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Central African Republic

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About Central African Republic

  • Leader:Interim President Catherine Samba-Panza
  • Government:Transitional government
  • Population:4.92 million (3.1 million Christians)
  • Main Religion:Christianity (mainly Roman Catholic)
  • Persecution Level:Moderate
  • Source of Persecution:Islamic extremism

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 Bangui, a growing group of radical Muslims continues to keep a stronghold in the PK5 enclave, where they reign by terror. In the north-east, which is mainly populated by Muslims, 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.

Recent News from Central African Republic

Jul 8 2016

"Today, we are set free!"

Found in Prayer

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...

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Apr 12 2016

Spike in LRA Activity in CAR

Found in Prayer

Join us in praying for Christians targeted by the LRA.

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Mar 8 2016

Hope Abounds After CAR Elections, but the Church Needs Support

Found in Stories

One of the biggest challenges his government faces is reconciling the communities that were polarized along religious lines through the crisis.

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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 who target Christians.
  • Pray for Christians to know God’s faithfulness and peace in the midst of earthly chaos.

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