- 24th July, 2014728Nigeria:
One hundred days have passed since the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram abducted 276 students from the Government Girls' Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State on the night of 14 April 2014.
- 31st July, 2014729UKRAINE:
On Sunday 20 July a service was held in the city of Slavyansk, in the volatile Donetsk region, in memory of four Christians killed by pro-Russian separatists on 9 June 2014.
Pastor Peter Dudnyk wrote: "Our brothers have been murdered... The funeral service is today. All the Evangelical churches of the city came together at the funeral service, cancelling their regular worship services. They shot the brothers for believing in the Lord Jesus Christ."
- 7th August, 2014731IRAQ:
Thousands of Christians have fled for their lives as the militant Islamic State (IS) group advanced on the town of Qaraqosh in northern Iraq. Qaraqosh (population 50,000) - referred to as Iraq's Christian capital - is located 30km southeast of the city of Mosul, which was captured by IS in June.
- 1st August, 2014730SUDAN:
Early this morning (1 August), Meriam Ibrahim, together with her family, arrived in the USA where they plan to settle. The family (Meriam, her husband Daniel, toddler son Martin and baby daughter Maya) had flown from Italy where they had spent a week after being allowed to leave Sudan.
- 11th July, 2014722NEW
Persecution of Christians for their religious beliefs is on the rise around the world - a fact documented in the newly-published Church in Chains Global Guide. 60 countries are listed in this second edition of the Global Guide, compared with 52 in the first edition (published in 2008).
Seven of the countries listed in the Global Guide for the first time are from Sub-Saharan Africa, where persecution is mainly caused by armed Islamic terrorist groups.
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