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Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin - Mar 1, 2006

Mar 1, 2006

INDIA, where Hindu nationalists staged their massive Shabri Kumbh Mela pilgrimage and festival in Dangs, Gujarat, with the dual purpose of converting tribals to militant Hindu nationalism and inciting violence against Christians.

A mission agency moves to change the face of Portugal

Mar 1, 2006

25 years of religious freedom in Portugal have resulted in the steady and increased growth of Evangelicals from 55,000 in 1975 to over 307,000 25 years later.

AOG Church - Bolatha, Gampaha District

Feb 22, 2006

We thank and praise God that the congregation of this church were able to meet together for the Sunday service. Although the attendance was low with about 20 members staying away due to fear, some congregation members from villages outside Bolatha attended, braving threats of attack.

Pakistan & Nigeria: Anti-Christian Violence Escalating

Feb 22, 2006

\'Cartoon Intifada\' violence has erupted in Pakistan and Northern Nigeria. Because Islamic zeal has escalated, other minor religious issues have quickly become excuses for violent Islamic pogroms against Christians. This RLP is a little longer than usual to cover both these urgent situations.

AOG Church - Bolatha, Gampaha District

Feb 22, 2006

We thank and praise God that the congregation of this church were able to meet together for the Sunday service. Although the attendance was low with about 20 members staying away

Sri Lanka: Incident Update & Prayer Request

Feb 17, 2006

On the 6th of February, the pastor of the Church was called to the police station again for an inquiry. He was forced to agreed that they will hold services for only for the Christians in the Bolatha village and stop members of the congregation who are from other villages from attending the services

Middle East: Christian Minorities Caught in \"Cartoon Intifada\" plus more...

Feb 16, 2006

While the Danish cartoon controversy has triggered protests all across the Muslim world, political factors put Christians in the Middle East at particular risk of \'cartoon intifada (uprising)\' violence.

India: Shabri Kumbh Mela Threatens 8000 Christians in Dangs

Feb 8, 2006

Over the weekend 11-13 February, Hindu nationalist groups and their militant factions will hold a major Kumbh (Hindu festival) in Dangs district, Gujarat, northwest India...

NCEASL Incident Update (Feb 7, 2006)

Feb 7, 2006

At approximately 11 am in the morning, a man arrived at the Dutch reformed Church in Galle, on a motor cycle, looking for the Pastor in charge...

Iraq: Churches Targeted As Tensions Rise

Feb 2, 2006

On Sunday 29 January, five car bombs exploded in Kirkuk and Baghdad between 4:10pm and 4:30pm. Three people were killed by the Kirkuk bombs which went off outside the Church of the Virgin and an Orthodox church...