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India Continues Downward Trend in US Religious Freedom Report

12/15/2018 India (International Christian Concern) – India continued on a downward trend in regards to religious freedom according to the […]

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Indonesian Police Foil Terrorist Plot Before Christmas

12/15/2018 Indonesia (International Christian Concern) – Indonesian counterterrorism police have foiled a plot by two suspects who were planning to […]

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Christian Bookstore Reopened by Algerian Court

12/15/2018 Algeria (International Christian Concern) –  Last November, a church and a Christian bookshop was closed by authorities in the Algerian city […]

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Egyptian Police Officer Murders Two Christian Men

Christians’ Confidence in Police Further Plunges Following Yet Another Attack 12/14/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) –  International Christian Concern […]

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Interfaith Christmas Dinner in Malaysia Calls for Tolerance and Understanding

12/14/2018 Malaysia (International Christian Concern) – At an interfaith Christmas dinner on December 13, the Federal Territories (FT) Mufti, an Islamic […]

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India’s Christians Relieved as Hindu Nationalists Lose Five Key State Elections

The results of five state elections have come as a massive relief for Christians and other religious minorities in India.

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Pastor in India Arrested for Attempting to Show Film About Jesus Christ

12/14/2018 India (International Christian Concern) – Last Saturday, December 9, Pastor Sojan was arrested and detained by police in Bakhtiyarpur […]

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Basra Christians Slowly Abandon the City

12/14/2018 Iraq (International Christian Concern) –  According to a publication by the Barnabas Fund, an estimated one Christian family a month is […]

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Arrested Sichuan House Church Members Criminally Charged

Chinese Church Leaders Charged with Various Crimes 12/14/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that […]

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Police in Laos Arrest Four Christians During Worship

12/13/2018 Laos (International Christian Concern) – Three police officers in Laos arrested a grandmother and three other Christians while they were […]

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Mosul Experiences Reconstruction Setback

12/13/2018 Iraq (International Christian Concern) – Iraq’s Endowment of the Christians, Yazidis, Sabeans, and Mandeans has requested that these groups transfer their […]

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US Commission Releases Report on Anti-Conversion Laws in South Asia

12/13/2018 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) released a report on […]

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IRAN: Christian Refused Permission to Visit Dying Mother

Ebrahim Firouzi has been imprisoned since August 2013 on charges, including “actions against national security”. He is presently being held at the Rajai Shahr Prison, considered one of the harshest in the country. Ebrahim’s mother, Kobra Kamrani, died on Monday 3 December. She had cancer Continue Reading

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MYANMAR: Village Bans Buddhists from Selling Food to Christians

Authorities in a Buddhist village recently established a law forbidding Buddhists from hiring Christians for work and from renting or selling anything to Christians. As a result, believers in the village are unable to buy food. Every day, village authorities pressure the Christians to return Continue Reading

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Cuba: Freedom of Religion or Belief

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Myanmar President Criticized for Claiming Improvement on Human Rights

12/10/2018 Myanmar (International Christian Concern) – On Human Rights Day this year, Myanmar President Win Myint stated that his country’s human […]

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Celebrating Christmas in Exile: IDPs Speak on the Yuletide Season

It is nothing new for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Nigeria to experience pain and loss.

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Southern Adamawa Villages Still Mourning One Year Later

On December 4, 2018, five villages in southern Adamawa, Nigeria, commemorated the one-year anniversary since attacks by Fulani militants left more than 95 people dead.

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Investigation into Minya Bus Attack Raises Questions

12/12/2018 Egypt (International Christian Concern) –  Egyptian police have announced that they have killed two gunmen believed responsible for the November 2nd […]

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US Designates Pakistan a “Country of Particular Concern” Over Religious Freedom Violations

12/12/2018 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reported that he had […]

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Hannelie Continues the Race

Hannelie Groenewald and her family were missionaries in Afghanistan in 2014 when a targeted Taliban attack claimed the lives of her husband and two children. Today, despite her grief, Hannelie continues to share Jesus. Hannelie and her husband Werner moved to Afghanistan from their native Continue Reading

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Woman Saved through TV Evangelist Leads a Network of Churches

Padina was a dedicated Muslim in Iran who sought to grow closer to Allah but after hearing a sermon on satellite television, she placed her faith in Christ and became a dedicated evangelist herself. Padina’s life in Iran became
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Project: Support for Women in Vietnam

Persecution of Christians varies in Vietnam, but most frequently occurs in the Central Highlands and in remote rural areas. Persecution includes imprisonment, harassment, discrimination, threats and attacks. Recently, with the help of our supporters, Voice of the Martyrs Australia has been able offer support to Continue Reading

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Mrs Han finds Closeness with her Family after Loss

Mrs Han and her husband served for many years on the border of North Korea and China until her husband was kidnapped and killed by North Korean assassins in 2016. In the 1990s, famine pushed many North Koreans to seek work and help outside of Continue Reading

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Project: Mobile Medical Clinics

Recently, with the help of our supporters, Voice of the Martyrs Australia has been able to fund three mobile medical clinics in Egypt. The clinics were run inside churches in three different villages in the Minya area. This area is one of the most renowned Continue Reading

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Persecution Leads to Faith for the Generations in China

Esther’s faith was transformed after her parents’ arrest and imprisonment in China, now many years on, she shares the Gospel with Chinese students in Los Angeles. Esther’s father, Yang Xuan, and mother, Yang Caizhen, were imprisoned in 2009 when their 50,000-member house church network, Linfen, Continue Reading

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Project: Bibles for China

Recently, with the help of our supporters, Voice of the Martyrs Australia has been able to bless over 9000 Chinese Christians with the gift of a Bible. Over 6000 Christians, in 37 underground churches, throughout four pronvinces in China received regular print Bibles. In addition, Continue Reading

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The Boy with One Eye and a Bright Smile

Danjuma Shakaru was thought to be dead after being brutally attacked by Islamic insurgents in his Nigerian village just three years ago, but now he recounts the story and calls himself a miracle. At just 13, Danjuma was awoken at 6am by gunshots as insurgents Continue Reading

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Project Update: Bibles and Blankets for China

Winter in the mountain areas of China is freezing cold, with the cold season beginning in October. VOM Australia, with the help of our supporters, has supplied 1200 Christians in the mountains with a life pack including a Bible, a blanket and a bag of Continue Reading

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Islamic Extremists Strike Yet Another Church in Upper Egypt

Christians Forced to Pray in the Streets Following Church Attack 12/11/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) –  International Christian Concern […]

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US Sanctions Senior North Korean Officials Over Human Rights Abuses

12/11/2018 North Korea (International Christian Concern) – Despite a thaw in relations between the U.S. and North Korea, on December 10, […]

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Another Attack on a CAR Refugee Camp by UPC

12/11/2018 CAR (International Christian Concern) – Attacks on church run refugee camps continued in the Central African Republic last week. […]

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Christian Leaders in India Anticipate Difficult Christmas Season

As Christians around the world prepare to celebrate the Christmas season with joy, things are different in India.

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Lebanese Authorities Thwart Potential Attack Against Christians

12/11/2018 Lebanon (International Christian Concern) –  According to the Independent, Lebanese authorities have concluded a 10-month security operation against a group of […]

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Protests in Bulgaria as religious minorities threatened by proposed changes to the law

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Military ransack Uzbekistan church in Sunday morning raid

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China-backed Myanmar separatists crack down on Christians over Western missionary links

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“One Christian family a month” flees Basra as Iraq violence rises

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Steady progress as Egypt’s government legalises further 168 churches

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Prince Charles praises “extraordinary grace and capacity for forgiveness” of persecuted Middle Eastern Christians

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Former Muslim Becomes an Evangelist

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More Than 100 Sichuan House Church Members Arrested

Leaders, Members of Autumn Rain Covenant Church Unaccounted For 12/10/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has […]

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Imprisoned Vietnamese Pastor Punished for Not Pleading Guilty

12/10/2018 Vietnam (International Christian Concern) – Pastor Nguyen Trung Ton who has been sentenced for 12-year in prison, accused of plotting […]

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Amnesty International Calls on International Criminal Court to Investigate Nigeria

12/10/2018 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Amnesty International(AI) has released yet another report on the major corruption and ineptitude of […]

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Egyptian Christian Receives Three-Year Prison Sentence for Insulting Islam

Village Atmosphere Remains Tense Following July Mob Attack Against Christians Over Facebook Post 12/10/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – […]

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1,500 Landmines Cleared from Three Churches

12/10/2018 Palestine (International Christian Concern) – According to the Times of Israel, 1,500 landmines were cleared from 3 of 7 church compounds […]

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Assaulted Pastors in India Receive Protection from Court

12/10/2018 India (International Christian Concern) – On October 30, pastors from 12 churches in India met in a hotel in […]

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Pakistani Christians Stranded In Thailand

12/9/2018 Thailand (International Christian Concern) – Due to the intense persecution faced by Pakistani Christians each day, many have decided […]

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Pakistani Christian Refugees Remain Stranded in Thailand

12/09/2018 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – In 2009, seven Christians died when more than 100 Christian homes were set on […]

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Ongoing Christian Persecution Mars Iraq’s One-Year Military Defeat of ISIS

Displaced Christians Worried About Continued ISIS Presence and Ideology in Nineveh Plains 12/09/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) –  Today, […]

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Forced Military Conscription Causes Alarm in Syria

12/09/2018 Syria (International Christian Concern) – Alarm is circulating in Syria regarding 350,000 names reportedly distributed to fixed and temporary military checkpoints. […]

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Trafficking of the Majority Christian Kachin People

12/8/2018 Myanmar (International Christian Concern) – As China’s population suffers from a proportionately larger male population than female, it has […]

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Anti-Conversion Law Making Life Difficult for Christians in Nepal

12/08/2018 Nepal (International Christian Concern) – Earlier this year, Nepal released a new criminal code that has made life for […]

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Probe of ISIS Crimes to Begin Next Year

12/08/2018 Iraq (International Christian Concern) – The United Nations has finally announced that their team sent to investigate the genocidal crimes of […]

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VIDEO: ICC Provides Job Training for Persecuted Women in Myanmar

   Pausa Seng Mai is just one of the Kachin women who is receiving looming training so she can […]

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Students from Myanmar Share Stories of Forced Recruitment to Wa Military

11/06/2018 Myanmar (International Christian Concern) – In September of 2018, multiple students were forcibly recruited to the Wa military as […]

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Indian Christians Launch Petition to Investigate Voter Suppression

12/07/2018 India (International Christian Concern) – Christians in India have launched a petition calling on election authorities to investigate instances […]

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Egyptian Committee Legalizes New Round of Churches

12/07/2018 Egypt (International Christian Concern) –  An Egyptian committee tasked with reviewing applications from churches seeking official recognition approved 168 applications on […]

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Over 100 Iranian Christians Arrested by Intelligence Officials

Iranian Authorities Attempt to Intimidate Christians into Silence Ahead of Christmas Celebrations 12/06/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) –  International […]

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Philippine President’s Speech Leaves Catholic Church Outraged

11/06/2018 Philippines (International Christian Concern) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte claimed in a speech delivered in Manila yesterday, that bishops […]

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Nigeria is Third Worst Affected Country in World by Terrorism

12/06/2018 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Nigeria, for the third year in a row, was ranked on the Global Terrorism […]

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Pakistani Authorities Charge Asia Bibi Protesters with Terrorism and Sedition

12/06/2018 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – On November 23, Pakistani authorities detained Khadim Hussain Rizvi and other members of the […]

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Turkish Shelling in Iraq Closes Christian School

12/06/2018 Iraq (International Christian Concern) – Kurdistan24 News reports that a Christian village in Iraq’s far north has had to halt all […]

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Bibles and Furniture Confiscated from Chinese House Church

House Church in Jiangxi Province Raided by Local Authorities 12/06/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has […]

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USCIRF Calls for More Myanmar Military Sanctions for Human Right Abuses

12/05/2018 Myanmar (International Christian Concern) –  The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is seeking to place more sanctions […]

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Construction on Church Property in Hanoi Continues Despite Protests

12/04/2018 Vietnam (International Christian Concern) – In the capital of Vietnam, the district has been planning to build a state-run […]

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Iranian Christian Prisoner Denied Right to See Dying Mother

12/05/2018 Iran (International Christian Concern) –  Ebrahim Firouzi is an Iranian Christian convert who has been detained in prison since 2013. His […]

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Indian Christians Stage Peace Rally in Varanasi Against Rising Persecution

12/05/2018 India (International Christian Concern) – On December 1, more than 1,100 Christians staged a peace rally in Varanasi, the […]

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UK Home office finally admits reason for underrepresentation of Christian refugees

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Chin State still not “safe” for Christians despite UN claims

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Indonesian citizens use Islamic “heresy” app to report “misguided” religious beliefs

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Extremist with iron rod attacks church workers in Cairo, Egypt

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Christian Leaders Call for Prayer Against Violence and Persecution in Nigeria’s Middle Belt

12/04/2018 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – During a recent meeting with Nigeria’s president, Rev. Dacholom Datiri, President of the Church […]

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Worship Service in Uttar Pradesh Disrupted and Threatened by Radical Mob

12/04/2018 India (International Christian Concern) – On Sunday, December 2, a mob of 150 Hindu radicals broke into a private […]

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Group of Christians Arrested in Iran

12/04/2018 Iran (International Christian Concern) –  Mehr News Agency, which is a semi-official mouthpiece of the Iranian Regime, announced in an exclusive […]

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Militia Forces Threaten Iraqi Priest

Militia Harassment of Christians the New Norm in Areas Previously Controlled by ISIS 12/03/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – […]

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Thousands of Islamists Gather to Commemorate Anniversary of Christian Governors Arrest

12/3/2018 Indonesia (International Christian Concern) – On December 2, an estimated 100, 000 Muslims dressed in white carrying Islamic flags […]

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First Coptic Mass Held in Saudi Arabia

12/03/2018 Saudi Arabia (International Christian Concern) –   Multiple news outlets report that Saudi Arabia hosted its first Coptic Orthodox mass this past […]

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Pope Pays Tribute to Legacy of Slain Pakistani Christian Leader

12/03/2018 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – Pope Francis paid tribute to the legacy of Shahbaz Bhatti on November 30 while […]

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Bishop and Priest Recently Freed After Months of Detention

12/02/2018 China (International Christian Concern) – Bishop Perter Shao, who was taken away by Zhejiang authorities on November 9, and […]

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120 Christian Sites Destroyed in Mosul

12/02/2018 Iraq (International Christian Concern) – Rudaw reports that thousands of Christian homes as well as 120 churches and Christian […]

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Scroll Dating To Era of Intense Persecution Discovered in Japan

12/01/2018 Japan (International Christian Concern) – A scroll recently discovered in a Japanese museum is believed to be from the […]

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Asia Bibi and Family Remain in Danger in Pakistan

12/01/2018 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – It has been over a month since Asia Bibi has been acquitted of blasphemy […]

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Saudi Arabia’s Textbooks Encourage Violence Against Christians

12/01/2018 Saudi Arabia (International Christian Concern) – The New York Daily News reports that Saudi Arabia has failed to remove […]

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Boko Haram Kidnapped 15 Girls from Niger

11/30/2018 Niger (International Christian Concern) – Boko Haram has continued it reign of terror in Northeastern Nigeria and the lake […]

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Four Christians Escaped Ethnic Wa Militia in Northern Myanmar

11/30/2018 Myanmar (International Christian Concern) – An ethnic Wa militia, in northern Myanmar has been forcibly recruiting young adults into […]

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Christian Leader Calls for Prayer for Nepal Amid Tightening Restrictions

11/30/2018 Nepal (International Christian Concern) – Ben Thurley, CEO of International Nepal Fellowship (INF) Australia, has called on Christians to […]

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Terrorists Again Target Syrian Christians in Idlib

11/30/2018 Syria (International Christian Concern) – A number of media reports indicate that the Syrian al-Qaeda splinter group known as […]

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Two Survivors Recall Horrors of the Recent Mandera Attack

Kevin Lomosi and Elijah Nderitu are grateful to God for rescuing them from the claws of armed militants.

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Pastor and Five Evangelists Arrested for Preaching in Uganda

Local Muslim Community Complains to Police, Leading to Arrest 11/29/2018 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) […]

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China Enforces New Restrictions on Religious Freedom in Education Institutions

11/29/2018 China (International Christian Concern) – Teachers and students in China, including foreigners, are not allowed to preach or promote […]

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Hundreds of Christians Denied Vote in State Election in India

11/29/2018 India (International Christian Concern) – Hundreds of Christians in India’s Madhya Pradesh state were turned away from voting booths […]

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Egypt Church Attack Deemed a Misdemeanor

11/29/2018 Egypt (International Christian Concern) –  An intruder who broke into a Cairo Church and attacked two Christians while shouting Islamic slogans […]

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Mosul’s Destruction Haunts the Nineveh Plains

Mosul was once a beautiful city. Today, piles of rubble are everywhere.

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Finnish Nationals Arrested in Malaysia for Distributing Christian Pamphlets

11/28/2018 Malaysia (International Christian Concern) – On November 20, four Finnish nationals, two men and two women between the ages […]

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Two Priests Killed During Attack on CAR Town by Islamist Militia

11/28/2018 CAR (International Christian Concern) – Two priests were killed on November 15 during an attack on a small town […]

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Turkey’s Budget Sends Islamist Message

11/28/2018 Turkey (International Christian Concern) – Ankara has released its first draft budget since Turkey transitioned to a new system of governance […]

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Pakistan’s Prime Minister Offends Christians Claiming “Jesus Has No Mention in Human History”

11/28/2018 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – Imran Khan, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, has offended both Christians and Muslims by […]

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Pastor Brutally Beaten for Leading Open Air Worship Services in India

Earlier this month, a pastor and his congregation were severely beaten in India’s Bihar state.

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Chinese Christians Write Open Letter Calling for Religious Freedom

11/27/2018 China (International Christian Concern) – A group of eight leaders from the Diocese of Datong (Shanxi) issued an open […]

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Suspected Al-Shabaab Attack in Kenya Leads to Kidnap of Foreigner

11/27/2018 Kenya (International Christian Concern) – Suspected Al-Shabaab militants conducted an attack last week in Kilifi County, Kenya. During the […]

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Extremists in India Attempt to Burn Pastor Alive

11/27/2018 India (International Christian Concern) – On October 23, Pastor John Lakra and his family were driving to a hospital […]

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Algerian Court Closes Another Church

11/27/2018 Algeria (International Christian Concern) – Yet another church has closed in Algeria as part of a systematic strategy by the authorities […]

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Dramatic flare-up in militant violence shocks Mozambique

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Four Christians detained in Nepal on charges of “forced conversion”

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Hundreds more Iraqi Christian-owned homes stolen in areas liberated from Islamic State

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Pakistani PM Imran Khan says “Jesus has no mention in human history”

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China’s dystopian present: could “social scoring” surveillance increase pressure on Christians?

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Colombia: Visit report

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Turkey Issues Re-Entry Ban on Western Evangelist

Religious Freedom Suffers Another Setback in Turkey 11/26/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned […]

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ICC Clarifies Earlier News Release Regarding the Death of Missionary John Chau

11/26/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) issued a news release on November 20, 2018, titled […]

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Church in Philippines Seeking to Educate Community on Human Rights

11/26/2018 Philippines (International Christian Concern) – In Bong Samiento, Kornadal City in the Philippines, despite the increase of drug-related killings, […]

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KRG Responds to Land Dispute Claims

11/26/2018 Iraq (International Christian Concern) –  When the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) decided to build and expand the airport in Erbil, much […]

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Pastor and Son Brutally Attacked by Mob in India’s Telangana State

11/26/2018 India (International Christian Concern) – Kamareddy, a district in India’s Telangana State, has witnessed frequent attacks on Christians this […]

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Syrian Armenian Refugees Avoid Turkey

11/25/18 Syria (International Christian Concern) – A new report by journalist Serdar Korucu indicates that Syrian Armenian refugees are intentionally […]

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Pakistan Arrests Islamist Leader of Asia Bibi Protests

11/24/2018 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – Authorities in Pakistan have arrested the leader of the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan Party, Khadim Hussain […]

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Death Sentence for Man Accused of Killing Christian Doctor

11/24/2018 Egypt (International Christian Concern) –  An Egyptian man accused of supporting ISIS and premeditating the murder of a Christian doctor in […]

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Iraq Cracks Down on Customary Tribal Justice

11/23/2018 Iraq (International Christian Concern) –  The centuries old Iraqi tribal practice of resolving disputes through the “degga ashairiya” has now been […]

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Pakistan’s Chief Justice Calls Asia Bibi Case a Failure of Justice

11/23/2018 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – The Chief Justice of Pakistan, Main Saqib Nisar, claimed earlier this week that the […]

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Disappearances in Syria Hinder Reconciliation

11/22/2018 Syria (International Christian Concern) –   Syria Direct reports that anyone connected to one of the opposition groups at some point during […]

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Wave of Persecution in Jharkhand State Sees Christians Targeted on Multiple Fronts

It has been just over a year since Jharkhand, a northeastern state in India, added a Freedom of Religion Act, popularly known as an ‘anti-conversion law,’ to its criminal code.

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350 Christian Homes Illegally Seized in Iraq

11/21/2018 Iraq (International Christian Concern) –  An investigation by an Iraqi media source, al-Sumaria, revealed that at least 350 Christian owned properties […]

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Senator Demands U.S. Cut Off Aid to Pakistan Until Asia Bibi is Free

11/21/2018 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has demanded that the U.S. Government cut off all aid […]

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American Missionary Reportedly Murdered by Hostile Tribe in India

Murder Case Registered Against Unidentified Members of Tribe’s Community 11/20/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) […]

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Christian Politician Accused of Blasphemy

11/20/2018 Indonesia (International Christian Concern) – A Christian politician in Indonesia has been accused of blasphemy for criticizing Islamic based […]

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Dramatic rise in Hindu extremist attacks on Indian Christians in Uttar Pradesh

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Chin Christians stripped of refugee status, may be forced to return to face persecution in Myanmar

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Laos district governor orders Christian families to leave village or face jail

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British Muslim politician resigns for Aasia Bibi’s sake

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Jakarta mosques encouraging Indonesian government workers to join Islamic State

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More than 40 slaughtered in attack on Christian mission in CAR

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Police Warn Christians in Pakistan of Potential Terrorist Attack

11/20/2018 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – Police in Pakistan have warned Christians that terrorists are planning an attack on their […]

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Prosecution Reviews Case of St. George Intruder

11/20/2018 Egypt (International Christian Concern) –  A young man who broke into a Cairo church and injured two Christians has had his […]

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Eritrean Gospel Singer Shares Testimony of Persecution and Faith

11/19/2018 Eritrea (International Christian Concern) – Helen Berhane was imprisoned and tortured in Eritrea for more than two years by […]

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Pope Could Be Visiting China as Early as 2019

11/19/2018 China (International Christian Concern) – A visit from the Pope to China could happen as early as 2019, reports […]

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Iranian Intelligence Intercepts Christians

11/19/2018 Iran (International Christian Concern) –  Middle East Concern reports that last week two Iranian Christian converts from Karaj, which is just […]

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High Caste Hindus Force Church to Close in Western Nepal

11/19/2018 Nepal (International Christian Concern) – Using threats and social pressure, high caste Hindus, including local Brahmins, forced a newly […]

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Christian Children Face the Dark Realities of Persecution

“Why does God let these people kill innocent people?” Mariam is only 11 years old, but her question was long expected by her parents.

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ICC Supports Education and Vocational Training Through Hope House

11/19/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – A crucial aspect of ICC’s ministry is providing for the immediate needs of suffering […]

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Sinicization Program Turing Less Submissive And More Into Worship in China

11/18/2018 China (International Christian Concern) – The Chinese government has been enforcing sinicization, a program the government started in efforts […]

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Four Pastor in Uttar Pradesh Assaulted and Framed by Village Radicals

11/18/2018 India (International Christian Concern) – On November 14, during a regular prayer meeting held by local believers in Chaphar […]

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Christians in the U.K. Called to Pray for Persecuted Christians in Nigeria

11/18/2018 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – The Church in the U.K. is urging for people to pray for persecuted Christians […]

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Christians Report Extortion Threats in Ankawa

11/18/2018 Iraq (International Christian Concern) –  Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) law enforcement officials have arrested four individuals accused of threatening violence to […]

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Father Wei Honored in Chinese Church Three Years After His Death

11/17/2018 China (International Christian Concern) – In 2015, the body of Father Wei Heping, 41-year-old priest in the Ningxia Diocese […]

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Tribal Movement in India Joins Hindu Radicals to Persecute Christians

11/17/2018 India (International Christian Concern) – A tribal movement, Advasi Ho Samaj, under the influence of Hindu extremists persuaded villagers […]

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Thirteen Christian Converts in Sudan Arrested and Tortured

11/17/2018 Sudan (International Christian Concern) – Last month a group of 13 Christian converts were arrested in Darfur, Sudan. The […]

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Will Egypt Remove Religion from ID Cards?

11/17/2018 Egypt (International Christian Concern) –  An Egyptian Member of Parliament is drafting a bill which would remove religion from the national […]

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Christianity not Tolerated by Muslims in Malaysia

11/16/2018 Malaysia (International Christian Concern) – Jemaah Fisabilillah Pulau Pinang, a Muslim organization, threatens the Malaysian authorities that they will […]

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Young Girl Orphaned in Uganda After Father Converts to Christianity

In a Muslim populated village in eastern Uganda, Rehema lives with her grandmother after losing her recently converted father to persecution.

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New Restrictions Forcing Thousands of Churches to Close in Angola

11/16/2018 Angola (International Christian Concern) – Earlier this year Rwanda and Cameroon put into action new religious legislation that forced […]

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Asylum Offers Flood in for Asia Bibi

11/16/2018 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – Asylum offers for Asia Bibi, a Christian woman recently acquitted of blasphemy charges in […]

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ISIS Presence Remains in Nineveh Plains

11/16/2018 Iraq (International Christian Concern) –  This week, the Iraqi News Agency reported that over 20 ISIS militants were killed and 14 […]

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Chin Refugees Fear Returning Home to Myanmar

11/15/2018 Myanmar (International Christian Concern) – A recent decision made by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) plans to […]

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Violent Intruder Disrupts Cairo Church, Injuring Two

Egyptian Christians Worry that Authorities Are Ignoring the Root Causes of Persecution 11/15/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International […]

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Nigerian Christians Upset by Prince Charles Avoiding Visit to Jos

11/15/2018 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, arrived in Abuja, Nigeria earlier this week. They […]

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Jordan’s King Receives Templeton Prize

11/15/2018 Jordan (International Christian Concern) –  King Abdullah II of Jordan traveled to the US to officially receive the 2018 Templeton Prize […]

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Four Christians in Nepal Arrested on ‘Forced Conversion’ Charges

11/15/2018 Nepal (International Christian Concern) – Four Christian women in Nepal, including two Japanese citizens and two Nepalese citizens, were […]

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Bibles & Bikes for India

 ICC is launching a new initiative to equip and empower 1,000 church planters across India, each with a new […]

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Survey Conducted On Persecution of the Church in China

11/14/2018 China (International Christian Concern) – A recent study conducted by a scholar and pastor, Liu Tongsu, gives insight through […]

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Persecution and Grace Fill Iran’s Streets

The massive waves of unrest which have plagued Iran this past year point toward the people’s frustration with the moral and economic bankruptcy of a governing Islamic elite.

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Christians and Aid Workers in Niger Mark Second Anniversary of Jeff Woodke’s Disappearance

11/14/2018 Niger (International Christian Concern) – Two years ago Jeff Woodke, an American Christian aid worker, disappeared from his home […]

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Turkish Students Protest Patriarch’s Visit

11/14/2018 Turkey (International Christian Concern) –  According to various news sites, a group of students in Turkey’s Black Sea province of Samsun […]

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Pakistani Christians Fear Backlash Over Asia Bibi Acquittal

11/14/2018 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – Pakistani Christians are reportedly living in fear that their community will face severe backlash […]

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Pastor of Guangzhou House Church Detained

Pastors and Churches Continue to Face Harassment from Local Authorities 11/13/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) […]

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Tales of Survival and Loss from the Mandera Stoning Attack

Religious discrimination and animosity are soaring drastically in northeastern Kenya.

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17 Christian Students Forced to Join Wa Army Finally Escaped

11/13/2018 Myanmar (International Christian Concern) – In September of 2018, the United Wa State Army (UWSA) forcibly recruited 41 students […]

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Church Leader in Nigeria Still Hopeful of Leah Sharibu’s Safe Return

11/13/18 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Leah Sharibu was abducted along with 100 schoolgirls in February 2018 by Boko Haram, […]

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Christians Marginalized from Iraq’s Government Formation

11/13/2018 Iraq (International Christian Concern) – Following a heavily contested election this past spring, Iraq has at long last moved forward with […]

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Canada in Talks with Pakistan to Offer Asia Bibi Asylum

11/13/2018 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told members of the media on Monday in Paris […]

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Algerian authorities seal village church over “health and safety”

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Thai authorities divide detained Vietnamese Christian refugee families

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Kenya missionary families evacuate under threat of Al Shabaab terror attack

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Aasia Bibi released from prison but still held in Pakistan, as fake news reports put family in danger

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Kidnapped Nigerian Priests Freed by Police

11/12/2018 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Last week four Roman Catholic priest were kidnapped by armed gunmen in the Delta […]

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Church in China’s Hunan Province Faces Unrelenting Harassment

11/12/2018 China (International Christian Concern) – A church in China’s southern Hunan province remains victim to unrelenting harassment from Chinese […]

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Asia Bibi Not Offered Asylum by U.K. Over fears of Unrest and Attack

11/12/2018 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – The United Kingdom has “not offered” Asia Bibi, a Christian woman acquitted of committing […]

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ICC Supports Outreach Efforts to Muslim Communities

11/12/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Throughout the world, particularly in the Middle East, followers of Islam are growing weary […]

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Iranian Clerics Single Out Evangelical Christianity

11/12/2018 Iran (International Christian Concern) – Mohabat News reports, that inside Iran, fresh media attacks singling out evangelical Christianity have been on […]

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79 Children Abducted from Christian School in Cameroon

11/11/2018 Cameroon (International Christian Concern) – At a small Christian school in Nkwen Village, Cameroon, 79 children and three teachers […]

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State-Run School in Vietnam Building on Catholic Churches Property

11/11/2018 Vietnam (International Christian Concern) – In Vietnam’s capital Hanoi, the local Catholic church is opposing the construction of a […]

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Does Mosul Bomb Signal ISIS Return to Nineveh Plains?

11/11/2018 Iraq (International Christian Concern) –  A car bomb exploded Thursday near a Mosul restaurant reportedly frequented by security personnel. According to […]

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Chinese Bishop Kidnapped by Police

 11/10/2018 China (International Christian Concern) – Shao Zhumin, the Bishop of Wenzhou in China, was kidnapped by police yesterday morning […]

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Four Catholic Priest Abducted at Gunpoint in Nigeria

11/10/2018 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Earlier this week, four Roman Catholic priests were kidnapped by armed gunmen in the […]

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Mass Sentencing of Upper Egypt ISIS Cell

11/10/2018 Egypt (International Christian Concern) –  Thursday, an Egyptian court sentenced 65 individuals accused of establishing an ISIS terrorist cell in Upper […]

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Increased Number of Catholic Clergymen Expelled from Myanmar Regions

 11/08/2018 Myanmar (International Christian Concern) –Yesterday, three nuns and a priest, all from the Kengtung Diocese in Myanmar’s Shan State […]

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Hospital Treatment Denied to Vietnamese Pastor in Prison

Nguyen Trung Ton’s Health Deteriorating, Prison Rejects Medicine Sent by Family 11/09/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern […]

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US State Department Visits Nigeria to “Advance Peace and Security”

11/09/2018 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – The United States’ State Department is in Nigeria, in efforts to help the Nigerian […]

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Christian Leaders Assaulted by Hindu Radicals in India’s Karnataka State

11/09/2018 India (International Christian Concern) – A Christian prayer meeting was attacked by a mob of more than 100 Hindu […]

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Algerian Court Prolongs Conversion Case

11/09/2018 Algeria (International Christian Concern) –  Four Algerian Christians, three of whom belong to the same family, had their November 6th court […]

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Malaysia’s “Deep-Seated Tension” for Religious Freedom Exposed

11/08/2018 Malaysia (International Christian Concern) – The director of Malaysia’s Religious Freedom and Liberty Partnership claims that there is an […]

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U.K. Government Writes to Sudan Regarding Arrest of 13 Christians

11/08/2018 Sudan (International Christian Concern) – In October, 13 Christians in Darfur were arrested by security forces. It was reported […]

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Two Boys Abandoned After Recently Converted Father Is Poisoned in Uganda

Growing up in western Uganda, Bwambare and Mumbere, two Ugandan boys never imagined a day when they would be separated from their parents.

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Asia Bibi Released from Prison but Remains in Pakistan

11/08/2018 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – Multiple reports have claimed that Asia Bibi, a Christian woman formally convicted of blasphemy, […]

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Mob Attacks Christians with Hockey Sticks at Hotel in Agra

11/08/2018 India (International Christian Concern) – On October 30, 150 pastors and other Christian leaders were meeting for a day […]

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Egypt Church Officials Say Requests for Security Went Unheeded

11/08/2018 Egypt (International Christian Concern) –   In a statement released on Tuesday, Egyptian church officials directly contradicted the account of the State […]

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Indonesia: Visit report

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Indonesia: Visit report

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Removal of Catholic Nun Causing fear in Filipino Christians

11/06/2018 Philippines (International Christian Concern) –Patricia Fox, a Catholic nun and missionary in the Philippines, was in the middle of […]

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US State Department to Travel to Nigeria to Discuss Boko Haram and Fulani Militants

11/07/2018 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – For over three years, horrific crimes have been committed against the Christian farmers in […]

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Answers and Solutions Wanted After Minya Bus Attack

11/07/2018 Egypt (International Christian Concern) –  Egypt’s swift response in killing nineteen individuals suspected of being ISIS militants who attacked a Christian […]

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