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Women Increasingly Radicalized in Malaysia to Initiate Terrorist Attacks

ICC Note: According to the chief of counterterrorism division in Malaysia, more women are being radicalized by Islamic State militants to […]

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Fulani Militants Attack Bus Passengers, Rape Women on 5 May

ICC Note: On Saturday 5 May, Fulani militants attacked a bus full of people travelling to Kaduna State. During the […]

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North Korean Female Defectors Under the Constant Threat of Rape

ICC Note: At a Working Group on North Korean Women event in New York, North Korean female defectors shared that […]

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North Korean Female Defectors Constantly Under the Threat of Rape

ICC Note: Defectors recently share at a Working Group on North Korean Women event in New York that North Korean […]

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North Korean Female Defectors Under the Constant Threat of Rape

ICC Note: At a Working Group on North Korean Women event in New York, North Korean female defectors shared that […]

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Kenyan Doctor Petitions for FGM to Be Legalized

ICC Note There is a doctor in Kenya, Tatu Kamau, who is now petitioning for the legalization of Female genital mutilation. This act, which is illegal in most countries around the world, is a traditional practice that often hurts or even kills young girls and women. Kenya made the practice illegal in 2011 due to…

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80 Girls Rescued From Forced Marriages in Tanzania

ICC Note Tanzania has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world. UNICEF estimates that nearly one-third of all girls in Tanzania are married before they turn 18 and five percent are married before they even turn 15. This is despite the constitution in Tanzania being changed to make marriage before 18… Continue Reading

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Christian Grooming Epidemic in Egypt

Girls and boys targeted for kidnap and conversion. Release urges Egypt to protect its Christian minority Christian girls in Egypt are being targeted for kidnapping, forced marriage and conversion, says Release International, which supports persecuted C… Continue Reading

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Woman Describes The Five Years She Was in the Al-Shabaab Captivity

ICC Note- A lady in Kenya describes her time as a slave for al-Shabaab in Lamu County. Fatuma was in need of money to provide for herself and her two children. In order to do this, she turned to spying for al-Shabaab, as her cousin told her it would make her good money. She travelled…

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Audio from 10th Anniversary Conference – Love Never Fails, October 2017

Audio from 10th Anniversary Conference – Love Never Fails, October 2017 We are pleased to provide you with four audio files from our 10th Anniversary Conference Love Never Fails which was hosted by Release Women in St. Michael’s Church, Lon… Continue Reading

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Fulani Militants Raid Village, Kill 28 Women and Children

10/17/2017 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Fulani militants raided Nkedoron community in Plateau State, Nigeria. During this raid, the militants attacked and killed at least 28 people, mostly Christians, including many women and children. This struggle between Fulani militants and Christian farmers has been an ongoing and… Continue Reading

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Witch Doctors Perform Ritual Sacrifice of Children in Uganda Still

ICC Note Witch doctors in Uganda have increase child and human sacrifices recently due to the extreme drought that is affecting much of East Africa. In 2015, there were 7 children and 6 adults killed in rituals. 2016 had 7 children and 2 adults killed. So far in 2017 that number may be much higher.… Continue Reading

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Boko Haram Body Count Nearly 400 in Last 5 Months

ICC Note In the last 5 months, Boko Haram has killed nearly 400 people in Northeastern Nigeria and Cameroon. This is nearly double the number killed in the previous 5 months. This also comes during the Nigerian Military’s biggest push to end Boko Haram. President Buhari had given a command to capture the terrorist leader… Continue Reading

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Young Kenyan Women Relate Tales of Sex Slavery in Al-Shabaab

ICC Note Kenyan women held captive by Al-Shabaab relate the terrors of being forced into sex slavery, forced marriages and servitude. Many of these women came from coastal Kenya, and were tricked into believing that they were being given a job. When they travelled to the work place, they would be drugged and kidnapped. For… Continue Reading

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Child Marriages on the Rise in South Sudan

ICC Note Child Marriages are on the rise in South Sudan, partially because of the civil war that is taking place. The war and the famine in East Africa are causing many people to starve in South Sudan. Even when they are able to get aid, they often lose it to the fighting factions in… Continue Reading

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Boko Haram Conduct Series of Suicide Bombings: More Than 30 Dead, 80 Injured

ICC Note: Boko Haram conducted a series of three suicide bombings that have left at least 30 dead and more than 80 injured. This attack used the women as the bombers which has been a new and continued tactic by Boko Haram, as women are less likely to be caught in the act. The attack… Continue Reading

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Christian Mother of Three Dies in Captivity in Eritrea

ICC Note: Eritrea is one the most repressive nations in the world. It does not allow any information into or out of the country that it thinks does not fit within its own beliefs. Earlier this year, the government went door to door and arrested over 100 people that it suspected of being evangelical Christians.… Continue Reading

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Female Genital Mutilations See Spike During School Holidays

ICC Note: Holidays for many girls in Somalia are a time of hardship and pain. Female genital mutilation, which is seen as a human rights violation, is often conducted in Somalia during holiday periods. This is because the girls then have time to have the surgery and heal before having to return to school or… Continue Reading

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Africa’s World War: Democratic Republic of Congo Civil War

ICC Note: The Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) has been in constant violent conflict since its civil war began in 1997. This conflict has been called “Africa’s World War”. It has involved tens of millions of people, including millions of deaths. There has been widespread use of Child Soldiers in these conflicts, which leads to a… Continue Reading

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Nearly 10 Percent of Eritreans Have Fled in Recent Years

ICC Note: Eritrea has been called the “North Korea” of Africa. This is not an exaggeration. The country is so closed off that many of its own people flee by walking across deserts into unknown lands. Nearly 400,000 people, almost 10% of the population, has fled. There is forced national service, religious persecution, unlawful and… Continue Reading

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Boko Haram Releases Video of 10 Female Hostages

ICC Note: Boko Haram released a video of 10 women that they are currently holding captive. These women are believed to be from the convoy that was attack last month. In the video, they are pleading to the Nigerian government to negotiate their release. In a video posted shortly after the capture, Boko Haram’s leader,… Continue Reading

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In Somali Drought, Women Are Fighting Sexual Predators as Well as Hunger

ICC Note  Women in Somalia are not only dealing with a famine, that has made more than 700,000 people leave their homes in search for food, but are also dealing with sexual assault at three times the rate of other nearby countries. This is mainly due to a lack of security when travelling. The perpetrators… Continue Reading

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Christian Women Face Double Persecution

ICC Note According to News Busters the term ‘war on women’ is often used in our current political climate without acknowledging the war that is conducted against persecuted women abroad. In fact, Christian women abroad face a ‘double persecution’ that makes them vulnerable to rape, kidnapping and family members slain before their eyes. Because women… Continue Reading

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Concerned Parents still waiting to see released Chibok girls

ICC Note: Over the weekend 82 Chibok girls were released by Boko Haram, after negotiating with the Nigerian government the exchange of five of their imprisoned fighters. These girls were abducted in 2014 and many of them were abused and forced to convert to Islam. Women in Nigeria are constantly victims of abuse, but Christian… Continue Reading

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Women in Middle East Experience More Discrimination

ICC Note Across the Middle East, Christians experience pervasive persecution. Whether it is social, physical, or legal, discrimination is an ever-present reality. Women in the Middle East often experience additional discrimination because of their gender. Not only are Christian women the wrong religion, they are also the wrong gender. A recent survey by the International… Continue Reading

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Christian Man Dies Defending Women from Mob with Govt Ties

ICC Note: The Government of Sudan is continuing its attempts to take over Christian churches. Police and an angry mob attacked a Presbyterian church and detained some members. The Christians were protesting the illegal appropriation of their land by a Sudanese police officer. Two men who were attempting to defend women who were being attacked… Continue Reading

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2400 Pages of Fake Evidence Were Filed Against a Christian Woman in China

ICC Note: A Chinese hotel operator is being accused of belonging to a cult she has no association with. Tu Yan was detained along with four other church goers and 2,400 pages of “evidence” were submitted by the prosecutors attempting to link her to a cult called the Three Grades of Servants. The evidence was… Continue Reading

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ICC Helps Widows Piece Their Lives Back Together

By Daniel Harris 04/11/2017 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – On July 7, 2015, gunmen from the Islamic extremist group al-Shabaab, which operates in Somalia, carried out an attack on quarry workers in the middle of the night across the border in Kenya. The attack happened as the workers slept and claimed 14 Kenyans’ lives.…

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Christian women die following hunger strike

Two Pentecostal Christians are reported to have died in Eritrea on 17 March, days after being transferred to a hospital from detention, where they had been on hunger strike. Continue Reading

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ISIS Horror: Mother Suspended by Cables, Raped Daily in Front of Her Children

More atrocious stories are emerging from liberated parts of Iraq. A Sunni Muslim recently recalled the torture she endured at the hands of Islamic State militants in captivity. Much like the reports we have heard of the treatment of Yazidi and Christian women, this mother was hung by cables and repeatedly raped by her captors… Continue Reading

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Egyptian Police Accused Of ‘Complicity And Apathy’ In Case Of Kidnapped Christian Woman

ICC Note: The family of a missing 18-year-old missing Christian girl in Egypt have accused the police of complicity and apathy in the case. Hanan Adly Girgis went missing on January 26, her family suspect their Muslim neighbor responsible for her disappearance. A national security investigation in response to Hanan’s suspected kidnapping, but according to… Continue Reading

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NEWS | ISIS Kills 10-Y-O Girl Using Flesh-Ripping Torture Device

ISIS has reportedly executed a 10-year-old girl for stepping out of her home without a male escort. What’s more terrifying, is the medieval device they used to torture and kill her. According to Sputnik Arabi and Daily Mail, Fatan was killed using a metal torture device that rips apart the victim’s flesh. Learn more: http://ow.ly/G6Yg308R5XI Continue Reading

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Christian Family in Pakistan Claim Police Won’t Investigate Daughter’s Murder

ICC Note: A Christian family in Pakistan has claimed that police are refusing to investigate the murder of their 12-year-old daughter who was found drowned in a canal in eastern Pakistan. According to reports, the police claim that the 12-year-old committed suicide after suffering depression, something the family ardently refutes. The family claims their daughter… Continue Reading

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Women ‘central’ to spread of Christianity in Iran

ICC Note: According to a new report by Open Doors, Iranian women are leading the charge of evangelism and church development in Iran. The report explains that proportionally women in Iran are more involved in ministry in Iran than women in many western countries, despite them not have equal legal rights. These same women, many… Continue Reading

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Christian Woman Stripped And Beaten By Muslim Mob: Egyptian Prosecutors Drop Case

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Boko Haram’s Female Victims Forced Into Prostitution to Feed Families

ICC Note The Lake Chad basin has become home to many displaced families who have fled Boko Haram’s frequent and violent attacks. The swamp-like area is located where Chad, Cameroon, Niger, and Nigeria’s borders meet and houses approximately 2 million people. A recent Red Cross report reveals the horrific living conditions the families, including the… Continue Reading

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China: Xinjiang Woman Imprisoned For Holding Bible Study

A local court in China’s western Xinjiang sentenced a Christian woman to three years in prison for holding a Bible study. Ma Huichao, who was taken into police custody along with four other Christians when officials claimed their Bible study met without government approval, stood

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Chinese Woman Prohibited From Pleading Innocent In House Church Case

ICC Note: China has barred a human rights lawyer from pleading innocent in the case of a Christian woman who was holding house church services. Ma Huichao is accused of “gathering a crowd to disturb public order” after 4 people met at her house for a church meeting. This case probably reflects the implementation of… Continue Reading

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Woman Stabbed to Death in Attack on Home for Retired Missionaries

ICC Note: A woman was fatally stabbed in southwestern France after a masked man carried out an attack on a home that houses retired missionaries. According to the latest reports, authorities are currently searching for the attacker. Although it is not yet clear if the attack was religiously motivated, this attack has been one of… Continue Reading

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Please Remember Her Name Nguba Buba

More than two years ago, I was handed a slip of paper with the name “Nguba Buba” on it. Nguba Buba. Remember her name, please. Nguba Buba was one of the 276 girls kidnapped on 14 April 2014 by Boko Haram militants who stormed her

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Christian Girls Hid While Islamic State Invaded Their Home in Iraq

Last weekend, seven female Christian students were rescued after being trapped by Islamic State fighters for several hours, in a surprise attack on Kirkuk. “Suddenly their street was filled with Islamic State warriors shouting ‘Alahu Akbar,’” Father Ammar shared. “Most students were able to leave their houses in time, but seven girls couldn’t escape.” Ammar is […] Continue Reading

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Christian Daughter Denied Burial of Mother in Kyrgyzstan by Muslim and Orthodox Leaders

ICC NOTE: In what can only be a scene dreamed up in a strange melancholic film, a family in the Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan was forced to bury and exhume their recently deceased mother three times. The reason for the unbelievable act? The late mother was Christian in a majority Muslim village, but it… Continue Reading

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Christian Converts Like Woman Stabbed to Death in Australia Face Increasing Attacks, Human Rights Group Warns

ICC Note: A 35-year-old Iranian Christian convert was stabbed to death by her husband in Sydney, Australia on September 28.. This comes as a reflection of the vast numbers of Iranian Christians that are forced to flee their homes and families for fear of retribution. In Iran, the government does not recognize religion change, especially… Continue Reading

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Christian Woman Murdered After Being Accused of Desecrating Sri Guru Granth Sahib

ICC Note: A Christian woman in India northwest was murdered by unidentified assailants after being accused of desecrating the Sri Guru Granth Sahib. According to police, the Christian woman was hacked with a sickle below the knee and took four hours to bleed out. Religious intolerance in India has skyrocketed since 2014 with the rise… Continue Reading

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Christian Woman Raped and Murdered in Central India

ICC Note: A Christian woman in India’s Madhya Pradesh state was raped and murdered last month. It is still unclear whether her religious identity was the cause of the attack, but local Christian women reported regular harassment from the local Hindus. Christians in India have come under increasing attack since the rise of the current government. Led… Continue Reading

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NEWS | Evangelicals Resist Imposition of Sharia Law in Malaysia

While so much energy has been put forth in America over the past several decades to remove any Christian influence from government, a reversed but highly threatening trend is ongoing in Malaysia: the call for Sharia law. Whereas the American Constitution finds Biblical foundation in provisions for equal rights under the law for all, regardless… Continue Reading

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Christians Urge Authorities to Look into Forced Marriage of Christian Girl, Killing of Father

ICC Note: Christians and social activists are condemning the recent abduction and forced conversion of a Christian girl and the murder of her father near Faisalabad. Christian groups held a press conference on Wednesday, calling for an unbiased look the case so that justice might be served. The family of these two victims has received… Continue Reading

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NEWS | Female Christian Prisoner Goes on Hunger Strike Again

Christian convert and Iranian prisoner, Maryam Zargaran has gone on another hunger strike in Evin prison to contest Iran’s refusal to allow her proper medical attention. Zargaran’s last hunger strike led to the prison allowing her medical leave at the beginning of June. On June 27, however, she was forced to return without having completed… Continue Reading

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Christian Woman Found Dead in India; Family Suspected of Faith-Related Murder

ICC Note: A Christian woman in India was found dead in the jungle in Jharkhand state in mid-June. According to the local Christian community, many suspect the woman was killed by her family because of her conversion to Christianity. Religious intolerance in India has been on the rise since the Hindu nationalist BJP government came to… Continue Reading

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Christian Migrants Kidnapped by ISIS in Libya Kept as Sex Slaves After Forced Conversion to Islam

ICC Note: Christian migrants passing through Libya hoping to reach Europe share stories of beating, sexual enslavement and forced conversions at the hands of Islamic State militants along the way. Amnesty International has released a report dealing with the widespread abuse experienced by migrants and refugees in the North African country. One woman from Eritrea… Continue Reading

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Pakistan ~ Persecution – Urgent Trauma help for Lahore Easter Bomb Victims

Release International sending trauma counsellors to help victims, petition calls for repeal of blasphemy laws – ‘a root of persecution’ A persecution conference in London has been hearing about the long-term impact on Christians in Pakistan of the Lahore bomb attack and the growing violence against the Christian community.  Release International staged the conference, Blessed are… Continue Reading

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Christian Woman Beaten and Threatened by Police in Lahore

ICC Note: A Christian woman in Lahore has reportedly been beaten and threatened by local police. The incident follows a Christian man and Muslim woman eloping. According to reports the Christian woman attacked by the police is the sister of the Christian man that eloped with the Muslim woman. Interfaith relationships in Pakistan often cause communal… Continue Reading

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Christian Woman Stands Against False Accusation of Blasphemy in Pakistan

ICC Note: Last month, a Christian woman in Gujrat, Pakistan stood her ground when falsely accused of blasphemy in Pakistan. Pakistan’s blasphemy laws are often misused to settle scores, for personal gain, or to incite hatred against religious minority communities. In this case, a Muslim neighbor accused the Christian because of an inter-faith relationship that had taken… Continue Reading

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NEWS | Wave of Kidnappings Rock Upper Egypt’s Christian Community

ICC has recently uncovered a new wave of kidnappings plaguing Upper Egypt as young Christian women are being abducted and forced into Muslim marriages and conversions. ICC details six accounts from Christian women and girls who were affected by this vicious phenomenon during the last two months. Photo: An Egyptian Christian woman mourns the death… Continue Reading

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NEWS | Female Christian Prisoner Faces Health Issues in Iranian Prison

Christian prisoner, Maryam Zargaran, is suffering from vast physical ailments in her Iranian cell, while the prison officials refuse to provide her with proper medical care. Maryam is imprisoned because of her faith in Evin Prison. She is now plagued by nausea, ear pain and chronic pain in her joints and spinal cord. Despite these… Continue Reading

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Christian Woman Narrowly Avoids Blasphemy Accusation in Pakistan

ICC Note: A Christian woman in Pakistan narrowly avoided a deadly blasphemy accusation after the timely intervention by police officials. According to reports, this Christian woman from Gujrat was accused of blasphemy after a Muslim saw she was using a banner with the name Haji Muhammad on it. Accusations of blasphemy are sometimes made when… Continue Reading

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NEWS | Top Religious Leaders Start Outreach Program in Egypt to End Female Genital Mutilation

The Islamic University of AL Azhar is joining Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate in Egypt to fight against child abuse and, in particular, female genital mutilation. As many as 92% of married Egyptian women have undergone these practices. Learn more: http://ow.ly/Rgyt300gp6l Continue Reading

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Pakistan ~ SHG Members 3

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The Real War on Women

ICC Note: The reality of war for women in the Middle East is a fate worse than death. Women of the Christian, Yazidi and Shia faiths are locked in packed halls as ISIS soldiers torture and rape them time and time again. Being part of minority religions means that the lives of these women have… Continue Reading

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Christian Woman Targeted at a Higher Rate by Islamic Extremists According to Global Survey

ICC NOTE:  In no surprise a recent global survey showed the rise of radical Islamic extremism to be the main culprit for persecution against Christians. To continue the trend of a finding which does not seem to be surprising is how a vast majority of its victims are Christian women. Women are kidnapped and sold into… Continue Reading

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China: Wife Of Church Leader Buried Alive

The wife of a church leader in the central Chinese province of Henan was buried alive with her husband underneath the rubble of their freshly demolished church, where she suffocated and died. On 14 April, a demolition team was instructed to begin the demolition of

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Christian Woman Gang Raped by Muslim Men in Toba Tak Singh District

ICC Note: A Christian woman in the Toba Tak Singh District in Pakistan was recently attacked and gang raped by two Muslim men while her husband was away serving in the army. According to the victim’s testimony, the rapists threatened to kill her and rape her 2-year-old daughter if she resisted. Christian women and girls… Continue Reading

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Christian Women Facing Increased Instances of Kidnap and Forced Conversion in Pakistan

ICC Note: According to reports, Christian women and girls in Pakistan are facing increased instances of kidnap and forced conversion to Islam in recent months. As many as five Christian girls have faced this persecution in just the last month. According to the Movement for Solidarity and Peace, as many as 700 Christian women and… Continue Reading

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Dominican Sisters recount harrowing escape from ISIS in Iraq, resulting in death of 23 elderly nuns from heart attacks

ICC Note: 23 sisters of the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena-Iraq have died in the past 18 months due to the trauma of escaping ISIS in Iraq. The Dominican Sisters have been serving in Iraq for over 150 years now, having historically good relations with their muslim neighbors. The first attack from ISIS… Continue Reading

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BREAKING: Christian Woman Tried and Punished by Caning under Sharia Law in Indonesia

ICC NOTE: In an unprecedented move, the conservative Islamic region of Indonesia known as Aceh has publicly caned a Christian woman for selling Alcohol. Aceh is unique as it is the only region of the Muslim nation which adheres to Sharia Law after a peace agreement was reached by the Indonesian government and Islamic separatist groups in Aceh. Up until… Continue Reading

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ICC FEATURE | Forever Scarred by Persecution – Victim of Forced Conversion in Pakistan Shares Her Testimony

"I do not remember the exact date, but it was almost [the] middle of June, the hottest month of 2015, when my misery started," Komal*, a Christin teenager in Pakistan, told International Christian Concern (ICC) with tears in her eyes. Last year, Komal became one of the hundreds of Christian girls in Pakistan that are… Continue Reading

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Kenya ~ Kenyan Widow, Children Stand in Hope After Losing Father to Persecution

When he left his home in Nakuru County, Kenya for Mandera near the Somali border on December 19, Meshack Otieno had no idea that his journey would mark the start of untold agony and heartbreak for his family. Otieno, 43, was an experienced welder and had been called to Mandera for a job, right into… Continue Reading

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North Korea ~ Mrs Kitty

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Nigeria ~ Esta

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Laos – Anna

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Pakistan – Naseem

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Double Persecution Threat To Christian Women – Marcham Conference

International conference hears women increasingly targeted for violence as tactic of jihad to rob them of identity and faith. Women also victims in the church. Call for strategic solutions to end the violence.  AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE has been held in Oxford to find solutions to the growing problem of violent persecution against Christian women. ‘Increasing… Continue Reading

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International Women’s Day

It is International Women’s Day. A friend of mine blogged a beautiful story at the encouragement other women who believe in the power of story.   She, in her reflection, celebrates…

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What happens when you stand up for what you believe in?

What if we said that women’s ministry is not just for women? It’s also for men. Though this blog is about women, and highlighting women’s ministry, it still concerns men – especially men that have any women in their life, whether that be a mother, sister, wife, daughter, aunt or friend. Women’s ministry is not […] Continue Reading

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BREAKING: Retirement Home – Opened by Mother Theresa – Site of Brutal Massacre in Yemen-Four Nuns Among 16 Victims Shot Execution-Style by Attackers

3/7/2016 8:30 AM Washington D.C., (International Christian Concern) – The world is in shock as militant gunmen stormed a Catholic nun-operated retirement home in Aden, Yemen. Officials said the attackers moved room to room handcuffing the victims before finally shooting 16 staff members in the head. The home was created as a charity by Mother… Continue Reading

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NEWS | Christian Woman Fleeing Persecution in Pakistan Dies in Prison in Thailand

      Due to intense persecution faced by Christians in Pakistan, thousands of Christians choose to sell their possessions and flee to Thailand as asylum seekers. Unfortunately, Thailand does not recognize these Christians as asylum seekers and instead imprisons them as illegal immigrants. According to the British Pakistani Christian Association, a Pakistani Christian woman… Continue Reading

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Christian Woman Fleeing Persecution in Pakistan Dies in Prison in Thailand

ICC Note: Due to intense persecution faced by Christians in Pakistan, thousands of Christians choose to sell their possessions and flee to Thailand as asylum seekers. Unfortunately, Thailand does not recognize these Christians as asylum seekers and instead imprisons them as illegal immigrants. Poor conditions are normal within the prisons where these Christians are held and… Continue Reading

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Christian Girl in Pakistan Called Untouchable and Beaten by School Teacher

ICC Note: A Christian girl in Pakistan was beaten and called untouchable by school authorities after being accused of using a "Muslim toilet". Across Pakistan Christians face discrimination because of their religious identity. In this instance, the Christian girl accused of using the Muslims-only toilet was accused of making the toilets unclean because of her untouchable status as… Continue Reading

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Christians Face Being Wiped Out From The Middle East Within TEN YEARS As They Are Killed By ISIS Or Forced To Flee Persecution

ICC Note: The atrocities committed against Christians and other religious minorities by Muslim extremists raise serious questions about the very existence of these communities in the Middle East. Already, the statistics have shown a massive exodus of Christians from the region and the causes of the displacement have shown no signs of slowing. 11/10/2015 Middle… Continue Reading

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Christian Girl in Pakistan Severely Punished at School for using “Muslim Toilet”

ICC Note: A Christian schoolgirl in Faisalabad, Pakistan has reportedly been severely beaten and punished for using the school’s "Muslim Toilet". In many parts of Pakistan’s society, Christians are considered unclean due to their religious identity and are segregated from the country’s Muslim majority. Christian groups in Pakistan have asked authorities to punish the school officials involved in the… Continue Reading

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Deaf-Mute Christian Woman Sexually Assaulted in Pakistan

ICC Note: A deaf-mute Christian woman in Pakistan was sexually assaulted by a group of Muslims last month in Kasur District. Christian women are often seen as "soft targets" for assault in Pakistan because they belong to a religious minority community. For many, seeking justice is nearly impossible due to pressure and threats they face… Continue Reading

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Christian Women Continue to Face Extreme Persecution in Pakistan

ICC Note: Christian women in Pakistan continue to face some of the world’s most extreme persecution. Recently, one woman had 50% of her body burned when she refused a marriage proposal. Earlier, another deaf Christian woman was gang raped by a group of Muslim men. Both incidents show the types of persecution faced by Christian… Continue Reading

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Deaf Christian Woman Gang Raped by Muslim Men in Pakistan

ICC Note: A deaf Christian woman from Pakistan’s Kasur District was gang raped by three Muslim men that broke into her home while her family was away. Assaults on Christian women, and women from other religious minority communities, are common and under-reported in Pakistan. Often, police turn a blind eye to assaults of this nature and in… Continue Reading

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Christian Woman Rescued by Kenyan Military from Al-Shabaab

ICC Note: In a well-coordinated effort by Kenyan defense forces, Ms. Judy Mutua al-Shaba was rescued in Difa, Somalia after she was abducted by Al-Shabaab on October 12th. Ms. Mutua is currently recieving treatment at a secure location and will be airlifted to Nairobi in the coming days. It is wonderful news to hear of… Continue Reading

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Meet Betty

Meet Betty. Betty is 24 and studies at our Bible college in Indonesia. Betty is passionate about kids’ ministry and wants to do further study in child psychology. “I hope after I graduate from college I can dedicate my life to Christ, and become His servant, who’s

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Nigeria Marks 500 Days since Boko Haram Schoolgirl Abductions

ICC Note: In Nigeria, relatives of the Chibok schoolgirls gathered to commemorate 500 days since the abduction of over 200 girls. The attack took place in April of 2014 when Boko Haram militants stormed a secondary school, taking 276 girls, 57 of whom have since escaped captivity. Although the conditions of the other 219 girls… Continue Reading

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Eritrea – Aster

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Pakistan ~ Asia

  Click the image below to download the Women in our Hearts pdf Asia – Pakistan   Please click here for a country profile of Pakistan             Continue Reading

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ICC Int. feature

PRAY Around 1,000 Christian Women Forcefully Converted to Islam

‪#‎PRAY‬ Around 1,000 Christian and other religious minority women are forcefully converted to Islam and married to Muslim men every year http://ow.ly/R3VOb Continue Reading

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ISIS Post Pictures Of ‘Christian Women Kidnapped In Syria Threatening That They Will Become Sex Slaves If Ransom Is Not Paid’

ICC Note: New posts on social media have provided more information about the fate of Assyrian Christians kidnapped in Syria. The images show women holding signs with their names and July 27, 2015 written on them. Assyrian rights groups have not confirmed that these women are part of the more than 220 captured in the… Continue Reading

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ICC Int. feature

Eyewitness: The Women and Girls Rescued from Boko Haram in Nigeria

ICC Note:  Over the last couple weeks, the Nigerian military has rescued over one hundred captive Nigerians from the clutches of Boko Haram.  Some of the women and girls now share their harrowing experiences of living as a captive under Boko Haram, recalling how many were raped and killed at the hands of the Jihadi… Continue Reading

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ICC Int. feature

Asia Bibi’s Lawyer Criticizes Pakistan’s Judicial System

ICC Note: Pakistan’s judicial system is widely regarded as an affront to international rule of law standards. A culture of impunity has encouraged widespread persecution of religious minorities. 8/3/2015 Lahore (Asia News) – "Many legal requirements have been ignored in the case of Asia Bibi, the only woman to be sentenced to death for blasphemy… Continue Reading

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ICC Int. feature

Thank You for Making a Difference: Celebrating 30 Christian Women in Pakistan

In Pakistan, Christian women are forced to face a form of double persecution. Christian women are targeted by Muslim men for abduction, rape and forced conversions to Islam that are often followed by forced marriages to their abduc­tors. Christian women are most vulnerable to this growing issue while working as domestic workers in Muslim homes,… Continue Reading

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Release Pakistan feature

Asia Bibi

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Release International Egypt

Egypt – Mary

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Kenya – Sarah

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Release Tanzania feature

Tanzania ~ Generosa

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VOM feature (Voice of the Martyrs)

Life for Prisoners’ Wives

Eban is one of many women in Vietnam whose husbands have been put in prison for their outspokenness and protest about discrimination against Christians. She now has a daily struggle to support her family on her own. But one thing she never regrets, despite her

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Master Release International feature

Christian Sisters Murdered

The brutal nature of the attack, however, along with no evidence of robbery, has led some to believe the attack may have religious overtones. The Christian community in Iraq is especially vulnerable to attacks. Continue Reading

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