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Oppression of Iranian Churches Leads to Arrests—and Forgiveness

February 08, 2018:

By Claire Evans 02/07/2018 Iran (International Christian Concern) – This year marks the anniversary of the 1979 Iranian Revolution, the […]

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ISIS Destruction of Nineveh Plains Totals $42 Billion, Says Province Governor

February 14, 2018:

ICC Note: The total cost of rebuilding Iraq after decades of destruction comes to $88.2 billion, with nearly half of […]

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Pope Francis and Patriarch Absi Unite to Say Mass for Middle East’s Persecuted Christians

February 14, 2018:

ICC Note:  Pope Francis and Patriarch Youssef Absi united on Tuesday to celebrate a special mass for the persecuted Christians […]

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Christian Leaders Warn Against Growing Religious Nationalism in India

February 14, 2018:

ICC Note: Christian leaders in India have warned against the promotion of nationalism based on a single religion, stating that […]

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12-Year-Old Christian Girl in Pakistan Returned to Family After Abduction and Forced Conversion

February 14, 2018:

ICC Note: The Islamabad High Court in Pakistan has returned a 12-year-old Christian girl to her family after she was […]

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Church in Khartoum Destroyed Despite Pending Court Case

February 13, 2018:

Sudanese Government Continues Long History of Religious Persecution 02/13/2018 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has […]

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Report Claims 16,000 Christians Killed in Nigeria Since 2015

February 13, 2018:

ICC Note According to a report by the International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law, at least […]

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Five Civilians Killed in Renewed Violence in DRC

February 13, 2018:

ICC Note The deaths of five killed on February 9 in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are being attributed to an attack […]

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Vietnamese Christian Vows Return To His Village To Share Gospel With His Oppressors

February 13, 2018:

ICC Note: The Christian Post reports the story of a Vietnamese man who was brutally attacked for his faith in 2016 […]

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Church in Bangladesh Ransacked by Armed Robbers

February 13, 2018:

ICC Note: A Catholic church in Tongi, located just north of Dhaka, was ransacked by armed robbers last week. During […]

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Christian Convert Transferred to Iranian Prison Known as Torture Factory

February 13, 2018:

ICC Note: Naser Navard Goltapeh is an Iranian Christian convert and one of four men arrested in June 2016 at […]

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Decree Orders Full Restitution of Ecclesiastical Assets in Mardin

February 13, 2018:

ICC Note: A decree has ordered that 30 ecclesiastical assets belonging to the Syriac Orthodox Church in Mardin be returned […]

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Dutch Priest Among Four Injured in St. Lidwina Church Attack

February 13, 2018:

ICC Note: An 81-year-old Dutch priest was among the victims of a sword attack at St. Lidwina Church, Yogyakarta on […]

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Scripture Signs Removed From High School Choir Room After Complaint from Atheist Group

February 13, 2018:

ICC Note: Following a letter of complaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), an Arkansas high school has taken […]

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Hindu Radicals Continue Campaign to Intimidate Christian Educational Institutions

February 13, 2018:

ICC Note: Hindu radicals in India’s Madhya Pradesh state have continued their attempts to raid Christian educational institutions. Last month, […]

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Churchgoers and Priest Injured by Sword Attack at St. Lidwina Church in Indonesia

February 12, 2018:

02/12/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on February 11 a 22-year-old university […]

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Despite Winter Olympics Diplomacy, North Korea Still Persecuting Christians

February 12, 2018:

ICC Note: While North Korea poses at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics as a non-threatening state actor and people hope […]

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Evangelical Christian Arrested for Disagreement with Orthodox Church in Ethiopia

February 12, 2018:

ICC Note An evangelical Christian in Ethiopia has been arrested and sentenced to seven months in prison for offending the […]

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Ferocious Attacks on Christians in Nigeria Continue

February 12, 2018:

ICC Note Christian murder counts continue to rise quickly in Nigeria. Attacks by Fulani militants, Boko Haram terrorists, and Muslim […]

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Christian Leaders in India Express Sense of Growing Anxiety

February 12, 2018:

ICC Note: Christian leaders in India sense growing anxiety in their communities due to escalating religious intolerance and violence. Recent […]

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Raqqa’s Landmines Endanger Those Who Wish to Return Home

February 12, 2018:

ICC Note: Homemade landmines are scattered all across Raqqa, previously the capitol of ISIS’s so-called caliphate. Raqqa was once home […]

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Imprisoned Pastor Shares His Discouragement over Prolonged Prison Detainment

February 12, 2018:

ICC Note: Pastor Andrew Brunson, who has been imprisoned in Turkey since 2016, has asked for renewed prayer as he […]

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Pakistani Human Rights Activists Asma Jehangir Dies of Heart Attack

February 12, 2018:

ICC Note: Asma Jehangir, one of Pakistan most outspoken human rights activists, died on Sunday of a sudden heart attack […]

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Church Reopens in Egypt But Awaits Final Decision On License

February 11, 2018:

ICC Note: A north Cairo church closed since November 10 has reopened. The closure sprang from rumors that fanatical Muslims would […]

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Mob Burns Down Church in India After Accusing Pastor of Forced Conversions

February 10, 2018:

ICC Note: A mob of Hindu radicals burned down Pastor Jeewer Joeswa’s church in January after accusing the pastor of […]

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Iran Pursues Loyalty Test Strategy to Identify Protesters, Increasing Risk for Christians

February 10, 2018:

ICC Note: The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is using social media to crowdsource the identification of protest leaders. Ultimately, this […]

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The Misery of Families Whose Children Join Al Shabaab

February 09, 2018:

ICC Note: Al-Shabaab radicals target the most vulnerable in society in order to carry out their jihad. The Star (Kenya) […]

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Christians Killed After Laws Limit Fulani Militants

February 09, 2018:

ICC Note: Christians in Nigeria’s Middle Belt are dying at an alarming rate at the hands of Fulani militants. The […]

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How Christianity Was Introduced in North Korea

February 09, 2018:

ICC Note: Christians in North Korea are unable to practice their faith freely because the regime has brainwashed citizens into […]

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Chinese Pastors Ordered to Post Signs on Churches Forbidding Entry to Minors

February 09, 2018:

ICC Note: Christians in China continue to be harassed by the communist government in many different ways. The authorities are […]

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India’s Government Admits to Rise in Religious-Based Hate Crimes

February 09, 2018:

ICC Note: India’s government has presented data showing a surge in religious-base since the BJP came to power in 2014. […]

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