This Week In Christian Persecution News, Week of June 15, 2020

Source:           www.savethepersecutedchristians.org

Date:                June 19, 2020

 

 

Please pray for the individuals in the stories below and others who are afflicted due to their love of the Lord. You canshare these accounts with friends and family and follow us on Twitter and Facebook . These stories are also archived and searchable using our news aggregator at ChristianPersecutionNews.com

RELEASE – Violence Against Christians in Nigeria Is Mounting toward Genocide, UK MPs Warn

Ongoing persecution of Christians in Nigeria could soon amount to genocide after steadily worsening since 2015, an informal coalition of British Members of Parliament concluded this week after an extensive inquiry into the violence. The slaughter of Christians, primarily at the hands of militant, Islamist Fulani herdsmen, surpassed 1,000 in 2019 and more than 6,000 since 2015, according to the June 15 report, “Nigeria: Unfolding Genocide? An Inquiry by the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief.”..........Read More

RELEASE – New Report to United Nations Brings to Light Extreme Persecution of Uyghurs in China

Those persecuted for their beliefs may often feel silenced, unable to speak up or speak out about the inhumane treatment they experience because of their faith. But several advocacy groups are working to bring to light these atrocities by submitted reports to the United Nations in advance of the General Assembly in September.........Read More

MIDDLE EAST – ISIS Terrorists Cannot Be Allowed to Reclaim Iraq

With the primary focus of the Trump administration understandably concentrated on a variety of pressing domestic issues, from the forthcoming presidential election campaign to tackling the Covid-19 pandemic, there is growing concern that ISIS fanatics are seeking to exploit the situation to rebuild their terrorist infrastructure throughout the Middle East. In countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, there is mounting evidence that the ISIS leadership is seeking to move on from the catastrophic defeats it has suffered in recent years and rebuild its fighting strength.........Read More

NIGERIA – Boko Haram kills at least 60, including 4-y-o girl, in northeast Nigeria

At least 20 soldiers and 40 civilians, including a 4-year-old girl, were killed in two attacks claimed by a Boko Haram faction last Saturday as the trend of extremist violence in northeast Nigeria continues. On Sunday, United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria Edward Kallon condemned attacks in the Monguno and Nganzai local government areas in Borno state in which many civilians were killed and a humanitarian aid facility was damaged by “non-state armed groups.”........Read More

PAKISTAN – Taking Direct Action at the U.N. for Severely Persecuted Christian Minorities in Pakistan

Through the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), our European affiliate, we recently filed a written submission with the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) expressing concern over Pakistan’s inability to protect its Christian citizens. While the Pakistani government has taken steps to protect religious freedom, such as by establishing a National Commission for Minorities, the majority Muslim society continuously discriminates against and sometimes persecutes Christians, often in violent ways.........Read More

As we celebrate Juneteenth in remembrance of the liberation of those who had been held as slaves, may we be encouraged that change is possible when we come together and pray. May our prayers be lifted to Heaven for our brothers and sisters still in captivity and enslaved around the world for their faith. I believe change is coming because of our unrelenting prayers.

Thanks for all you do!

Sincerely, your sister in Christ,

Dede Laugesen
Executive Director
Save the Persecuted Christians

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