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What is "Proclaim freedom"?

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Country/Region: Afghanistan  

Save Afghan converts to Christianity

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You can use this online petition to register your support for the Save Afghan converts to Christianity campaign.

 

Why should they be secret? 

Barnabas Fund launches campaign for the abolition of the Islamic apostasy law

Islam is a one-way street. You can convert to Islam but you are not allowed to convert from Islam. All schools of Islamic law, shari‘a, agree on this rule and specify the death sentence for an adult male Muslim who chooses to leave his Islamic faith. Most also impose the death penalty on women apostates. The rule was established many centuries ago by Islamic scholars, but even today most Islamic religious leaders and many ordinary Muslim people agree with it.

 

Save Iraqi Christians 

Project(s): 20-227, 20-383, 20-246, 20-689, 20-710, 49-710, 20-744, 49-744, 20-734     Country/Region: IRAQ  

A total of 42,627 people put their names to the petition created by Barnabas Fund for our Save Iraqi Christians campaign. On Wednesday 5 November 2008 the British and European signatures were presented to the Human Rights, Democracy and Governance Group and the Iraqi Group of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office by Barnabas Fund’s International Director, Dr Patrick Sookhdeo. He was accompanied by a senior leader of the Iraqi community in the UK. The Australian signatures were presented to Russell Broadbent MP at the Australian Federal Parliament on Monday 10 November.

 

The Other Nine Campaign 

1 in 10 Christians live with persecution

These people are our family. While they are the one in ten, we are the other nine. We live with freedoms they are often denied, such as to worship together in public, own a Bible or even repair the roof of the church building.

 
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    • Pray for Pakistani Christian Sawan Masih, whose appeal against the death penalty he was given under the “blasphemy law” is scheduled to be heard tomorrow (25 July). Sawan (26), a father of three, was accused by a Muslim friend in March 2013 of defiling the name of Muhammad. Following the accusation, a 3,000-strong mob of Muslims stormed Sawan’s Christian neighbourhood, Joseph Colony, and burned down 178 Christian homes. Sawan was convicted on 27 March 2014; he denies the charge and has said that the accusation was motivated by a property dispute between him and his friend. Pray that this miscarriage of justice will be overturned on appeal. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed 6 hours ago

    • Pray for Tandin Wangyal and M.B. Thapa, two pastors in Bhutan who were arrested on 5 March. The pair were invited by another Christian to speak at a ground-breaking ceremony for a new house in Samtse District, where they were arrested for “proselytising” coercively – an act that is illegal in Bhutan – and for not having obtained permission for the public gathering. The police later said that there was no evidence for the first allegation. The pastors were held without charge for 49 days; they were released on bail on 22 April but are still facing charges. Pray that as the church leaders face legal proceedings they will cast their cares on the Lord, and that He will sustain them (Psalm 55:22). Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Sun, Jul 2014 00:00

    • Pray that the government of Kazakhstan will end its legal demand for the registration of religious groups, including churches. The United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Heiner Bielefeldt, has said that this freedom “does not require state approval”, and that “communities which fail to meet the threshold set by the law or prefer not to be registered live in legal insecurity”. All religious groups in Kazakhstan were required to re-register under a controversial new religion law of 2011 that made it impossible for smaller congregations to gain state approval, and a number of Protestant denominations saw all their churches liquidated (i.e. lose their legal and financial status). Pray that all Christians in Kazakhstan will be given the freedom to meet and practise their faith together. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Sat, Jul 2014 00:00

    • Denis Yenenko, a Christian father of three in Sergeyevka, Kazakhstan, was jailed for six days in April for refusing to pay a fine imposed on him for leading worship at an “illegal meeting”. Denis and his fellow-Christian Sergei Lantsov were each ordered to pay around a month’s average wages for “participation in the activity of an unregistered, halted or banned religious community or social organisation”. Another 33 Christians from the same denomination, which refuses in principle to ask state permission for their activities, were fined in the first ten weeks of this year for exercising their right to religious freedom. Pray for strength and perseverance for our brothers and sisters as they worship and witness for Christ under oppressive restrictions. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Fri, Jul 2014 00:00

    • Our God and Father, we praise You for calling to faith a 13-year-old boy in Tajikistan through the teaching of “Aigul”, a Barnabas- funded Christian worker, and that he has now led his Muslim mother to Christ too. We thank You for his witness to his mother: “He told me that all people are sinful and me too. He told me what I need to do so that God can forgive my sins.” We pray that You will establish them both in their new faith, and that the rest of their family will also put their trust in Jesus. We pray especially for her brother, an Islamic leader, that he will stop trying to prevent them from meeting with other Christians. We thank You for Aigul’s fruitful ministry and pray that You will continue to bless it. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Thu, Jul 2014 00:00

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