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

 

 

Christians from Syria and Egypt Seek Refuge in the Caucasus

Monday, July 29th, 2013

In an attempt to escape the political unrest and violence that is affecting many Christians throughout Syria and Egypt, thousands have fled to the Caucasus region. The Christians fleeing are coming from some of the most ancient Christian communities in the world but they have found some refugee in the traditionally Christian communities in Georgia and Armenia.

Armenian Archbishop Urges Return Of Churches Confiscated By Turkey

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Armenian Archbishop Oshagan Choloyan led the opening prayer at the U.S Senate on April 25th and followed up by urging members of Congress to press Turkey for the return of confiscated churches to Armenia.  

U.S. Congress Tells Turkey To Safeguard Christian Heritage

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

“In a resolution hailed by Armenian-American groups but criticized by Ankara, the U.S. House of Representatives urged Turkey late on Tuesday to respect religious freedom and return Armenian and other Christian worship sites to their ‘rightful owners,’” Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports.

Christians in Armenia Face Religious Freedom Barriers

Friday, July 15th, 2011

“Armenia's religious minorities face barriers to their exercising freedom of religion or belief from senior officials, politicians, media outlets and priests of the dominant Armenian Apostolic Church,” Forum 18 News Service reports.

U.S. Legislators Urge Turkey to Return Stolen Christian Property.

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Legislators in America are seeking to prevent future Persecution by Turkish citizens.

Armenia: Pastor prosecuted after journalists refuse to leave church

Monday, February 28th, 2011

“A Pentecostal Pastor faces criminal trial for ‘obstructing the lawful professional activities of a journalist,’” Forum 18 News Service reports.

Law to Ban Witnessing, Legal Status to Small Churches

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

The Council of Europe and OSCE have given a highly critical review of proposed amendments which have already been approved by Parliament in their first reading.

Serious setback to the development of a modern, progressive and liberal Armenia

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Draft religion law would limit legal status to churches with over 500 members and prohibit sharing certain beliefs.

Two year imprisonment for organising sharing of faith?

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

If two draft Laws which began passage through Armenia's Parliament on 5 February are adopted, spreading one's faith would be banned.

Nagorno-Karabakh: Repressive New Religion Law Signed

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

The main restrictions in the new Law are: an apparent ban on unregistered religious activity; highly restrictive requirements to gain legal recognition; state censorship of religious literature...

Mass in Rome Marks Armenian Massacre

Monday, April 28th, 2008

All Christians should remember the massacre of the Armenians, in which about 1.5 million Armenians, who were mostly Christians, were brutally killed by the Muslim Ottoman Turks.

Pope: in the Caucasus, a “small flock” has grown, in spite of difficulties and violence

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

The countries of Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia are still struggling to fully embrace religious freedom.

Vietnamese Government Continues Abuses Against Montagnards

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

Witnesses State A Deliberate Ambush With Military Truck Kills Relatives Of Degar Prisoners And Vietnamese Driver: Police Then Extorted Money From Victim’s Family

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.

It was genocide

Sunday, March 26th, 2006

Why are you so interested in Armenians anyway? You are a Jew, these people are Christians," Talaat said. "Why can't you let us do with these Christians as we please?"

Will Imprisoned Baptist Face New Sentence?

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

Baptist expected to be released soon, but may face new prison sentence for refusing to swear the military oath and handle weapons.

OSCE Conference to Tackle Religious Freedom Violations & Intolerance

Saturday, June 4th, 2005

OSCE Conference to Tackle Religious Freedom Violations & Intolerance

Promises Broken by Keeping Prisoners of Conscience

Tuesday, October 19th, 2004

Promises Broken by Keeping Prisoners of Conscience

  • 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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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.