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Pastor Brutally Beaten by Hindu Radicals in Northern India

06/02/2020 India (International Christian Concern) – On Thursday, May 28, Pastor Dinesh Kumar was brutally beaten by radical Hindu nationalists […]

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Suspect in Death Threats to Hrant Dink Foundation Arrested

06/02/2020 Turkey (International Christian Concern) – This past Saturday, Turkey’s General Directorate of Security (EGM) arrested a suspect identified simply […]

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Christian Organization Demands the Release of Nigerian Bishop Abducted

06/02/2020 Nigeria (CBN News) – Last Wednesday night, Bishop Masin was abducted after unknown gunmen attacked his home in Lafia, […]

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Nineveh Plains Transitional Justice Report: May

COVID-19 has further restricted humanitarian access to the Nineveh Plains. ISIS attacks are frequent and life-threatening, though not as common as…

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Hong Kong Preacher Arrested, Briefly Detained

06/01/2020 Hong Kong (International Christian Concern) – On May 27, when many took to the streets in Hong Kong to protest […]

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Persecution Continues in Nigeria

06/01/2020 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – In the first few months of 2020, Nigeria’s government has done very little […]

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Reports of Religious Minorities Flourishing in India: A False Flag

06/01/2020 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – “Minorities Flourishing.” The headline has dominated mainstream Indian media in recent weeks as reporters draw […]

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Islamic Prayers Held at Hagia Sophia

06/01/2020 Turkey (International Christian Concern) – This past Friday, Turkey celebrated the 567th anniversary of the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople. […]

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Food Aid Denied to Christians by Hindu Radical Groups in India

06/01/2020 India (International Christian Concern) – The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown has affected the income of the people across India, […]

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ICC Develops Autoshop for Family Displaced by ISIS

Nishwan and his family used to live in the bustling city of Mosul, Iraq. Nishwan worked in an auto repair shop, which pro­vided a good living for his three daughters.

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Militants Demand Conversion or Ransom for Abducted Pastor’s Release

06/01/2020 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – On May 9th, Fulani Militants kidnapped a pastor named Reuben Danbala, a cross-cultural missionary […]

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ERCC Member Forcibly Evicted from Rented Apartment

05/31/2020 China (International Christian Concern) – On May 27, a member from Chengdu’s Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC) was forcibly kicked […]

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ERCC Member Forcibly Evicted from Rented Apartment

05/31/2020 China (International Christian Concern) – On May 27, a member from Chengdu’s Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC) was forcibly kicked […]

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Fulani Militants Attacked Christians in Kaduna State, Twenty Killed

05/30/2020 Nigeria (The Christian Post) – Last week, at least 20 people were killed in a series of attacks on […]

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Fulani Militants Attacked Christians in Kaduna State, Twenty Killed

05/30/2020 Nigeria (The Christian Post) – Last week, at least 20 people were killed in a series of attacks on […]

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Christian Church Assists a Deprived Community in Sierra Leone

05/31/2020 Sierra Leone (All Africa) – On Monday May 25th, the Grace Christian Church (GCC) International Ministry assisted its members and […]

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Christian Church Assists a Deprived Community in Sierra Leone

05/31/2020 Sierra Leone (All Africa) – On Monday May 25th, the Grace Christian Church (GCC) International Ministry assisted its members and […]

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Church Vandalism Suspect Arrested

05/31/2020 Turkey (International Christian Concern) – Turkish police detained a suspect, identified only as M.S., on Thursday as part of […]

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Meeting the Needs of the Body: Pakistani Woman Receives COVID Relief

In the past three months, International Christian Concern documented at least four incidents of Christians denied food aid in Pakistan.

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Christian Film Set Attacked by Radical Hindu Nationalists

05/31/2020 India (International Christian Concern) – According to CRUX News, a movie set with a prop church was vandalized by […]

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Equality Before the Law Merely a Slogan for Indonesian Christians

By ICC’s Indonesia Correspondent 05/30/2020 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Recently, another case of intolerance towards Christians occurred in Cikarang Sub-District, Bekasi […]

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Mob of Extremists in India Harass and Threaten Christian Families for Nearly Three Weeks

05/30/2020 India (International Christian Concern) – According to Morning Star News, 16 Christian families in India’s Jharkhand state faced death […]

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Attempted Attack at Orthodox Church in Egypt

05/30/2020 Egypt (International Christian Concern) – On May 16th, an unnamed man reportedly hurled a Molotov cocktail at a Greek […]

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Churches in Malaysia Banned from Using ‘Allah’

05/29/2020 Malaysia (International Christian Concern) – Christians in Putrajaya, Malaysia face legal persecution in High Court’s decision to reserve the right […]

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Episode 20: Naming the Perpetrator

Jeff King interviews former congressman and human rights champion Frank Wolf about the current state of religious freedom across the globe. Wolf shares his insight into what he believes to be one of the worst-ranking countries for religio… Continue Reading

Report: Pandemic and Persecution in the Middle East

The COVID-19 pandemic has initiated global lockdowns, slowing down societies but not religious persecu­tion. In the Middle East, where persecution was once defined by ISIS, the pandemic exposed a transforma­tion…

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Possible Governmental Changes Threaten Christian Voices

05/29/2020 Lebanon (International Christian Concern) – During a recent televised speech, a senior Shi’a religious figure called for the scrapping of Lebanon’s […]

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ICC Provides Bibles for Muslim-Background Believers

As a Muslim-background believer (MBB), purchasing a Bible in an Islamic community can pose a deadly risk. The simple act of looking at a Bible in public can lead to…

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Christian Families in India’s Chhattisgarh State Brutally Displaced

On May 20, three Christian families in India’s Chhattisgarh state were brutally attacked and displaced by radical Hindu nationalists.

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Nigerian Sentenced after Forcing Christian Teen into Islamic Marriage

05/28/2020 Nigeria (The Christian Post) – A Nigerian man was sentenced to 26 years in prison for abducting a Christian […]

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China Passes National Security Law for Hong Kong Despite Backlash

ICC has learned that the National People’s Congress, which is the top legislature in China, passed controversial new legislation on national security for Hong Kong today.

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Suspected Islamist Group Kills 17 in DRC

05/27/2020 Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – On Monday, suspected Islamist fighters killed at least 17 people in an early […]

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Nepal’s Supreme Court Refuses Bail to Pastor Who Prayed Against COVID-19

05/28/2020 Nepal (International Christian Concern) – Yesterday, May 27, the Supreme Court of Nepal refused bail to Pastor Keshav Acharya […]

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Armenian Church Defaced in Turkey

05/28/2020 Turkey (International Christian Concern) – This past Tuesday, an Armenian church in the Turkish area of Kuzguncuk was found […]

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Pastor’s Daughter in Laos Trapped with Dilemma

By ICC’s Intern for Southeast Asia R.R   05/27/2020 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Communist nations in South East Asian […]

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ISIS Resurgence Threatens Christians

05/27/2020 Iraq (International Christian Concern) – Since Ramadan’s beginning last month, the Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for over […]

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ICC Provides Food Aid for Christian Leaders in India

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, India went into a national lockdown to slow the spread of the virus.

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COVID-19 Clusters Due to Religious Gathering Could Cause Intolerance

05/26/2020 Indonesia (International Christian Concern) – In Indonesia, many of the clusters of COVID-19 cases were caused by large scale […]

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Church Leaders and Other Hit Hard by COVID19 Lockdown in Liberia

05/27/2020 Liberia (AllAfrica) – VOX is a Liberian Charity based in Lower Margibi County which has identified the most vulnerable […]

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Iran’s Shadow Church

By Linda Burkle PhD Iran is a country ruled and dominated by Islam which regulates and permeates every aspect of […]

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Church Property Illegally Occupied in Pakistan During COVID-19 Pandemic

05/26/2020 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – Earlier this month, a church in Batala Sharn Singh village, located in the Punjab […]

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Christians Pray for Kidnapped Woman’s Return

05/26/2020 Egypt (International Christian Concern) – Local Egyptian news are circulating with fresh rumors regarding the kidnapping and forced conversion of […]

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Pope Francis Tweets About Chinese Catholics Amid Sensitive Events

05/25/2020 China (International Christian Concern) – As Hong Kong faces a new proposed law from Beijing that could threaten its […]

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Elderly Christian Man Missing 134 Days

05/25/2020 Turkey (International Christian Concern) – An elderly Christian man living in a remote Turkish village has been missing for […]

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Forsaking Everything in India

“I [was] the talk of the town as a mad woman; things were going worse,” Podiya shared, remembering that day when she stood on the precipice of mental illness.

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How COVID-19 Burial Restrictions in India Are Affecting the Christian Community

05/25/2020 India (International Christian Concern) – An ordinance issued by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai had many Christians, Muslims, […]

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Fulani Militants Attack Christians in Kaduna State, Nigeria

05/24/2020 Nigeria (Morning Star News) – On Saturday May 16th 2020, armed Muslim Fulani militants killed two Christians and kidnapped […]

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Wuhan Preacher Taken Away During Online Evangelism Event

05/24/2020 China (International Christian Concern) – On May 23, as the “Proclaim Jesus Gospel Gathering” was taking place via Zoom, […]

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Iranian Christian Converts Released Following Reduced Bail

05/24/2020 Iran (International Christian Concern) – In February, four Iranian Christian converts were arrested for membership in a house church in […]

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Ugandan Muslim Father Burns Christian Daughter

05/23/2020 Uganda (Morning Star News) – A young woman named Rehema accompanied her father on a business trip from Mbarara […]

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China to Pass Controversial National Security Law for Hong Kong

ICC has learned that the National People’s Congress in China will propose new legislation on national security to tighten its grip on the ruling of Hong Kong.

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American Pastor Returns Home After Seven Month Detention in India

05/23/2020 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – In October 2019, Pastor Bryan Nerren, an American pastor from Tennessee, was detained […]

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Turkey Denies Greek Genocide – Again

05/23/2020 Turkey (International Christian Concern) – On Tuesday, the remembrance day of the Greek (Pontian) Genocide, Athens issued a statement […]

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The Elusiveness of News and ISIS Leadership

04/22/20 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – The seemingly never-ending elusiveness of ISIS leadership haunts the Middle East. The region eagerly […]

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Popular Pastor from Cameroon Dies of COVID-19

05/22/2020 Cameroon (VOA News) – A popular pastor in cameroon who called himself a prophet and faith healer, died at […]

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Church in Kenya Crushed by Community and COVID-19

Distraught by the plight of his church family, John, a pastor in Mandera, Kenya, says that Christians in the northeastern county are being denied aid during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Episode 19: Opening the 10/40 Window

In part three of Jeff King’s interview with Tom Doyle, he gives an inside look into the secret life of Muslim Background Believers (MBBs) around the world today and the dangers that they face after converting to Christianity.

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The Human Toll of Persecution

When we read about persecution in the news, it often begins with the bare facts. The who, the what, the where, and so on.

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Iranian Holy Sites Set Ablaze

05/22/2020 Iran (International Christian Concern) – Last week, the tomb of Esther and Mordecai in Iran’s Hamadan was set on fire […]

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ICC Supports Victims of Arson Attack

Since turning to Christianity 10 years ago, Joshua and his family have faced constant harassment from local villagers.

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Local Christians React to USCIRF Recommending India as a Country of Particular Concern

Last month, the United States Commission for International Religious Freedom recommended India be designated a Country of Particular Concern in its 2020 Annual Report.

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Christians Groups Use Creativity to Bring Gospel to North Korea

05/22/2020 North Korea (International Christian Concern) – Christians in North Korea are constantly under pressure, with their faith a silent […]

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Church and Mosque Demolition in Egypt Raises Tensions

ICC has learned that on May 20, sectarian tensions surged in the Egyptian village of Kom Farag when the city council decided to demolish a church and mosque located next to each other.

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Christian Leaders Concerned about Abductions in Zimbabwe

05/20/2020 Zimbabwe (Vatican News) – Three Zimbabwean female leaders were allegedly abducted in Harare by unknown men on Wednesday, last […]

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Meeting the Needs of the Body: ICC’s COVID-19 Response Update

05/21/2020 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – As COVID-19 spread across the world, International Christian Concern launched an initiative to serve the Christians being persecuted and discriminated against for their faith.

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Authorities in Nepal Continue to Imprison Pastor Who Prayed Against COVID-19

05/21/2020 Nepal (International Christian Concern) – In late March, Kaski District Police in Nepal arrested Pastor Keshav Acharya, age 32, […]

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Iranian Christian Convert Given Additional Sentence at Retrial

05/21/2020 Iran (International Christian Concern) – Following his arrest in January 2019, Iranian Anglican Church member was charged with “membership of […]

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Burmese Pastor with COVID-19 Appears in Court

05/20/2020 Myanmar (International Christian Concern) – ICC recently reported on Burmese pastor David Lah and three others on their potential […]

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Report: The Voiceless Victims of Pakistan’s Blasphemy Laws

According to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom’s (USCIRF) 2018 Fact­sheet on Blasphemy, roughly one-third of the world’s nations maintain a law…

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Religious Persecution After COVID-19

By Benjamin Harbuagh We are living in the midst of a geopolitical event the likes of which has not been […]

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Monastery Attacked by Islamists in Northern Mozambique

05/19/2020 Mozambique (The Tablet) – This week, Islamist insurgents attacked a monastery in northern Mozambique where four monks lived. The […]

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Christian Woman Appeals Attacker’s Claim

05/20/2020 Egypt (International Christian Concern) – In early January, an Egyptian Muslim man attempted to kill a Coptic Christian woman named […]

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A Darker Side to Kenya

When people think about Christian persecution, they usually think of the Middle East, ISIS, or even Boko Haram. Kenya isn’t on their radar.

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Police Arrest Eight Christians Falsely Accused of Violating COVID-19 Lockdown in India

05/20/2020 India (International Christian Concern) – According to Morning Star News, eight Christians were arrested in late April after being […]

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ERCC Member Detained for Criticizing Government

05/19/2020 China (International Christian Concern) – On the night of the 12th anniversary of the May 12th Sichuan earthquake, a […]

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Turkish Media Denies Greek Genocide

05/19/2020 Turkey (International Christian Concern) – Today marks the anniversary of the Greek (Pontic) genocide which occurred from 1913-1922 in […]

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American Pastor Detained in India Finally Freed

ICC has learned that Pastor Bryan Nerren, an American pastor detained in India since October 2019, is now free to return home to his family in the United States.

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The Terror Factory and the Deep Secret of Suffering

Back in 2009, Maryam and Marziyeh were arrested for their faithful efforts to spread the Gospel throughout Iran.

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Leah Sharibu Turned 17 in Boko Haram Captivity

05/18/2020 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Last Thursday, May 14, was Leah Sharibu’s 17th birthday. Leah is the lone remaining […]

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Greek Church Victim of Turkish Treasure Hunters

05/18/2020 Turkey (International Christian Concern) – Christians in Turkey are warning that the historical Greek Orthodox Church located in the […]

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Christian Graveyard in Pakistan Plowed Up by “Land Grabbers”

05/18/2020 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – According to reports on social media, a century-old Christian graveyard has been desecrated in […]

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The Fight for Hong Kong

On November 17, 2019, Hong Kong police laid siege to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. As a result, the once peaceful univer­sity was trans­formed into a battlefield.

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Iranian Christian Converts Imprisoned

05/17/2020 Iran (International Christian Concern) – Four Iranian Christian converts who were arrested in February have been sent to Lakan […]

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Two Years After Surabaya Bombings, Radicalism Still Grows in Indonesia

05/17/2020 Indonesia (International Christian Concern) – On May 13, 2018, three churches in Surabaya, Indonesia, were targeted by suicide bombers […]

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Activist Claims Pakistan’s National Commission for Minorities is a Public Relations Gimmick

05/17/2020 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – According to Farahnaz Ispahani, a senior fellow at the Religious Freedom Institute and a […]

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Philippine Priest Targeted for Helping Indigenous People

05/16/2020 Philippines (International Christian Concern) – A Catholic priest has been targeted by the Philippine military for helping Lumads, the […]

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KRG Announces Plans for First ISIS Trials

05/16/2020 Iraq (International Christian Concern) – The Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq has announced plans to start the first […]

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Death of Street Sweeper in Pakistan Typifies Discrimination Experienced by Christian Sanitation Workers

05/16/2020 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – According to Morning Star News, a Christian street sweeper was killed in late April […]

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President Buhari Blames Victims of Recent Attack in Kaduna

05/16/2020 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – A recent statement made by the president of Nigeria and his press secretary has […]

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Pastor Faces Three Years for Defying COVID-19 Ban

05/15/2020 Myanmar (International Christian Concern) – On May 13, pastor David Lah and three others were charged with three years […]

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Episode 18: Dreams and Visions

Christian author and leader Tom Doyle shares his life-changing experience as a missionary and evangelist to the Middle East.

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Seven Women Kidnapped, Forcefully Married in Nigeria in March and April

05/15/2020 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – According to the Hausa Christians Foundation (HACFO), 6 young women and one older married […]

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Israel Mulls Closing Christian TV Channel

05/15/2020 Israel (International Christian Concern) – A U.K. based evangelical Christian media company (God TV) has warned that Israel is […]

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ICC Helped Damaged Church in Kenya Rebuild

In May 2019, a local religious conflict cul­minated in a week of unrest, in which part of the Muslim community looted shops and destroyed churches in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Christians and Other Minorities in Pakistan Denied COVID-19 Aid

05/15/2020 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – According to Aleteia, religious NGOs and Muslim leaders in Pakistan stand accused of refusing […]

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Fulani Militants Kill Thirty in Nigeria

ICC has learned that Fulani militants conducted a major attack, beginning late in the evening on May 11, on the community of Gonan Rogo in Nigeria, as well as four other villages.

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COVID-19 Reaches UN-run IDP Camp in South Sudan

05/14/2020 South Sudan (International Christian Concern) – For most of us in the West, coronavirus has meant staying at home […]

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Mozambique Continues to be a Growth Area for ISIS

05/13/2020 Mozambique (International Christian Concern) – Northern Mozambique has become the newest battleground against ISIS in Africa. The terror group […]

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Terrorists in Indonesia Called to Exploit the Pandemic

05/14/2020 Indonesia (International Christian Concern) – Having lost influence in the past few months, Islamic State (ISIS) is urging its […]

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UNITAD Makes Progress with Cellphone Data

05/14/2020 Iraq (International Christian Concern) – In UNITAD’s 4th annual report presented to the Security Council on Monday, the chief […]

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Christian Families in Central India Beaten After Refusing to Renounce Faith

05/14/2020 India (International Christian Concern) – According to Morning Star News, five Christian families in India’s Chhattisgarh state were beaten […]

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ERCC Pastor Transferred to Prison, Exact Location Still Unknown

05/13/2020 China (International Christian Concern) – According to a member from the heavily persecuted Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC) in […]

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Turkey Reiterates Desire to Transform Hagia Sofia into Mosque

05/13/2020 Turkey (International Christian Concern) – Istanbul’s historic Hagia Sofia church, currently operating as a museum, is once again being […]

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ICC Provides Food for Christian Leaders in Rural India

On March 25, India, the world’s largest democracy, went into a national lockdown to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Chinese Government Restricts Nanyang Bishop’s Funeral

05/12/2020 China (International Christian Concern) – Chinese officials imposed restrictions on the funeral of 98-year-old Bishop Joseph Zhu Baoyu of […]

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Two Christians Killed in Villages in Adamawa State

05/12/2020 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Two Christian villages were attacked very early this morning in Adamawa State, Nigeria. The […]

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Turkish Christians Targeted in Hate Speech

05/12/2020 Turkey (International Christian Concern) –Turkish magazine Gerçek Hayat has published a special 176-page edition which targeted leading members of […]

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Cut Off from Family for Christ

In September 2019, Bwambale Abraham and some of his friends decided to attend a Christian outreach event in their hometown of Kisinga, Uganda.

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Church in Pakistan Desecrated in Attack by “Land Grabbers”

05/12/2020 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – On Saturday, May 9, a mob of Muslim men attacked and damaged a church […]

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The Samaritans: Evangelism in East Africa

Kilonzo Musili was killed on February 19, 2020, when the Somali-based militant group, al-Shabaab, attacked a bus traveling from the border town of Mandera in northeastern Kenya to Nairobi.

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US Leaders Denounce Christian Persecution in Algeria

International Christian Concern has learned that Congressman Doug Lamborn has delivered a letter to the Algerian government, calling attention to the increasing persecution of Christians in Algeria.

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Pastor and Family Attacked at Home in Plateau State

05/11/2020 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Pastor Famonure told Morning Star News by text of how he and his family […]

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Christians Cry Foul in KRG

05/11/2020 Iraq (International Christian Concern) – Some Iraqi Christians living in Hazar Jot village have expressed concern after the Governor […]

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Christians in Laos Still Subject to Persecution Despite Reported Improvements

05/11/2020 Laos (International Christian Concern) – Despite updating a law to protect religious activities and uphold religious freedom, Christians in […]

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Home of Christian Parliamentarian in Pakistan Attacked by Gunmen

05/11/2020 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – According to local reports, the home of a Christian parliamentarian in Pakistan was attacked […]

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Justice for Huma

Abduction. Forced conversion. Forced marriage. For many, these are just words. For others, they repre­sent a human rights abuse.

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Cross Removed in Anhui Province, House Church Damaged in Jiangxi Province

05/10/2020 China (International Christian Concern) – Across China, the Chinese government continues its crackdown against Christianity, with ongoing raids, cross […]

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Nationalists in India Use Lynching Allegation to Spread Anti-Christian Hate

05/10/2020 India (International Christian Concern) – According to Morning Star News, radical Hindu nationalists and the media in western India […]

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Armenian Church Targeted in Turkey

05/10/2020 Turkey (International Christian Concern) – The Armenian Patriarchate in Turkey released a statement on May 8th that the Church […]

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Appeal Verdicts Expected for Iranian Christians

05/09/2020 Iran (International Christian Concern) – Iran is scheduled to review the cases of several Christian converts from today through […]

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Religious Rights Violations in China Worse than Reported

05/09/2020 China (International Christian Concern) – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) 2020 report again put China […]

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New York Times Highlights Plight of Christian Sewer Workers in Pakistan

05/09/2020 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – Earlier this week, the New York Times highlighted the plight of Christian sewer workers […]

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State Department Should Designate India a CPC

05/08/2020 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – The U.S. should always lead with its values. Religious freedom is among the […]

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Episode 17: Ready to Die for Christ

Christian author and leader Tom Doyle shares his life-changing experience as a missionary and evangelist to the Middle East.

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Free North Korea Radio Airs Hope and Gospel, Changes Lives

05/08/2020 Washington, DC (International Christian Concern) – Free North Korea Radio (FNKR) is a beacon of light into the darkness […]

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Seminarian Murdered for Preaching Gospel to Captors

05/08/2020 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) –  Earlier this week, a Nigerian gang member who kidnapped a seminary student in January, […]

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USCIRF’s 2020 Report on International Religious Freedom Upgrades India, Includes Algeria

One of the leading global voices on the topic of religious freedom, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom […]

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Algeria Releases Draft Constitution

05/08/2020 Algeria (International Christian Concern) – The Algerian Presidency has released a draft of the proposed constitution, after receiving much […]

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ICC Supports Family in Nigeria After Fulani Attack

On March 5, 2019, Fulani militants attacked a predominantly Christian vil­lage in Nigeria. During the attack, Victoria’s husband, NgeNgher Kwaghkunda, was killed.

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Cleric in Pakistan Touts Use of COVID-19 Aid to Convert Minorities to Islam

05/08/2020 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – Church leaders and human rights activists in Pakistan are speaking out against a video […]

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ICC Delivers Medical Service, COVID-19 Prevention to IDP Camps

05/07/2020 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Civil war has torn normal life apart in the borders of Burma for over 60 years.  […]

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Egyptian Christian’s Detainment Extended

05/07/2020 Egypt (International Christian Concern) – Egyptian authorities have extended for 45 days the detention of Christian human rights activist, […]

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Impacting India One Bicycle at a Time

In November 2018, International Christian Concern launched an ambitious campaign to help bring the Gospel to India’s rural and unreached communities.

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How Will the Coronavirus Impact Egypt?

COVID-19 has brought the globe to a grinding halt. But as each country addresses the pandemic, new trends are emerging which could provide clues as to…

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The Underground Church in North Korea

North Korea is arguably the most dangerous nation in the world to practice Christianity. Yet, against all odds, the North Korean Church remains.

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Iran Moves to Dismantle Bar Association

05/06/2020 Iran (International Christian Concern) – The Iranian government has released a draft bill which would replace the Iranian Bar […]

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Activists Disapprove Creation of Ad-Hoc Commission on Minorities in Pakistan

05/06/2020 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – Human rights activists, lawyers, academics, and other members of civil society in Pakistan have […]

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Malaysia and Indonesia Added to USCIRF Special Watch List

05/05/2020 Malaysia (International Christian Concern) – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), in its 2020 annual report […]

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Investigation Needed into al-Hota Mass Grave

05/05/2020 Syria (International Christian Concern) – Human Rights Watch has launched a call for an investigation into a mass grave […]

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Leaders in India Reject and Condemn USCIRF’s CPC Recommendation

05/05/2020 India (International Christian Concern) – Last week, the United States Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) recommended that India […]

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Police Violently Raid House Church in China

International Christian Concern has learned that on May 3, local authorities violently raided a house church in China’s Xiamen city in Fujian province during Sunday worship.

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COVID-19: A Disaster Facing the Persecuted | UPDATE

We recently launched an initiative to bring relief to persecuted communities affected by COVID-19. Since then, we have been blown away by your generosity!

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HTS Clamps Down on Syrian Christian Properties

05/04/2020 Syria (International Christian Concern) – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has published a report noting how HTS (Hayat […]

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Human Rights Activists in Pakistan Speak Out Against Formation of Minorities Commission

05/04/2020 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – Human rights activists in Pakistan have vowed to resist the announced formation of the […]

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Public Church Activities Suspended for Another Month in China

05/04/2020 China (International Christian Concern) – As China gradually resumes business to return the virus-stricken country to normal life, all […]

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Hong Kong’s Grim Reality

The chaos in Hong Kong that dominated the headlines in 2019 has become overshadowed by the coronavirus in 2020, but the fight for freedom in Hong Kong continues.

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Libya Army Captures Notorious Terrorist

05/03/2020 Libya (International Christian Concern) – The Libyan National Army has reportedly captured Egyptian terrorist Mohammed al-Senbekhti (also known as […]

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Pastor in Central India Attacked by Villagers Twice in One Month

05/03/2020 India (International Christian Concern) – According to Morning Star news, a pastor in India’s Madhya Pradesh state was brutally […]

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Turkey Rejects USCIRF Report

05/02/2020 Turkey (International Christian Concern) – The spokesperson for Turkey’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a scathing response to […]

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Local Police Complicit in Obstructing an Indonesian Church’s Construction

Although a constitutional right in the Republic of Indonesia guarantees the freedom to embrace and practice worship according to each citizen’s religious convictions, Indonesian security officials…

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God’s Miracles Strengthen an MBB’s Faith in Indonesia

Born a Muslim, an ethnic Buginese Indonesian woman became Christian due to her husband’s faith and “just for fun.”

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14-Year-Old Pakistani Christian Girl Abducted in Faisalabad District

05/02/2020 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – On Sunday, April 26, a 14-year-old Christian girl from Madina Town, located in the […]

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Fulani Militants Kill 2, Burn Down Church in Kaduna Attacks

05/01/2020 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Morningstar News has reported that attacks conducted by Fulani militants in Kaduna State over […]

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USCIRF’s 2020 Report an Opportunity for India: Here’s Why

05/01/2020 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – India. It’s the first time that the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom […]

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Episode 16: Imprisoned by the Taliban

In part two of Francis Chan’s speech at ICC’s Bridge Conference in 2017, he shares about an encounter that he had with a former captive of the Taliban in Afghanistan, a missionary who laid everything on the line for Christ.

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WHO Retracts NE Syria Aid Appeal

05/01/2020 Syria (International Christian Concern) – The World Health Organization (WHO) has retracted a portion of an appeal before the […]

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Police Continues to Interrupt Early Rain Covenant Church’s Online Worship

05/01/2020 China (International Christian Concern) – After harassing some members from the Chengdu Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC) two weeks […]

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ICC Helps Elderly Couple Rebuild Their Grocery Store in Iraq

After ISIS attacked the primarily Christian city of Qeraqosh in 2014, countless Christians were forced to flee their homes.

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Christian Family in Pakistan Continues to Suffer Following Recovery of Abducted Daughter

For Christians in Pakistan, abductions, sexual assaults, forced conversions, and forced marriages continue to be a significant abuse faced by their community.

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Christians in Rakhine State Stuck Between COVID-19 and Armed Conflicts

“Will this civil war ever end? I cannot even look up to God because everything seems hopeless. I cannot think ahead for myself, let alone my children.

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General Briefing: Nepal

Freedom of religion or belief is of particular importance in light of Nepals transition from a Hindu monarchy to a secular democratic republic, which was completed with the new constitution promulgated in 2015. Continue Reading

General Briefing: Central African Republic

The Central African Republic (CAR) is a secular and democratic state. The current constitution, adopted after a national referendum in December 2015, guarantees freedom of conscience, assembly and worship. Continue Reading

General Briefing: Chile

Since democracy was restored to Chile in 1990, human rights, including freedom of religion or belief (FoRB), have been generally respected. Continue Reading

General Briefing: Sudan

Since protests erupted across Sudan in December 2018, the country has undergone substantial political changes. Continue Reading

General Briefing: Iran

Since the 1979 revolution Irans religious and ethnic minorities have suffered human rights violations at the hands of successive governments. Continue Reading

General Briefing: Mexico

While there are strong protections for freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) in the Mexican constitution, moderate to severe FoRB violations are regular occurrences in many parts of the country. Continue Reading

General Briefing: Eritrea

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General Briefing: Colombia

Since 1958 Colombia has been home to a complex internal conflict involving far-left and far-right illegal armed groups, and government forces. Continue Reading

General Briefing: Vietnam

There are continued reports of severe violations of freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) against every major religious community in Vietnam, including Buddhists, Catholics, Cao Daists, Hoa Hao Buddhists and Protestants. Continue Reading

General Briefing: India

Since May 2019, the NDA-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government has come under serious scrutiny for conduct which is having nationwide ramifications on the future of Indias secularism. Continue Reading

General Briefing: Burma

Despite some positive political developments, Burma (Myanmar) still has an extremely long way to go. Continue Reading

General Briefing: Bangladesh

Religious minority groups in Bangladesh continue to face discrimination in the law, in society and in their treatment by enforcement agencies. Continue Reading

General Briefing: Syria

The Syrian civil war has negatively impacted every religious and ethnic community. Continue Reading

General Briefing: Sri Lanka

Despite the end of a prolonged 30 year ethnic civil war, Sri Lankas challenges to unify its diverse ethno-religious population has been plunged into further uncertainty following the 2019 Easter Sunday terror attacks. Continue Reading

General Briefing: Pakistan

Freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) continues to be eroded in Pakistan. Continue Reading

Cross of Anhui Church Built by American Missionaries Removed

04/30/2020 China (International Christian Concern) – Another church in China’s Anhui province suffered the fate of seeing its cross removed, […]

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Nineveh Plains Transitional Justice Report: April

While COVID-19 dominates most of daily life in the Nineveh Governorate, sectarian tensions are further defining the landscape.

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Newlywed Couple and Others Abducted from Wedding at Church in Nigeria

04/30/2020 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – On April 12, a couple was holding their wedding in the town of Tegina […]

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Turks Resist Government’s Religious Generation Project

04/30/2020 Turkey (International Christian Concern) – A study conducted this year by Turkey’s Ministry of Education in conjunction with Sakarya […]

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Impacting India One Bicycle At A Time: Pastor John’s Testimony

In November 2018, ICC launched an ambitious campaign to help bring the Gospel to India’s rural and unreached communities.

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A Rain of Miracles

When I met Oleda for the first time in the final years of her life, she seemed solemn, even cranky. But after spending a bit of time speaking to her…

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The Ripple Effect of Persecution

When we read about persecution in the news, it’s easy to lose the human impact amidst the death tolls and other statistics.

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Religious Persecution in India Highlighted by USCIRF’s 2020 Annual Report

04/29/20 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that the United States Commission on International […]

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New Report: Turkish Judiciary Tool of Pressure

04/29/2020 Turkey (International Christian Concern) – Amnesty International’s annual human rights report notes that Turkey’s judiciary remains a tool of […]

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Christian Leaders Face New Challenges Amid India’s COVID-19 Lockdown

“My rations will run out in three or four days,” Pastor Radhe Kishan, a church planter from India, recently told International Christian Concern (ICC).

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Controversial Burmese Pastor Tested Positive for COVID-19, Perception of Christians Worsened

Along with COVID-19, Christians are increasingly being put in the spotlight in Myanmar, mostly thanks to the fact that despite Christians being the minority in the country…

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USCIRF Designates Algeria as Religious Freedom Violator for First Time Ever

ICC has learned that the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom added Algeria to its 2020 annual report on the world’s worst religious freedom violators.

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Sudan Decides to Replace Military Governors

04/28/2020 Sudan (International Christian Concern) – Sudan’s Transitional government has decided to change its military governors for civilian leaders of […]

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Christian Woman Kidnapped, Converted

04/28/2020 Egypt (International Christian Concern) – An Egyptian Christian woman, Rania Abd al-Meseh, was kidnapped on April 23rd by two […]

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2020 Day of Fasting and Prayer for North Korea Held Today

04/28/2020 North Korea (International Christian Concern) – In conjunction with the 17th Annual North Korea Freedom Week 2020, organized annually […]

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ICC Provides Critical Food Aid in India

When Samson’s daughter fell ill, he turned to animal sacrifices in a des­perate attempt to heal her. When this failed, a local Christian…

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Christian Missionaries Raise COVID-19 Awareness Among India’s Tribal Communities

04/28/2020 India (International Christian Concern) – Indian Christian missionaries are traveling long distances to spread awareness about the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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Islamist Group in Mozambique Kills 52

04/27/2020 Mozambique (International Christian Concern) – The Islamist insurgency in northern Mozambique continues to grow and unfold. The most recent […]

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Saudi Arabia Ends Flogging Punishments

04/27/2020 Saudi Arabia (International Christian Concern) – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s general commission for the supreme court has issued […]

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Church Provides Critical Aid to Persecuted Christians Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

04/27/2020 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has reported several incidents in which religious minorities in Pakistan, […]

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House Church Pastor Arrested for Refusing to Join Three-Self Church

04/27/2020 China (International Christian Concern) – ICC reports on April 14 that pastor Zhao Huaiguo, the founder of Bethel church, […]

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UAE-UNESCO Partnership Rebuilds al-Saa’a Church

04/26/2020 Iraq (International Christian Concern) –  UNESCO announced on Friday that with the partnership of the United Arab Emirates, the […]

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VOM Launches Campaign for Korean Chinese Christian Kidnapped by North Korea

04/26/2020 North Korea (International Christian Concern) – An ethnic Korean Chinese Christian, Jang Moon Seok, who ministered to North Koreans […]

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Gunmen Attack Home of Slain Pastor’s Family in Eastern India

04/26/2020 India (International Christian Concern) – According to Morning Star News, the daughter of a pastor murdered in 2015 was […]

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Lao Pastor Arrested During COVID-19 Lockdown, Family Visit Banned

04/25/2020 Laos (International Christian Concern) – On March 15, Lao Pastor Sithon Thiphavong, 34, was arrested for organizing a mass […]

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