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STEFANOS FOUNDATION

Stefanos Foundation’s main aim is to serve persecuted Christians in Nigeria and around the world. It offers practical care and support in the most desperate situations. The organization collaborates with several other relief groups, such as the Christian Association of Nigeria, Release International UK, Voice of the Martyrs, and Christian Solidarity Worldwide. Mark Libdo of Stefanos says, “It is the vision of this organization to walk together with Christians to learn at the feet of Stephen. What motivated Stephen to be able to pray for his perpetrators and request for God to forgive them?” The group espouses a policy of non-retaliation toward aggressors while working against marginalization and discrimination. Visit their site

ARCHBISHOP BENJAMIN AND GLORIA KWASHI

Rev. Dr. Benjamin Kwashi is Archbishop of the Ecclesiastical Province of Jos in the Church of Nigeria. He and his wife, Gloria, live there with 52 children they have adopted as a ministry. He has survived three attempts on his life, and his wife has been beaten so badly that she lost sight until it was restored through surgery. Described as “one of the most important and courageous Christian leaders of our generation,” Archbishop Kwashi is widely known throughout Nigeria, Africa, the U.K. and U.S. He speaks out about the issues facing his region and country, and has called on the Nigerian government to act justly on behalf of all people, regardless of religion.

EDUCATION MUST CONTINUE INITIATIVE

The Education Must Continue Initiative (EMCI) is made up of individuals and groups that want to spread the love of God through education.  The organization arose as a response to the Boko Haram insurgency in northeastern Nigeria and the systematic deterioration of education in the region that has left a million children without access to school.

The group seeks to restore foundations of quality education to victims of discrimination and terror. In 2014, through the combined efforts of selfless individuals and organizations, 10 of the escaped abductees from the girls school in Chibok were relocated to high schools in the U.S. For more information, please visit the EMCI website.

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