News & analysis
This is a collection of recent articles and research written by the Barnabas team.
Christian-run homeless shelter in Belarus closed by authoritiesCountry/Region: Europe, Belarus
A homeless shelter run by a young Christian man in Belarus has been stripped of its legal status after what appears to be a campaign of official opposition to the charitable project.
Aleksei Shchedrov (29), a primary healthcare worker, turned his home in the village of Aleksandrovka, Grodno Region, into the shelter, and since it opened in December 2011...
North Korean Christians linked to detained missionary face execution
Dozens of North Koreans have been arrested, accused of helping a detained South Korean missionary; 33 face execution on charges of attempting to overthrow the regime...
Turkey adopts “democracy” bill in boost to rights of minorities
The Turkish parliament has adopted a long-awaited “democratisation package” that increases the rights and freedoms of minorities and includes the restoration of seized Christian property.
Editorial: Gulf feud reveals growing ideological divide over political Islam
The divide within ideological Islam is growing. This week saw Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates withdraw their ambassadors from Doha in protest at Qatar’s interference in their internal affairs.
News in Brief: 05 March 2014
Sri Lanka: Pastor and wife dragged from home, assaulted by
Sudan: Pastor arrested while preaching during church service;
Indonesia: Muslim mob occupies church land to block its building plans;
India: Hindu leader calls for end to conversions from Hinduism.
Jihadists to Christians in Syrian city: convert to Islam, pay up or be killed
A jihadist group in control of the northern Syrian city of Raqqa has given Christians a devastating ultimatum: convert to Islam, pay the jizya tax and abide by a list of restrictions, or else risk being killed.
Editorial: Muslims take stand against Islamic violence; call for aid fund
In the wake of the sentencing yesterday of two British Muslims for the bloodthirsty and brutal murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby on the streets of London, it is worth noting that...