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



Government Repeatedly Acts against ECHR Judgements

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Moldova continues to refuse legal status to religious communities of a variety of faiths, despite European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg judgements that it must do this.

Controversial New Penalties for Religious Activity

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Christian are concerned at parts of the Administrative Code, including a ban on "violating the exclusive rights of religious denominations to the publication, printing, preparation, sale or distribution by other means of cult objects."

Still banned from worshipping in church

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

Six months after his congregation was banned from worshipping in its church building, Pastor Yuri Semenyuk, has complained of new harassment from the authorities.

Christmas expulsions of four Romanian Orthodox priests

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

Moldova has arbitrarily denied registration, and hence legal status, to religious communities the authorities dislike. Without legal status, religious communities cannot carry out a wide range of peaceful religious activities.

Car returned but not Christian magazines

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

As several Protestants were about to give out Christian magazines to students on 8 October in Tiraspol in Moldova's breakaway Transdniester republic, two State Security Ministry officers pounced.

Moldovan Religion Law w/ President But Concerns Remain

Saturday, August 4th, 2007

This "will be used to justify measures against other faiths,". There are concerns about the Law's controversial ban on "abusive proselytism," which many fear could be misused.

Controversial Religion Law Suddenly Rushed Through Parliament

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

The concerns of religious minorities about the text focus on the ban on "abusive proselytism" and the impossibility of religious communities with less than 100 adult members gaining legal status.

New Religion Law to be passed in early February?

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Moldova's proposed law on religion creates concerning requirements on churches obtaining legal status and a prohibition of "abusive proselytism," which has yet to be defined.

Religious Liberty in Europe (1 of 2)

Sunday, August 6th, 2006

In a continuing series on evaluating every country in the world for religious liberty from a Catholic perspective, below is part one addressing concerns in Europe.

Baptist Children’s Camp Experiencing Opposition from Local Officials

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

"The authorities say there are bad conditions for the children at the camp - after they themselves cut off the water."

Religious Groups Not Allowed to Register

Thursday, July 22nd, 2004

Religious Groups Not Allowed to Register

  • Kids

    Care for orphans and hurting children

    read more
  • Families

    Support wives and children of imprisoned or martyed pastors

    read more
  • Pastors

    Spread the gospel by supporting underground pastors

    read more
  • Women

    Save women from abduction and sexual exploitation

    read more
  • Communities

    Help rebuild communities devastated by persecution

    read more

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.