Prayer fuel: News from around the world

Here are a handful of news-bites from around the world included in the December issue of EN. May these encourage us as well as spur us on to pray for our brothers and sisters around the world facing severe persecution.

Kuwait: literacy
62 church leaders attended a literacy workshop in October, organised by the Bible Society in the Gulf in partnership with the Kuwait Coptic Church.
The Bible-based programmes train leaders to help migrants to learn how to read and write Arabic, which will enable them to help the large migrant community in Kuwait to read the word of God in their own language. Fellowship of European Broadcasters (FEB) 

Poland: no trick or treat
Halloween has been banned in a Polish city because it is seen as ‘anti-Christian’, it was reported on October 30.
Children have been told by town hall bosses in Radom that they must not dress up while shops were ordered not to sell decorations. The celebration is ‘pagan and satanic’, said Cllr. Slawomir Adamiec.’ Metro

Most persecuted
According to an article published in The Spectator on October 5, 80% of all acts of religious discrimination in the world today are directed at Christians.
Christians are by far the most persecuted religious body on the planet, with 11 Christians killed somewhere in the world every hour, for reasons related to their faith. Author John L. Allen Jr. said: ‘The global persecution of Christians is the unreported catastrophe of our time.’ Fellowship of European Broadcasters (FEB) 


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