Pray for Christians in Zanzibar

Mar. 22, 2018 | Tanzania The government of the semi-autonomous island of Zanzibar is actively working to expel Christians, according to VOM workers who recently visited the area. All schools, even private Christian schools, are now required to teach Arabic and Islam; the construction of new churches is prohibited; and government authorities allow and even […]

Pray for Christians Whose Possessions Were Taken

Sep. 07, 2017 | Tanzania A pastor and several church members in a southeastern Tanzanian village had all of their belongings and cash confiscated after they refused to contribute to a ceremony involving witchcraft. Village leaders had called witch doctors to remove “curses” on their village, and everyone in the community was required to make […]

Pray for Three Young Christian Women Abused by Muslim Leaders

Jul. 07, 2017 | Tanzania Three teenage girls who converted from Islam to Christianity were subsequently raped by their former imams and pressured to return to Islam through marriage to Muslim men. VOM worked with local Christians to rescue and relocate the young women before they could be forced into Muslim marriages, and we have […]

Persecution grows in Zanzibar

  There is a small  minority of |Christians on the predominantly Muslim island of Zanzibar, still part of Tanzania. Christians are facing increasing g harassment and violence. There is a powerful movement seeking complete autonomy and no-doubt Sharia imposition, the radical Islamists. Muslim oppression is intense. A new constitution is in preparation and recent elections […]