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15:00 GMT Standard Time - Tuesday 11 March 2014 2014South and East Asia, North Korea News Article, Actions by the Authorities, Religious Freedom, Threats/Attacks Against People Preview
11:30 GMT Standard Time - Tuesday 11 March 2014 2014Middle East and North Africa, Turkey News Article, Religious Freedom, Legal Issues/Legislation Preview
09:00 GMT Standard Time - Tuesday 11 March 2014 2014South and East Asia, Africa, Middle East and North Africa, Syria, Holy Land, Iran, India News in Brief, News Article Preview
12:30 GMT Standard Time - Thursday 06 March 2014 2014Middle East and North Africa, Syria Humanitarian crises/needs, News/Appeal, Political Change/Unrest Preview
11:00 GMT Standard Time - Thursday 06 March 2014 2014Middle East and North Africa, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates Analysis, News Article Preview
09:00 GMT Standard Time - Wednesday 05 March 2014 2014South and East Asia, Africa, Sudan, Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia News in Brief, News Article Preview
12:00 GMT Standard Time - Tuesday 04 March 2014 2014South and East Asia, North Korea, Australia News Article, Actions by the Authorities, Religious Freedom Preview
11:00 GMT Standard Time - Tuesday 04 March 2014 2014Middle East and North Africa, Syria News Article, Threats/Attacks Against People, Political Change/Unrest, Religious Freedom Preview
10:30 GMT Standard Time - Tuesday 04 March 2014 2014Libya, Middle East and North Africa, Africa News Article, Threats/Attacks Against People Preview
00:00 GMT Standard Time - Friday 28 February 2014 2014 Indexed PDF  
13:00 GMT Standard Time - Thursday 27 February 2014 2014Europe, United Kingdom Analysis, News Article, Threats/Attacks Against People Preview
10:30 GMT Standard Time - Thursday 27 February 2014 2014Africa, Central African Republic Humanitarian crises/needs, News/Appeal, Political Change/Unrest, Threats/Attacks Against People Preview
17:00 GMT Standard Time - Tuesday 25 February 2014 2014South and East Asia, North Korea, Australia News Article, Actions by the Authorities, Religious Freedom Preview
14:30 GMT Standard Time - Tuesday 25 February 2014 2014Middle East and North Africa, Africa, Sudan News Article, Actions by the Authorities, Religious Freedom, Threats/Attacks Against People, Attacks on Property Preview
10:00 GMT Standard Time - Tuesday 25 February 2014 2014Indonesia, South and East Asia News Article, Actions by the Authorities, Religious Freedom, Legal Issues/Legislation Preview
09:00 GMT Standard Time - Tuesday 25 February 2014 2014Middle East and North Africa, South and East Asia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Brunei, Tanzania News in Brief, News Article Preview
16:00 GMT Standard Time - Monday 24 February 2014 2014Middle East and North Africa, Africa, Egypt News Article, Threats/Attacks Against People, Political Change/Unrest Preview
12:00 GMT Standard Time - Thursday 20 February 2014 2014Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, North Korea, United Kingdom, Europe, Pakistan, South and East Asia Analysis, News Article Preview
11:30 GMT Standard Time - Thursday 20 February 2014 2014Middle East and North Africa, South Sudan News/Appeal, Humanitarian crises/needs, Political Change/Unrest Preview
10:00 GMT Standard Time - Wednesday 19 February 2014 2014Kazakhstan, Central Asia News Article, Actions by the Authorities, Legal Issues/Legislation Preview
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    • Cry out to the Lord for Alexis Prem Kumar, a 47-year-old Christian minister from India who was abducted in Afghanistan on 2 June. No group has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping, but three Taliban militants have been arrested in connection with it. Alexis had worked for an NGO in Afghanistan since 2011, helping returning refugees. He was leaving a school near Herat for Afghan children who have recently returned from Iran or Pakistan when he was seized. Give thanks for Alexis’ willingness to serve the Lord in what remains one of the most dangerous countries in the world for Christians, and pray for his safe return. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed 23 hours ago

    • The case of an Egyptian Christian man arrested following complaints by Muslim neighbours that he had been using his home as a church without a permit highlights the need of the Christian community for more places of worship. The 55-year-old man from Minya in Upper Egypt, where Christians are particularly vulnerable to persecution, was arrested once before, in 2011, for the same offence. Every church building in Egypt requires a permit, but these are notoriously difficult to obtain. Pray that the authorities will show leniency to the Christian man and that a provision in the new constitution addressing the issue of church buildings will be enacted. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Tue, Sep 2014 00:00

    • Kidnapping for ransom has been a persistent problem for the Christian community in Egypt amid the political upheaval and instability following the “Arab Spring” revolution of 2011. On 14 June, Wadie Ramses, a well-known surgeon, was seized in El-Arish. The assailants opened fire on his vehicle and took him away wounded. They later demanded a ransom of ten million Egyptian Pounds (£800,000; US$1.4 million) for his release. Two days later, Christian merchant Gemal Shenouda was captured near his home in the same city. It is thought that Islamic militants with links to al-Qaeda, who have been behind escalating violence in the Sinai region, are responsible for the kidnappings. Pray for the safe return of our two Christian brothers and that they and their families will know the Lord’s peace. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Mon, Sep 2014 00:00

    • On 18 June, Bishoy Armia Boulous (31) was sentenced to five years in prison and given a fi ne of 500 Egyptian Pounds (US£70; £40) for “disturbing the peace by broadcasting false information” in connection with reports he produced relating to anti-Christian violence in Minya for a Christian TV channel. His lawyer believes that Bishoy has been targeted because of his conversion from Islam. The Christian gained notoriety in Egypt in 2007 as the first person to try to change his religion on his ID card, a case that is still unresolved owing to the political tumult in the country over the last three years. Pray that the Lord will be Bishoy’s strength and shield (Psalm 28:7), and that he will soon be released. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Sun, Sep 2014 00:00

    • Saudi Arabia remains unique in the extent to which it restricts the public expression of any religion other than Islam.” In its annual report for 2014, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom highlighted the extraordinary restrictions faced by Christians and other non-Muslims in one of the most rigid and hardline Islamic states in the world. No churches exist in Saudi Arabia because of an Islamic tradition that Muhammad said there should be only one religion in the Arabian peninsula. Pray for peace and perseverance for the small number of Saudi converts and the many expatriate Christians practising their faith in this repressive context, and ask that the authorities will yield to international pressure to introduce greater religious freedom. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Sat, Sep 2014 00:00

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