North Korea (1) tops the World Watch List for the
18th year in a row. Despite its ranking in the top slot it did free
three Korean-American Christians from a North Korean prison.
Persecution of Christians is getting worse. Five years ago only one
country – North Korea – was ranked in the ‘extreme’ category for its
level of persecution of Christians. This year, 11 countries score enough
to fit that category.
China (27) has risen 16 places in the list after new Regulations for Religious Affairs came into force in February 2018.
In Myanmar (18) tens of thousands of members of the
Karen tribe – a majority-Christian ethnic tribe – have been killed and
least 120,000 displaced.
India (10) has entered the top ten for the first time. The BJP-led government continues to promote an extremist militant Hindu agenda.
In Turkey (26) President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has
been stirring up ultra-nationalistic sentiment for some time and this
has caused added difficulties for Christians in Turkey, especially
As radical Islam has been forced out of the Middle East, it has
spread into sub-Saharan Africa. Almost 30 violent Islamic extremist
groups are known to be active in the region.
Islamic militants also have also gained strength in failed states like Somalia (3), Libya (4) and Yemen (8), where they continue to recruit, and capture pockets of territory.
The two places where Christians suffer the most violence are Nigeria (12) and Pakistan (5).
Thanks as always for your continued support and generous donations.
Sadly we are experiencing an increase in homeless clients and would therefore ask if you could try to donate food items which can be eaten without any cooking facilities. Or consider other items which may be of use such as can openers, wet wipes etc.
For example there are individual cereals where you can pour the milk directly into the box, cans of meat and tuna can last well and go a long way with some bread. Tinned custard or fruit etc are also very welcome.
Here is a general update for this week of the items which are most needed:
The Foodbank Team.
18 OCT 21
Strong Carrier Bags
Washing Up Liquid
Long Life Milk
Small Jars of Coffee
If you would like to drop off donations, here is a reminder of the local drop-off points:
Asda (ONLY PURCHASES BOUGHT INSTORE PLEASE)
Tesco Metro (ONLY PURCHASES BOUGHT INSTORE PLEASE)
And you can also drop off items directly to us at the Foodbank on Mondays between 10am and 1pm and on Thursdays from 2pm until 4pm.
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