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CAR dropped a bit on the World Watch List this year, from #26 to #34, yet violence has only decreased slightly. The recent conflict in Central African Republic (CAR) has claimed thousands of lives, displaced hundreds of thousands of others and caused severe destruction of property. Although the Séléka have now been driven out of many parts in the country, numerous challenges remain. In the northeast, Christians are forced to flee from their villages and are denied access to farming fields. Large groups of Christians live in extremely poor conditions in refugee camps. While there is a significant Christian population, Fulani herdsman and Muslim extremists create significant persecution to believers. We reported to you of the killing of 26 by Seleka rebels in September 2016, and 4 dead after a UN protest in October 2016; believers in this nation are continuing to feel the ‘squeeze and smash’ of persecution.
From 2013 our programs were dominated by support to the Church in crisis following the March 2013 coup by the Islam dominated Seleka. We have been working to not only highlight the plight of the Church in the country, but also assisting the Church to provide emotional and physical relief to Christians targeted in violence.
RECENT NEWS FROM CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
Countless people have been traumatized by the violence engulfing the Central African Republic (CAR). Christians faced brutal victimization through murder, rape, looting, arbitrary arrest and torture… + READ MORE
The situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) is deteriorating. A local evangelical pastor, who remains anonymous for security reasons, explained that the recent violence was started on Aug. 4 when (mainly Christian) anti-Balaka militiamen attacked the Séléka (mostly Muslim rebels) in Gambo. The anti-Balaka militiamen were trying to drive the Séléka rebels away from the […] + READ MORE
“God’s Word does not teach us to pray that God kills our enemies but that He will change their hearts.” + READ MORE
Recent news and its significance for the persecuted church. + READ MORE
PRAYER POINTS FOR CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
- Pray for Christian converts who give up all worldly possessions and rights to know Jesus.
- Pray for opportunities to witness to Fulani herdsman and Muslim terrorists.
- Pray for Christians to know God’s faithfulness and peace in the midst of earthly chaos.