Nigeria: Mass grave for Christian women and children, “Let us not put our hope on weapons to defend ourselves, our weapon is in Christ”

Having buried women and children in a mass grave following yet another Fulani Islamist attack on Christian communities in Nigeria’s Plateau state last month, local church leaders are encouraging their communities to stand in faith and are praying for God’s intervention in the ongoing genocidal slaughter of believers, Morning Star News (MSN) reports. At least 50,250 Christians in Nigeria have been murdered by Islamic jihadists including Fulani herdsmen, Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa since 2009.

South Sudan: Christian leaders urgently call for peace following abduction of Bishop

Christian leaders in South Sudan have issued urgent calls for peace after the Bishop of Morobo and his driver survived a violent abduction by armed insurgents on Monday, Christian Today (CT) reports. The kidnappers claimed to be members of the National Salvation Front, a militant group opposed to the South Sudanese government.

Uganda: New Christian convert from Islam brutally beaten by Muslim extremists for refusing to renounce Christ, “I’m not sure if I will survive”

A newly converted Christian in Uganda was severely beaten and rendered unconscious by Muslim extremists enraged that he refused to renounce Christ and return to Islam, Morning Star News (MSN) reports. Christianity is legal in Uganda but former Muslims who turn to Christ are vulnerable to violent attacks by extremist elements in their former Islamic communities.

Sudan: Christians killed, churches destroyed in ongoing violent conflict

While it is not yet clear if Christians are being specifically targeted in the violent civil conflict in Sudan, four churches have been destroyed and Christians have reportedly been killed, wounded, turned away from state hospitals, and barred from receiving humanitarian aid being given to Muslims, Baptist Press reported on April 28. The violence broke out on April 15 as the Sudanese Army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) fought for control of the government.

Uganda: Christian college student murdered for sharing the Gospel

A 24-year-old Christian college student in northern Uganda was murdered last month by a suspected radicalized Muslim because he had been sharing the Gospel on his school campus, Morning Star News (MSN) reports. While Christianity is legal in Uganda, Christians, especially evangelists, have been increasingly vulnerable to deadly attacks by radicalized Muslims.

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