Monthly Archives: June 2018

Study Shows Prayers and Church Attendance Helps You Sleep Better

A recent study has found that those who attend church services and pray regularly tend to sleep better than those who don’t. According to the study conducted by the University of Texas, San Antonio, and published in Sleep Health: Journal of the National Sleep Foundation, data from a large nationwide survey of U.S. adults shows that religious attendance and frequency

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Eritrea: Pastor Arrested for Faith Released After 11 Years.

Pastor Oqbamichel Haiminot, the senior pastor of Kale Hiwot (Word of Life) Church in Asmara, has finally been released, after being falsely imprisoned for 11 years in Eritrea. Haiminot, a married father of three, was arrested along with over 60 evangelical Christian in 2005 while participating in a wedding ceremony and taken to the Sawa military center for “military punishment.

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Gunmen Release Methodist Reverend After Plea and Prayers from Bishop.

Kidnappers have released a Methodist presbyter, Very Reverend Kayode Akande and two other church leaders in Osun State of Nigeria. The Punch Newspapers reported that the men were freed on Thursday, 14th June 15, 2018, quoting a cleric in the church. Others released were Mr. Bankole, who is an engineer and Mr. Omodunbi. The three church leaders were allegedly kidnapped

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New Innovative App for Rural African Church Leaders.

A new and promising app for African pastors, eVitabu, was recently launched at a Ugandan conference. Released by the UK-based African Pastors Fellowship, It came preloaded on tablet PCs given to church pastors from East African countries. The app is designed to bring Christian teachings and practical skills lessons to communities across East Africa. Installed on solar-powered Google Android tablet

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Muslim Group, MURIC, Backs Out Of Threat To Sue Falz Over ‘This Is Nigeria’.

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has backed down on its earlier threat to institute a court case against popular musician  Folarin Falana, A.K.A Falz, over his musical video, ‘This is Nigeria’. This is coming less than two weeks after the Muslim group had given Falz a seven-day ultimatum to withdraw the video it regarded as being offensive to the Muslim

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Rwanda Closes Hundreds of Churches.

Churches and other faith-based organization are in for a turbulent ride in Rwanda as the East African nation has, since January 2018, seen a massive crackdown and closure of places of worship. This is in pursuance of a new drive to tighten rules on registration of religious organizations and to reduce fraudulent practices, according to government sources. The authorities have

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