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Prayer Focus 06/13
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This is a collection of recent articles and research written by the Barnabas team.
An explosive device was thrown into a church compound in Mrima village near Likoni at the end of an open-air evangelistic event on 9 June.
Thousands of Christians return to Syrian town they were forced to flee
Thousands of Syrian Christians who were driven out of their homes in al-Qusair last year have returned after government forces recaptured the town in a fierce battle...
Kazakh pastor retained in custody despite appeal from “victim”
The Kazakh authorities are continuing to hold a pastor accused of “inflicting serious harm to health” despite the supposed victim calling for the case against him to be dropped.
Jail sentence for Egyptian Christian accused of insulting Islam slammed
Egyptian human rights groups have condemned a jail sentence issued to a Christian lawyer for insulting Islam; they also raised concerns about the rising number of such cases...
Editorial: Threat of Islamist militancy spreading in West Africa
No country in West Africa is safe from the threat of Islamist militancy. This was the stark warning by Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama last week...
Kachin peace deal offers hope to abused Christian people in Burma
A tentative peace deal has been reached after two years of brutal conflict in Kachin state, offering hope to the predominantly Christian people who have suffered grave abuses...