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Project: Malaysia Christian Leadership Training

Recently, with the help of our supporters, Voice of the Martyrs was able to help fund a training conference for pastors, Christian leaders and full-time ministry workers in Malaysia.  Many of the participants have had no formal ministry training. Our contact in Malaysia reports: We

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19 October 2018 | 365 Days of Prayer

SAUDI ARABIA
Pray that seekers and secret believers will come into contact with mature Christians. #365prayer
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Pope Willing to Visit North Korea

10/18/2018 North Korea (International Christian Concern) – Pope Francis states he is willing to visit North Korea if given an […]

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U.S. Pledges $300 Million in Aid to Rebuild Iraqi Christian Communities

10/18/2018 Iraq (International Christian Concern) – A pledge made by Vice President Pence and the Trump administration a year ago […]

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Leaders Claim Government Investigation is an Attempt to Malign Indian Christians

10/18/2018 India (International Christian Concern) – Christian leaders in India’s northeastern state of Jharkhand claim a government investigation into the […]

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The Rising Tide of Persecution in India’s Chhattisgarh State – Part 2

In the Bastar district of India’s Chhattisgarh state, Hindu radical groups, bent on stopping what they claim are…

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ICC Provides a Motorcycle for a Pastor in Nigeria

10/18/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Into the early hours of Friday, September 8, 2017, Fulani militants invaded the Christian […]

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A Hero’s Journey

I didn’t grow up in North Korea but rather in Japan. My parents, however, had lived in Korea and were strong supporters of North Korea. They were members of the pro-North Korean Resident’s League. North Korea created propaganda specifically for people like my parents (Koreans

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Project: Brunei Pastor support

Recently, with the help of our supporters, Voice of the Martyrs has supported several pastors in Brunei. Our contact in Brunei reports: Pastor Y, a Christian leader in Brunei and former prisoner of faith, currently leads 13 house churches. With the funds supplied by VOM,

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Project: Hope & Love School

Recently, with the help of our supporters, Voice of the Martyrs has been able to support the Hope & Love School in Malaysia. The Christian school has been open for four years and currently supports over 120 ‘stateless’ students. Many of these students are from

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Previously Unknown Martyr

Voice of the Martyrs Korea has learned the story of a previously unknown North Korean Christian martyr from a North Korean government video used to train state security agents how to identify and silence proponents of religion inside North Korea. The purpose of the North

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Project: Bibles for Brunei

Recently, with the help of our supporters, Voice of the Martyrs has been able to send Christian tracts along with 1000 Bibles to Brunei. Christians in this small Southeast Asian country experience persecution from the government, family and society at large. Brunei is ruled by

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Freedom Gave Me Purpose

As a young girl, I can remember my grandfather praying, in secret, to avoid being reported by his neighbours and receiving consequent reprisals from the authorities. In North Korea, Christians practise their faith in secret and never discuss it, not even with family members. As

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North Korea: A Land of Pain

On a recent visit to Korea, I visited a facility which receives defectors from North Korea and ‘reprograms’ them for life in a Western country like South Korea. There, I was struck by the lack of basic skills of the defectors, which we in the

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United Wa State Army Continues Crackdown on Christians

Within the past week, the United Wa State Army (UWSA) has expelled a group of eight Catholic clergy and laypeople from the Wa region in Burmas Shan State, which is near the Chinese border. Continue Reading

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LAOS: Pastors to Meet with Authorities About Christian Families Facing Eviction

Three pastors in northern Laos are planning to meet with authorities to discuss the status of 23 Christian families who were recently ordered to leave the village. The pastors hope to persuade the authorities to allow the Christians to remain in the village by explaining

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PAKISTAN: Extremists Threaten Supreme Court Justices Over Asia Bibi Appeal

Pakistan’s religious extremists, including the Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan and the Red Mosque in Islamabad have issued threats against the country’s Supreme Court justices over their decision in the Asia Bibi case. According to reports, the extremists threatened that if she were to receive clemency, the justices

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ALGERIA: Four Christians Face Proselytism Charges

Algerian Christians request prayer for four Christians, including three from the same family, who will appear in court on 6 November in the Province of Bouira, in the Kabylie region. These Christians are accused of “inciting a Muslim to change his religion” (a criminal offence

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18 October 2018 | 365 Days of Prayer

LEBANON
Pray that Lebanon’s Christian community will witness Christ’s love to their suffering neighbours seeking refuge. #365prayer
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Father Paul Warns that Chinese Regime’s “Ultimate Goal Is To Eliminate All Religion”

10/17/2018 China (International Christian Concern) – According to statements by religious affairs officials in a recent Religious Affairs Committee seminar, […]

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Kachin Pastor Beaten by Burmese Militia Recounts His Ordeal

Mading Zai Dan Bawm Ying is one of two Kachin youth pastors beaten by members of the Myanmar army-based Border Guard Force (BGF) last July…

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Three-Person Teams Tasked with Monitoring Religious Venues in Wenzhou

In its latest attempt to ensure that religion is under the government’s control, Wenzhou city, also known as “China’s Jerusalem,”

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Dr. Passes 1000 Days Since Kidnap by Islamic Terror Group

10/17/2018 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Dr. Ken Elliot has now spent more than 1000 days in the captivity of […]

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Pastor Brunson Says He is Probably “One of the Most Hated Men in Turkey”

10/17/2018 Turkey (International Christian Concern) – Pastor Andrew Brunson, who was released this weekend from a two-year detainment in Turkey, […]

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Indian Christian Fear Demand to Abolish Minority-Led Educational Institutions

10/17/2018 India (International Christian Concern) – Leaders of minority communities in India, including Christians and Muslims, are concerned by a […]

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ICC’s Volunteers Raise Prayer Support for the Persecuted

10/17/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – As we serve the persecuted, our efforts would be fruitless apart from the grace […]

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17 October 2018 | 365 Days of Prayer

SOMALIA
Pray for the safety of believers, who face persecution from family, neighbours, terrorists and the government. #365prayer
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Resolution Calling for the Repeal of Global Blasphemy Laws Introduced

10/16/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD) has introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives, calling […]

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Wa Army Expels More Clergy in Myanmar’s Shan State

10/16/2018 Myanmar (International Christian Concern) – On Oct 12, the United Wa State Army (UWSA) ordered two Salesian priests, three nuns […]

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Pastor Andrew Brunson granted freedom by court in Turkey

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Islamist party in Pakistan threaten to incite national disorder if Aasia Bibi released from death row

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Middle Eastern Christians Share Gospel in Post-ISIS Communities

10/16/2018 Middle East (International Christian Concern) – Christians in the Middle East continue to share their faith despite the great […]

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Boko Haram Murders Aid Worker in Nigeria

Group Claims that They Will Keep Leah Sharibu and Other Christian as Slaves for Life 10/16/2018 Washington, D.C. (International Christian […]

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City administration shuts three churches in Jambi, Indonesia

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Fulani herdsman target two Christian communities in nights of violence and arson in Nigeria’s Plateau State

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Church in Niger’s capital ransacked and burned

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Thousands of Extremists in Pakistan Protest Demanding Asia Bibi’s Execution

10/16/2018 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – Thousands of religious extremists in Pakistan took to the streets in Lahore on October […]

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ICC Provides Business Assistance in Kenya

10/16/2018 Kenya (International Christian Concern) – On February 16, al-Shabaab militants attacked a school in Wajir County, locat­ed in northeastern Kenya. […]

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Boko Haram Executes Second Female Hostage

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Latest election results threaten the integrity of the UNHRC

CSW is gravely concerned that states currently under investigation by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for grave human rights violations are among those recently elected to serve as members of the Council. Continue Reading

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New report estimates over one million detentions in Xinjiang

CSW’s new report on the widespread detentions of Uyghurs, Kazakhs and members of other ethnic groups in political re-education camps in Xinjiang estimates that over one million people are being held without charge. Continue Reading

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16 October 2018 | 365 Days of Prayer

VIETNAM
Pray for training of new pastors so local house churches can hear God’s Word taught clearly. #365prayer
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Inquiry Into Raymond Koh’s Disappearance Further Postponed

10/15/2018 Malaysia (International Christian Concern) – A year-long inquiry into the disappearance of Pastor Raymond Koh has been further set […]

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New Al-Qaeda Cell has Formed in Burkina Faso

10/15/2018 Burkina Faso (International Christian Concern) – There is a new Al Qaeda affiliated terrorist cell in Burkina Faso. They […]

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Pastor Andrew Brunson Returns to U.S. Following Release

10/15/2018 Turkey (International Christian Concern) – Pastor Andrew Brunson was finally returned to the U.S. after two years of imprisonment […]

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Twelve Christians Arrested in Nyala, South Darfur

No Charges Issued by the National Intelligence and Security Services 10/15/2018 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern […]

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India’s Christians Fear Escalation in Violence as 2019 Election Approach

10/15/2018 India (International Christian Concern) – India’s Christian community continues to face an ongoing escalation of religiously motivated violence. Since […]

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ICC Joins State Department’s Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom: Part 2

If you missed it, you can read Part 1 here. 10/15/2018 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Throughout the roundtable discus­sion, ICC […]

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PASTOR ANDREW BRUNSON RELEASED – Premier Christian Radio Interview

US pastor Andrew Brunson, who was accused of spying in Turkey, has been set free from prison following international pressure. Release International has welcomed the news, as, Andrew Boyd told Premier Radio:   5.5MB 3m 58s 192kbps

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David Returns to Turkey

VOM worker David grew up in Iran. He converted from Islam to Christianity as a young man and married a Christian girl. The young couple were rejected, arrested and tortured before escaping to Turkey. This week, ten years after leaving Turkey as a refugee, David

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15 October 2018 | 365 Days of Prayer

INDONESIA
Pray that God will protect Christian families in Poso from kidnapping and murder by Muslim terrorists. #365prayer
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NGO’s Urging North Korea to Improve Human Rights

10/14/2018 North Korea (International Christian Concern) –  In North Korean there are on average 250,000 North Koreans imprisoned in camps […]

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ICC Joins State Department’s Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom: Part 1

10/14/2018 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – In July, International Christian Concern participated in the first ever Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom […]

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14 October 2018 | 365 Days of Prayer

AZERBAIJAN
Pray for interdenominational unity among Christians and churches. #365prayer
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Increased Police Presence in Indonesia as Persecution Rises

10/13/2018 Indonesia (International Christian Concern) – Indonesia, a Muslim-majority country, is seeing an increase in Christian persecution as the radical […]

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Pakistan’s Extremists Threaten Supreme Court Justices Over Asia Bibi Appeal

10/13/2018 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – Pakistan’s religious extremists, including the Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan and the Red Mosque in Islamabad have […]

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Jihadist from Egypt Captured by Libyan Authorities

10/13/2018 Egypt (International Christian Concern) – Libyan forces have captured one of the most wanted men in the world, Hisham […]

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ICC’s Volunteers Advocate for Persecuted Christians in Nigeria

10/13/2018 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – One of the most essential, yet often over­looked, facets of ICC’s ministry is advo­cacy. ICC’s […]

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13 October 2018 | 365 Days of Prayer

AFGHANISTAN
Pray for the protection of Afghan Christians and their families. #365prayer
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Vatican and China Sign Agreement for Chinese Bishops

10/12/2018 China (International Christian Concern) – In September of 2018, the Vatican signed a “provisional agreement” with China on the […]

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Montagnard House Church in Central Vietnam Faces Shutdown

Local Authorities Plan to Close the Church on October 14 10/12/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) […]

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PASTOR ANDREW BRUNSON RELEASED

Release International is delighted that Pastor Andrew Brunson (pictured) has at last been released in Turkey, where he has been held on terrorism charges. According to news reports, Pastor Brunson, who has denied the charges, will soon be heading back to the…

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American Pastor Andrew Brunson Released by Turkish Government

Imprisoned Pastor Set to Return to US as Early as Saturday Morning 10/12/2018 International Christian Concern (Washington D.C.) –  International […]

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US Officials Believe Pastor Andrew Brunson is Close to Freedom

10/12/2018 Turkey (International Christian Concern) – United State officials believe that they are close to securing the release of Pastor […]

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Pakistan’s Supreme Court Delays Decision on Asia Bibi Appeal

10/12/2018 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – On Monday, October 8, Pakistan’s Supreme Court finally heard the appeal of Asia Bibi, […]

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ICC Distributes Bibles in Rural Bangladesh

10/12/2018 Bangladesh (International Christian Concern) – Due to poverty within Bangladesh’s rural Christian community, Bibles are diffi­cult for many to obtain, […]

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12 October 2018 | 365 Days of Prayer

CHINA
Pray that Chinese Christians will have hearts for evangelism. #365prayer
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Military Court in Egypt Sentences Suspected Church Bombers to Death

10/11/0218 Egypt (International Christian Concern) – A week ago, an Egyptian military court sentenced 17 Islamic militants to death. The […]

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Crosses of Catholic Church Removed in Spite of Signed Vatican-China Deal

10/11/2018 China (International Christian Concern) – Although the Vatican recently signed a provisional agreement on bishop appointment with China, hoping to […]

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Two Christian Teachers Murdered in Northeastern Kenya

Islamic Radicals Continue to Target Christian Teachers in Mandera 10/11/2018 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) […]

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The Rising Tide of Persecution in India’s Chhattisgarh State: Part 1

Christians living in the predominantly tribal Bastar region of India’s Chhattisgarh state are often targeted…

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Court in India’s Madhya Pradesh State Acquits Twelve Christians Falsely Accused of Violence

10/11/2018 India (International Christian Concern) – On October 10, the Mandelshwar District and Sessions Court of Madhya Pradesh acquitted 12 […]

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Hero on the Hill: Part 2

If you missed it, you can read Part 1 here. 10/11/2018 United States (International Christian Concern) – Jeff King: Can […]

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NIGERIA: 19 More Killed in a Bassa Village as Siege of Plateau Continues

There has been another large attack in Plateau State, Nigeria by Fulani Militants. This attack took place on Wednesday 3 October late at night. The community of Ariri was asleep and unaware that they were about to be attacked. Then gunshots rang through the air

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CENTRAL ASIA: Clampdown on Christianity

Throughout Central Asia, Christians are facing worship bans, arrest and torture as Islamic nationalism gains ground. A recent survey revealed that 263 people had been punished in Kazakhstan during 2017 for hosting religious meetings, offering religious literature, or other religious crimes. Most of those prosecuted

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PAKISTAN: Supreme Court Postpones Final Ruling on Asia Bibi Appeal

Pakistan’s Supreme Court postponed its ruling Monday on the final appeal of a Christian woman who has been on death row since 2010 after being convicted of blasphemy against Islam. The judicial panel listened to Asia Bibi’s defence lawyer challenge statements by those who accused

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Authorities shut down six more churches in Guiyang

At least six unregistered Protestant churches in Guiyang city, Guizhou Province in Southwest China were shut down by authorities on 8 October. Continue Reading

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11 October 2018 | 365 Days of Prayer

MALI
Pray for greater stability in the north and an increase in evangelism. #365prayer
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Displaced Kachin IDPs Hoping to Resettle in New Place

10/10/2018 Myanmar (International Christian Concern) – Myanmar’s military and other armed ethic groups are not showing signs of peace giving […]

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10 Days of Captivity: One ISIS Victim’s Road Back Home

The day ISIS arrived in Karemlash in 2014, Lana was at home, caring for her sister-in-law who was sick with cancer.

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Abused and Abandoned: Woman and Four Children Chased Away for Faith in Christ

Two years ago, Dorika Kabuo and her four children were chased from their home by the one they called “protector and provider,” Dorika’s husband.

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Photography Business Restored to Mob Attack Victim

10/10/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – For Christians living in Egypt, the possibility of violence is a daily reality. For Youssef, […]

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Syrian Journalist Critical of Christian School Closures Arrested and Detained Without Charges

10/10/2018 Syria (International Christian Concern) – On September 30, Soulman Yousph, a Syrian writer for multiple news sources, was arrested […]

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Kindergarten Class Brings New Hope to Iraq’s Christians after ISIS

10/10/2018 Iraq (International Christian Concern) – Seventeen months after Qaraqosh’s residents began heading home following ISIS’s invasion of their town […]

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Hero on the Hill: Part 1

10/10/2018 United States (International Christian Concern) – Congressman Dennis Ross repre­sents the 15th congressional dis­trict of Florida and has served […]

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Afghanistan’s Christians Travel Long and Hard Road for Religious Freedom

10/10/2018 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – The country of Afghanistan remains one of the world’s most hostile nations to Christianity. […]

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ASIA BIBI AWAITS BLASPHEMY APPEAL RULING

The world is still awaiting Pakistan’s Supreme Court ruling on Asia Bibi, the Christian mother on death row for blasphemy. The court made a decision on Asia’s fate on Monday, but has withheld its ruling. Christians hope Asia will be set free,…

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10 October 2018 | 365 Days of Prayer

SUDAN
Pray for the Kwaliib people, whom the Khartoum government labelled “dogs” because of their faith. #365prayer
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Pastor Andrew Brunson to Return to Turkish Court this Week

10/08/2018 Turkey (International Christian Concern) – On October 12th American pastor Andrew Brunson will be in court for charges related […]

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Minorities in India Report Abuses to UN Secretary General in Open Letter

ICC Note: Human rights activists and leaders of religious minority communities in India wrote an open letter detailing escalating abuse […]

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Church Legalization Remains Hot Issue Seven Years After Maspero Massacre

Security Forces Remain Complicit in Christian Persecution 10/09/18 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) –  International Christian Concern (ICC) and Egypt’s […]

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Sudanese Agency Admits to Religiously Motivated Seizure of Property

National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) Seized Vehicles Due to Evangelist Activity 10/09/2018 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International […]

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North Korea Invites Pope Francis to Visit

10/08/2018 North Korea (International Christian Concern) – North Korea has officially invited Pope Francis to visit the country. North Korean […]

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Pakistan’s Supreme Court Postpones Final Ruling on Asia Bibi Appeal

ICC Note: Pakistan’s Supreme Court has postponed its ruling on the final appeal for Asia Bibi. Bibi was convicted of […]

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ICC Develops Sewing Business for Believers in Indonesia

10/09/2018 Indonesia (International Christian Concern) – A cluster of families in Indonesia had been discipling others within their community for two […]

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Imprisoned pastors in Myanmar released on condition they stop praying in church

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Sunday School teacher dies saving children from Indonesian earthquake

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Pakistan Supreme Court delays verdict on Aasia Bibi’s final appeal against “blasphemy” death sentence

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Barnabas calls for withdrawal of Scotland’s “hate crime” posters that promote anti-Christian prejudice

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Islamic State executes another Druze hostage

CSW is deeply saddened by news that Islamic State (IS, Daesh) terrorists have executed another Druze hostage in Syria. Footage of the execution was released on 2 October. Continue Reading

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Help set the captives free! Our brothers and sisters need your prayers

Asia, Andrew, Jiang and Leah… all four are being held in captivity, simply because they are Christians. Please stand with us in praying for their release. Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi (pictured) will have to wait for a ruling on her final appeal today…

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Pakistan’s Supreme Court Reserves Judgment in Asia Bibi’s Final Appeal

Apex Court’s Decision Will Bring Close to Pakistan’s Most Visible Case of Persecution 10/08/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – […]

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Myanmar’s Ethnic Army Releases 100 Detained Wa Christians

10/08/2018 Myanmar (International Christian Concern) – On October 5, a month after the United Wa State Army (UWSA), the ethnic armed […]

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Myanmar’s Ethnic Army Releases 100 Detained Wa Christians

10/08/2018 Myanmar (International Christian Concern) – On October 5, a month after the United Wa State Army (UWSA), the ethnic armed […]

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Boko Haram Deadline for Leah Sharibu a Week Away

10/08/2018 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Leah Sharibu and two aid workers from the International Committee of the Red Cross […]

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Boko Haram Deadline for Leah Sharibu a Week Away

10/08/2018 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Leah Sharibu and two aid workers from the International Committee of the Red Cross […]

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Wives of Seven Wrongfully Convicted Christians in India Fight for Justice

ICC Note: In 2008, seven Christians in India were falsely accused of murdering Hindu leaders Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati, a murder […]

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Wives of Seven Wrongfully Convicted Christians in India Fight for Justice

ICC Note: In 2008, seven Christians in India were falsely accused of murdering Hindu leaders Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati, a murder […]

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Hard-Line Parliamentarian Claims Christian Missionaries Must be Driven Out of India

ICC Note: Parliamentarian Rakesh Sinha, who advocates turning India into a Hindu nation, has claimed that Christian missionaries must be […]

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Hard-Line Parliamentarian Claims Christian Missionaries Must be Driven Out of India

ICC Note: Parliamentarian Rakesh Sinha, who advocates turning India into a Hindu nation, has claimed that Christian missionaries must be […]

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Asia Bibi to Be Acquitted by Pakistan’s Supreme Court

Apex Court’s Decision Brings Close to Pakistan’s Most Visible Case of Persecution 10/08/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International […]

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Pakistan’s Supreme Court Reserves Judgment in Asia Bibi’s Final Appeal

Apex Court’s Decision Will Bring Close to Pakistan’s Most Visible Case of Persecution 10/08/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – […]

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ICC Provides Business Assistance in Iraq

10/08/2018 Iraq (International Christian Concern) – Prior to the invasion of ISIS, Raid used to own a market in Qaraqosh, […]

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ICC Provides Business Assistance in Iraq

10/08/2018 Iraq (International Christian Concern) – Prior to the invasion of ISIS, Raid used to own a market in Qaraqosh, […]

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Natural Disasters Take the Lives of Thousands in Indonesia

10/07/2018 Indonesia (International Christian Concern) –  Within a week, the island of Sulawesi suffered a horrible tragedy including an earthquake, […]

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Natural Disasters Take the Lives of Thousands in Indonesia

10/07/2018 Indonesia (International Christian Concern) –  Within a week, the island of Sulawesi suffered a horrible tragedy including an earthquake, […]

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Natural Disasters Take the Lives of Thousands in Indonesia.

10/07/2018 Indonesia (International Christian Concern) –  Within a week, the island of Sulawesi suffered a horrible tragedy including an earthquake, […]

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Woman Sentenced to Death in Pakistan for Blasphemy

ICC Note: Asia Bibi was the first woman to be sentenced to death in Pakistan on blasphemy charges. The mother […]

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Woman Sentenced to Death in Pakistan for Blasphemy

ICC Note: Asia Bibi was the first woman to be sentenced to death in Pakistan on blasphemy charges. The mother […]

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ICC Provides a Small Business for a Christian Convert in Afghanistan

10/07/2018 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – Hussain is a Muslim-background believer living in Afghanistan. Seven years ago, he heard about […]

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ICC Provides a Small Business for a Christian Convert in Afghanistan

10/07/2018 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – Hussain is a Muslim-background believer living in Afghanistan. Seven years ago, he heard about […]

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Nadia Murad Wins Nobel Peace Prize

10/07/2018 Iraq (International Christian Concern) –  Nadia Murad, a young Yazidi woman who was held captive by ISIS as a sex slave […]

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Nadia Murad Wins Nobel Peace Prize

10/07/2018 Iraq (International Christian Concern) –  Nadia Murad, a young Yazidi woman who was held captive by ISIS as a sex slave […]

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7 October 2018 | 365 Days of Prayer

ISRAEL
Pray for an increase in church planters starting fellowships in their homes. #365prayer
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Christians Attacked over Land Dispute with Muslim Neighbors

ICC Note: A mob attacked a Christian community, after a dispute over land that quickly got out of hand. The […]

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Christians Attacked over Land Dispute with Muslim Neighbors

ICC Note: A mob attacked a Christian community, after a dispute over land that quickly got out of hand. The […]

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Congolese Doctor Received the Nobel Peace Prize for Work Against Sexual Violence

10/06/2018 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Denis Mukwege, a doctor in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has been awarded the […]

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Congolese Doctor Received the Nobel Peace Prize for Work Against Sexual Violence

10/06/2018 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Denis Mukwege, a doctor in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has been awarded the […]

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Healing the Helpless in Rural Nepal: Part 2

If you missed it, check out Part 1 first. 10/06/2018 Nepal (International Christian Concern) – Then, the other two strangers […]

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Healing the Helpless in Rural Nepal: Part 2

If you missed it, check out Part 1 first. 10/06/2018 Nepal (International Christian Concern) – Then, the other two strangers […]

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Prison Sentencing for Iranian Christians Doubled

10/06/2018 Iran (International Christian Concern) –  This year has increasingly proven challenging for Iranian Christians, who are facing a significant wave of […]

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Prison Sentencing for Iranian Christians Doubled

10/06/2018 Iran (International Christian Concern) –  This year has increasingly proven challenging for Iranian Christians, who are facing a significant wave of […]

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6 October 2018 | 365 Days of Prayer

LIBYA
Pray for the safety of front line workers sharing the Gospel. #365prayer
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Chinese Crack Down Leads to Many Arrest and Church Closures in Myanmar

10/06/2018 Myanmar (International Christian Concern) –  The Chinese government has yet again pressured the United Wa State Army (UWSA) to […]

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Chinese Crack Down Leads to Many Arrest and Church Closures in Myanmar

10/06/2018 Myanmar (International Christian Concern) –  The Chinese government has yet again pressured the United Wa State Army (UWSA) to […]

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Chinese Priest Still Missing After Arrest Three Years Prior

10/05/2018 China (International Christian Concern) – Three years ago in the Hebei providence in northern China, Liu Honggeng, a priest […]

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Chinese Priest Still Missing After Arrest Three Years Prior

10/05/2018 China (International Christian Concern) – Three years ago in the Hebei providence in northern China, Liu Honggeng, a priest […]

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19 More Killed in a Bassa Village as Siege of Plateau Continues

10/05/2018 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – There has been another large attack in Plateau State, Nigeria by Fulani Militants. This […]

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19 More Killed in a Bassa Village as Siege of Plateau Continues

10/05/2018 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – There has been another large attack in Plateau State, Nigeria by Fulani Militants. This […]

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European Protest for Human Rights of Pakistani Christians

ICC Note: Pakistani Christians living in Europe protested in front of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in […]

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European Protest for Human Rights of Pakistani Christians

ICC Note: Pakistani Christians living in Europe protested in front of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in […]

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Turkey Celebrates Mosque Week While Churches Languish

10/05/2018 Turkey (International Christian Concern) –  Since 1986, Turkey has celebrated the first week of October as Mosques and Religious Officials Week. […]

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Turkey Celebrates Mosque Week While Churches Languish

10/05/2018 Turkey (International Christian Concern) –  Since 1986, Turkey has celebrated the first week of October as Mosques and Religious Officials Week. […]

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Healing the Helpless in Rural Nepal: Part 1

10/05/2018 Nepal (International Christian Concern) – Pastor Yubak has endured many difficulties in his life. This fact was evi­dent as […]

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Healing the Helpless in Rural Nepal: Part 1

10/05/2018 Nepal (International Christian Concern) – Pastor Yubak has endured many difficulties in his life. This fact was evi­dent as […]

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Protestants denied burial rights for refusing to contribute to Catholic festival

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5 October 2018 | 365 Days of Prayer

KENYA
Pray that Christian converts from Islam will stand firm and not return to Islam. #365prayer
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12-Year Anniversary of the Death of Bishop Alberto Ramento

10/04/2018 Philippines (International Christian Concern) – Yesterday marked the 12-year anniversary of the death of Bishop Alberto Ramento. Bishop Alberto […]

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12-Year Anniversary of the Death of Bishop Alberto Ramento

10/04/2018 Philippines (International Christian Concern) – Yesterday marked the 12-year anniversary of the death of Bishop Alberto Ramento. Bishop Alberto […]

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Iran’s Judges Further Criminalize Christianity

Two Believers Sentenced for Affirming Basic Christian Doctrines 10/04/18 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) –  International Christian Concern (ICC) has […]

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Iran’s Judges Further Criminalize Christianity

Two Believers Sentenced for Affirming Basic Christian Doctrines 10/04/18 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) –  International Christian Concern (ICC) has […]

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Cameroon Enters Election Season Under Immense Tensions

10/04/2018 Cameroon (International Christian Concern) – Tensions remain high in Cameroon where Boko Haram conducts violence in the North and […]

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Cameroon Enters Election Season Under Immense Tensions

10/04/2018 Cameroon (International Christian Concern) – Tensions remain high in Cameroon where Boko Haram conducts violence in the North and […]

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INSPIRE A NEW GENERATION

Show the Tortured for Christ DVD in your church and celebrate 50 years of supporting persecuted Christians. Fifty years ago, a Romanian pastor who had gone through torment for his faith at the hands of his communist jailers inspired Christians around the…

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Government Control Slipping in Iran as the People Thirst for Freedom: Part 2

If you missed it, check out Part 1 first. 10/04/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Pastor Rasoul Heydari, who leads […]

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Government Control Slipping in Iran as the People Thirst for Freedom: Part 2

If you missed it, check out Part 1 first. 10/04/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Pastor Rasoul Heydari, who leads […]

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Pressure Increases on Christian Schools in Syria’s Autonomous NE

10/03/2018 Syria (International Christian Concern) – Controversy continues to mount regarding the forced closure of dozens of Syriac Christian schools in Syria’s […]

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Pressure Increases on Christian Schools in Syria’s Autonomous NE

10/03/2018 Syria (International Christian Concern) – Controversy continues to mount regarding the forced closure of dozens of Syriac Christian schools in Syria’s […]

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Suspect in All Saints Church Bombing in Pakistan Recently Acquitted

ICC Note: In 2013, All Saints Church in Peshawar was bombed leaving more than 250 Christians dead after the Sunday […]

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Suspect in All Saints Church Bombing in Pakistan Recently Acquitted

ICC Note: In 2013, All Saints Church in Peshawar was bombed leaving more than 250 Christians dead after the Sunday […]

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Chinese church raided and looted by 1,000 police and government agents

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Syria school closures persecution escalates as Christian teacher survives attack

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Muslim mob assault and evict only Christian family in Pakistan village

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Indonesian tsunami mudslide buries church killing 34 Christian students

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Emersion – a painting by Marcela Lopez

  Blind auction for painting Marcela Lopez, a contemporary artist based in Surrey whose commissions can be found in offices and homes in Colombia, from where she comes, London, Paris, Venice and Texas, is offering one of her works for auction to…

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PAKISTAN: Christian Family Flees After Home Set on Fire

The only Christian family in their area were beaten and saw their house set on fire in a city in Pakistan’s Punjab province. Then they were told they will be killed if they return. The family – an elderly couple with their four sons, daughters-in-law

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MYANMAR: Crackdown on Christians in Ethnic Wa Region

As many as 92 pastors, evangelists and church members in the ethnic Wa region of Myanmar’s Shan state were arrested recently, while others are missing. The United Wa State Army (UWSA), the military arm of the de facto ruling party in the region, is systematically

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PAKISTAN: Christian Schoolgirl Thrown from Building for Refusing Marriage Proposal

A Pakistani Christian girl is struggling for her life, after she was thrown from the second floor of a building. The attack took place after she refused to convert to Islam and marry a Muslim boy. Benish Paul, of Karachi, was taken to a local

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4 October 2018 | 365 Days of Prayer

INDIA
Pray for the families of Christians imprisoned for their faith. #365prayer
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Government Control Slipping in Iran as the People Thirst for Freedom: Part 1

10/03/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – This year, a hopeful thirst for freedom has defined Iran. Protests, which started […]

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Government Control Slipping in Iran as the People Thirst for Freedom: Part 1

10/03/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – This year, a hopeful thirst for freedom has defined Iran. Protests, which started […]

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ICC Brings Relief to Former ISIS Captive

10/03/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – When ISIS attacked Qaraqosh in 2014, thousands of Christians fled in fear. Those unable to flee, […]

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ICC Brings Relief to Former ISIS Captive

10/03/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – When ISIS attacked Qaraqosh in 2014, thousands of Christians fled in fear. Those unable to flee, […]

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Three Indonesian Churches Shut Down for “Administrative Reasons”

10/03/2018 Indonesia (International Christian Concern) – On September 27th officials in western village of Alam Barajo district closed 3 churches […]

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Three Indonesian Churches Shut Down for “Administrative Reasons”

10/03/2018 Indonesia (International Christian Concern) – On September 27th officials in western village of Alam Barajo district closed 3 churches […]

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Iraq Inches Toward Governance as Baghdad Christians Consider Fleeing

Prolonged Absence of Law Has Further Compromised Security for Iraq’s Christians 10/03/18 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) –  International Christian […]

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Iraq Inches Toward Governance as Baghdad Christians Consider Fleeing

Prolonged Absence of Law Has Further Compromised Security for Iraq’s Christians 10/03/18 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) –  International Christian […]

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HBO to Debut Documentary on the Chibok Girls

10/03/2018 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – HBO is set to debut their new documentary, STOLEN DAUGHTERS: KIDNAPPED BY BOKO HARAM, […]

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HBO to Debut Documentary on the Chibok Girls

10/03/2018 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – HBO is set to debut their new documentary, STOLEN DAUGHTERS: KIDNAPPED BY BOKO HARAM, […]

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Christian Teen Imprisoned on Baseless Rape Charges

10/03/2018 India (Morning Star News) – A 16-year-old Christian and three others in eastern India have been in jail for […]

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Christian Teen Imprisoned on Baseless Rape Charges

10/03/2018 India (Morning Star News) – A 16-year-old Christian and three others in eastern India have been in jail for […]

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Erdogan References Imprisoned Pastor at Parliament

10/03/2018 Iraq (International Christian Concern) – Turkish President Erdogan referenced imprisoned Pastor Andrew Brunson’s case as one of the main points of […]

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Erdogan References Imprisoned Pastor at Parliament

10/03/2018 Iraq (International Christian Concern) – Turkish President Erdogan referenced imprisoned Pastor Andrew Brunson’s case as one of the main points of […]

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Leah Sharibu’s mother urges the government to secure her release

The mother of kidnapped schoolgirl Leah Sharibu has called on the government of Nigeria to do everything in its power to secure her daughters release, amid concerns about the recent threat to her life. Continue Reading

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CSW concerned by HRC move to terminate mandate of Independent Expert

CSW is deeply concerned by the resolution passed by the UNHRC on 28 September that signals the termination of the mandate of the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan. Continue Reading

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Pastors arrested and religious services disrupted in Uttar Pradesh

At least ten pastors were arrested along with their family members on 23 September whilst they were participating in Sunday church services across the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Continue Reading

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3 October 2018 | 365 Days of Prayer

IRAN
Pray for the continued growth and strength of house churches in Iran. #365prayer
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Churches Across China Harassed by Authorities

Churches in Henan, Guizhou, Guangdong, and Sichuan in Turmoil 10/02/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has […]

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Churches Across China Harassed by Authorities

Churches in Henan, Guizhou, Guangdong, and Sichuan in Turmoil 10/02/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has […]

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Widowed Pakistani Mother Provides for Family

10/02/2018 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – On March 26, the medical staff and security guards of the Services Hospital […]

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Widowed Pakistani Mother Provides for Family

10/02/2018 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – On March 26, the medical staff and security guards of the Services Hospital […]

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Indian Pastor and Family Reflect on Personal Experiences with Persecution

10/02/2018 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – On June 5, 2018, Pastor Mukunda Sagar, a pastor and evangelist in Bargarh, […]

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Indian Pastor and Family Reflect on Personal Experiences with Persecution

10/02/2018 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – On June 5, 2018 Pastor Mukunda Sagar, a pastor and evangelist in Bargarh, […]

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Another Attack in Plateau Places Jos Under Curfew

10/02/2018 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Due to continued violence in Plateau State, Nigeria, the capital city of Jos has […]

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Another Attack in Plateau Places Jos Under Curfew

10/02/2018 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Due to continued violence in Plateau State, Nigeria, the capital city of Jos has […]

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Wa Rebels Close 10 Churches & Take 94 Hostages Last Month

10/02/2018 Burma (International Christian Concern) – In September, ethnic Wa rebels in eastern Burma have shut down at least 10 […]

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Wa Rebels Close 10 Churches & Take 94 Hostages Last Month

10/02/2018 Burma (International Christian Concern) – In September, ethnic Wa rebels in eastern Burma have shut down at least 10 […]

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Prayer Vigil Across India for Persecuted Church

ICC Note: Yesterday, Christians in India gathered for a day of prayer along with Pope Francis. This is the second […]

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Prayer Vigil Across India for Persecuted Church

ICC Note: Yesterday, Christians in India gathered for a day of prayer along with Pope Francis. This is the second […]

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Iraqi Gov. Tensions Impact Christian IDPs

10/02/2018 Iraq (International Christian Concern) – Patriarch Louis Sako, head of Iraq’s Chaldean Catholic Church, is pushing for cooperation between the Iraqi […]

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