As theological debates on sexuality and marriage become more and more central, many Christian denominations are being asked to clarify their views.
“This demolition was done out of injustice and discrimination”, said Rev. Musa. Six more churches are due to be demolished.
Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders said 21 aid workers died. Air Force admits the original target was a Boko Haram camp in the region.
Thousands attended the ordination of a well-known Pentecostal leader. The President of the State is among the survivors.
I ask the Lord - who bore our griefs and pains - to erase the scars of the wounds and the pain of our Nigerian girl. And to show her that, for him and for all of us, she is a precious stone.
Besides the killings, hundreds of Christians have been displaced. Houses, worship centers and crops that were ready for harvest have all been destroyed.
Church leaders say attacks on Christian communities by Muslim herdsmen constitute a war “by Islam to eliminate Christianity” in Nigeria.
Another concern is the governmental regulation of religious groups to stifle the freedom to worship. The report also takes aim at the genocide against Christians carried out by Daesh and Boko Haram.
Institute for Economics and Peace says global deterioration “was driven by increased terrorism and higher levels of political instability.” Europe is the most peaceful region in the world, but Ukraine is the second country whith a bigger deterioration.
The IOM informs that 206,400 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea the first 5 months of 2016. Only from May 25 to June 3, 1,457 are dead or missing.
Two church buildings burnt in the state of Niger. Rioters killed the believer “on allegation of posting a blasphemous statement about Prophet Muhammad on the social media.” Troops try to control outbreak of violence.
Syria, Central African Republic, Egypt, Iraq, and Vietnam are also among the “countries of particular concern.” For the first time, Western Europe is in the list as a place that “deserve monitoring.”
Suicide attacks on two predominantly Christian communities in northeast Nigeria. Many displaced Christians refuse to return to their homes, evangelical pastors told Morning Star News.
“It is amazing how these people are still happy, despite everything they have gone through”, director Fernando De Haro explains.
“We can be the voice of those who cannot cry out by themselves”, the Director of Open Doors Spain says in an interview. “Nigeria is the country where most people have died because of their faith.”
North Korea is still the most difficult place in the world to be a Christian, according to new report by Open Doors. Jihadism, Hindu and Buddhist extremism are the greatest sources of persecution.
“My mother struggled with the gunmen until they finally shot her and the three kids,” Rose Monday’s explained. “She died trying to save the three children.”
Northern Nigerian city of Yola has twice been hit by deadly bomb attacks this year. 80 have also been wounded.
The criminal organisation exploited about one hundred Nigerian women. Prostitution and Human Trafficking are still major issues in Spain.
About 1,600 died in Boko Haram attacks in the last four months. “Insurgency has not only succeeded in killing, injuring and displacing people, but have worsened distrust among people of different faiths”
The military also captures 43 suspected fighters, including one of the leaders. 2,000 women and children have been seized by Boko Haram since January 2014
According to the Nigerian military, a Boko Haram commander has also been captured and several militant camps were cleared.
WWM informs about hundreds of deaths in the ‘Middle Belt’ of the country. Christians have suffered the overwhelming majority of casualties, in conflicts involving Fulani herders.
Plateau has been the most attacked region of Nigeria this last year. “We are still faithful to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ”, said one of the survivors.
Army advances against Boko Haram positions. No Chibok girls among the girls rescued.
In 2014, the world asked #SaveOurGirls after waking up to the brutality of Boko Haram. Amnesty International now shares the stories of hundreds of other victims in the last 12 months.