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This is a collection of recent articles and research written by the Barnabas team.
“Reign of terror” against Christians in Central African RepublicCountry/Region: Africa, Central African Republic
Christians in the Central African Republic (CAR) are being targeted by Islamist militants who seized control of the country in March; they are being tied up, beaten and forced to hand over money to save their lives.
A pastor in CAR said that “a reign of terror” is being conducted against Christians by the Seleka rebels who took over the country in a bloody coup on 24 March.
Editorial: Testimonies from a war zone: Syrian Christians share their stories
Barnabas Aid’s International Director, Dr Patrick Sookhdeo, here shares first-hand accounts from Syrian Christians who he met last week in Lebanon.
Good result for Christians in Indian state as Hindu nationalists lose power
A Hindu nationalist party, which supports extremist groups that attack and harass Christians, has lost control of Karnataka state, India, in a crushing election defeat.
Iranian Christian prisoner denied urgently-needed surgery
A Christian prisoner in Iran who is in a critical condition suffering internal bleeding has been denied proper medical attention.
Editorial: Do Muslims really want sharia and support religious freedom?
An extensive survey of Muslims conducted in 39 countries throughout the world has revealed a broad desire for the implementation of sharia law.