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Eighty per cent of all acts of religious discrimination are directed at Christians. In many places they also suffer oppression and violence. Statistically, they are reckoned to be the world’s most persecuted religious group. The main ministry of Barnabas Fund is to raise prayer and financial support for Christians where they suffer because of their faith. Come and learn about the vision and heart of Barnabas Fund from our International Directors, and hear an update on issues facing the Christian Church today, such as secular humanism and radical Islam.

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31/03/2014 Monday 10.00 Persecuted Church and Christian Response Keilor City Church, 80 Harrick Road, Keilor Park VIC 3004
Launceston
31/03/2014 Monday 19.00 Persecuted Church and our Engagement St Andrews Presbyterian Church, 36 St John Street, Launceston TAS 7250
01/04/2014 Tuesday 07.30 Breakfast Meeting: Persecution of Christians in the Middle East: the Christian Response St John's Church, 157 St John Street, Launceston TAS 7250
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01/04/2014 Tuesday 19.00 Persecuted Church and Christian Response Kingston Reformed Church, 17 Denison Street, Kingston TAS 7050 ‎
02/04/2014 Wednesday 07.30 Breakfast Meeting: Persecution of Christians in the Middle East: the Christian Response St John's Presbyterian Church, 188 Macquarie Street, Hobart TAS 7000
Adelaide
02/04/2014 Wednesday 19.00 Persecution of Christians in the Middle East: the Christian Response Cynthia Poulton Hall (grounds of St Peter’s Cathedral) 27 King William Road, North Adelaide SA 5006
Perth
05/04/2014 Saturday 10.00 Day Seminar - Islamic Ideology and Christian Response Woodvale Baptist Church, 67 Woodvale Drive, Woodvale  WA 6026
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    • “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 22 hours ago

    • 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

    • A Christian from Loynam village in the Savannakhet province of Laos was arrested on the morning of 29 May and tied to a post before being imprisoned. Two weeks earlier, police and village security officers had gone to Mr Sort’s home and threatened him with eviction from the village and confiscation of all his property if he did not give up his faith. He refused, despite repeated attempts to coerce him. The village chief then seized around £300 of Mr Sort’s money. Give thanks that our brother, who has been a Christian for less than two years, has stood firm in his faith, and ask the Lord to renew his courage and strength (1 Corinthians 16:13). Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Thu, Aug 2014 00:00

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