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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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Mob Burns Down Church in India After Accusing Pastor of Forced Conversions

February 10, 2018:

ICC Note: A mob of Hindu radicals burned down Pastor Jeewer Joeswa’s church in January after accusing the pastor of […]

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Iran Pursues Loyalty Test Strategy to Identify Protesters, Increasing Risk for Christians

February 10, 2018:

ICC Note: The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is using social media to crowdsource the identification of protest leaders. Ultimately, this […]

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The Misery of Families Whose Children Join Al Shabaab

February 09, 2018:

ICC Note: Al-Shabaab radicals target the most vulnerable in society in order to carry out their jihad. The Star (Kenya) […]

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Christians Killed After Laws Limit Fulani Militants

February 09, 2018:

ICC Note: Christians in Nigeria’s Middle Belt are dying at an alarming rate at the hands of Fulani militants. The […]

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How Christianity Was Introduced in North Korea

February 09, 2018:

ICC Note: Christians in North Korea are unable to practice their faith freely because the regime has brainwashed citizens into […]

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Chinese Pastors Ordered to Post Signs on Churches Forbidding Entry to Minors

February 09, 2018:

ICC Note: Christians in China continue to be harassed by the communist government in many different ways. The authorities are […]

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India’s Government Admits to Rise in Religious-Based Hate Crimes

February 09, 2018:

ICC Note: India’s government has presented data showing a surge in religious-base since the BJP came to power in 2014. […]

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Saudi Convert Fearful that Discovery of Her Faith Will Lead to Abuse—or Worse

February 09, 2018:

ICC Note:  Nawal lives in Saudi Arabia, and like most of her peers, was raised as a Muslim. The country’s […]

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Syrian Druze Christians Become Like Strangers to Their Family Upon Conversion

February 09, 2018:

ICC Note:  The highly secretive Druze community, a group who is both ethnic and religious, is exceptionally cloistered. This makes […]

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India Falls Ten Places on Global Democracy Index as Persecution Continues to Rise

February 09, 2018:

ICC Note: India has fallen ten places on the annual Global Democracy Index (GDI) according to the group’s annual report […]

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Christian Civilians Detained by Burma Army in Kachin State

February 08, 2018:

ICC Note: Free Burma Rangers reports that last December there were several cases of the Tamadaw (Burmese military) detaining or […]

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Terrorist Threat In Southeast Asia Growing As IS Fighters Return

February 08, 2018:

ICC Note: Last month, six Southeast Asian nations in ASEAN signed an intelligence pact to combat militancy as foreign fighters […]

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South Sudan Ends Boycott on Peace Talks in Hopes of Ending Civil War

February 08, 2018:

ICC Note South Sudan has ended its boycott of the peace talks in Addis Ababa, talks aimed at ending the […]

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Boko Haram Leader is Tired of “Calamity” in Nigeria

February 08, 2018:

ICC Note Boko Haram’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, has released a video in which he calls on all Muslims in Nigeria […]

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ICC Provides Support to a Group of Hmong Christians in Vietnam

February 08, 2018:

By Linda Jones 02/08/2018 Washington, DC (International Christian Concern) – Like other minority groups living under the authoritarian regimes of Southeast […]

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Forced Conversion: Pakistan’s Unrecognized Discrimination of Christians

February 08, 2018:

ICC’S Pakistan Representative 02/08/2017 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Harassment and attempts to forcefully convert religious minorities, including Christians, […]

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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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BJP Leaders Continue to Target India’s Religious Minorities

February 08, 2018:

ICC Note: Members of the ruling BJP government in India are continuing to use religiously polarizing rhetoric for political gain. […]

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Church Raided in Azerbaijan, Will Likely Face Fine

February 08, 2018:

ICC Note: On January 28, police raided Star in the East Pentecostal Church in Azerbaijan. Officials said the church goers […]

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Religious Freedom in Nepal on a Downward Spiral

February 08, 2018:

ICC Note: Religious freedom in Nepal has been on a downward trend since the adoption of a new constitution in […]

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Woman Left Disfigured by Church Bombing Shares Message of Forgiveness With Attackers

February 08, 2018:

ICC Note:  Samiha was left seriously disfigured after ISIS bombed a Cairo church in December 2016. When doctors initially saw […]

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Thirty Church Properties Appropriated to Turkish State May be Returned to Syriac Community

February 08, 2018:

ICC Note: The appropriation of church properties by the Turkish state is an increasing cause of concern for the country’s Christians. Last summer, the […]

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Plight of Iranian Christians Ignored During Official Visit to Evin Prison

February 07, 2018:

MPs Claim They Were Investigating Prison Abuses, But Overlooked the Most Abused During Visit By Claire Evans 02/06/18 Washington D.C. […]

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Students No Longer Reading Lord’s Prayer Over Loudspeaker at Louisiana School Following Lawsuit

February 07, 2018:

ICC Note: As a result of a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, students are no longer permitted […]

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Nigeria’s Middle Belt Report: Fulani Militants and Boko Haram Wreak Havoc

February 07, 2018:

By Nathan Johnson 02/05/2018 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – In light of the ever escalating violence in the Middle […]

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Chinese Catholics Shocked by China-Vatican Deal

February 07, 2018:

ICC Note: Chinese Catholics are shocked and angered by the decision of the Vatican to sign an agreement with the […]

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China Not the “Land of Wonders” as Suggested by Vatican Official

February 07, 2018:

ICC Note: As the Holy See moves to restore diplomatic relations with China, recent comments made by a Vatican official […]

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Teenager Who Witnessed Father’s Death at Hands of ISIS Speaks About Trauma Recovery

February 07, 2018:

ICC Note: Marian was only 13 years old when her father died in her arms following ISIS’s 2016 attack on […]

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Christianity Has Grown Far More Than 100 Times Over in Iran Since Revolution

February 07, 2018:

ICC Note: As the world marks the 39th anniversary of the Iranian revolution, it’s remarkable to contemplate the explosive growth of the […]

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Fears Increase Over Chibok Girls Fate as Boko Haram Forced Out of Sambisa

February 07, 2018:

ICC Note The Nigerian military has forced Boko Haram out of its hiding place in the Sambisa forest. This is […]

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