Map reflects the 30 most recent Persecution Reports. Click HERE for the Map Legend.



Christians In Japan Protest Arrest On Church Property

Monday, June 11th, 2012

According to the complaint, in the early afternoon of Pentecost Sunday, May 27, six or seven officers from the Kawasaki-Rinko Police Station of the Kanagawa prefectural police entered the grounds of the Kaizuka Catholic Church in Kawasaki City without notice or warrant and arrested the layman for not carrying his passport.

Churches Suffer In Japan’s Tsunami; Asia Christians Grief

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

The impact of the recent tsunami on Christians in Japan

Japan welcomes Karen Christian refugees

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Buddhist monks sheltered persecuted Christians

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Christians, often persecuted in past centuries throughout Japan, found safety in secret room at Buddhist monastery

Sounds of Summer: Japan’s Hidden Christians

Monday, December 31st, 2007

But long before Nagasaki became infamous for its nuclear experience, it had other grim history to remember. It was a place of torture, religious persecution and repression, and it dates back centuries.

Religious Liberty in Asia (2 of 3)

Friday, August 4th, 2006

This is the second in a series on religious liberty in Asia from a Catholic perspective.

188 Japanese Martyrs to be Beatified in Nagasaki

Friday, July 28th, 2006

It is important to remember those Christians who have been martyred in the past as well as present. Here is a reminder of Christians who lost their lives in Japan.

  • Kids

    Care for orphans and hurting children

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  • Families

    Support wives and children of imprisoned or martyed pastors

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  • Pastors

    Spread the gospel by supporting underground pastors

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  • Women

    Save women from abduction and sexual exploitation

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  • Communities

    Help rebuild communities devastated by persecution

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Other Projects

other 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.