JustinLong.org: The Weekly Roundup, 6/2

The Weekly Roundup Justin Long, ed. / justinlong.us1.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=c2bfc514437348a83f37050dd&id=ecdf238154&e=6a0bc896e1 June 2, 2017
SPECIAL NOTE Due to significant International Travel to Beyond’s tri-annual Worldwide Conference, plus follow-on meetings with others, there will (likely) be no further Roundups until the first week of July. I will (probably) still be on social media during this time.
** New events ————————————————————
** North Africa ———————————————————— Algeria: Meet the English bishop with a desert diocese 10x the size of Britain (justinlong.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c2bfc514437348a83f37050dd&id=1567403706&e=6a0bc896e1) … 800,000 square miles: ‘you go where you are needed,’ former Army officer says Egypt: signs a law that heavily restricts the operations of 47,000+ NGOs (justinlong.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c2bfc514437348a83f37050dd&id=21d835478e&e=6a0bc896e1) . … ‘defends NGO law US senators call a draconian rights crackdown (justinlong.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c2bfc514437348a83f37050dd&id=3b9a7c828a&e=6a0bc896e1) ’ … ‘Coptic Christians describe bus attack in Egypt: “even little children were targets” (justinlong.us1.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=c2bfc514437348a83f37050dd&id=5c85ff613c&e=6a0bc896e1) ’ … Righteous Anger: Egypt’s Christians respond to ISIS (justinlong.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c2bfc514437348a83f37050dd&id=691eda9ab3&e=6a0bc896e1) . … ‘100 massacred in 5 months, leaving vengeance to the Lord is getting harder for Copts.’ Libya: Russia substantially increasing its role in the Libyan civil war (justinlong.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c2bfc514437348a83f37050dd&id=3c53943837&e=6a0bc896e1) … helping eastern forces, but pushing for diplomatic settlement … Rival militias clash in capital, leaving 47 dead (justinlong.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=c2bfc514437348a83f37050dd&id=1c533dcf9a&e=6a0bc896e1) : the war rages on Morocco: Authorities arrest leader of Rif protest movement (justinlong.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=c2bfc514437348a83f37050dd&id=1cc666c935&e=6a0bc896e1) shaking northern Rif region … (Rif Berbers are one of the least evangelized megapeoples) Tunisia: ‘Young and unemployed, Tunisians agitate for a second revolution (justinlong.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c2bfc514437348a83f37050dd&id=a0b8bcf5d5&e=6a0bc896e1) ’ … demonstrations outside of Tataouine.
** West Africa ———————————————————— Waiting for take-off in West Africa (justinlong.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c2bfc514437348a83f37050dd&id=b1d3d4557a&e=6a0bc896e1) … a flight that should take an hour instead takes up to 3 days because of poor connections Guinea-Bissau: Political violence, 2,000 protestors, exchange of stones and tear gas (justinlong.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=c2bfc514437348a83f37050dd&id=061a69f695&e=6a0bc896e1) … EU on protests: ‘is threatening the stability and … has wider regional implications (justinlong.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c2bfc514437348a83f37050dd&id=2fc44cf459&e=6a0bc896e1) .’ Nigeria: Pres. Buhari once again in Britain for medical treatment (justinlong.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c2bfc514437348a83f37050dd&id=904a649d93&e=6a0bc896e1) … ‘unwritten power sharing agreement might come apart’ … ‘if Buhari doesn’t finish term… 2nd time in 7 years the north’s power cut short’ … 50 years on: Nigeria’s Biafra secessionist movement (justinlong.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c2bfc514437348a83f37050dd&id=4871c16779&e=6a0bc896e1) . … Op/Ed: ‘Contemporary Christianity in Nigeria, and inherent challenges (justinlong.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c2bfc514437348a83f37050dd&id=be3d4b2f87&e=6a0bc896e1) ’ (Vanguard) … ‘Praise Allah!’: Islam tries ‘evangelical’ approach in Nigeria (justinlong.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c2bfc514437348a83f37050dd&id=d877d67984&e=6a0bc896e1) (AFP) … mimicking Pentecostal forms of worship as a way of winning converts in the South … Op/Ed: ‘Nigerian churches preach to the wrong people (justinlong.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=c2bfc514437348a83f37050dd&id=3a37a71953&e=6a0bc896e1) !’ … ‘Why are Pentecostal churches only interested in winning the souls of fellow Christians?’ … ‘yet to witness evangelical team carry out massive campaigns to reach Muslims’ Senegal: ‘The magic and solidarity of celebrating Christmas in a 95% Muslim country (justinlong.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=c2bfc514437348a83f37050dd&id=41b07984bc&e=6a0bc896e1) ’
** East Africa/Horn ———————————————————— Kenya’s prayer train: a commute of prayers and songs (justinlong.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c2bfc514437348a83f37050dd&id=f60951b48a&e=6a0bc896e1) Eritrea: Migration from Eritrea slows (justinlong.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c2bfc514437348a83f37050dd&id=1218762a05&e=6a0bc896e1) , encounters more obstacles … Catholics report renewed crackdown on Christians in Eritrea (justinlong.us1.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=c2bfc514437348a83f37050dd&id=45dc315166&e=6a0bc896e1) Ethiopia: shut the country’s Internet off to beat national exam cheats (justinlong.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=c2bfc514437348a83f37050dd&id=36c0526e26&e=6a0bc896e1) . … Hunger to hit emergency levels despite rains (justinlong.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c2bfc514437348a83f37050dd&id=88b73ceb5d&e=6a0bc896e1) : over 7.7 million in need of food aid. … Video: ‘Running from Ethiopia: the Oromo Exodus (justinlong.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c2bfc514437348a83f37050dd&id=000e9c5466&e=6a0bc896e1) ’ (LinkTV) Somalia: ‘The Watson Files (justinlong.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c2bfc514437348a83f37050dd&id=dc94ae3daf&e=6a0bc896e1) ’: Somalia, Climate Change, Conflict and War. … longread: an English scientist, a blueprint for climate adaptation and the civil war. … and, Walking in Somaliland: is Hargeisa safe (justinlong.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c2bfc514437348a83f37050dd&id=78f1cf7a03&e=6a0bc896e1) ? “More or less.” Sudan: ‘Still not free’: the fate of Sudanese Christians (justinlong.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c2bfc514437348a83f37050dd&id=9645d6d392&e=6a0bc896e1) .
** Central Asia ———————————————————— Kazakhstan: Religious censorship, sharing faiths ban could soon become law (justinlong.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c2bfc514437348a83f37050dd&id=d22c4fba8b&e=6a0bc896e1) (F18) … full state censorship of religious literature, ban on sharing beliefs in public Tajikistan: ‘Nuance needed: religious laws and enforcement in Tajikistan (justinlong.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c2bfc514437348a83f37050dd&id=29d04b9a71&e=6a0bc896e1) ’ (Diplomat)
** West Asia/Gulf ———————————————————— Iraq: ‘At least 1 million displaced from Mosul (justinlong.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c2bfc514437348a83f37050dd&id=f886a222a2&e=6a0bc896e1) ’: 10k per day, every day last week … ‘1.5m Christians, 75% of all Christians in Iraq, have fled the country since 2003 (justinlong.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c2bfc514437348a83f37050dd&id=1a935a4303&e=6a0bc896e1) ’ (CP) … ‘The Body and the Blood’ follows exodus of Christians in the Middle East (justinlong.us1.list-manage.com

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