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WEA Religious Liberty Prayer News: Pakistan & China

October 2, 2017

Dear Friends in Christ,

The World Evangelical Alliance is a global ministry working with local churches around the world to join in common concern to live and proclaim the Good News of Jesus in their communities. God is glorified and the nations of the earth are forever transformed.

The purpose of the WEA Religious Liberty Prayer Release is to keep you informed and mobilized in prayer and intercession for the needs of justice and religious liberty in the Church around the globe, so that we can stand together for the work of the Kingdom and the healing of the Nations. The Prayer Release is comprised on the basis of different credible resources. 

 

Christian High School Student Killed in Pakistan


The father of a 17-year-old Christian who was killed in a school in Pakistan by at least one Muslim classmate said the attack was religiously motivated, a charge that police dispute.

Ilyasab Masih (father of the victim) stated that a teacher had set sent a strong nonverbal message of anti-Christian hostility by hitting and humiliating his son, Sharoon Masih, the day before the assault on Aug. 27.

 

Prayer points:
  • Pray for God’s comforting presence over all those grieving the loss of Sharoon Masih;
  • Pray that the authorities will take action against the unjustified killing, and the perpetrator will be brought to justice. 

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China Tightens Control on Churches, Enforces Law Against Teaching Children
 

China has tightened its “choke-hold” on churches across the country in recent weeks, according to advocacy group China Aid.

Recent bans on unregistered church worship and on teaching Christianity to children, “as if intending to eliminate all house churches at once,” have startled Christians, a China Aid source reported.

 

Prayer points:
  • Pray that Christians in China will stay strong in their faith despite these circumstances;
  • Pray that the authorities will take measures to amend these stringent laws;

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Christian Father of Two in Pakistan Sentenced to Death for ‘Blaspheming’ Prophet of Islam

 Christian father of two in Pakistan has been sentenced to death for blaspheming Islam’s prophet in a phone text even though he is illiterate, sources said.

Nadeem James, 27, was charged in July 2016 in Gujrat District after a friend, Yasir Bashir, complained to police that he received a poem via WhatsApp instant messaging that was derogatory towards Muhammad and other revered Islamic figures.  Court sentenced James to death on Thursday (Sept. 14), as per sources.

 

Prayer points:

  • Pray that God would strengthen and comfort James and his family members during these trying times;
  • Pray that the authorities will take measures to amend these stringent laws;
  • Pray that authorities would intervene and release James;

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