Month: July 2016

Is Christian persecution on the rise?
Analysis Christian Persecution

Is Christian persecution on the rise?

The last 20 years have seen a dramatic increase in persecution of Christians, including discrimination, harassment and intimidation, but especially in terms of physical violence. Some countries, where Christians lived relatively peaceably a generation ago, have disintegrated into an all-out religious cleansing of Christians. In others, the low-level violence that […]

Present Yourselves
Discipleship

Present Yourselves

I appeal to you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Romans 1: 21   By Ben Kwashi Archbishop of Jos, Anglican Church of Nigeria At an Arts Festival, various groups make their […]

GCN’s Security Brief: NATO Awakens, #thisflagmovement and other stories
Security Bulletin

GCN’s Security Brief: NATO Awakens, #thisflagmovement and other stories

Europe This week saw the unfolding of the aftereffects of the failed military coup in Turkey. Reports state that more than 60,000 individuals including members of the armed forces, police and academia have been suspended detained or placed under investigation. The stories we have selected this week highlights the difficulty […]

Discipleship

Living a joyful life with God

Christian living is about a vibrant, joyful life in relationship with the living God and one another.  Our relationship with god revealed in Jesus Christ brings our life in alignment and harmony with God our Creator and Redeemer. The good news is that this joyful life is freely available by […]

Europe reeling from church attack
Europe

Europe reeling from church attack

Dr Martin Parsons European security forces and police this week warned churches to step up their security after the martyrdom of the 84-year-old French priest, Father Jacques Hamel an 84 year old priest by two knife wielding assassins. The attackers entered the back of the church as Father Hamel celebrated the […]

Nigeria turns to Iran for aid
West & Central Africa

Nigeria turns to Iran for aid

Nigeria’s President has called on Iran to help it out of its economic woes. President Muhammadu Buhari has applauded Iran for its nuclear capability. He told the Iranian envoy to Nigeria: “You have also achieved a lot in nuclear research. I must also congratulate you for successfully negotiating with America and […]