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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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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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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback Re-nominated as Ambassador-at-Large for Religious Freedom

January 09, 2018:

Trump Administration Recommends Brownback for the Second Time After Senate Times Out 1/9/2018 Washington D.C., (International Christian Concern) – On […]

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High Court in India’s Rajasthan State Allows Public Objection to Religious Conversion

January 09, 2018:

ICC Note: The High Court of Rajasthan has made a decision to allow public objection to stand in the way […]

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Sudan Extends Ceasefire with Kardofan

January 09, 2018:

ICC Note Sudan has extended its ceasefire with the Christian Majority people of Kardofan until March of 2018. This area […]

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Saudi Arabia Criticized by UN Experts About Abysmal Human Rights Record

January 09, 2018:

ICC Note: UN experts have again recently expressed concern how Saudi Arabia, a member of the Human Rights Council at […]

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Former Presidential Aide Speaks About Fulani Violence in Nigeria

January 09, 2018:

ICC Note Doyin Okupe, former aide to past Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, recently reported on the Fulani violence that has plagued […]

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Church Registration Law Has Legitimized Closure of More Churches, Says Coptic Bishop

January 09, 2018:

ICC Note: President Sisi’s attendance at the newly built Cathedral of Christ’s Nativity should not obscure the contention that exists […]

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Kandhamal Christians Return to Prison After Temporary Parole

January 09, 2018:

ICC Note: Two of the seven Indian Christians falsely imprisoned for the murder of a Hindu leader in 2008 were […]

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Pakistan Designated “Country of Particular Concern” by U.S. State Department

January 09, 2018:

ICC Note: The U.S. State Department has designated Pakistan a “country of particular concern” (CPC) because of severe violations of […]

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China: Christian faced lengthy questioning for attending Christmas Eve celebrations

January 08, 2018:

ICC Note: Lou Yuanqi, a Christian in China’s northwestern Xinjiang was questioned by police for 10 hours on Christmas day […]

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Coptic Christmas Passes in Safety at New Cathedral in Egypt

January 08, 2018:

ICC Note: This weekend, thousands of Egyptian Christians safely gathered for Christmas Mass in a new cathedral. There was much […]

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Social Activist Publishes Book Stating Hindus Have Framed Christians in India

January 08, 2018:

ICC Note: In 2008, a revered Hindu spiritual leader, Swami Laxamanananda, was killed. Enraged Hindus began parading the leader’s body […]

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Iranian Christians Wonder, Will Protests Bring More Repression or Freedom?

January 08, 2018:

ICC Note: While the desperate economic situation is what initially sparked the protests in Iran, it quickly evolved into a […]

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Petrol Bombs were thrown at church and temple in Kota Baru, Malaysia

January 08, 2018:

ICC Note: A Methodist church and Hindu temple in Kota Baru were damaged on 1/7 in what police believe was […]

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Government Official Rejects Hindu Attempts to Desecrate Religious College

January 08, 2018:

ICC Note: On January 4, 2018, members of radical, right-wing Hindu groups attempted to force a Catholic college in India […]

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Sudan Diplomat Claims U.S. CPC Designation is Wrong

January 08, 2018:

ICC Note Sudan’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Gharib Allah Khidir stated in a release that the U.S. decision to keep Sudan […]

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Fulani Claim Responsibility for Attack in Benue, Nigeria

January 08, 2018:

ICC Note Fulani attacked several villages in Benue state just before Christmas. The Fulani have taken responsibility for the attack. […]

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Security heightened before the procession of the Black Nazarene in Philippines

January 07, 2018:

ICC Note: Philippines heightens security ahead of the procession of the Black Nazarene, expected to be joined by millions of […]

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Imprisoned American Pastor Turns 50 In a Turkish Jail

January 07, 2018:

ICC Note: An American pastor imprisoned in Turkey has just celebrated his 50th birthday in prison. He was 48 years […]

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