Church of Nigeria’s Position on the Recent Gay Developments in ACNA

Feb 27, 2021 by

from the Office of the Metropolitan of the Church of Nigeria, via Anglican Ink: The College of Bishops of the Anglican Church of North America (ACNA), at their recent meeting, issued a Pastoral Statement of toleration of same-sex persons within their fold. The Bishops noted “that the struggle with human identity is real and painful for Christians who experience same-sex attraction” and reject the use of language that identify such people for who they are- Gays; preferring that they be...

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Boko Haram claims kidnapping of over 300 boys in Nigeria, marking an alarming move west

Dec 17, 2020 by

By Danielle Paquette, Washington Post: Boko Haram claimed responsibility Tuesday for abducting more than 300 boys from a secondary school in northwest Nigeria, marking a striking leap from the extremist group’s usual area of operation and a chilling expansion of Islamist militancy in West Africa. Hundreds of gunmen surrounded the boarding school in Katsina state on Friday and opened fire in a community that had never known such violence, witnesses said, before dragging the students deep...

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The Horrific Killing of Christians in Nigeria

Dec 9, 2020 by

by Patrick Tyrrell, The Heritage Foundation: Horrific massacres of Christians in the northern and middle parts of Nigeria at the hands of Muslim militants and terrorists have been a daily occurrence in recent years. Nigeria, a nation of close to 200 million, is made up about evenly of Christians and Muslims. Christians live predominantly in the South; Muslims are the majority in the North. Over 11,500 Christians have been murdered in Nigeria since June 2015, Genocide Watch reported in April....

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Boko Haram kills at least 110 civilians in this year’s ‘most violent direct’ attack

Dec 2, 2020 by

By Anugrah Kumar, Christian Post: Armed men on motorcycles, believed to be from the Boko Haram terrorist group, killed at least 110 farmworkers in rice fields in Nigeria’s conflict-hit Borno state. A United Nations official called it “the most violent direct attack against innocent civilians this year.” “I am outraged and horrified by the gruesome attack against civilians,” Edward Kallon, the U.N. resident and humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, said about the assault in the village of...

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International Criminal Court accused of ‘gross complacency’ after decades of violence in Nigeria

Nov 19, 2020 by

from Christian Today: The International Criminal Court (ICC) has been accused of “gross complacency or worse” towards Nigeria, where an Islamist insurgency has left thousands of Christians and other Nigerians dead. The ICC has spent the last 10 years investigating claims of war crimes in Nigeria by Islamist faction Boko Haram as well as Nigeria’s own security forces, but investigations remain in the preliminary stage. In a letter to the ICC, human rights organisation PSJ UK...

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Reflection on the ‘end SARS’ protest in Nigeria

Oct 30, 2020 by

Anglican Mainstream report: Archbishop Justin Welby has strongly condemned the reported deliberate shooting of unarmed protesters by security operatives in Lagos and other parts of Nigeria. He said: “I have also urged President Buhari directly to ensure that lives are protected at all cost.” A senior pastor in northern Nigeria writes: For the first time in Nigeria, I can confidently say that Nigerians have thrown away religious, sectional and ethnic differences to engage the government...

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