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He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, 

that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free,

and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come. LUKE 4:18-19

21 Jun RLPB 411. Kenya: Al-Shabaab incites against Church

  by Elizabeth Kendal CFF Director of Advocacy   Somalia-based al-Qaeda affiliate al-Shabaab is inflaming religious tension and escalating its terror attacks inside Kenya, doubtless in an effort to extract concessions ahead of Kenya's 8 August General Elections and possibly even make Kenya's involvement in Somalia an election issue.   On 18 May al-Shabaab released a...

14 Jun RLPB 410. Pakistan: Who Cares About Pakistani Christians?

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 410 | Wed 14 Jun 2017   PAKISTAN: WHO CARES ABOUT PAKISTANI CHRISTIANS?  by Elizabeth Kendal CFF Director of Advocacy   Many Pakistani Christians are 'untouchables' or choorahs -- so low on the social scale they are beneath the caste system. Despite their 'untouchablity' having its origins in Hindu India, the tradition...

17 May RLPB 407. Central African Republic (CAR): Church in the Fire

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 407 | Wed 17 May 2017   CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (CAR): CHURCH IN THE FIRE by Elizabeth Kendal CFF Director of Advocacy   Central African Republic (CAR) is French-speaking, 76 percent Christian (mostly Protestant) and 13.8 percent Muslim. On 24 March 2013 an Islamic army known as Seleka seized control...

03 May RLPB 405. Pakistan: ‘Blasphemy’, Death and Injustice

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 405 | Wed 03 May 2017   PAKISTAN: 'BLASPHEMY', DEATH AND INJUSTICE by Elizabeth Kendal CFF Director of Advocacy   On Tuesday 18 April Pakistan's National Assembly passed a resolution condemning the lynching of a Muslim university student on 13 April. Describing it as 'cold-blooded murder', the resolution resolves 'to ensure that...

19 Apr RLPB 403. North Korea: Uncertainty looms over long-suffering Church

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 403 | Wed 19 Apr 2017   NORTH KOREA: UNCERTAINTY LOOMS OVER LONG-SUFFERING CHURCH plus news alert -- EGYPT: Sinai monastery attacked by Elizabeth Kendal CFF Director of Advocacy   The Korean Revival of 1907 (also known as the Korean Pentecost) stands in history as one of the great transformative revivals...

12 Apr RLPB 402. Egypt and Syria: Massacre and the Threat of Massacre

-- plus Easter Prayer by Elizabeth Kendal CFF, Director of Advocacy   EGYPT: PALM SUNDAY DOUBLE MASSACRE   [caption id="attachment_10874" align="alignright" width="300"] Mar Girgis, Tanta, Palm Sunday, 9 April 2017[/caption] Soon after 9am on Sunday 9 April, as the believers were enjoying Palm Sunday celebrations, a suicide bomber entered Mar Girgis (St George) Church in the Nile Delta...