Some are going to safer parts of the country while others are crossing the border into Cameroon.
The Church of England's General Synod last week called on the Government to "do all it can" to support the protection of religious minorities in Nigeria.Read more
The media's reticence on the subject no doubt has several sources. One may be fear of provoking additional violence. Another is most likely the influence of lobbying groups such as the Organization of Islamic Cooperation-a kind of United Nations of Islam centered in Saudi Arabia-and the Council on American-Islamic Relations.Read more
In the U.S., Marshall observed, courts generally uphold the First Amendment's free speech protections. But he said that America is still threatened by blasphemy laws, and cited efforts by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation to promote international laws that ban insults to Islam, through the United Nations.Read more
In a similar fashion to the young artists, writers, and activists who transformed the underground church in the Soviet Union, many new Chinese converts to Christianity are young urban intellectuals - authors, lawyers, journalists, and members of the pro-democracy movement.Read more
With most Nigerians, from every state of the country, we didn't know what we now know. We worked, lived, grew up together as Nigerians ... same people and we looked forward to building Nigeria. That was how we grew up. And Jos, in particular, was a home for everybody. Jos is situated on the north center part of Nigeria, a little over four thousand feet [4,062] above sea level, so it gets a wonderful climate all year around.Read more
He said: "What I am trying to say is that we have more a battle of the mind to contend with than the battle of guns and tanks. And I think this is where the government has to seriously do all it can to reach the heart and mind of the people doing all these things.
"Just as the mind can be poisoned, we can also de-toxiate the mind, by reaching out to them and telling them they are making a big mistake and that what they are doing is not even in their own interest.Read more
The attack took place in the church car park shortly after the conclusion of a seven-day evangelistic campaign. Pastor Umar, who had previously received death threats, said:
It was such a horrific terrorist attack on me by persons who in the name of religion poured acid on me seeking my death because of my religious affiliation and views.Read more
Food security in these two regions deteriorates every day, and experts predict "very high acute malnutrition, excess mortality, and extreme loss of livelihood assets" by March - a humanitarian crisis that would be comparable only to levels of emergency need in Somalia and Ethiopia.Read more
One Christian leader who was among the evacuees from the town of Pibor said:
I saw children, women and many people resting under the trees, suffering from hunger, mosquito bites, lacking sleeping materials and drinking unclean water sometimes from the swamps and rivers... It was a tragic and miserable situation that I ever witnessed in my life.
Troubled border regionRead more
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