Ten Year Old Girl Shares How Displacement from Qaraqosh Changed Her Childhood

ICC Note: A ten year old Christian girl from Qaraqosh named Helda shares the story of the night her family fled their home when ISIS suddenly overran her town, and how the experience radically changed her family’s lives. She has now returned home and is attending school, but like so many children who experienced displacement,…

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Danger Follows Search Operations Looking to Rescue Religious Minorities from ISIS Captivity

ICC Note: A man who has dedicated his life to rescuing religious minorities held captive by ISIS shares harrowing details of what it took to organize rescue missions during the height of ISIS’s so-called caliphate. While he himself mostly works with Yazidis, many are still looking for the thousands of Christian women who were kidnapped…

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Christian Persecution in India Likely to Increase in 2018

ICC Note: Christian persecution in India looks likely to increase in 2018. This bleak conclusion has been arrived at based on the increases in persecution that took place in 2017. According to Open Doors USA, India is the 11th worst persecutor of Christians on the planet. In the group’s most recent rankings, India has topped…

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Government Closes Unregistered House Churches in Pakistan for Security Reasons

ICC Note: The government in Pakistan’s Punjab province has decided to close down unregistered house churches for security reasons. The police towards unregistered house churches in Pakistan is still being decided at the national level, but several churches in Abbottabad were closed last week. Authorities claim they are unable to provide proper security to these…

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Atheist Activist Group Wants Santa Fe Ten Commandments Monument Moved to Private Property

ICC Note: Earlier this month, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) issued a letter of complaint regarding a Ten Commandments monument located in a public park in Santa Fe. As the display is on public grounds, the FFRF asserted that it is unconstitutional because it suggests government preference for Christianity over other religions. Although noting…

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ICC Implements Project to Assist 200 Persecuted Families

By Linda Jones 01/18/2018 Washington, DC (International Christian Concern) – On November 2016, 200 Christian families in the villages of Kigam, Angwan, Magaii, Kikpene and Kiziti suffered an attack from Fulani militants. The victims saw their churches demolished, their houses burned down, and several villagers were killed or injured. The majority of the villagers are…

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China Demands Persecuted Pastor to Hand Over Donated Money to Government

ICC Note: China’s crackdown on Christianity has no boundaries or respect for basic human rights. Last week the government demolished one of China’s largest evangelical churches with the excuse that the church was operating illegally. This is not the first time the government harasses Christians as part of their campaign to control Christianity. Unfortunately, Christians…

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Priest, Who Calls for Peace, Stabbed in Central African Republic

ICC Note Catholic leadership in the Central African Republic have been decrying the upsurge in violence between warring factions in the country. One such priest, Father Alain Blaise Bissialo of the Christ-King Parish of Tokoyo, was stabbed in an attack on January 4 by unknown assailants. It is believed by many that this attack was…

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