renewed impetus to protect religious freedom.
  • Pray that political and church leaders will support the freedom of Christians in the United States and back calls to recognise and preserve America’s Christian identity.
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