Wealth is increasingly and unfairly concentrated among a privileged few. Jesus said: “Watch out! Life does not consist in an abundance of possessions”.
According to Open Doors, 215 million Christians suffer “high, very high or extreme persecution”. North Korea continues at the top of the World Watch List. Africa is the region in which more Christians are killed because of their faith.
“May God comfort the victims’ families and support the government in its efforts to provide security amidst reports of further attacks”, the Evangelical Federation of Ivory Coast writes.
“We need to acknowledge this darkness within the human soul because only by coming to some understanding of it can we ever truly hope to embrace the light”, says war correspondant Michael Ware.
An American missionary and six Canadian mission workers lost their lives after Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) gunmen attacked hotel and coffe shop in Ouagadougou. Australian Christian doctor and his wife were kidnapped the same day.
Al-Shabaab gunmen slaughter Christian Kenyan workers in their sleep.