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Judge Zargar Dashes the Last Hope of Iranian Christians

The two are commonly seen in pairs. Whenever Judge Ahmadzadeh singles out Christians in his courtroom, Judge Ahmad Zargar* is often not far behind.

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Pastors 12 Year Old Son Kidnapped in Robbery

02/22/2019 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Late on Wednesday, March 20, at about 8 pm, gunmen entered the home of […]

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Family of Imprisoned Sichuan Christians Threatened with Death

02/22/2019 China (International Christian Concern) – Sichuan officials interrogated and threatened to kill family members of imprisoned Christians after they […]

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Report Documents High Levels of Persecution of India’s Christians in 2018

02/22/2019 India (International Christian Concern) – In a recently released report on persecution, the Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI) documented […]

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Threat of ISIS on Border Raises Iraq to High Alert

02/22/2019 Iraq (International Christian Concern) –  The fight against ISIS in Syria’s village of Baghouz has led militants to attempt […]

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Intense Persecution of Pakistani Christians Continued into the Second Half of 2018

Incidents of Christian persecution in Pakistan continued into the second half of 2018, painting a grim picture for the small minority community regarding their religious freedom rights.

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Two Kachin Christians severely injured as landmines continue to take bloody toll in Myanmar

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Boko Haram Murders 18 People in Northeast Nigeria

02/21/2019 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – On February 18, Boko Haram(BH) militants in Borno State conducted an ambush on firewood […]

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Indian Rights Group Reports 29 Incidents of Persecution in First Month of 2019

02/21/2019 India (International Christian Concern) – In a recent press release, the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) in India claimed that […]

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Solution Found for Adventist Church in Turkey

02/21/2019 Turkey (International Christian Concern) –  The Taksim Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Istanbul has reopened after solving years of problems […]

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Christian Student in Pakistan Nearly Killed in Stabbing by Muslim Classmates

Activist Claims Incident Was Fueled by Unchecked Religious Intolerance 02/21/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) […]

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Three-self Church in Jiangsu Has Cross Forcibly Removed

02/21/2019 China (International Christian Concern) – On February 19, the cross of Chengdong Christian Church, a state-sanctioned church in China’s […]

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The Cost of Faith for Egyptian Converts: Part 2

In case you missed it, you can read Part 1 here. 02/21/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Mohammed was eventually […]

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NIGERIA: One Year of Captivity for Leah Sharibu

On 19 February 2018, at 5:30pm, Boko Haram entered the town of Dapchi, Nigeria, wearing military uniforms and driving trucks mounted with machine guns. They approached the Government Girls’ Science and Technical College (GGSTC) and ordered 110 schoolgirls to enter their trucks. They then disappeared

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ETHIOPIA: Two Injured in Arson Church Attacks

The town of Alaba Kulito in southern Ethiopia was the scene of a horrific attack against Christians on 9 February. According to a VOM Canada source, at least 13 churches were burned — some completely destroyed — along with other church-owned property. While there were

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COLOMBIA: Pastor Killed, Leaving the Church ‘Terrified’

Pastor Leider Molina, 24, had just finished preaching in his church in Caucasia, Antioquia state in north-west Colombia, on Friday 9 February. As he stepped outside, he was hit by five bullets. Molina was known as a passionate preacher and an active youth leader working

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Thousands of Kachin IDPs Might Soon Return Home

02/20/2019 Myanmar (International Christian Concern) – Between 6000 and 10,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Kachin State who have been […]

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Fulani Militants Attack School and Abduct Cleric in Enugu

02/19/2019 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – On February 13, Fulani militants attacked the Technical Secondary School of  Amofia Affa, Enugu State, […]

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Christian father of five beheaded in Odisha, India by Maoist Naxalites

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Pastor in Myanmar Abducted by Arakan Army

Christians in Rakhine State Face Increasing Danger 02/20/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that […]

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Activists Call for Another Christian Sentenced to Death for Blasphemy in Pakistan to be Released

02/20/2019 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – Activists in Pakistan are calling for another Christian sentenced to death under the country’s […]

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The Cost of Faith for Egyptian Converts: Part 1

02/20/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – When Bashar grad­uated from high school, his life appeared to be on track. But […]

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Iran Prepares for Potential Change in Judiciary

02/20/2019 Iran (International Christian Concern) – Momentum continues to build that Ebrahim Raeesi will likely be appointed as Iran’s next […]

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ICC Marks One Year of Captivity for Leah Sharibu

Kidnapped Teenager Holds Strong to Christian Faith 02/19/2019 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – On February 19, 2018, at 5:30 […]

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New Legal Initiatives Threaten the Existence of Chinese Underground Church

02/19/2019 China (International Christian Concern) – On Feb. 12, the State Administration for Religious Affairs (SARA) and the Ministry of […]

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Christian in Sri Lanka Arrested Under False Assault Charge

02/19/2019 Sri Lanka (International Christian Concern) – According to Morning Star News, a Christian, who has remained unnamed for security […]

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Nigerian Election Postponement Leads to Renewed Mistrust and Frustration

02/19/2019 Niger (International Christian Concern) – The postponement of the elections in Nigeria has led to strife, anger, and mistrust. […]

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ICC Provides Emergency Relief in Kenya

02/19/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Following an al-Shabaab attack on a mining camp in Mandera, Kenya, five families lost […]

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Iranian Pastor’s Wife Faces Appeal Hearing

02/19/2019 Iran (International Christian Concern) –  Today, Iranian Christian Shamiram Isavi Khabizeh is expected to have her appeal hearing held […]

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Christians locked out of church building hold third funeral on streets of Egyptian village

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Uzbek woman killed by husband because of her Christian faith

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Rev. Samson: Return of Kachin IDPs Must Not Be Rushed or Managed by Army

02/18/2019 Myanmar (International Christian Concern) – Rev. Hkalam Samson, the chairperson of the Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC), told Kachin News […]

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Hindu Nationalists Demand Removal of Bust of German Missionary in India

02/18/2019 India(International Christian Concern) – According to Asia News, Hindu nationalists in India’s Jharkhand state have demanded the removal of […]

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Priest Kidnapped in Syria Remembered by the Church

02/18/2019 Syria (International Christian Concern) –  A Papal basilica in Rome has held a day of remembrance for Father Paolo […]

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Nigerian pastor murdered and his family kidnapped

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North Korean Christian Imprisoned for Her Faith Tells of Torture, Beatings in Prison

02/17/2019 North Korea (International Christian Concern) – A North Korean Christian, identified only as “Prisoner 42” for security reasons, told […]

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The Weight of the International Religious Freedom Act

02/17/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – October 2018 marked the 20th anniversary of the International Religious Freedom (IRF) Act of […]

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Egypt’s Sisi Settles into President’s Chair

02/17/2019 Egypt (International Christian Concern) – Egypt’s parliament has approved draft constitutional changes which would extend President Sisi’s time in […]

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Displaced Residents from Vietnam’s Predominantly Catholic Loc Hung Accept Compensation

02/16/2019 Vietnam (International Christian Concern) – In January, local authorities from Ho Chi Minh City and Tân Bình district dispatched […]

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Security Challenges Impact Iraqi Christians Return

02/16/2019 Iraq (International Christian Concern) – The security situation in previously held ISIS territory continues to remain fluid, impacting rebuilding […]

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India’s Continued Attack on Foreign NGOs

02/16/2019 India (International Christian Concern) – According Asia News, the current BJP-led government of India has cancelled the licenses of […]

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Inside the Genocide: Pray for Nigeria

Nigeria is experiencing a major election season this February 16. The results of this election will determine the country’s next president, as well as numerous seats in the National Assembly.

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Inside the Genocide: Pray for Nigeria

Nigeria is experiencing a major election season this February 16. The results of this election will determine the country’s next president, as well as numerous seats in the National Assembly.

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District council in Pakistan says only Christians should do menial sweeping jobs in hospitals

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Christians in India’s Uttar Pradesh State Endure Rising Number of Persecution Incidents

02/15/2019 India (International Christian Concern) – Christians living in India’s Uttar Pradesh state have reported an increased number of persecution […]

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Christians in India’s Uttar Pradesh State Endure Rising Number of Persecution Incidents

02/15/2019 India (International Christian Concern) – Christians living in India’s Uttar Pradesh state have reported an increased number of persecution […]

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Christians pray for peace on eve of Nigerian election

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No Evidence of Indonesians Involved in Jolo Church Bombings

02/15/2019 Philippines (International Christian Concern) – Last week, an investigation team sent by Indonesia to Manila to investigate the twin […]

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No Evidence of Indonesians Involved in Jolo Church Bombings

02/15/2019 Philippines (International Christian Concern) – Last week, an investigation team sent by Indonesia to Manila to investigate the twin […]

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ICC Helps a Church Rebuild in Pakistan

02/15/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – In an incident of religious intolerance direct­ed toward Christians in Pakistan, unidenti­fied vandals set […]

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ICC Helps a Church Rebuild in Pakistan

02/15/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – In an incident of religious intolerance direct­ed toward Christians in Pakistan, unidenti­fied vandals set […]

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Coptic Christians Forced to Hold Funeral in Street

02/15/2019 Egypt (International Christian Concern) – Coptic Christians living in the village of Kom Al-Raheb have held a funeral in […]

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Coptic Christians Forced to Hold Funeral in Street

02/15/2019 Egypt (International Christian Concern) – Coptic Christians living in the village of Kom Al-Raheb have held a funeral in […]

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Inside the Genocide: Nigerian Security Forces Show Caliphate Trend

Nigeria’s security forces have made a mockery of basic human rights by failing to protect its Christian population against a genocidal Fulani campaign of terror that has gone on for twenty years, with little hope for change in the upcoming election.

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Inside the Genocide: Nigerian Security Forces Show Caliphate Trend

Nigeria’s security forces have made a mockery of basic human rights by failing to protect its Christian population against a genocidal Fulani campaign of terror that has gone on for twenty years, with little hope for change in the upcoming election.

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Christians injured in India as extremist mob invade a prayer meeting

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Priest’s Kidnap Four Months Ago Still Hurting Community

02/14/2019 Niger (International Christian Concern) – It has been four months since Father Luigi Macalli from the Society for African […]

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Priest’s Kidnap Four Months Ago Still Hurting Community

02/14/2019 Niger (International Christian Concern) – It has been four months since Father Luigi Macalli from the Society for African […]

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District Council in Pakistan Votes to Employ Only Christians as Sweepers

02/14/2019 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – In January, the Swabi District Council, located in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, voted to […]

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District Council in Pakistan Votes to Employ Only Christians as Sweepers

02/14/2019 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – In January, the Swabi District Council, located in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, voted to […]

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Two Years After Pastor Koh’s Abduction, Family Asks for New Investigation

02/14/2019 Malaysia (International Christian Concern) – Yesterday marks the two-year anniversary since Pastor Raymond Koh was abducted in broad daylight […]

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Two Years After Pastor Koh’s Abduction, Family Asks for New Investigation

02/14/2019 Malaysia (International Christian Concern) – Yesterday marks the two-year anniversary since Pastor Raymond Koh was abducted in broad daylight […]

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Charges Filed Against Detained Iranian Christian

02/14/2019 Iran (International Christian Concern) –  Simon Soheili, a Muslim Background Believer from Iran, has been informed that she will […]

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Charges Filed Against Detained Iranian Christian

02/14/2019 Iran (International Christian Concern) –  Simon Soheili, a Muslim Background Believer from Iran, has been informed that she will […]

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CHINA: Declaration of Religious Freedom

Voice of the Martyrs Korea and China Aid have launched a campaign to encourage church leaders to add their names to a declaration of religious freedom written by the Chinese pastor of the Chengdu Early Rain Church, Wang Yi. The document, entitled “A Joint Statement

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MYANMAR: A Pastor Has Been Killed

Pastor Tun Nu was last seen alive on the evening of 19 January, when an armed rebel group forced him to leave his home, telling Nu their leader wanted to question him. Pastor Nu had been a missionary with Gospel for Asia in a troubled

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CHINA: New Hotline for Reporting Religious Activities

A government office in Henan province announced on 28 January that a hotline has been established to report “illegal religious activities”. The announcement from the Wenfeng Street Community Office promised confidentiality and offered cash rewards. The announcement also threatened fines of up to $41,350 AUD

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CUBA: Government Restricts Bible Imports

As the government tightens its control of religious life in Cuba, Christians there expect it to become more difficult to bring Bibles into the country. The need for Bibles continues to increase as more people come to Christ through the faithful witness of the local

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Inside the Genocide: Boko Haram Returns to Nigeria

Fifteen-year-old Aisha fled her home in northern Nigeria with her family to escape the wrath of Boko Haram in April 2013, but she didn’t make it far.

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Inside the Genocide: Boko Haram Returns to Nigeria

Fifteen-year-old Aisha fled her home in northern Nigeria with her family to escape the wrath of Boko Haram in April 2013, but she didn’t make it far.

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Indian Christians Look to Upcoming National Election with Hope and Anxiety

We are very anxious about this election and worried what will happen if the ruling government will come back for another term,” Pastor Omprakash recently shared…

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Indian Christians Look to Upcoming National Election with Hope and Anxiety

We are very anxious about this election and worried what will happen if the ruling government will come back for another term,” Pastor Omprakash recently shared…

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Somali Convert Beaten and Raped in Kenya Refugee Camp

02/13/2019 Kenya (International Christian Concern) – Somalia is one of the worst persecutors of Christians in the world today. They […]

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Somali Convert Beaten and Raped in Kenya Refugee Camp

02/13/2019 Kenya (International Christian Concern) – Somalia is one of the worst persecutors of Christians in the world today. They […]

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Persecution Report Claims India is at a Tipping Point

02/13/2019 India (International Christian Concern) – A recently released report by Open Doors, entitled “We-re Indians Too”, claims that the […]

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Persecution Report Claims India is at a Tipping Point

02/13/2019 India (International Christian Concern) – A recently released report by Open Doors, entitled “We-re Indians Too”, claims that the […]

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Expulsion of Foreign Missionaries in China Has Greatly Increased

02/13/2019 China (International Christian Concern) – In the name of “Sinicization,” China has been targeting religions seen by Beijing as […]

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Expulsion of Foreign Missionaries in China Has Greatly Increased

02/13/2019 China (International Christian Concern) – In the name of “Sinicization,” China has been targeting religions seen by Beijing as […]

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Leah Sharibu’s Courageous Faith: Part 2

In case you missed it, you can read Part 1 here. 02/13/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – During her time […]

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Leah Sharibu’s Courageous Faith: Part 2

In case you missed it, you can read Part 1 here. 02/13/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – During her time […]

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Coptic Christian Girl Reported Missing

02/13/2019 Egypt (International Christian Concern) –  According to Watani, an 18-year old Coptic Christian girl living just south of Luxor […]

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Coptic Christian Girl Reported Missing

02/13/2019 Egypt (International Christian Concern) –  According to Watani, an 18-year old Coptic Christian girl living just south of Luxor […]

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Imprisoned Chinese Pastor John Cao Perseveres in Jail for the Lord

Chinese pastor John Sanqiang Cao was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to seven years in prison for his ministry in Myanmar in 2018.

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Imprisoned Chinese Pastor John Cao Perseveres in Jail for the Lord

Chinese pastor John Sanqiang Cao was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to seven years in prison for his ministry in Myanmar in 2018.

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Inside the Genocide: 20 Times President Buhari failed to protect Christians in 2018

A nightmarish scene unfolded in front of Rev. Gerison Ezekiel Killa. Shouting and gunshots rang out from the bushes flanked the Benue River. Fellow villagers flung themselves into the river’s murky depths to escape the bullets.

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Inside the Genocide: 20 Times President Buhari failed to protect Christians in 2018

A nightmarish scene unfolded in front of Rev. Gerison Ezekiel Killa. Shouting and gunshots rang out from the bushes flanked the Benue River. Fellow villagers flung themselves into the river’s murky depths to escape the bullets.

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Iran Authorities Raid House Church in Rasht

02/12/2019 Iran (International Christian Concern) –  On February 10th, authorities raided a house church in Rasht. The pastor, Matias Haknejad, […]

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Iran Authorities Raid House Church in Rasht

02/12/2019 Iran (International Christian Concern) –  On February 10th, authorities raided a house church in Rasht. The pastor, Matias Haknejad, […]

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Nigerian Religious Leaders Hod Meeting to Call for Peaceful Elections

02/12/2019 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – The US Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, along with the Archbishop of Jos, Rev. […]

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Nigerian Religious Leaders Hod Meeting to Call for Peaceful Elections

02/12/2019 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – The US Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, along with the Archbishop of Jos, Rev. […]

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Tajikistan authorities burn calendars sent to churches because of Bible verses

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Pastor kidnapped by Buddhist forces is reported dead in Myanmar

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Scottish government promises not to reuse anti-Christian “Bigots” poster after MSPs speak out

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Judge Ahmadzadeh Singles Out Christians in Court

Judge Mashallah Ahmadzadeh has presided over the trials of many Iranian Christians arrested by the authorities.

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Judge Ahmadzadeh Singles Out Christians in Court

Judge Mashallah Ahmadzadeh has presided over the trials of many Iranian Christians arrested by the authorities.

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Taiwan, U.S. to Hold Indo-Pacific Forum on Religious Freedom

02/12/2019 Taiwan (International Christian Concern) – According to Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Taiwan and the United States will […]

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Taiwan, U.S. to Hold Indo-Pacific Forum on Religious Freedom

02/12/2019 Taiwan (International Christian Concern) – According to Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Taiwan and the United States will […]

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Christians Injured in Attack on Prayer Meeting in India

02/12/2019 India (International Christian Concern) – Six Christians were severely injured in a recent attack by Hindu radicals on a […]

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Christians Injured in Attack on Prayer Meeting in India

02/12/2019 India (International Christian Concern) – Six Christians were severely injured in a recent attack by Hindu radicals on a […]

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Leah Sharibu’s Courageous Faith: Part 1

02/12/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – What would you do if you were suddenly given the ultimatum of con­verting to […]

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Leah Sharibu’s Courageous Faith: Part 1

02/12/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – What would you do if you were suddenly given the ultimatum of con­verting to […]

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Inside the Genocide: Nigeria’s Election Either Way, Christians Lose

Persecuted Christians in Nigeria cling to hope that change will come with every election. However, with two Muslim contestants dominating this year’s race, they don’t have much to hope for.

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Inside the Genocide: Nigeria’s Election Either Way, Christians Lose

Persecuted Christians in Nigeria cling to hope that change will come with every election. However, with two Muslim contestants dominating this year’s race, they don’t have much to hope for.

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ICC Requests Treasury Sanctions Against Iranian Leaders Who Send Christians to “Torture Factory”

Three Judges and Infamous Evin Prison Targeted Under Global Magnitsky Act 02/11/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Today, International Christian […]

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ICC Requests Treasury Sanctions Against Iranian Leaders Who Send Christians to “Torture Factory”

Three Judges and Infamous Evin Prison Targeted Under Global Magnitsky Act 02/11/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Today, International Christian […]

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New Video of Kidnapped Nun in Mali Surfaces

02/11/2019 Mali (International Christian Concern) – A new video of a kidnapped Colombian nun has recently surfaced, giving hope to […]

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New Video of Kidnapped Nun in Mali Surfaces

02/11/2019 Mali (International Christian Concern) – A new video of a kidnapped Colombian nun has recently surfaced, giving hope to […]

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Asia Bibi Unable to Leave Pakistan After Supreme Court Upheld Acquittal

02/11/2019 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – Asia Bibi, a Christian woman recently acquitted of blasphemy, is still unable to leave […]

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Asia Bibi Unable to Leave Pakistan After Supreme Court Upheld Acquittal

02/11/2019 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – Asia Bibi, a Christian woman recently acquitted of blasphemy, is still unable to leave […]

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Former Jakarta Governor Ahok Joins Indonesia’s Ruling Party

02/11/2019 Indonesia (International Christian Concern) – On February 8, the recently released former Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama announced his […]

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Former Jakarta Governor Ahok Joins Indonesia’s Ruling Party

02/11/2019 Indonesia (International Christian Concern) – On February 8, the recently released former Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama announced his […]

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Iran Observes 40th Anniversary of Founding

02/11/2019 Iran (International Christian Concern) –  Today, Iran is marking the 40-year anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. Each anniversary, the […]

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Iran Observes 40th Anniversary of Founding

02/11/2019 Iran (International Christian Concern) –  Today, Iran is marking the 40-year anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. Each anniversary, the […]

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ICC Provides Counseling to Victims of Violence

02/11/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Experiencing persecution can have lifelong repercussions for both the victims and the eyewitnesses of […]

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ICC Provides Counseling to Victims of Violence

02/11/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Experiencing persecution can have lifelong repercussions for both the victims and the eyewitnesses of […]

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China Shuts Down Many Churches Involved in Defectors Ministry

02/10/2019 China (International Christian Concern) – China’s crackdown on Christianity is not just toward Chinese Christians, the North Korean defectors […]

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China Shuts Down Many Churches Involved in Defectors Ministry

02/10/2019 China (International Christian Concern) – China’s crackdown on Christianity is not just toward Chinese Christians, the North Korean defectors […]

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ICC Restores Shattered Church Community in Nepal

On May 11, 2018, Immanuel Church, located in Kanchanpur, Nepal, was set on fire by unknown individuals.

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ICC Restores Shattered Church Community in Nepal

On May 11, 2018, Immanuel Church, located in Kanchanpur, Nepal, was set on fire by unknown individuals.

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Sentence Issued Against Policeman Who Murdered 2 Christians

02/10/2019 Egypt (International Christian Concern) –  A criminal court in Upper Egypt’s Minya Governorate has issued a death sentence against […]

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Sentence Issued Against Policeman Who Murdered 2 Christians

02/10/2019 Egypt (International Christian Concern) –  A criminal court in Upper Egypt’s Minya Governorate has issued a death sentence against […]

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Chinese Bishop and Priests From Hebei Temporarily Released

02/09/2019 China (International Christian Concern) – A underground bishop and two priests from Hebei province in northern China who had […]

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Chinese Bishop and Priests From Hebei Temporarily Released

02/09/2019 China (International Christian Concern) – A underground bishop and two priests from Hebei province in northern China who had […]

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Statue of the Virgin Mary Vandalized in India’s Madhya Pradesh State

02/09/2019 India (International Christian Concern) – A statue of the Virgin Mary was vandalized by unknown individuals on February 3 […]

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Statue of the Virgin Mary Vandalized in India’s Madhya Pradesh State

02/09/2019 India (International Christian Concern) – A statue of the Virgin Mary was vandalized by unknown individuals on February 3 […]

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ICC Brings Hope to India Through Bibles and Bikes

02/09/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – For many years, ICC has reported on the enduring faith of those will­ing to […]

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ICC Brings Hope to India Through Bibles and Bikes

02/09/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – For many years, ICC has reported on the enduring faith of those will­ing to […]

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Iran Declares “Islamic Clemency” for Some Prisoners

02/09/2019 Iran (International Christian Concern) – Iranian media has announced that “Islamic clemency” will be granted to approximately 50,000 prisoners […]

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Iran Declares “Islamic Clemency” for Some Prisoners

02/09/2019 Iran (International Christian Concern) – Iranian media has announced that “Islamic clemency” will be granted to approximately 50,000 prisoners […]

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Malaysian Terrorist Responsible for Indonesia Bombing Has No Remorse

02/08/2019 Malaysia (International Christian Concern) – Taufik Abdul Halim, the Malaysian terrorist behind the first ever bombing launched by a […]

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Malaysian Terrorist Responsible for Indonesia Bombing Has No Remorse

02/08/2019 Malaysia (International Christian Concern) – Taufik Abdul Halim, the Malaysian terrorist behind the first ever bombing launched by a […]

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Elderly Christian convert from Islam endures ten days of interrogation in Iran

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Christian Police Officer in Ethiopia Arrested and Dismissed for Talking About His Faith

02/08/2019 Ethiopia (International Christian Concern) – A Christian police officer in Ethiopia was recently arrested, dismissed, and told to move […]

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Christian Police Officer in Ethiopia Arrested and Dismissed for Talking About His Faith

02/08/2019 Ethiopia (International Christian Concern) – A Christian police officer in Ethiopia was recently arrested, dismissed, and told to move […]

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ICC Provides Aid for a Persecuted Pastor’s Family in Uzbekistan

02/08/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – In Uzbekistan, pastors are often persecuted for their faith, yet the persecution the pastor […]

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ICC Provides Aid for a Persecuted Pastor’s Family in Uzbekistan

02/08/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – In Uzbekistan, pastors are often persecuted for their faith, yet the persecution the pastor […]

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Nepalese Pastor Arrested on False Forced Conversion Charges in India

02/08/2019 India (International Christian Concern) – On January 28, Pastor Dharmendra Singh, from Nepalganj, Nepal, was arrested by police in […]

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Nepalese Pastor Arrested on False Forced Conversion Charges in India

02/08/2019 India (International Christian Concern) – On January 28, Pastor Dharmendra Singh, from Nepalganj, Nepal, was arrested by police in […]

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Erdogan Holds Halki Seminary Hostage

02/08/2019 Turkey (International Christian Concern) – This week, Turkish President Erdogan met with Greek Prime Minister Tsipras in Ankara. The […]

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Erdogan Holds Halki Seminary Hostage

02/08/2019 Turkey (International Christian Concern) – This week, Turkish President Erdogan met with Greek Prime Minister Tsipras in Ankara. The […]

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Islam Getting More Radical in Indonesia

02/07/2019 Indonesia (International Christian Concern) – Although Indonesia is a Muslim-majority country, it is unlike Malaysia and Brunei, where they […]

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Islam Getting More Radical in Indonesia

02/07/2019 Indonesia (International Christian Concern) – Although Indonesia is a Muslim-majority country, it is unlike Malaysia and Brunei, where they […]

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Church in Abuja Calls for 30-Day Vigil for Upcoming Elections

02/07/2019 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Nigeria’s election season has historically been a time of violence and corruption. In addition, […]

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Church in Abuja Calls for 30-Day Vigil for Upcoming Elections

02/07/2019 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Nigeria’s election season has historically been a time of violence and corruption. In addition, […]

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Chinese government cyber-censors to scrutinise Christian online video content

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The Hopeful Lessons Learned from Asia Bibi’s Acquittal in Pakistan

Asia Bibi, a Christian mother of five, spent almost nine years in prison after being falsely accused of committing blasphemy against Islam.

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The Hopeful Lessons Learned from Asia Bibi’s Acquittal in Pakistan

Asia Bibi, a Christian mother of five, spent almost nine years in prison after being falsely accused of committing blasphemy against Islam.

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State Government in India Passes Resolution to End Discrimination Against Low Caste Christians

02/07/2019 India (International Christian Concern) – The Legislative Assembly of Andhra Pradesh, located in India’s southeast, unanimously passed a resolution […]

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State Government in India Passes Resolution to End Discrimination Against Low Caste Christians

02/07/2019 India (International Christian Concern) – The Legislative Assembly of Andhra Pradesh, located in India’s southeast, unanimously passed a resolution […]

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Turkish State Continues Interference Against Armenian Church

02/07/2019 Turkey (International Christian Concern) – The Turkish Foreign Minister met this week with the Armenian Apostolic Church’s legate in […]

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Turkish State Continues Interference Against Armenian Church

02/07/2019 Turkey (International Christian Concern) – The Turkish Foreign Minister met this week with the Armenian Apostolic Church’s legate in […]

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The Whispers of King Cyrus: Part 2

In case you missed it, you can read Part 1 here. 02/07/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – “Iranian youth are […]

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The Whispers of King Cyrus: Part 2

In case you missed it, you can read Part 1 here. 02/07/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – “Iranian youth are […]

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PAKISTAN: Pervaiz Masih Acquitted

A Pakistani lower court acquitted a Christian of blasphemy after a three-year trial – for lack of evidence against him. Normally blasphemy cases are passed along to higher courts. However, on 19 January, a lower court judge accepted the application for acquittal, though allowing the

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NORTH KOREA: Defectors Sharing the Gospel

Mrs Han, a North Korean defector, is determined to share her faith with her countrymen. After defecting a few years ago, Mrs Han came to know Christ in South Korea. She then joined a VOM training program for defectors that teaches the basic tenants of

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IRAN: Further Arrests of Christian Converts

Iranian Christians request prayer for two converts who were recently arrested and detained. On 23 January, Sina Moloudian, was arrested in Esfahan and then on 25 January Ismaeil Maghrebinejad was arrested in Shiraz. Iranian intelligence agents arrived at the house of Sina Moloudian (26) without

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Joint Statement calling for Xinjiang Resolution at the UNHRC

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Evin Prison: A Tool of Repression Against Iranian Christians

This month marks the 40-year anniversary of the founding of the modern Islamic Republic of Iran.

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Evin Prison: A Tool of Repression Against Iranian Christians

This month marks the 40-year anniversary of the founding of the modern Islamic Republic of Iran.

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China Sets New Rules on Online Videos, Adds Censorship to Religious Content

02/06/2019 China (International Christian Concern) – In January, the China Netcasting Services Association (CNSA) issued new regulations stating that all […]

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China Sets New Rules on Online Videos, Adds Censorship to Religious Content

02/06/2019 China (International Christian Concern) – In January, the China Netcasting Services Association (CNSA) issued new regulations stating that all […]

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Nigeria’s Middle Belt Report: Attacks by Boko Haram and Fulani Militants Increase Sharply in 2018

02/06/2019 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Bloodshed in 2018 spiked dramatically in Nigeria’s Middle Belt region, with the heaviest […]

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Nigeria’s Middle Belt Report: Attacks by Boko Haram and Fulani Militants Increase Sharply in 2018

02/06/2019 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Bloodshed in 2018 spiked dramatically in Nigeria’s Middle Belt region, with the heaviest […]

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Court’s Decision on Asia Bibi Sends Message to Extremists in Pakistan

02/06/2019 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – Last week, Pakistan’s Supreme Court upheld the acquittal of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman […]

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Court’s Decision on Asia Bibi Sends Message to Extremists in Pakistan

02/06/2019 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – Last week, Pakistan’s Supreme Court upheld the acquittal of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman […]

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The Whispers of King Cyrus: Part 1

02/06/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – King Cyrus’ footprints are found throughout the Old Testament. He is the king who […]

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The Whispers of King Cyrus: Part 1

02/06/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – King Cyrus’ footprints are found throughout the Old Testament. He is the king who […]

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Egypt’s New Counter-Sectarianism Committee Moves Forward

02/06/2019 Egypt (International Christian Concern) – Roughly one month after Egypt’s new Higher Committee to Counter Sectarian Violence was formed, […]

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Egypt’s New Counter-Sectarianism Committee Moves Forward

02/06/2019 Egypt (International Christian Concern) – Roughly one month after Egypt’s new Higher Committee to Counter Sectarian Violence was formed, […]

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Islamic State-linked terrorists kidnap Egyptian Christian in Sinai

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Kidnapped Pastor Killed in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

Pastor Is Survived by Wife and Three Young Children 02/05/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has […]

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Kidnapped Pastor Killed in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

Pastor Is Survived by Wife and Three Young Children 02/05/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has […]

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North Korean Christians Preserve Their Faith by Staying Low Profile

02/05/2019 North Korea (International Christian Concern) – In order to keep their faith, North Korean Christians have to pray or […]

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North Korean Christians Preserve Their Faith by Staying Low Profile

02/05/2019 North Korea (International Christian Concern) – In order to keep their faith, North Korean Christians have to pray or […]

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CAR Signs Peace Agreement with Rebel Militias

02/05/2019 CAR (International Christian Concern) – The government of CAR and 14 of the rebel militias in the country have […]

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CAR Signs Peace Agreement with Rebel Militias

02/05/2019 CAR (International Christian Concern) – The government of CAR and 14 of the rebel militias in the country have […]

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Unprecedented gathering of 130,000 Christians in officially Islamic UAE

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Pentecostal Church Torched in India’s Telangana State

02/05/2019 India (International Christian Concern) – On February 2, a Pentecostal Church, located in India’s Telangana state, was sent on […]

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Pentecostal Church Torched in India’s Telangana State

02/05/2019 India (International Christian Concern) – On February 2, a Pentecostal Church, located in India’s Telangana state, was set on […]

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Did Historic Papal Visit to UAE Widen Door to Religious Freedom?

02/05/2019 UAE (International Christian Concern) – Today, Pope Francis’ visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has concluded. His visit […]

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Did Historic Papal Visit to UAE Widen Door to Religious Freedom?

02/05/2019 UAE (International Christian Concern) – Today, Pope Francis’ visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has concluded. His visit […]

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ICC Provides Persecution Preparedness Training in India

02/05/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh has become a hotbed of persecution as the […]

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ICC Provides Persecution Preparedness Training in India

02/05/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh has become a hotbed of persecution as the […]

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Philippines Arrests Main Suspect of Jolo Cathedral Bombing

02/04/2019 Philippines (International Christian Concern) – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Oscar Albayalde announced on Monday, February 4 that the […]

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Philippines Arrests Main Suspect of Jolo Cathedral Bombing

02/04/2019 Philippines (International Christian Concern) – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Oscar Albayalde announced on Monday, February 4 that the […]

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Al-Shabaab Secretly Recruiting Using Jobs and Scholarships

02/04/2019 Kenya (International Christian Concern) – Al-Shabaab is using new and more devious tricks in their attempts to recruit young […]

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Al-Shabaab Secretly Recruiting Using Jobs and Scholarships

02/04/2019 Kenya (International Christian Concern) – Al-Shabaab is using new and more devious tricks in their attempts to recruit young […]

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Christian Leaders in India Demand Justice for Kandhamal Victims

02/04/2019 India (International Christian Concern) – Ten years have passed since the Christian community of the Kandhamal district, located in […]

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Christian Leaders in India Demand Justice for Kandhamal Victims

02/04/2019 India (International Christian Concern) – Ten years have passed since the Christian community of the Kandhamal district, located in […]

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Egypt Denies Human Rights Watch Report

02/01/2019 Egypt (International Christian Concern) – Egypt’s Public Prosecutor’s Office issued a statement on January 31st denying the content of […]

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Egypt Denies Human Rights Watch Report

02/01/2019 Egypt (International Christian Concern) – Egypt’s Public Prosecutor’s Office issued a statement on January 31st denying the content of […]

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Building work begins on new church as Egyptian president lives up to promises

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Boko Haram Kill 60 Civilians in Town After Military Deserts Post

02/03/2019 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Boko Haram killed 60 people in an attack on the village of Rann in […]

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Boko Haram Kill 60 Civilians in Town After Military Deserts Post

02/03/2019 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Boko Haram killed 60 people in an attack on the village of Rann in […]

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Kapit Church in Sarawak Broken Into, Desecrated by Young Men

02/03/2019 Malaysia (International Christian Concern) – At least four men had broken into the Church of Mary Immaculate Conception in […]

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Kapit Church in Sarawak Broken Into, Desecrated by Young Men

02/03/2019 Malaysia (International Christian Concern) – At least four men had broken into the Church of Mary Immaculate Conception in […]

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Local Politician Claims 98 Christians in India ‘Reconverted’ to Hinduism Under Threat

02/03/2019 India (International Christian Concern) – Jiten Chowdhury, president of the Upajati Ganamukti Parishad, claims that 98 people in India’s […]

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Local Politician Claims 98 Christians in India ‘Reconverted’ to Hinduism Under Threat

02/03/2019 India (International Christian Concern) – Jiten Chowdhury, president of the Upajati Ganamukti Parishad, claims that 98 people in India’s […]

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ICC Travels to Uganda: Part 2

In case you missed it, you can read Part 1 here. 02/03/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – “In 2014, I […]

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ICC Travels to Uganda: Part 2

In case you missed it, you can read Part 1 here. 02/03/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – “In 2014, I […]

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