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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

09 May RLPB 454. Central African Republic (CAR): Cathedral Massacre

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 454 | Wed 09 May 2018   CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: CATHEDRAL MASSACRE           -- tensions in Bangui at boiling point; threat of renewed conflict. by Elizabeth Kendal CFF Director of Advocacy   Bangui is the mostly Christian capital city of mostly Christian Central African Republic (CAR). Within the city is a...

02 May Burma (Myanmar): the ethnic cleansing of the Kachin

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 453 | Wed 02 May 2018   Please forward this prayer bulletin widely, and encourage others to sign up to the ReligiousLiberty Prayer Bulletin blog. "The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective." (James 5:16 NIV)       BURMA (MYANMAR): THE ETHNIC CLEANSING OF THE KACHIN by Elizabeth Kendal CFF Director of...

18 Apr RLPB 451. Pakistan: Islamic State targets Christians in Quetta

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 451 | Wed 18 Apr 2018   PAKISTAN: ISLAMIC STATE TARGETS CHRISTIANS IN QUETTA by Elizabeth Kendal CFF Director of Advocacy   Christians comprise less than two percent of Pakistan's 200 million people. Systematic racial and religious discrimination ensure Christians remain poor, powerless and persecuted. However, as fundamentalist Islam rises,...

11 Apr RLPB 450. China & Vietnam: Church suffers as repression escalates

CHINA & VIETNAM: CHURCH SUFFERS AS REPRESSION ESCALATES by Elizabeth Kendal CFF Director of Advocacy   (1) CHINA: MOVES TO 'SINICISE' BIBLE   On Tuesday 3 April the Information Office of China's State Council released a White Paper entitled 'China's Policies and Practices on Protecting Freedom of Religious Belief''. The White Paper assures us that 'the state respects...

04 Apr RLPB 449. Algeria: churches closed as repression escalates

ALGERIA: CHURCHES CLOSED AS REPRESSION ESCALATES           -- including update on prisoner Slimane Bouhafs  by Elizabeth Kendal CFF Director of Advocacy   Algeria's population is 97 percent Muslim; most are Arabs and Arabised Berbers. [Berbers, or Amazigh, are the indigenous peoples of the Maghreb. They comprise 23 percent of the population of Algeria.] The growth...

21 Mar RLPB 447. Turkey in Syria: Afrin falls; Christians imperilled

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 447 | Wed 21 Mar 2018   TURKEY IN SYRIA: AFRIN FALLS; CHRISTIANS IMPERILLED -- plus update on Pastor Andrew Brunson, imprisoned in Turkey   by Elizabeth Kendal CFF Director of Advocacy   The mostly Kurdish city of Afrin, in the far north-west of Syria's Aleppo Province, fell to Turkish-backed Free Syrian...

14 Mar RLPB 446. North Korea: A Step in the Right Direction

    NORTH KOREA: A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION   by Elizabeth Kendal CFF Director of Advocacy   The announcement on 8 March, that US President Donald Trump will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, sent shockwaves throughout north-east Asia and left many analysts and pundits around the world reeling. The announcement is the culmination of...

07 Mar RLPB 445. Mali & Burkina Faso: captives imperilled as battle heats up

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 445 | Wed 7 Mar 2018   MALI & BURKINA FASO: CAPTIVES IMPERILLED AS BATTLE HEATS UP by Elizabeth Kendal CFF Director of Advocacy   The G5 Sahel Cross-Border Joint Force was officially launched in the Malian capital, Bamako, on 2 July 2017. Its mandate includes combating terrorism. The main terrorist entity...