Christians in Eritrea are facing increased persecution since the government began a concerted crackdown on the Christian population in May.
According to The Christian Post, at least 160 Christians have been arrested by government authorities in the past month or so.
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) reports that 33 women of the 160 or so Christians are being held at Nakura, which is “”a notoriously harsh prison island in the Dahlak Archipelago that was created by Italian colonialists in the late 19th Century to crush political dissent.”
In addition, some of the women’s children are with them in prison. The youngest child is reported to be only two months old.
“Unbelievably more than 30 children have been left without parents or guardians and the security police are monitoring them to make sure they do not get support from the Christian community,” says a report from Release International….. read more
Kenya’s government has banned six animated shows airing on Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network to battle what it described as attempts to “glorify homosexual behavior” and “impair” the moral judgment of children.
Channel 24 reported on Monday that The Kenya Film Classification Board has singled out Nickelodeon’s shows “The Loud House,” “The Legend of Korra” and “Hey Arnold,” along with the Cartoon Network shows “Steven Universe,” “Adventure Time,” and “Clarence,” accusing them of “damaging” the family.
According to the KFCB complaint, the shows in question have been trying to “normalize, glamorize, and even glorify homosexual behavior.”
The Kenyan censors have said that the six cartoons “are intended to introduce children to deviant behavior,” calling such efforts “obnoxious and inappropriate.”… read more
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This weekend, NPR interviewed Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE) and asked him a gotcha question: “is every American entitled to eat?” The segment was about cutting food stamps, and NPR’s agenda was clear: show that Republicans don’t care if Americans starve, which is why they want to cut food stamps. Smith answered, “Well, they – nutrition, obviously, we know is very important. And I would hope that we can look to…It is essential. It is essential.”
This was not enough for the media, who declared Smith a dunderhead: after all, doesn’t everybody have the right to food?
Imagine a land where there was a right to food, housing, and healthcare. Imagine that such rights were enshrined in the Constitution of that land. That would mean that everyone in that land could live free without the burden of worry over such basic resources, right?
The South African Constitution guarantees a “right” to all of these commodities. In fact, the Constitution even creates a legal duty for the government to help secure such commodities. Yet there are some 11 million “food insecure” people in the country, including 1.5 million children with chronic malnutrition and growth stunting. Life expectancy in South Africa is 57 years. There are currently 12 million people in the country without adequate housing. The population of South Africa is approximately 55 million…. read more
On April 2, 2015 148 people were killed in the al Shabaab attack on the Garissa University in north-eastern Kenya. Frederick Gitonga, the former chairman of the Fellowship of Christian University Students (FOCUS), miraculously survived the attack. Looking back, he tells Open Doors workers he remained standing thanks only to the grace of God and the prayers of supporters and for the purpose of preaching the gospel.
In the lead up to the April 2nd Garissa University massacre, rumors of an imminent attack circulated. “Sometimes we would hear people saying: ‘You guys will be attacked, terrorists are planning to come and bomb you’.” As a result some students left the university.
The night before the attack, Fred stayed up until 2 AM counselling a Christian friend. The next morning he was so tired he slept in. It was very unusual for him to miss the 5AM prayer session.
That meeting was the attackers’ first target. They killed all 22 people present…. read more
by John Mcternan
Contact from Pastor Zaphania
Pastor was visiting and heard a young boy Erick crying. He found that the boy was three and his parents were dead. His 85 years old grandmother was raising him, but she was very ill.
The boy was crying because of a severely infected foot. Zaphania took the boy to the hospital and a toe had to be removed! He is healing real well.
Zaphania took Erick home and now is in the process of adopting him! I want to thank everyone who helped with funds, but there still $400 left to pay. If you could help that would be wonderful.
EMAIL FROM PASTOR ZAPHANIA
Thanks for your support. You can see the photos of me and son Erick in the hospital God has blessed and healed the son Erick ,thanks for your support and now the hospital bill is coming down we have remained with 38,000 Kenya money.
They removed the dead bone and they have joined it with some wires that is what I can see with my own eyes .the doctor said he is doing will he will discharge him on Monday morning
The hospital bill was 100,000 Kenya money but i thank God has provided 62,000 thousand Kenya money including your 19,980 so i am working out 38,000 thousand to pay on Monday so that i can bring the son home to rest from hospital , thanks for your great support and compassionate heart of Jesus you have
Yours pastors Zephaniah