Nigeria could be next Rwanda or Darfur if world doesn’t act, advocates warn

Jul 2, 2020 by

by Samuel Smith, Christian Post: A genocide expert and former Congressman Frank Wolf have warned that violence being committed against Christians in Nigeria and the U.S. government’s “failed” response to it could lead to another genocide like the ones that occurred in Rwanda and Darfur. Wolf, a longtime Republican representative from Virginia who is the namesake of the International Religious Freedom Act passed by Congress in 2016, joined Genocide Watch’s Greg Stanton, Nigerian bishops and...

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Jun 16, 2020 by

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief has launched a new report in Westminster today entitled Nigeria – Unfolding Genocide? The report launch featured speeches from the Chair of the APPG, Jim Shannon MP, Co-Chair Baroness Cox, and Rebecca Sharibu, the mother of Leah Sharibu who was kidnapped by Boko Haram two years ago and has yet to be released. BACKGROUND APPG members have been alarmed by the dramatic and escalating violence in Nigeria...

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At least 620 Nigerian Christians killed so far in 2020 by Boko Haram, Fulani: NGO report

Jun 13, 2020 by

by Samuel Smith, Christian Post: A Nigerian civil society organization estimates that about 620 Christians were killed and hundreds of homes, as well as churches, were damaged in Nigeria since the beginning of the year as attacks carried about by Fulani radicals and Islamic terrorists continue. The Anambra-based nongovernmental organization International Society for Civil Liberties & Rule of Law, headed by Christian Emeka Umeagbalasi, released a statement Thursday highlighting the impact...

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Nigerian Christian Black Lives Don’t Matter

Jun 10, 2020 by

by Jules Gomes, Church Militant: A Nigerian Catholic priest who organized clergy anti-Trump protests Monday is being slammed for his silence on the wholesale slaughter of Christians in Nigeria, even as U.S. bishops are accused of promoting a false narrative on the persecution of Nigerian Christians. Muslim Fulani herdsmen armed with machetes hacked to death a 3-year-old girl and nine defenseless Christians in Nigeria’s Kaduna state the same week Josephite Fr. Cornelius Ejiogu declared...

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More than 600 Nigerian Christians killed in 2020, new report says

Jun 7, 2020 by

from CNA: Christians in Nigeria faced escalating persecution and a mounting death toll in the first four months of 2020, a new report has said. In a report issued on 15 May, the International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law (Intersociety) said that 620 Nigerian Christians have been killed since the beginning of the year, and mapped a campaign of destruction and arson carried out against churches in the African nation. The society, a non-profit founded in 2008 in Nigeria, works...

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Nigerian Archbishop talks about genocide, GAFCON and the way forward for the Anglican Communion

May 5, 2020 by

by David W Virtue, Virtueonline: An exclusive interview with Nigerian Archbishop Ben Kwashi. The Rt. Rev. Ben Kwashi is the Archbishop of Jos, Nigeria. He also holds the title of General Secretary of GAFCON — the Global Anglican Future Conference — a title and office he took over in 2019 when he succeeded Archbishop Peter Jensen, former Archbishop of Sydney. He is a world traveler. He is married to Gloria and they have six children. He works closely with the chairman of GAFCON, the...

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