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Several Injured as PSV Sprayed with Bullets in Mandera

ICC Note: Another attack in Mandera, Kenya resulted in a tragedy after a public service vehicle was attacked by gunmen. […]

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Prayers Needed for Turkey’s Heavily Pressured Church

ICC Note: An article published by Christianity Today asks the question, will economic sanctions help release imprisoned American Pastor Andrew […]

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After Rwanda Closes Churches, Bishops Urge Protection of Religious Rights

 ICC Note: The government in Rwanda has closed down several churches for allegedly violations to safety and other laws. Many […]

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19 August 2018 | 365 Days of Prayer

LAOS
Pray for twenty-three children banned from attending school because their families are Christian. #365prayer
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South Koreans Hopefully Await Inter-Korea Summit

ICC Note: As the third visit between Moon and Kim nears in September, South Koreans hope for a discussion on religion […]

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Al-Shabaab Attack Victims Continue to Mourn One Year Later

A year has passed since al-Shabaab militants brutally murdered four people in the quiet village of Maleli, Kenya…

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Six-Person Terror Cell Behind Thwarted Church Attack

ICC Note: Authorities investigating last weekend’s (August 11th) attempted terrorist attack against a church in Northern Egypt have uncovered a […]

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18 August 2018 | 365 Days of Prayer

IRAN
Pray that the church in Iran will be strong in the Lord Jesus and the power of His Spirit.
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Muslims Beat Group of Christians for Protecting Church Property in Pakistan

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that a group of Muslims beat a group of Christians, including children…

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Pastor Arrested Over False Accusations of Human Trafficking

08/17/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that last Wednesday, August 8, 2018, police […]

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Henan Church Invaded But Christians Stand Strong

ICC Note: On Sunday, policemen and officials of Henan province in China raided a church in a show of strength with […]

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Modi Speaks Out Against ‘Menace’ of Mob Attacks for First Time

ICC Note: The persecution of Christians in India has increased under Modi’s leadership. Brutal attacks against Christians take place in […]

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Growing Christian Genocide in Nigeria Exceeds 6,000 in Six Months

ICC Note: Christians continue to be a recurring target for Islamist radicals such as Boko Haram and Fulani militants in […]

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Congregation of 12 Sentenced to Jail in Iran

ICC Note: An entire congregation of 12 Iranian believers was recently sentenced one year in prison each. Their charges make […]

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17 August 2018 | 365 Days of Prayer

BRUNEI
Pray that Brunei nationals will use their wealth to God’s glory and acknowledge Him as their provider. #365prayer
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Chinese Police Raid Christian Summer Camp

ICC Note: Amid multiple church closures and demolitions, Chinese officials recently raided a Christian summer camp for kids. Nearly 80 children […]

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Pentecostal Church in Bihar Attacked on ‘False Accusations of Forced Conversions’

ICC Note: Members of a Pentecostal church in the village of Depura have received several life threats and accusations of […]

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Nigeria: Christians Not Allowed Places of Worship in Some Northern Universities

ICC Note: Bishop Matthew Kukah accuses the Nigerian government of enabling and contributing to the marginalization of Christian students in […]

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TAJIKISTAN – Christians arrested

We have been informed through our partner that 10 Christians were arrested by the security police in Tajikistan on August 7. The group had gone to the Pamirs mountain area to share the gospel and hand out Christian literature in Russian, Tajik…

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Voices of Kandhamal: Part 3

Justice delayed is justice denied. This is what seven Christian men have experienced after they were accused…

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Syria’s Christian Villages Are Ghost Towns

ICC Note: As Syria’s eight-year civil war begins to slow, the absence of the country’s Christians is increasingly noticeable. In […]

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COMOROS: Sunni Islam Declared Official Religion

Constitutional reforms approved in a referendum on 30 July have created concerns in the African island nation of Comoros. Opposition leaders called on people to boycott the referendum, believing that it was not legitimate. Along with extending the power and term of the president, one

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BANGLADESH: Former Muslims Forced Back to Islam

Thirty families turned back to Islam after facing intense community pressure, said local church planter Sujen, who became a believer through a Bible correspondence course several years ago. After becoming convinced Jesus was the Way, the Truth and the Life, he began gradually sharing with

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INDIA: Father and Son Brutally Attacked by Radicals

Ramesh and his son Rahul were brutally attacked by a mob of 30 Hindu radicals while returning from a prayer meeting in Pipplipara village, Madhya Pradesh state on 10 July. They were both hospitalised due to serious injuries from the attack. “The attack took place

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16 August 2018 | 365 Days of Prayer

UZBEKISTAN
Pray for the continued multiplication and growth of house churches. #365prayer
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A Warning to India Over Religious Persecution

ICC Note: The persecution of Christians in India has increased since Modi took power in 2014. Several advocate, including some […]

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The ACLJ Urges the U.N. to Protect Nigeria’s Persecuted Christians Before It’s Too Late

 ICC Note: The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) is demanding world leaders to intervene and advocate for persecuted […]

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Another Chinese Church Destroyed in String of Demolitions

ICC Note: On Tuesday, August 14th, the communist party in china ordered 70 police officers to demolish the Liangwang Catholic […]

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Turkish Churches Sign Religious Freedom Declaration Under Duress

ICC Note: The message of a declaration signed by church leaders in Turkey is not that they are under no […]

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India: Christians Arrested for Praying in Their Home.

ICC Note:  A Christian family was attacked and threatened by the police in India. The victims had gathered in their […]

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Somalia: No Terrorist Taxation Without Intimidation

ICC Note: Al-Shabaab terrorists are trying to establish themselves among the Somali minority in Kenya but they have had many […]

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Yemen’s War Includes Assaults on Christian Monuments

ICC Note: A civil war which began in 2015 has left Yemen’s historical monuments, many of which are Christian, in […]

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The slippery slope: from full freedom of religion back to “toleration”

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Suicide attack on Egyptian church foiled by tight security

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New hope for Pakistani Christians following election of Imran Khan

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Twelve Iranian Christian converts sentenced to one year in prison for “inclination to the land of Christianity”

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Mobs shut down multiple church services across Sri Lanka

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Sudanese court dismisses case against church leaders

The criminal case against the elected president and senior leaders of the Sudanese Church of Christ (SCOC) was dismissed on 9 August. Continue Reading

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Counting Down to the Day of Closure

Wednesday, August 8, 2018. No. 176 Beiyuan Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing. Longbaochen Commercial Building, Floor 3…

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Father and Son Brutally Attacked by Radicals in India’s Madhya Pradesh

“I cried so much and begged them with my hands folded to spare us, as my son already slipped into unconsciousness…

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China Shuts Down Six Churches and Threatens Members

ICC Note: The Chinese government shut down six churches in Beijing for allegedly not registering and having proper permits. The […]

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Suicide Attack on Church Thwarted in Egypt

ICC Note: A suicide attack against the Coptic Virgin St. Mary’s Church located near Cairo was thwarted on Saturday. The […]

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3 Die as Al-Shabaab Targets Mandera Border Wall Workers

 ICC Note: Police suspect Al-Shabaab militants plant explosives in the morning to target Mandera border wall workers. The security wall […]

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US Congress Urges India’s PM to Condemn Attacks on Christians

 ICC Note:  Several members of the U.S. Congress are trying to advocate for religious minority groups in India, primarily Christians, […]

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Our Faith is under fire!

SPECIAL REPORT FROM MINDANO, PHILIPPINES In an historic move in the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte, has signed an agreement in Mindanao to give local rebel groups a new autonomy with the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). Numerous administrations have conducted peace negotiations with rebel groups including

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Hong Kong is a Bible Distribution Point as China Bans Online Bible Sales

ICC Note: Hong Kong is well situated to distribute Christian literature as it is a gathering places for people from all […]

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9-Y-O Girl Gang-Raped and Murdered in India After Family Converts to Christianity

 ICC Note:  A young girl in India was raped and brutally murdered last week after her family decided to convert […]

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Saudi’s Hard Line Stance Against Christians Challenged by Historical Monastery

ICC Note: It is reported that Saudi authorities knew about the presence of a historical monastery for at least a […]

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Chinese Authorities Halt and Ban Catholic Youth Summer Camp in Tianjin

ICC Note: Chinese authorities in Tianjin Diocese of northern China forced a youth summer camp to close citing implementation of the […]

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Iraq’s Tribes Sign Pact for Peaceful Coexistence in Nineveh Plains Area

ICC Note: Tribes located in a sub-district in the Nineveh Plains area have signed an honorary pact for the peaceful […]

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Indonesia Runs Out of Prison Space for Extremist Detainees

ICC Note: A Jakarta-based think tank has warned that Indonesia doesn’t have enough security facilities to hold a dramatically increased number […]

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Khartoum Court Dismisses Case Against Sudan Church of Christ

08/10/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that a criminal court based in Sudan’s […]

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Christians Refuse to Return to Mosul

ICC Note: While other parts of the Nineveh Plains have seen a return of Christians to their homes, Mosul has […]

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Hong Kong Experts Shed Light On China’s Religious Clampdown

ICC Note: Three Hong Kong religious experts shed light on the increasing religious crackdown, human rights violations, and Sino-Vatican relations on […]

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Persecution, Beatings and Arrests for Christians

ICC Note:  Christians in India are constantly punished or attacked by Hindu radicals. Indian authorities also discriminate Christians and show […]

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Rwanda Government Prohibits Fasting for Lengthy Periods – Report

ICC Note:  Rwanda’s government has adopted strict requirements affecting only Christian churches. Several churches have been penalized for the way […]

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School of Syrian Christians Closed by PKK

ICC Note: Assyrian Christians living in northern Syria are concerned after Kurdish PKK officials closed one of their schools after […]

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10 August 2018 | 365 Days of Prayer

TUNISIA
Pray for Tunisian church leaders to remain steadfast in faith.
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Two Underground Chinese Catholic Priests Removed by the Government

ICC Note: Chinese government removed two underground priests in China’s Gansu province after they held a summer youth camp at their […]

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Imprisoned Christian Pens Open Letter to Iran’s Regime

ICC Note: Naser Navard Gol-Tapeh, who is imprisoned in Iran’s notorious Evin prison serving a prison sentence of ten years, has […]

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Christians Protest Partial Church Demolition in Southern India

ICC Note: Part of a church in India’s Tamil Nadu state was demolished to make room for a road widening […]

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Hope Still Remains for Christian Refugees in Uganda

ICC Note: There are thousands of South Sudanese Refugees living in the world’s largest refugee camp located in Uganda. Many […]

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Indonesian Christians Face Increasing Hostilities in Society

ICC Note: Christian persecution is on the rise in Indonesia as the country sees growing radicalism. Many churches now have security […]

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The History behind the Herdsmen and Farmers’ Conflicts

ICC Note: The “farmer-herder clashes”, as the media refers to it, involves the deadly attacks between the Muslim Fulani Militants […]

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Nursing Body Removes Restrictions Against UK Nurse Fired for Speaking About Her Faith With Patients

ICC Note: In 2016, a nurse in the UK, Sarah Kuteh, was fired from her hospital job for sharing her […]

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Number of ISIS Militants in Syria Higher Than Reported

ICC Note: It is estimated that at least twice as many ISIS militants, up to six thousand, are active inside […]

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Christians in Pakistan Welcome Election of Community Activist

ICC Note: Christians in southern Pakistan have welcomed the election of Anthony Naveed, a well-known minority rights activist. It is […]

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The Voices of Kandhamal: Part 2

In 1997, while in Bible college, Pastor Abasalom Anand received a vision from God to go to the Baliguda area…

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PAKISTAN: Christian Brutally Beaten

On 2 August, Vishal Masih, an 18-year-old Pakistani Christian, was severely beaten by a group of Muslims after winning an arm-wrestling match in Nabipur village. Located in Sheikhupura District, Nabipur has become the latest site of religiously motivated violence in Pakistan. Waris Masih, Vishal’s cousin,

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INDIA: Christians told “we’ll close one church every week”

Christian villagers in a rural district of India’s Maharashtra state have been told that one church will be closed down every week because they have been “destroying” local tradition and culture by “luring” others to convert to Christianity. Since June, over a dozen houses belonging

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ERITREA: 35 Prisoners Released!

In a surprising move, 35 prisoners of faith were released on bail from the Mai-Sirwa prison on 17 and 18 July, after serving more than four years. The 11 women and 24 men, all members of unregistered Christian churches, were mostly young people not in

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Nepal visit by international parliamentarians

CSW joined a delegation of international parliamentarians on a fact-finding and solidarity mission to Nepal and raised freedom of religion or belief concerns with Nepalese government officials. Continue Reading

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9 August 2018 | 365 Days of Prayer

YEMEN
Pray that those who lost family members during the civil war will take comfort in Christ.
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Philippines At Odds With the Church

ICC Note: In the two years since President Duterte has come to office, three Catholic priests were killed, missionaries blacklisted and […]

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Pain, Determination, and Resilience in the Nineveh Plains

ICC Note: This week marks the 4-year anniversary of when ISIS took control of the Nineveh Plains, forcing thousands of […]

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Reclaiming the Nineveh Plains: Part 3

Finding a New Lease on Life 08/08/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – This week marks the four-year anniversary of […]

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Nine-Year-Old Christian Girl Raped and Murdered in India

ICC Note: A nine-year-old Christian girl was recently gang-raped and murdered in India’s Punjab state. Local Christians claim anti-Christian sentiment […]

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Church Goers in Rwanda Complain about New Laws

ICC Note: Following the closure of many churches in Rwanda as a result of the new requirements recently set, church […]

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ZCC Responds Following Presidential Election

ICC Note: Although the presidential election in Zimbabwe has ended, the capital city of Harare experienced deadly violence following the […]

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Members of Congress Denounce Religious Persecution in Letter to Prime Minister of India

Congressional Letter Sheds Light on Rising Intolerance in India 08/08/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) […]

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Amid Government Crackdown, Chinese Christians Press On

ICC Note: Across China, the government is tightening up its grip on religion, with an aim to “Sinicize” different faiths and […]

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Appeals Court Upholds DC Metro’s Ban on Catholic Church’s Christmas Ad

ICC Note: Last November, the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington filed a lawsuit against the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) […]

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Iranian Couple Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

ICC Note:  An Iranian Christian couple in Bushehr has been sentenced to 12 years in jail. One of their charges […]

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Indian Christians Told One Church Will be Closed Every Week by Radicals

ICC Note: Christians in India’s Maharashtra state have been told that one church will be closed down every week by […]

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8 August 2018 | 365 Days of Prayer

MOROCCO
Pray for the unity of Christians in Morocco.
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North Korea Releases One South Korean, Still Detains Six Including Missionaries

ICC Note: North Korea released a South Korean man arrested in July after he illegally crossed the border into the North. […]

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Turkey Pressures Churches to Deny Persecution Reports

ICC Note: Last week, a number of Turkey’s religious minority leaders gathered to sign a joint declaration denying pressure on […]

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Pakistani Christian Brutally Beaten over Arm Wrestling Match

On August 2, Arsalan Masih, an 18-year-old Pakistani Christian, was severely beaten by a group of Muslims…

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Seventeen Anti-Christian Incidents Recorded in India’s Andhra Pradesh and Telangana States

ICC Note: Seventeen incidents of anti-Christian persecution have been recorded by religious freedom advocate ADF India in Andhra Pradesh and […]

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Pain of Genocide Defines Nineveh Plains

The evil of attempting to annihilate an entire people group because of who they are generates long-lasting consequences.

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Christian ‘Genocide’: Naming Nigeria’s Mass Slaughter

 ICC Note: The persecution of Christians in Nigeria by Islamic radicals like Boko Haram and Fulani militants continues to grow. […]

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Nigerian Christians in Israel Pray for Their Country

ICC Note:  A group of Nigerian Christians in Israel gathered on Saturday to pray for the persecution of Christians and […]

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Chongqing House Church Confiscated by Chinese Authorities

ICC Note: Chinese authorities disbanded the Agape Feast Church in Chongqing and confiscated their property on July 30. The house church […]

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InterVarsity Sues University of Iowa After 38 Student Groups Are Expelled Over Policies

ICC Note: InterVarsity Graduate Student Fellowship recently filed a lawsuit against the University of Iowa after the group was de-recognized […]

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Barnabas Fund warned Home Secretary about radical cleric Hassan Haseeb in 2016 – so why was he invited to speak at UK anti-terror conference this summer?

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Barnabas Fund warned Home Secretary about radical cleric Hassan Haseeb in 2016 – so why was he invited to speak at UK anti-terror conference this summer?

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Barnabas Fund founder Dr Patrick Sookhdeo in unanimous “not guilty” verdict: we reveal the facts

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Christian Leaders in Pakistan Welcome Election of Imran Khan

ICC Note: Christian leaders in Pakistan are welcoming the election of Imran Khan and his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party. Following […]

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Christian IDPs Rebuild Lives in Baghdad

ICC Note:  Today marks the four-year anniversary of Christians being displaced from the Nineveh Plains. Although most would flee to […]

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Western media criticise Chinese flag proposal for churches while national flags fly in West

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Western media criticise Chinese flag proposal for churches while national flags fly in West

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US-led conference on religious freedom fails to condemn world’s worst abusers

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US-led conference on religious freedom fails to condemn world’s worst abusers

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US pastor Andrew Brunson to be released from Turkish prison

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US pastor Andrew Brunson to be released from Turkish prison

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Churches burned and looted in eastern Ethiopia

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Churches burned and looted in eastern Ethiopia

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7 August 2018 | 365 Days of Prayer

PAKISTAN
Pray that tens of thousands of Bibles will bring living water to spiritually dry places.
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Pakistani Christians Still Awaiting Justice for Gojra Nine Years Later

Nine years ago, on August 1, 2009, an enraged Muslim mob attacked the Christian community of Gojra…

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Chinese Catholics Endured Persecution During Cultural Revolution

ICC Note: Chinese Catholics share how they endured persecution and torture during the time of Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). Many were publicly […]

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Five Incidents of Anti-Christian Violence Hit Uttar Pradesh

Harassment and Physical Assaults Becoming the New Normal for India’s Christians 08/06/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian […]

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Deteriorating Evidence Corresponds with Rushed Trials Against ISIS Suspects

ICC Note:  Human Rights Watch has released a study, using the situation of Yazidis as an example, detailing how evidence […]

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Two Kachin Youth Pastors in Myanmar Beaten by Military-linked Group

ICC Note: Two Kachin youth pastors in northern Myanmar were beaten by Burmese army-backed militia last week. The army-based Border Guard […]

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Christians in Southern India Resist Church Demolition

ICC Note: Christians in the Annanagar District of Tamil Nadu, located in southern India, resisted the demolition of a 50-year-old […]

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Sunni Islam is now declared the State Religion of Comoros: What is next for Christians?

ICC Note: President Azali Assoumani initiated the referendum that led Sunni Islam to become the State Religion of Comoros. This […]

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Political Action is Still Being Expected from President Buhari Concerning Christian Killings

ICC Note: The repeated killings of Christian farming communities is beginning to cause feelings of uncertainty in regards to the […]

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Syria’s Al-Hasakah Faces Significant Drop in Christian Population

ICC Note: According to a report by the Syriac Cultural Association, seven thousand Christians left their homes in Syria’s al-Hasakah […]

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Christian Persecution in Pakistan on the Rise

ICC Note: According to Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) Canada, the persecution of Christians in Pakistan is increasing. This increase […]

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Project: Myanmar – Aye Nan

Aye Nan was fifteen when her father, U Aih Cum, was killed for his faith after a house church meeting in Myanmar. U Aih Cum was passionate about reaching others with the true Gospel message. His feet and hands were removed, he was stabbed and

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Project: Myanmar – Daw Cherry

Daw Cherry, her husband U Zaw Aung and their two small children lived in a small village in Kachin State North Myanmar. As Christians Daw Cherry and U Zaw Aung ran Bible study group meetings and witnessed to the surrounding Buddhist community, winning people to

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Syrian Druze hostage killed

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6 August 2018 | 365 Days of Prayer

SUDAN
Pray for children whose schools meet in caves because of daily bombings.
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Uganda Bishop asks Christians to Pray for Peace in South Sudan

ICC Note:  The political conflict in Sudan has affected and taken away the lives of many innocent victims. Both political […]

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Chinese Authorities Set to Bulldoze Another Church in Jinan

ICC Note: After demolishing Shilihe Church and Liangwang Catholic Church, authorities in China’s Jinan province are set to reduce Wangcun Catholic […]

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India’s Southern State Hit With Series of Persecution Incidents

ICC Note: Extremism and anti-Christian attacks have spread into India’s Telangana and Andhra Pradesh states. Both states, located in southern […]

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Christianity Has Historical Presence in Saudi Arabia

ICC Note: Independent studies affirm that Christianity has a historical presence in Saudi Arabia that predates Islam, as evident by […]

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5 August 2018 | 365 Days of Prayer

NIGERIA
Pray that the church in Nigeria will be encouraged in the midst of persecution.
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Children Kidnapped by Islamists in Uganda Are Found After Three Years

ICC Note:  Three children in Uganda were kidnapped by Islamic radicals in 2015 with the intention of Islamizing them to […]

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Indonesian Widow Rejected by Her Muslim Children After She Came to Christ

ICC Note: Christian Aid Mission shares the story of an elderly Christian woman in Indonesia was abandoned by her Muslim children […]

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High Court in India Defends Christian Sacrament of Confession

ICC Note: The Kerala High Court has dismissed a petition that would declare the Christian sacrament of confession unconstitutional. The […]

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Possible Resettlement of 450 Muslim Families in Nineveh Plains

ICC Note:  The Nineveh Provincial Council has blocked a federal transfer of 450 Sunni Arab families to the areas south […]

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4 August 2018 | 365 Days of Prayer

INDIA
Pray for the training of 1000 church planters serving in hostile areas.
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Moderate Muslim Group in Indonesia Launches New Group to Combat Extremism

ICC Note: As Indonesia faces growing radicalism and an upcoming presidential election in 2019, moderate Muslims have launched a new grassroots […]

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Christians Assist Abandoned Children in Kenya

 ICC Note:  A Christian ministry in Kenya has been assisting several disabled children in the country that have been abandoned […]

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The Persecution of Christians by Islamic Radicals in Nigeria is Being Ignored

 ICC Note:  The persecution of Christians in Nigeria continues to escalate dramatically. Christians farmers continue to be targeted because of […]

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Religious Associations in China Propose to Demand All Places of Worship to Fly National Flag

ICC Note: State-sanctioned religious associations in China, including Christian ones, have proposed a measure on July 31 in Beijing to demand […]

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Anniversary of ISIS’s Assault on Sinjar

ICC Note: Today marks the four-year anniversary of when ISIS militants attacked Sinjar, home to Iraq’s Yazidi population. A few […]

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Please take a stand and sign our online petition today

To Xi jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China   Read the details below and then please sign.   Get involved and you CAN make a difference!     Please sign and use the links above to share with your friends….

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Three Christian Leaders in India Arrested in Just Four Days

ICC Note: In the course of four days, three Christian evangelists and pastors associated with the Mission India group were […]

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Pakistani Christians Wonder What The Future Holds Under The New Government

ICC Note: Christians across Pakistan are waiting and wondering what their new government will do for their community. After generations […]

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Group Sues to Stop City Council Members from Opening Public Meetings with Prayer

ICC Note: The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) recently filed a lawsuit regarding a city council in West Virginia that […]

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USCIRF Calls for Immediate Release of Four Iranian Christians

ICC Note: The violent arrests of three church members and one pastor last month has led the US Commission on […]

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3 August 2018 | 365 Days of Prayer

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Pray that UAE believers will grow in faith and the church will increase in number.
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Wives of Detained Lawyers Meet With UK Foreign Secretary

ICC Note: The wives of prominent Chinese rights lawyers, including imprisoned Christian lawyer Wang Quanzhang’s wife met with U.K. foreign secretary […]

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The Suffering Never Ends for Those Accused of Blasphemy in Pakistan

Sections 295 and 298 of the Pakistan Penal Code are commonly referred to as Pakistan’s blasphemy laws.

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Turkey to Build Major Islamic Center Next to Seminary

ICC Note: In what some are terming as an act of revenge or religious antagonism, Turkey has decided to build […]

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Indian Christians Claim They Are Treated Like Terrorists by Government

ICC Note: Christians in India’s Jharkhand state have described the discriminatory treatment they are receiving from their government in the […]

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Religious Leaders in Zimbabwe Could Influence the Nation’s Political Climate

ICC Note: Zimbabwe’s national election is around the corner and the state of the nation has the chance of experiencing […]

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Police Allegedly Injure Protesting CAN Members in Nigeria

ICC Note: Several members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) gathered in a peaceful protest on August 1st to […]

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Peaceful Protest Led by Members of CAN Turns Bloody

ICC Note: Members of CAN led a protest in Adamawa State concerning the killings around the nation. Reports state that […]

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Philippines Arrests Muslim Cleric Over Allegedly IS-linked Bomb Attack

ICC Note: The Philippine military arrested a Muslim cleric who was aware of the deadly bomb attack on Basilan island earlier […]

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INDIA – Christians injured and ‘traumatised’ by mob attack

A partially blind girl was among those beaten by a mob of masked Hindu extremists during a recent attack on a church in Uttar Pradesh, northern India. After the attack in July, which ‘traumatised’ families, nine of about 50 injured Christians needed…

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India Must Repeal Anti-Forced Conversion Laws to Recommit to Religious Freedom

ICC Note: Recently, the leader of Arunachal Pradesh, located in northeast India, announced his intention to repeal the state’s anti-forced […]

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Iranians Turn Towards Christianity for Answers

ICC Note: The harshness of living under Iran’s Islamic Regime has led many citizens to be disillusioned with Islam. As […]

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The Voices of Kandhamal: Part 1

They say that time is the great healer. But in this case, a decade has not been enough to erase the pain and suffering of…

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IRAN: Pastor Nadarkhani Arrested in Violent Raid

Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has been detained following a violent raid on his home in Rasht by the police on the morning of 22 July. Police smashed the front door of the pastor’s home, punched the pastor and his teenaged son Daniel, and used electrical batons

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CHINA: House Churches Speak Out Against Government Persecution

House churches in Beijing issued a statement on 23 July expressing their dissatisfaction with the Chinese government. The churches, which include the Beijing Achievement Church and the Beijing Holy Mountain Church, convey three main points in the statement. The first point detailed the constitutional legitimacy

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TURKEY: New Regulations to Affect Christians

Following the June election, the president issued several decrees that will affect Christians in Turkey. According to a Turkish pastor, meetings in homes are now illegal. Though the law may be intended to hinder Islamic sectarian meetings, it will definitely hinder Christians meeting as well.

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2 August 2018 | 365 Days of Prayer

LAOS
Pray for the physical health of believers living and serving in unhealthy conditions.
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Non-Muslims Holding High Political Office Shouldn’t Be a Problem in Indonesia

ICC Note: Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono, son of former Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, a possible vice-presidential candidate next year said that […]

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Reclaiming the Nineveh Plains: Part 2

Removing the Traces of ISIS 08/01/2018 International Christian Concern (Washington D.C.) – When Iraq announced the military defeat of ISIS […]

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Persecuted Christian and Muslim Youths in Indonesia Strengthen Ties

ICC Note: More than a hundred of persecuted Christians and Muslims in Indonesia gathered together to support each other and stand […]

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Iranian Regime Intensifies Persecution of Christians

ICC Note: Despite statements claiming otherwise, the evidence shows that Iran’s Islamic regime is increasing the persecution of Christians. There […]

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Christian Leader in Nepal Beaten by Unknown Assailants

ICC Note: A Christian leader in Nepal was attacked by six to eight unidentified assailants while at a café in […]

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Local Imam receives Honor for saving Christian Lives

ICC Note: Alhaji Abdullahi Abubakar, an 83-year-old Imam, receives national honor for saving over 300 Christian lives fleeing from Plateau […]

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The Tembo people receive Bible in their Language

ICC Note: New hope takes place within the Tembo community as they learn that the Bible is now translated in […]

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‘Offensive’ Christian Symbols Being Hidden at Scottish Funerals

ICC Note: According to the Scottish Inspector of Crematoria, rising complaints from humanist groups have led to the removal of […]

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UNHCR Condemns Algeria’s Harassment of Christians

ICC Note: The United Nation’s Human Rights Committee (UNHCR) has completed a review of Algeria’s compliance with the International Covenant […]

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Pakistani Christians Call for the Right to Elect Their Own Leaders

ICC Note: Following Pakistan’s national elections, Pakistani Christians are calling for the right to elect their own leaders. In the […]

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1 August 2018 | 365 Days of Prayer

MAURITANIA
Pray for VOM’s safe house and that needs both spiritual and physical are met.
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Chinese Bible Reformed Church Hit with $7,300 Fine

Pastor Accused of Conducting Illegal Religious Activities 07/31/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that […]

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Indonesian Court Disbands IS-linked Terror Group JAD

ICC Note: Jemaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), the IS-linked group responsible for multiple attacks and suicide bombings in Indonesia, including the Surabaya […]

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Militias Pose Threat to Post-ISIS Peace

ICC Note: Iraq is 31 days into a governmental crisis which continues to empower paramilitary groups who are seeking economic […]

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U.S. Condemns Violence, Impunity in Nigeria

 ICC Note:  The U.S. government is concerned with the level of impunity in Plateau State after the level of violence […]

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Imam Who Saved 300 Christians During Plateau Killings to Get National Recognition

ICC Note:  The Imam of Nghar village, Gashish District, is being summoned by President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria to be […]

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Mysterious Death of Bishop Sparks New Concerns Among Egypt’s Christians

Bishop Epiphanius Discovered Dead in a Monastery Before Sunday Mass 07/31/18 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) –  International Christian Concern […]

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Fleeing Afghanistan – A Christian Convert’s Testimony

ICC Note: Afghanistan is one of the toughest places for Christians to exist in the world. On Open Doors World […]

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Chinese house churches call on authorities to stop viewing them as “dissenting force”

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North Korean Family Arrested For Defection Attempt

ICC Note: A North Korean family preparing to escape to South Korea as inter-Korean bilateral ties improve were arrested and would […]

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Iran Ramps Up Persecution of Christians

ICC Sees Increase in Government Activity in July 07/31/18 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) –  International Christian Concern (ICC) has […]

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Thousands of Christians Left Homeless by Persecution in Bangladesh

ICC Note: Christians in Bangladesh, mostly of tribal origins, are being harassed and persecuted over land disputes. In many cases, […]

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Iranian Christian Women Speak About Prison Experience

ICC Note: Two Iranian Christian women spoke at the State Department’s Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom and shared about the […]

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Remaining Chibok girls not coming home, says Boko Haram commander arrested in Nigeria

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Remaining Chibok girls not coming home, says Boko Haram commander arrested in Nigeria

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Iranian Christian pastor, wife and son all face jail terms for “acting against national security”

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Iranian Christian pastor, wife and son all face jail terms for “acting against national security”

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Autonomous sharia state to be established in southern Philippines after years of Muslim violence

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31 July 2018 | 365 Days of Prayer

YEMEN
Pray that Muslims will see the fallacies of Islam and embrace the one true God.
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North Korean Defector Denies Christ Three Times Amid Persecution

ICC Note: North Korean defector Ji Hyeona denied being a Christian three times just like Peter denied Jesus for fear of […]

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State Government in India Treating Christians as Terrorists

ICC Note: Christian leaders for India’s Jharkhand state have appealed to the federal government to stop Christians from being treated […]

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Coptic Christian Dies in Police Custody Under Suspicious Circumstances

ICC Note: On July 20, a Coptic Christian who owned a barbershop reported to police that a Muslim man had […]

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Vietnam Curbs Internet Freedom with New “Cyber-security” Laws

ICC Note: Vietnamese Catholics and other religious groups often use internet to expose government’s rights abuse and encourage activism. However, the […]

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Prophet David Olorunleke from CFEM of Nigeria Makes a Strong Statement

ICC Note: In his remarks at an Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp, David Olorunleke, President of Calvary Faith Evangelical Ministries International […]

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Rwandan Government Closes More than 8,000 Churches

ICC Note: Following failure of churches to meet the requirements recently set by the government, a strict measure was taken […]

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4-Month Prison Sentence Handed to Christian Convert

ICC Note: Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Court has sentenced Christian Convert Amir Saman Dashti to four months in prison on charges […]

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Will Pakistan’s New Government Pay Any Attention to Persecuted Christians?

ICC Note: Now that Imran Khan and his PTI party have won the majority of the votes in Pakistan’s national […]

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