Pray for peace this Easter
As you celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ this Easter, join us in prayer for Christians around the world for whom Easter may mean intimidation, arrest, or even death.
Christians who suffer for their faith often experience increased persecution around major festivals like Christmas and Easter. Last year over 80 people died in armed attacks on villages in Christian areas of northern and central Nigeria. Yet we’ve seen peace descend on troubled regions when God’s people pray – so please lift up Christians worldwide in your prayers.
Nigeria: Kaduna church hosts local peace building event
An Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) Church in Tudun Nupawa, Kaduna in Northern Nigeria held a “Friends Day Service” on Sunday, on 13 April as part of peace-building efforts with the local community. 15/04/2014
Senior Iranian cleric raises concern over treatment of Baha'i community
Ayatollah Abdol-Hamid Masoumi-Tehrani, a senior Shi'a cleric, has given the Baha’i International Community a symbolic gift and raised concerns over their mistreatment in Iran. 11/04/2014
Syria: Elderly Dutch priest murdered in Homs
Father Frans van der Lugt, an elderly Jesuit priest, was murdered in the city of Homs on 7 April.
There are conflicting reports on the circumstances surrounding Father Frans van der Lugt’s death. 09/04/2014
Nigeria: 20 dead in attack on mosque in Yobe State
Around 20 people may have died when gunmen attacked a mosque in Buni Gari village in Yobe State, north-eastern Nigeria, during the early hours of 5 April. 07/04/2014
Voice for the Voiceless on Premier Radio 2014-04-05
Christian Solidarity Worldwide’s (CSW) Voice for the Voiceless radio show, hosted by Dave Rose and broadcast every Saturday at 11.30am on Premier Radio. 05/04/2014