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



Venezuelan Christians Unsure of the Future

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

The recent re-election of Chavez has many Christians concerned about the future. Despite his recent declarations that he “needed Jesus in his life” Chavez has a history of anti-Christian behavior including ousting Christian missionaries from the country.

Venezuelan bishops denounce latest attacks on Pope’s representative

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

Police encourage continued attacks on church office by their lack of follow up.

Pro-Chávez Vandals Try Intimidation on Church

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

This story is cause for concern as the government in Venezuela has put restrictions on churches before.

Venezuela’s president chastened; reports of persecution rising

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

"We have heard reports of increased persecution, particularly along the Colombian border with Venezuela. There are some cases of Venezuela providing sanctuary for FARC guerrillas from Colombia, and in other cases, literally, persecution instances against the church in that particular area."

Religious Liberty in the Americas (1 of 2)

Saturday, July 29th, 2006

This is the first in a multi-part series evaluating the condition of religious freedom around the world from a Catholic perspective. Though it does not address the conditions of religious freedom for all Christians, it provides valuable insight into a part of the church not often seen.

Missions Group Follows Orders to Leave Venezuela

Monday, February 13th, 2006

Complying with President Hugo Chavez’s order to leave Venezuela’s indigenous lands by today, the last two New Tribes Mission (NTM) workers left the area late last week.

New Tribes is Forced to Leave Venezuela Tribal Areas by February 12

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

Venezuela agrees to hear appeal but forces missionaries to leave.

Thousands of Tribal People Rally in Support of NTM in Venezuela

Friday, November 4th, 2005

Tribal people support mission group that President Chavez has ordered to leave the country.

Venezuela’s Chavez To Begin Persecuting?

Saturday, October 15th, 2005

We have been hearing that the situation for Christians in Venezuela after Pat Robertson's unfortunate remarks about assasinating Venezuela's communist president. Now we get this report. . .

Venezuela Suspends Issuing of Missionary Permits

Saturday, September 3rd, 2005

The Venezuelan government has temporarily suspended the issuing of missionary permits and visa after a prominent American evangelist suggested the assassination of its President, Hugo Chavez.

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    Support wives and children of imprisoned or martyed pastors

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    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.