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ICC Meets with 27 Offices on Capitol Hill, Advocating on Behalf of Nigerian Christians

 

Last week ICC successfully completed a record 27 meetings with congressmen and staff from the House, Senate, U.S. State Department, and the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom in a drive to bring the plight of Nigeria’s Christians to the attention of our nation’s leaders. Our reception was overwhelmingly positive, and every office agreed to look into various initiatives our lawmakers can take to help stem the loss of life that threatens to throw all of Nigeria into turmoil.

Providing first-hand testimony was Rev. Matthew (*name changed for security), from the Christian Association of Nigeria in Kaduna State. Rev. Matthew, who narrowly escaped death at the hands of Islamic militants himself, gave a powerful account of the unimaginable attacks that have left hundreds of Christians dead in just the last six months. He also made it clear that Christians would continue to be a target unless more was done to stop the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram.Thank you to everyone who prayed for us during our meetings! We believe that keeping our country’s leaders informed of the events taking place in the persecuted church is an important task, especially if we wish to see the United States continue to lead the way in promoting freedom of worship and belief around the world. Please continue to pray for ICC as we follow up on these meetings and push for Congress to take stronger action to address the threat posed by Boko Haram.

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