Nigeria – twin suicide attacks on Kaduna church, after future Archbishop of Canterbury visits

Nigeria – twin suicide attacks on Kaduna church, after future Archbishop of Canterbury visits
Amidst continuing attacks on Churches and Christian communities in northern Nigeria, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair has launched a faith-based programme to promote religious tolerance in the country. Eleven people were killed and thirty others injured in two successive suicide attacks on Sunday, November 25 at . . . Read More

Nigerian Christians on frontline vow to stay despite 40 ‘barbaric’ student deaths

Nigerian Christians on frontline vow to stay despite 40 ‘barbaric’ student deaths
President Goodluck Jonathan’s commiseration visit to relatives on Oct 15th, two weeks after the murder of about 40 students from three higher education institutions in Mubi, in Adamawa state, northern Nigeria, has failed to elucidate further the motive behind the deaths. What has become clear, however, is that the perpetrators . . . Read More

‘I will never forget that day’

‘I will never forget that day’
It has been nearly three months since Hannatu Dantong’s husband died. She has been surrounded by his colleagues and family during this time, but still is in a deep state of mourning. “I find the greatest comfort in Psalm 23,” Dantong said. “I am reminded that the Lord will always . . . Read More

From Africa to Asia, offended Muslims vent anger on Christian churches

From Africa to Asia, offended Muslims vent anger on Christian churches
Across much of the Muslim world, more than two weeks of backlash to the internet video “Innocence of the Muslims” has occasionally been directed at Christians, from computer hacks to church burnings. It can be difficult to sort deliberate acts of persecution from simple undirected anger sparked by the video, . . . Read More

Islamists bomb three churches in Kaduna, Nigeria

Islamists bomb three churches in Kaduna, Nigeria
Suspected Islamic extremists bombed three churches in Kaduna state this morning, the third consecutive Sunday that worship services in Nigeria have ended in lethal bloodshed. In a predominantly Christian area of Zaria known as Wusasa, a suspected Islamic extremist crashed a car into a barricade at an Evangelical Church Winning . . . Read More