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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.

Presented by Dr Patrick Sookhdeo International Director of Barnabas Fund

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Melbourne
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
Hobart
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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    • “The cathedral in Damaturu now has only about 40 members instead of 450 members. The church in Potiskum now has only about 15 members instead of 500 members… the southern part of [Yobe state] is still very dangerous and most of the churches here have closed down.” A senior church leader in Nigeria wrote to Barnabas Fund in August about the impact on the Church of Boko Haram’s violence. Nevertheless Christians were still holding worship services every Sunday, discipling the young people and even commissioning pastors. Praise God for such perseverance, and pray that a Christian presence and witness may remain in north-east Nigeria. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed 18 hours ago

    • Heavenly Father, we pray to You for our Christian brothers and sisters in north-eastern Nigeria, who are so vulnerable in the face of attacks by Boko Haram militants. We remember especially those who used to live in Madagali, in Adamawa state, until their town was seized by Boko Haram two months ago. We think of those who were betrayed into the hands of Boko Haram by their neighbours pointing out Christian homes or places where Christians had hidden. We bring before You those who saw their menfolk beheaded, and women forcibly converted to Islam. We cry out to You to intervene and bring an end to the murderous attacks by Boko Haram. We pray for all the thousands of Nigerian Christians who have suffered in similar attacks that they will not lose hope or faith in You, but will know Your peace which passes understanding. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Mon, Oct 2014 00:00

    • Pray for a pastor in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania whose home was attacked on 17 May; two of his children were injured. When he went to report the incident to the police, he was falsely accused of raping a young woman who had left Islam to follow Christ. The pastor had taken her into his home, along with four other converts, after she was thrown out by her family; it was they who made the accusation against him. He has faced much opposition because of his fruitful outreach to Muslims, and several failed attempts have been made to frame him with false accusations. Pray that the sovereign Lord will help him and that he will not be disgraced (Isaiah 50:7-9). Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Sun, Oct 2014 00:00

    • A church on Mafia Island, part of the Zanzibar archipelago, was attacked on 9 May by around 80 young Muslim men armed with arrows and knives. The church members, who are mainly converts from Islam, had gathered for their weekly overnight prayer session when the attackers appeared, shouting “death to ritad’i” (those who leave Islam). They set fi re to the church, leaving the interior in ruins, and then went in search of the pastor, but he was not at home. The incident followed a bomb blast at another church in Mwanza in mainland Tanzania on 5 May, in which a worker at the church rest house was critically injured. Pray that the authorities will effectively address the increasing incidence of attacks against churches. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Sat, Oct 2014 00:00

    • Cry out to the Lord for the many Christian victims of kidnapping by Boko Haram in Nigeria. Remember especially the more than two hundred teenage girls who were taken from the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Borno state, on the night of 14 April. A video released in May showed eight of the girls speaking about their ordeal; they plead for their release, and one says, “I never expected to suffer like this in my life.” It is believed that they have been divided into at least four groups and that most of them are being held in camps outside Nigeria. They are hungry, while some are unwell and need medical attention. Pray for their safe release and for that of other kidnapped Christians. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Fri, Oct 2014 00:00

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