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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

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...

17 Jan RLPB 438. Burma and Syria: Christians Imperilled

WELCOME TO RLPB 2018: GIVE THANKS; KEEP ALERT  also BURMA AND SYRIA: CHRISTIANS IMPERILLED by Elizabeth Kendal CFF Director of Advocacy   GIVE THANKS: After praying specifically that God would 'protect churches from attack this Christmas season' [RLPB 437 (18 Dec 2017)] we now give thanks that Christians were able to celebrate without a major terror...

19 Dec RLPB 437. Christmas devotion, notices & updates: India, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan.

CHRISTMAS DEVOTION, NOTICES & UPDATES by Elizabeth Kendal CFF Director of Advocacy   CHRISTMAS DEVOTION: THE GOD WHO IS WITH US   Unlike all the gods humanity has ever made, YAHWEH -- the true and living Almighty Creator and redeeming Holy God of the Bible -- is with us. That first Christmas, the Son, Jesus, Immanuel,...