Category: Grief & Loss

Mozambique (image source AP)

Islamic State Claims Attacks on Christian Village

The Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility for a series of attacks in Mozambique’s Christian villages that left eight people dead, including beheading, and several houses burned. Mozambique (International Christian Concern) –­­ ISIS has claimed responsibility for attacks on several Christian villages in Caba Delgado, Mozambique, that happened between May 23 and May 31. Six villages were attacked, leaving […]

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Kaduna State in northern Nigeria. (photo: Courtesy photo/CSW)

Gunmen Kill 3 Worshippers, Kidnap 30 in Attacks on Baptist and Catholic Churches in Nigeria

More Christians are killed for their faith in Nigeria than in any other country worldwide — at least 4,650 in 2021 and nearly 900 in the first three months of 2022 alone. International Christian Concern: Nigeria. On Sunday, June 19, gunmen attacked two churches, Maranatha Baptist Church and St. Moses Catholic Church, in Nigeria’s northwest state of Kaduna. The gunmen […]

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Administrative map Nigeria (Image by UN)

Religious violence in Nigeria for February 2022

Nigeria is estimated to have over 250 ethnic groups and around 500 diverse ethnolinguistic groups. According to 2018 estimates, the main ethnic groups were: Hausa 30 % Yoruba 15.5 % Igbo (Ibo) 15.2 % Fulani 6 % Tiv 2.4 % Kanuri/Beriberi 2.4 % Ibibio 1.8 % Ijaw/Izon 1.8 %, and Those classified as ‘other’ 24.7 %. Islam is the main […]

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Religious violence in Nigeria for January 2022

Religious violence in Nigeria for January 2022

Listed here is Religious violence in Nigeria for the month of January 2022. Religious violence in Nigeria date back to the Kano riot of 1953. It arose out of the visit of a German-born preacher Rev. Reinhardt Bonke, who was invited by a Christian organization, the Christ for All Nation Ministry, to conduct a week long crusade in Kano. Thousands […]

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Church members gather for a prayer circle after a shooting at the St. Stephen's Episcopal Church on Thursday, June 16, 2022 in Vestavia, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

2 Killed, 1 Injured in Alabama Church Shooting

Two people were dead, and one was injured after a gunman opened fire at an Alabama church Thursday evening, authorities said. Vestavia Hills Police Capt. Shane Ware said officers responded to reports of an active shooter at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, at about 6:22 p.m. local time. Ware added that a suspect is in custody and […]

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Two women at a memorial honoring the victims of the Tops shooting across the street from the store in Buffalo (Image by The Washington Post/Getty Images)

Juneteenth is a Chance to Rethink Our Gun Culture

Christians should work together to address our nation’s hate-motivated gun violence. On May 14, I joined a group of pastors from Brooklyn leading a march through Chinatown, Manhattan. I’m a member of the 67th Precinct Clergy Council—also known as the “GodSquad”—which has long worked to prevent gun violence in our neighborhood of East Flatbush through street engagement, education, leadership training, neighborhood organizing, […]

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FILE - Investigators work the scene after a mass shooting at a supermarket, in Buffalo, N.Y., May 16, 2022. A white 18-year-old entered the supermarket with the goal of killing as many Black patrons as possible and gunned down 10. That shooter claims to have been introduced to neo-Nazi websites and a livestream of the 2019 Christchurch, New Zealand mosque shootings on the anonymous, online messaging board 4Chan. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Buffalo supermarket gunman charged with federal hate crimes

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The white gunman who killed 10 Black people in a racist attack at a Buffalo supermarket was charged Wednesday with federal hate crimes and could face the death penalty if convicted. The criminal complaint filed Wednesday against Payton Gendron coincided with a visit to Buffalo by Attorney General Merrick Garland. The attorney general met with the […]

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Bukomero Miracle Center Church building in central Uganda was destroyed on May 20, 2022. (Morning Star News)

Youth Pastor Killed in Muslim Extremist Attack on Church in Uganda

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 3, 2022 (Morning Star News) – A youth pastor in Uganda died on May 26 from an axe blow to the head sustained during an Islamic extremist attack on a church on May 20, sources said. Emmanuel Mugabi sustained deep cuts on his leg and head and lost consciousness in the attack, said Bishop Sserugga John Assaph of […]

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Ondo State governor Rotimi Akeredolu (3rd L) called it a "vile and satanic attack" (Image source: AFP)

ECWA President And Head Of Tekan – ECWA Block OF CAN Condemns Owo Catholic Church Massacre

Gunmen have killed an unknown number of church worshippers in Ondo state, south-west Nigeria. President Muhammadu Buhari said “only fiends from the nether region” could have done this “dastardly act”. The armed men entered St Francis Catholic church in the town of Owo and fired at the congregation during a service to mark the holiday of Pentecost, witnesses said. Nigeria has experienced […]

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How to Thank God for Your Sorrows and Problems

How to Thank God for Your Sorrows and Problems

When we go through great trials and suffering, it’s so hard to be thankful to God, but we need to understand that our troubles can actually help us. Here’s how. Walk a Mile with Sorrow The following poem may be one of the best examples of how our troubles and sorrows help us. They help us by informing us, because when […]

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