News & analysis
This is a collection of recent articles and research written by the Barnabas team.
News in Brief: 1 August 2014Country/Region: South and East Asia, Philippines, Nigeria, Africa
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.
Meriam Ibrahim faces legal challenges from Muslim family in latest ordeal
Meriam Ibrahim’s ordeal continues as her Muslim family pursues legal action in an effort to stop her from leaving Sudan after she was cleared of apostasy and adultery.
Jail for unregistered religious activity dropped from new Kazakh law
Proposed punishments that could have seen people jailed for leading or taking part in unregistered religious activity have been dropped from Kazakhstan’s new criminal code.
Buddhists launch anti-Christian campaign amid assaults in Sri Lanka
A hardline Buddhist group in Sri Lanka has launched a four-day campaign against “Christian fundamentalism” in the country as Christians face vicious attacks...
News in Brief: 15 July 2014
Iraq: Kidnapped nuns and orphans freed; Christians denied food
Sudan: Ten Christians killed, three churches flattened in government bombings;
Bangladesh: Female church workers attacked in violent robbery;
Burundi: Draft law requires churches to have 500 members and a building.