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KENYA - CHURCHES BOMBED and AL-SHABAAB

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 166 | Wed 04 Jul 2012



KENYA - CHURCHES BOMBED and AL-SHABAAB 



by Elizabeth Kendal



Kenyan-assisted military operations to rout al-Shabaab in Somalia are being blessed with success. Gradually, order and security are being restored to large tracts of Somalia. Facing immense pressure, many al-Shabaab militants are shedding their uniforms, ditching their weapons and fleeing south into eastern Kenya where they disappear…

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Added by Ron Clough on July 4, 2012 at 3:11am — No Comments

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY PRAYER BULLETIN JUNE 2012 UPDATE - Burma; Egypt; Nigeria; Sudan; India; Iran; Laos

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 165 | Wed 27 Jun 2012



By Elizabeth Kendal



WELCOME to the intercessors who have joined the list this month.





'My hand will sustain them; surely my arm will strengthen them.' Psalm 89:21 (NIV)





JUNE 2012 UPDATE - During June we prayed concerning . . .



SUDAN (RLPB 162); EGYPT (RLPB 163); BURMA & SUDAN (RLPB 164)

and NIGERIA (in all those RLPBs).



UPDATES…

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Added by Ron Clough on June 27, 2012 at 4:28am — No Comments

WARFARE AGAINST CHRISTIANS IN BURMA & SUDAN; also Terror Strikes Again in Nigeria

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 164 | Wed 20 Jun 2012





BURMA & SUDAN: WARFARE AGAINST CHRISTIANS 



by Elizabeth Kendal



Earlier this month two horrendous wars marked one year since the breakout of hostilities. The Islamist Arab-supremacist regime in Khartoum, Sudan, began its genocidal campaign against the predominantly Christian Africans of the Nuba Mountain, South Kordofan, on 5 June 2011. The Buddhist Burman-supremacist regime in…

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Added by Ron Clough on June 20, 2012 at 4:18am — No Comments

EGYPT'S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 16-17 JUNE 2012

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 163 | Wed 13 Jun 2012



EGYPT: PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 16-17 JUNE (plus Nigeria) 



by Elizabeth Kendal



Egyptians are set to return to the polls over 16-17 June to elect their president. The two contenders - the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi and Mubarak's Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq - are poles apart and 50 percent of voters did not vote for either of them in the preliminary polls. The youths who led the…

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Added by Ron Clough on June 13, 2012 at 3:17am — No Comments

JIHAD AND GENOCIDE IN NIGERIA & SUDAN (Also strife in Tunisia)

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 162 | Wed 06 Jun 2012



NIGERIA & SUDAN: JIHAD AND GENOCIDE (plus Tunisia)



by Elizabeth Kendal



NIGERIA: BOKO HARAM'S JIHAD



At least 15 people were killed and more than 40 seriously wounded on Sunday 3 June when a Boko Haram suicide bomber rammed his car into the checkpoint outside the Living Faith Church in the Yelwa Tudu area of Bauchi metropolis. The blast, that occurred around 9:20am, sent…

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Added by Ron Clough on June 6, 2012 at 3:37am — No Comments

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY PRAYER BULLETIN MAY 2012 UPDATE

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 161 | Wed 30 May 2012



By Elizabeth Kendal



MAY 2012 UPDATE - During May we prayed concerning . . .



* AFRICA (RLPB 157), where Christians are at risk from Islamic terrorism from one side of the continent to the other.



UPDATE: Al-Qaeda-linked rebel forces that are controlling northern Mali have seized a key underground weapons and ammunition depot of the Malian Army in Gao. A regional security…

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Added by Ron Clough on May 30, 2012 at 4:38am — No Comments

SYRIA CONFLICT SPILLS INTO LEBANON

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 160 | Wed 23 May 2012



SYRIA CONFLICT SPILLS INTO LEBANON



by Elizabeth Kendal



The conflict in Syria is political, sectarian and increasingly jihadist; local, regional and increasingly international. The US - Saudi - Gulf Arab axis is determined to deal Iran a heavy blow and counter its ascendancy by removing Syria from the strategic 'Shi'ite Crescent' through which Iran is connected to Hezballah on Israel's…

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Added by Ron Clough on May 23, 2012 at 4:50am — 1 Comment

NEW GOVERNOR IN ACEH, INDONESIA, ADVANCES ISLAMISATION

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 159 | Wed 16 May 2012



ACEH, INDONESIA: NEW GOVERNOR ADVANCES ISLAMISATION 



by Elizabeth Kendal



Acehnese went to the polls on 9 April to elect a new governor. The incumbent, Irwandi Yusuf, running as an independent, had been favoured to win. However, in the end the people chose to put their loyalty behind the Aceh Party's candidate Zaini Abdullah (72). Founded in 2008, the Aceh Party (Partai Aceh, PA) has dominated…

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Added by Ron Clough on May 16, 2012 at 1:30am — No Comments

HINDU NATIONALISM FUELS VIOLENCE & INJUSTICE IN INDIA

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 158 | Wed 09 May 2012



INDIA: HINDU NATIONALISM FUELS VIOLENCE & INJUSTICE



by Elizabeth Kendal



Hindu nationalism - the idea that India should be a Hindu State - is the political construct of India's high caste Hindu powerbrokers who pursue political power for the purpose of perpetuating their own power and privilege.



Hindu nationalism works to dragnet the votes of India's Hindu majority (74 percent),…

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Added by Ron Clough on May 9, 2012 at 3:36am — No Comments

CHRISTIANS TARGETED FROM EAST TO WEST IN AFRICA

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 157 | Wed 02 May 2012



AFRICA: CHRISTIANS TARGETED FROM EAST TO WEST



by Elizabeth Kendal



Security is deteriorating rapidly for Christians along Africa's notorious ethnic-religious fault-line: roughly between the 5 to 10 degrees north parallels. Genocidal Islamic jihad has displaced Christians in Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Nigeria, Mali and Ivory Coast. Multitudes of predominantly Christian, ethnically southern…

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Added by Ron Clough on May 2, 2012 at 3:57am — No Comments

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY PRAYER BULLETIN APRIL 2012 UPDATE and ROUNDUP

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 156 | Wed 25 Apr 2012



By Elizabeth Kendal



WELCOME to the intercessors who have joined the list this month.



'. . . casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.' (1 Peter 5:7 ESV)



APRIL 2012 UPDATE - During April we prayed concerning . . .



* SUDAN (RLPB 153), where some 700,000 ethnic 'Southerners' had until 8 April to register as citizens of the Islamic…

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Added by Ron Clough on April 25, 2012 at 4:50am — No Comments

AFGHANISTAN CHURCH 'A SMOULDERING WICK' (Is. 42:3)

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 155 | Wed 18 Apr 2012



AFGHANISTAN: CHURCH 'A SMOULDERING WICK' (ISAIAH 42:3 NIV)



By Elizabeth Kendal



On Sunday 15 April the Haqqani network launched the Taliban's 'Spring Offensive' in Afghanistan. The Haqqani are an ethnic Pashtun network based in Pakistan's tribal border regions with ties to both the Taliban and al-Qaeda. In Mahmud-i-Raqi, the capital of the eastern Kapisa Province, the city's military chief was…

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Added by Ron Clough on April 18, 2012 at 4:14am — No Comments

MALI CHRISTIANS FLEE IMPOSITION OF SHARIA

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 154 | Wed 11 Apr 2012



MALI CHRISTIANS FLEE IMPOSITION OF SHARIA 

                                                                              (plus: a Nigeria update) 



by Elizabeth Kendal



Having seized the capitals of the three main northern provinces in three days -- Kidal, on 30 March, Gao on 31 March and Timbuktu on 1 April -- the National Movement for the Liberation of the Azawad (NMLA) declared it had…

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Added by Ron Clough on April 11, 2012 at 3:34am — No Comments

EASTER: THE BATTLE HAS BEEN WON

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 153 | Wed 04 Apr 2012



EASTER: THE BATTLE HAS BEEN WON



By Elizabeth Kendal



SUDAN: PIVOTAL MOMENT IN ETHNIC-RELIGIOUS CLEANSING



Easter Sunday is the last day for ethnic 'Southerners' (who are predominantly Christian) to register as citizens of the new Sudan which will soon have a Sharia-based constitution. If they fail to register they will be treated as illegal immigrants. The message essentially is this:…

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Added by Ron Clough on April 4, 2012 at 4:05am — No Comments

RLPB MARCH 2012 UPDATE and ROUND-UP

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 152 | Wed 28 Mar 2012



By Elizabeth Kendal



Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free. (Psalm 118:5 ESV)



WELCOME to the intercessors who have joined the list this month.





MARCH 2012 UPDATE -- During March we prayed concerning . . .





NIGERIA (RLPB 149), after the al-Qaeda-linked terror group Boko…

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Added by Ron Clough on March 28, 2012 at 2:45am — 1 Comment

ISLAMIC POWER BLOCS IN MIDDLE EAST TRAMPLING MINORITIES

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 151 | Wed 21 Mar 2012



MIDDLE EAST: ISLAMIC POWER BLOCS TO TRAMPLE MINORITIES 



By Elizabeth Kendal



The Middle East is undergoing a massive upheaval wherein Islamist powers are struggling for regional and Islamic supremacy. According to terrorism analyst Yossef Bodansky, the 'buffer' that prevents the Islamic blocs from 'fratricidal violence' is the 'Fertile Crescent of Minorities' (Defense & Foreign Affairs…

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Added by Ron Clough on March 21, 2012 at 7:43am — No Comments

CHRISTIANS IN LAOS THREATENED - RECANT OR LEAVE

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 150 | Wed 14 Mar 2012



LAOS: CHRISTIANS THREATENED -- RECANT OR LEAVE



By Elizabeth Kendal



Laos is a Communist-ruled South-east Asian state known for its abysmal human rights record, particularly its appalling prison conditions and systematic use of torture. Christians in this poor, landlocked nation face intensive persecution. Generally the religious persecution occurs outside the main cities, targets the already…

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Added by Ron Clough on March 14, 2012 at 3:17am — No Comments

BOKO HARAM PLOT TO 'END THE CHRISTIAN PRESENCE' IN NORTHERN NIGERIA

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 149 | Wed 07 Mar 2012



NORTHERN NIGERIA: BOKO HARAM PLOT TO 'END THE CHRISTIAN PRESENCE'

(plus SUDAN UPDATE)



By Elizabeth Kendal



Evidence indicates Boko Haram, the Nigerian al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group, has transformed numerous suburban homes across the north of Nigeria into bomb-making factories. Several militants have been killed recently in Maiduguri, Damaturu and Kaduna when bombs exploded…

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Added by Ron Clough on March 7, 2012 at 2:30am — No Comments

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