Care for orphans and hurting childrenread more
OUR 3 A's
Advocacy is working through government leaders (US Congress, State Deptartment, and the White House) to change legislation, bring pressure on persecuting countries, or to secure the release of the imprisoned.
To see our work (through your help!) for the persecuted in 2011, please view our Annual Report.
ICC seeks to serve and build the persecuted Church in strength and breadth through effective Advocacy, Assistance, and Awareness. We call these The Three A’s.
Advocacy is at the core of ICC’s mission to support the persecuted church. Advocacy is working through government leaders (US Congress, State Department, and the White House) to change legislation, bring pressure on persecuting countries, or to secure the release of the imprisoned. Advocacy is a challenging yet important function that ICC provides for suffering Christians, not because we believe that we can ultimately stop persecution before Christ’s return, but because Scripture shows plainly His heart towards the afflicted and His call to us to speak up for them and defend them.
Assistance refers to practical help and finances we offer the persecuted church to heal, to withstand blows, or to grow in depth and breadth. ICC offers Bibles and community rebuilding for the persecuted. We also have funds for supporting underground pastors and caring for families of hunted, imprisoned, or murdered pastors. Our Hand of Hope fund allows you to designate your gifts to the specific country you care about the most.
As faithful stewards of God’s word, ICC feels that we have been called to stand in the massive gap created by the mainstream media and educate those around us about the existence and severity of Christian persecution worldwide. This is why we’ve developed a number of reports and resources designed to educate and equip others to help us raise awareness for the persecuted. We post daily persecution news; issue press releases; maintain our Crossing the Bridge blog; emphasize a particular people group or issue in our Persecution Spotlight; and publish the Annual Hall of Shame, which catalogs the 10 nations in the world where persecution runs most rampant.
Support wives and children of imprisoned or martyed pastorsread more
Spread the gospel by supporting underground pastorsread more
Save women from abduction and sexual exploitationread more
Help rebuild communities devastated by persecutionread more
Other Projectsother projects
ICC is constantly monitoring the state of Christian persecution in countries around the world and looking for ways that we can act as bridge between our supporters and the persecuted church. Beyond the projects you see above, we are working in many other areas to provide practical assistance to our brothers and sisters in Christ. View our other projects page to understand more of our work and keep up to date on our current projects.