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‘Dark day’ for Northern Ireland with hundreds of abortions after decriminalisation

(Photo: Unsplash)There were over 650 abortions in the six months leading up to October after laws were relaxed by Westminster, according to the Evangelical Alliance Northern Ireland. Abortion was decriminalised on 22 October 2019, but the regulations did not come into effect until 31 March.  David Smyth, head of the Evangelical Alliance in Northern Ireland,... Read more

Renewed airline route means greater missions access for northern Haiti

Haiti (MNN) — Good news for Haitians and ministries: Spirit Airlines has resumed their flight service to Cap-Haitien. That makes Spirit Airlines the only company running non-stop flights between northern Haiti and the United States. Eva DeHart at For Haiti with Love says American Airlines used to conduct flights through Cap-Haitien, but things got tough... Read more

Al Shabaab driving teachers out of northern Kenya

Kenya (MNN) — Although the radical Muslim terrorist group al Shabaab is based out of Somalia, their attacks continue to bleed into neighboring countries, including Kenya. And its affecting ministry work. FMI supports local pastors, church planters, and evangelists in Kenya. Their Kenya director Elijah* says al Shabaab activity is driving NGOs and educators away... Read more

Northern Ireland’s First Minister signals support for church security scheme

(Photo: Unsplash/Annie Spratt)Northern Ireland's First Minister has signalled her support for the introduction of a places of worship security fund.  CARE NI Director Tim Martin and Policy Officer Mark Baillie met Arlene Foster and other MLAs this week to discuss proposals for the fund after research by the group found that places of worship in Northern... Read more

Christians in Northern India Forced to Stop Worship, Pastor Says

Christians in Northern India Forced to Stop Worship, Pastor Says HYDERABAD, India, September 10, 2020 (Morning Star News) Harassment of Christians by hard-line Hindus in northern India ended in police coercing a pastor to agree to stop holding worship in his home after an officer threatened to make false charges against his son, he said.The... Read more

Northern Ireland: places of worship attacked every three days

(Photo: Unsplash/Andrew Seaman)Calls were being made today for greater protection of churches and other places of worship in Northern Ireland after hundreds of attacks in recent years. A freedom of information request by CARE NI revealed that since 2014, there have been 601 recorded crimes causing criminal damage to religious buildings, churchyards and cemetries in... Read more

U-turn on threat to church weddings in Northern Ireland

(Photo: Unsplash/Maico Pereira)Authorities in Northern Ireland have U-turned on a threat to de-register churches if they did not state their position on conducting same-sex weddings. Churches in the province were given just a few weeks to respond to a letter from the General Register Office (GRO) informing them that they needed to fill in a... Read more

Strong support for reforming gambling laws in Northern Ireland

(Photo: Unsplash/Helloimnik)A new poll by CARE Northern Ireland has revealed strong support for reforms of the country's gambling laws. In the poll of 1,878 people by LucidTalk on behalf of the Christian organisation, 92% said maximum stakes and prizes online should be regulated by law.  Only 8% said there should be no limit.  Nine in... Read more

MPs approve extreme abortion regime for Northern Ireland

(Photo: Unsplash/Jamie Street)MPs have approved the UK Government's extreme abortion framework for Northern Ireland despite widespread opposition in the province.The new regulations were passed by 253 votes to 136 in the House of Commons, meaning that the fight against the changes now heads to the Northern Ireland Assembly, where MLAs are being urged to bring... Read more

Disappointment after House of Lords approves extreme abortion regulations for Northern Ireland

(Photo: Unsplash/Eva Dang)Pro-life advocates have expressed disappointment after the House of Lords voted 355 to 77 in favour of extreme abortion regulations for Northern Ireland. Among those opposing the imposition of the new abortion framework was Baroness O'Loan, whose amendment urging peers not to back the regulations was defeated. Speaking during the debate, she noted that the... Read more

Northern Ireland Assembly rejects abortion up to birth for disabilities

Both Lives Matter campaigners outside Stormont(Photo: Both Lives Matter)The Northern Ireland Assembly has voted against changes to abortion regulations imposed by Westminster. MLAs voted 46 to 40 to reject abortion up to birth in cases of non-fatal disabilities like cleft lip and club foot. The motion was tabled following a campaign against prenatal disability discrimination by Heidi... Read more

Pro-lifers call for urgent debate on Northern Ireland abortion laws

Pro-lifers are calling on members of the Northern Ireland Assembly hold an urgent debate and vote on abortion law to show they reject abortion up to birth for Down's syndrome and other disabilities.It comes after the Assembly found time to debate regulations relating to electric pedal cycles but have, so far, not found time to... Read more

Christians in Northern Nigeria continue to suffer brutal attacks – Mission Network News

Nigeria (MNN) Attacks on Christians in Nigeria by militant Islamic groups have not diminished at all during the COVID-19 lockdowns. Several brutal assaults took place just this weekwhen Fulani herdsmen killed men, women, and children. Todd Nettleton of Voice of the Martyrs USA (VOM USA) says since March 23, Our workers in Nigeria have identified... Read more

Terrorist group al-Shabaab threatens schooling and Christianity in Northern Kenya – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Kenya (MNN) Radical Islamic threats are threatening mind and Christianity within the Northeast a part of Kenya bordering Somalia. Al-Shabaab has been incurring into North Japanese Kenya out of Somalia for the previous few months. These counties have a excessive Somali inhabitants. Bruce Allen of FMI says, There have been assaults particularly in opposition... Read more

Assassin involves Christ in northern Mexico – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Mexico (MNN) — This week, safety forces stay in Villa Union, a small city roughly 35 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border. The demise toll now stands at 23 following Saturdays cartel assault and subsequent gun battles with Mexican safety forces. Mexicos homicide price is up two-percent this 12 months, and thats on high of... Read more