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"Pilgrim and Sojourner." - 1 Peter 2:11

 Persecuted Christians in Eritrea: Urged to renounce Jesus

More than 300 Christians are believed to be languishing in Eritrean jails, while tens of thousands have fled the country's brutal regime.

Located in the horn of Africa, Eritrea is run under a one party political system – President Isaias Afwerki of the People's Front for Democracy and Justice party has been in power since independence in 1993, and the formation of other political groups is forbidden. For more than a decade, the government has been persecuting Christians, who make up around half of the population, and other vulnerable groups. According to persecution charity Release International, all evangelical and independent churches have been closed, and many Christians tortured for their faith.

Last year, Eritreans were the second largest group to risk the perilous journey across the Mediterranean in the hope of a better life in Europe. The largest group were from Syria, where a five-year ...

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SI Moderator - Greg Gordon

 2016/4/29 5:52Profile

 Re: Persecuted Christians in Eritrea: Urged to renounce Jesus

Open Doors - Helen Berhane in Eritrea (4min)

Helen's full testimony - translated (1hr+)

Saints, if you're not familiar with her testimony, you really should check it out.
God Bless,

 2016/4/29 10:49

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