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Oppression of Iranian Churches Leads to Arrests—and Forgiveness

February 08, 2018:

By Claire Evans 02/07/2018 Iran (International Christian Concern) – This year marks the anniversary of the 1979 Iranian Revolution, the […]

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Young North Koreans Ask Parents for Money to Defect

January 13, 2018:

ICC Note: As winter causes rivers separating North Korea and South Korea to freeze, many young North Koreans are asking […]

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Imprisoned Pastor Suffering from Physical Isolation and Psychological Dislocation

January 13, 2018:

ICC Note: USCIRF officials who visited American Pastor Andrew Brunson in a Turkish prison this past October have penned an […]

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Catholic priests resist internet censorship in Communist Vietnam

January 12, 2018:

ICC Note: Social media have become an effective way for people to share information and express opinions in a Communist […]

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Kachin Catholic leaders in Myanmar Hopeful for a Ceasefire

January 12, 2018:

ICC Note: Kachin Catholic leaders in Myanmar are hopeful that Pope Francis’ recent visit to the country will help push […]

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Pakistani Christians Fear Placing Country on ‘Special Watch List’ Will Create More Problems

January 12, 2018:

ICC Note: Christians in Pakistan fear that the recent U.S. action to place Pakistan on a ‘Special Watch List’ for […]

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Positive Changes in Morocco for Country’s Christians Sends Message of Hope to Rest of the Region

January 12, 2018:

ICC Note: Christianity has played a significant role in the Middle East and North Africa, but the persecution of Christians […]

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Three Nepalese Christians Arrested in India For Preaching Christianity

January 12, 2018:

ICC Note: Three Nepalese Christians have been arrested and sent to jail for preaching Christianity in India’s Uttar Pradesh state. […]

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Four Iranian Christians Prepare to Appeal Lengthy Prison Sentences

January 12, 2018:

ICC Note: Four Iranian Christians are preparing to appeal recent prison sentences, according to Middle Eastern Concern. One of these […]

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ICC Provides Christmas Support for Persecuted Family

January 11, 2018:

By Linda Jones 01/11/2018 Washington, DC (International Christian Concern) – Vietnam is one of the few remaining communist countries in […]

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Inadequate aid for Marawi victims upsets UN agency

January 11, 2018:

ICC Note: The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs is upset by the fact that tens of thousands […]

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Christianity on the rise despite persecution in S.E. Asia

January 11, 2018:

ICC Note: According to Evangelical Focus, evangelicalism in Muslim-majority countries in Southeast Asia including Malaysia and Indonesia is on the […]

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Fear and Tension in Garissa Remain After al-Shabaab Attack

January 11, 2018:

By Nathan Johnson 01/11/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Churches in Ijara, Kenya, part of Garissa County, have remained […]

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Seven Ethiopian Christians Arrested for Prayer Meeting

January 11, 2018:

ICC Note Seven Ethiopian Christians were arrested and have been denied bail for praying against the government in Ethiopia. The […]

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Indian Christians Seek to Influence State Elections Following Day of Protest

January 11, 2018:

ICC Note: Last Sunday, Christians from India’s Meghalaya state held a “Day of Protest” against the growing number of attacks […]

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Iraqi Family Recounts the Dangers of Making a Home in the Nineveh Plains

January 11, 2018:

ICC Note: The Yousifs are an Iraqi family who were forced to flee to Lebanon in 2015 because of persecution. […]

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Egypt Facing Unprecedented Levels of Persecution, According to New Report

January 11, 2018:

ICC Note: According to a new report by Open Doors, Christians in Egypt are facing “unprecedented levels of persecution.” Egypt […]

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Holiday Insecurity Highlights Difficult Situation Faced by Pakistani Christians

January 11, 2018:

ICC Note:  The widespread insecurity felt by Pakistani Christians over the Christmas holiday highlighted the difficult situation the religious minority community […]

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Chinese priest in Zhejiang province goes missing after Christmas

January 10, 2018:

ICC Note: Chinese priest Lu Danhua of Lishui Diocese in Zhejiang was taken away by local authorities after Christmas from […]

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Chinese authorities demolished well-known Shanxi Christian Church

January 10, 2018:

ICC Note: The Golden Lampstand Church in the Shanxi Province city of Linfen was demolished by local authorities on 1/10. […]

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Boko Haram Triple Suicide Bombing Stopped By Nigerian Military

January 10, 2018:

ICC Note The Nigerian Army stopped a triple suicide bombing from taking place in Borno State recently. Sadly, the suicide […]

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Six Nigerian Nuns Regained Freedom in Nigeria After Two Months

January 10, 2018:

ICC Note Six Nigerian nuns who had been kidnapped two months ago, were finally released on January 7. This news […]

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Gideons No Longer Allowed to Offer Bibles at Kansas Elementary School Following Complaint

January 10, 2018:

ICC Note: Following a letter of complaint from the American Humanist Association (AHA), a Kansas school district has decided that […]

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Hindu Nationalist Leader in India Calls on Followers to Buy Guns to Protect Hinduism

January 10, 2018:

ICC Note: A Hindu nationalist leader in western Uttar Pradesh has called on his followers to purchase guns and not […]

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Christians in India Hold Day of Prayer and Protest Against Rising Intolerance

January 10, 2018:

ICC Note: Thousands of Christians in Garo Hills in India participated in a day of prayer and protest against rising […]

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By Dropping Arson Charges, Egyptian Christians Now Allowed to Build New Church

January 10, 2018:

ICC Note: By dropping charges against radical Muslims who singled out Christians for attack, burning homes and inflicting injuries, the […]

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Iranians Sentenced To Prison For Attempting to Help Christian Students Get Exemption from Islamic Studies

January 10, 2018:

ICC Note: Last year, Iranian authorities denied Christian children the opportunity to separate religious education and charged two Christian leaders […]

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Through a War, God Brings Revival to Syria

January 09, 2018:

By Claire Evans 01/09/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – For years, Syrian Christians had been praying for a revival. […]

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Former leader of the Hong Kong Christian Council criticizes China for reviving “autocracy”

January 09, 2018:

ICC Note: A former Christian leader in Hong Kong criticizes Beijing for reviving “autocracy”, as he urged local churches serving […]

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Christmas Celebrations are not allowed in Cuba

January 09, 2018:

ICC Note: Communist Cuba continues to impose restrictions on religious activities. Pastors and other religious leaders fear repercussions from the […]

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There might be a repeat of Marawi siege in Philippines, says Defense Secretary

January 09, 2018:

ICC Note: In response to the Martial law in Mindanao declared and extended in 2017 because of clashes in Marawi […]

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