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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

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...

05 Apr RLPB 401. Turkey and Indonesia: Islamic zeal to soar over Easter

  by Elizabeth Kendal CFF Director of Advocacy   TURKEY: CONSTITUTIONAL REFERENDUM, SUNDAY 16 APRIL    Turkey will hold a constitutional referendum on Easter (Resurrection) Sunday 16 April. If passed, the position of prime minister will be abolished and the president will gain sweeping executive powers, including the right to veto legislation, dissolve parliament, appoint 12 of the 15...

08 Mar RLPB 397. China: Massive Crackdown in Xinjiang

by Elizabeth Kendal CFF Director of Advocacy   Authorities in China's volatile north-western Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region have banned all Christian activities not linked to state-approved churches and launched a region-wide crackdown under the guise of 'anti-terrorism'. Churches have been targeted in the capital Urumqi and across Xinjiang. China Aid reports that at least...

23 Feb RLPB 395. February 2017 Update, Incl. Uganda, China, Egypt, Indonesia, Sudan

  FEBRUARY 2017 UPDATE -- this month we prayed concerning:   * UGANDA (RLPB 392), after a mob of some 90 local Muslims violently attacked a church prayer meeting in Katira village, Budaka District, in Muslim-dominated Eastern Region. Fifteen Christian women were raped and dozens of believers were wounded. The pastor was among nine church members...

07 Feb RLPB 393. Bangladesh: Hidden Genocide in Chittagong Hill Tracts

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 393 | Wed 08 Feb 2017   BANGLADESH: HIDDEN GENOCIDE IN CHITTAGONG HILL TRACTS plus: Jakarta Gubernatorial Elections on Wednesday 15 February by Elizabeth Kendal CFF Director of Advocacy   [caption id="attachment_10776" align="alignleft" width="259"] CHT = greenCHT shares a border withMizoram (87% Christian)and Chin (90% Christian).[/caption] On 1 January police raided a...