Papua New Guinea

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



West Papuan Christians Suffer Indonesian Political, Military Abuse

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

As West Papua fights for independence from the Indonesian-occupied half of the Island; its indigenous Christian population is suffering increasing political and military abuse as well as human rights violations.

Papua’s Melanesian Christians Suffer Under Indonesian Rule

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Melanesian Christians in Papua are suffering under Indonesian rule, Elizabeth Kendal writes for the Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin. The Javanese Muslims’ exploitation and Islamization of the central highlands in Papua has become so severe that Ms. Kendal has described it as the “slow genocide of the Christian people”. In this article, Kendal explores the early missionary movement in Papua and the the cultural and religious tension with Javanese Muslims.

West Borneo: Christians campaign tribals

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

Protestant Pastor condemns West Papua torture

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

When native is tortured, it is Christians that rise to condemn

Papua: Christians Celebrate 150 Years of Evangelisation

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Celebrations commemorate the arrival of the first missionaries from Germany.

Persecution for those translating the Gospel in South Asia

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

As Bible translators work around the world, one group is facing persecution in South Asian countries, and is facing particularly hard work.

  • 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

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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.