News & analysis
This is a collection of recent articles and research written by the Barnabas team.
Brutal Boko Haram attack on predominantly Christian area claims 100 lives in northeast NigeriaCountry/Region: Africa, Nigeria
The predominantly Christian area of Gwoza in Borno state, Northern Nigeria, is under siege by suspected Boko Haram militants, who have rampaged through villages over the last two weeks, killing residents and torching churches and homes.
The total death toll is not clear but it is thought that hundreds have been massacred.
Editorial: Is the international response too little, too late for Iraq’s beleaguered Christians?
In the year 363 AD, a very holy man by the name of Mattai, fleeing persecution under the Roman Emperor Julian the Apostate, founded the monastery of St Matthew’s. Lying 20 miles from Mosul in northern Iraq...
Iranian pastor charged with “waging war against God”
Iranian pastor Matthias Haghnejad has been charged with enmity against God, a crime that can be punishable by death, while the fate of two other Christians arrested with him remains unknown.
Save the Christians of the Middle East Petition
Please sign the petition and encourage others to do the same within your church and community. You can obtain copies by contacting your local Barnabas office or by downloading them .
Church attacks, actions by the authorities rock Christian communities in India
A church in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh was attacked by Hindu extremists on 16 July, while in Madhya Pradesh, a Christian school...
Meriam Ibrahim and family finally escape Sudan, arrive in Italy
Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman who was cleared of apostasy and adultery, has arrived safely in Italy with her family.
Stand with Mosul’s terrorised, targeted and displaced Christians today
Mosul’s Christians have been told to “convert to Islam, pay the jizya tax of subjugation or die”. They are being robbed of all they own as they run for their lives. Their properties have...
Christian teenager killed by machete in attack on church in Uganda
An 18-year-old Christian woman was hacked to death and a one-year-old baby injured in a savage attack by Muslims during an overnight prayer meeting at a church in Uganda.