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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 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...

28 Feb RLPB 444. Feb 2018 Update. Incl Nigeria, Dagestan (Russia), China, Indonesia, Iranian Refugees, Kenya, Pakistan, Turkey

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 444 | Wed 28 Feb 2018   Please forward this prayer bulletin widely, and encourage others to sign up to the Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin blog. "The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective." James 5:16 NIV   by Elizabeth Kendal   'For though we walk in the flesh, we are...

20 Feb RLPB 443. Dagestan (Russia): terror strikes as tension boils

  by Elizabeth Kendal CFF Director of Advocacy   On Sunday evening 18 February local Christians gathered in Kizlyar's Russian Orthodox (RO) church to usher in the Eastern Orthodox Lent. The Sunday mass was the culmination of a week-long traditional pre-Lenten festival known as Maslenitsa. Then, terror struck. Father Pavel explains: 'We had finished the mass...

14 Feb RLPB 442. Nigeria: Government deploys troops to Middle Belt

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 442 | Wed 14 Feb 2018   NIGERIA: GOVERNMENT DEPLOYS TROOPS TO MIDDLE BELT by Elizabeth Kendal CFF Director of Advocacy   [caption id="attachment_11202" align="alignleft" width="149"] Church elder James Nengwe (60), killed in Zanwra, Plateau State, on 24 January 2018, by Muslim Fulani herdsmen. (Morning Star News)[/caption] On 30 January Amnesty...

07 Feb RLPB 441. Uganda: high cost of faith in Muslim-dominated Eastern Region

by Elizabeth Kendal CFF Director of Advocacy   [caption id="attachment_11197" align="alignleft" width="285"] Easter Region = Green. Districts: Kibuku (91); Budaka (7); Mayuge (53).  source [/caption] Kibuku District: Munabi Abudallah (37) asked his local sheikh why Islamic prayers were conducted in Arabic, a language he did not understand. The sheikh explained that it is because Allah...