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Rev. Lawan Andimi had stated in a video that he trusted in God should he lose his life to Islamic terrorists.
The attackers arrived at the primary boarding school in Kamuthe, Garissa County, as the teachers were sleeping. “One of the attackers said, ‘We cannot allow infidels to teach our children,’ and there and then fired at three teachers”.
The Burkinabe Federation of Evangelical Churches, and the WEA released statements calling Christians to pray for “lasting peace, and the believers to stand strong in their faith”.
The NCCP has spoken out against the heavy government policies against drug trafficking. 5,300 have been killed in the past three years.The Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches supported the NCCP.
Armed herdsmen stormed the community and shot indiscriminately into houses, forcing residents to flee into bushes surrounding the village.
The kidnappers have contacted school officials with their demands for ransom.
It is not clear from the video, temporarily posted on YouTube, when the two men were executed. Their identities were confirmed by a Church of Christ in Nations pastor.
Boko Haram has killed an estimated 35,000 civilians. The insurgency that began in Maiduguri, Borno state increasingly struck Christian educational institutions, health facilities and worship sites.
A BBVA Foundation report shows how the citizens of 5 European countries see their political situation, the role of the State, the EU, the media, and challenges such as migration and climate change.
Christians in these rural areas often find themselves in the middle of two armed groups fighting each other for territory and for corridors through which to traffic their illicit goods.
Rev. Iftikhar Indryas, founder of the New Covenant Christian School, explains the issues the educational project is facing. He calls to pray for the “spiritual, physical and intellectual well-being” of Pakistani Christians.
Ramez Atallah, Director of the Bible Society Egypt, addresses some of the misconceptions about the country, and analyses the presence and influence of the Christian minority.
The African country is suffering an increase in extremist attacks. Other six Christians were killed two weeks ago in an evangelical church.
The Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka asks the government “to take all steps necessary to arrest the situation swiftly”. The WEA also calls churches around the world to join in prayer.
Analysts have detected ties between Muslim Fulani herdsmen and Islamic extremist groups.
The suspect has been arrested, while his motives still remain unclear. Local elections would go ahead as planned on Wednesday.
The evangelical body New Zealand Christian Network (NZCN) urged people “to pray for all the families affected, and to offer them support in every way possible”.
According to Amnesty International, Boko Haram attacked the northeastern Nigeria border town of Rann, almost destroying it. Christian leaders are calling for urgent prayers for peace in this troubled region.
The presidential vote has been postponed one week, to February 23. Analysts say the Nigerian political future belongs to the ethnic group of the Fulani Muslims.
An interview with Efraim Tendero, Secretary General of the World Evangelical Alliance and former leader of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches.
Two bombs exploded on Sunday as people were gathered for a Catholic mass in Jolo, the capital of Sulu Province. Daesh (IS) claimed responsibility of the attack.
“We unite and share the pain of the families”, says the biggest evangelical confederation in the country. It is the worst attack since the Peace Agreement of 2016.
Witnesses said the gunman yelled “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest, in Arabic). The suspect was on the “Fiche S” list of potential security threats.
“With our souls, with our blood, we will defend the Cross”, the Coptic Christians chanted in the funeral.
The terrorist group has killed a cooperant aid worker and says it will kill three other hostages, including Leah Sharibu.