Human Rights Watch has warned that it is treated as a dangerous shift in policy by Tunisia as it expelled about one hundred African migrants to its border from Algeria. The exiled children and asylum-seekers complained that they were mistreated and beaten by the National Guard agents who took away their belongings. It was termed an inhumane action by the Tunisian security forces, who exposed people to danger by abandoning them in remote border areas without food or water. Pray for the people who are constantly going through abuse and are living in uncertain conditions. Pray that the leaders will repent and seek God and learn to lead the country with good democratic rule (The Bible, Psalm 105:9).
A recent survey conducted by Pew Research in Asia focused on exploring the relationship between religion and identity. The survey found that Singapore, which has a diverse religious landscape with no dominant religion, experienced the highest number of conversions from one religion to another. On the other hand, countries like Cambodia, where one religion is dominant, most survey participants said that religion was an essential part of their cultural identity. In fact, 97% of participants agreed that “being Buddhist is important to being truly part of their nation.” Let us pray that Cambodians will have the courage to break free from this mindset as they encounter Jesus Christ. We also pray that the Church will be strengthened and encouraged, despite the overwhelming bias against changing religion. (The Bible, Job 4:4).