Care for orphans and hurting childrenread more
OUR 3 A's
Advocacy is working through government leaders (US Congress, State Deptartment, and the White House) to change legislation, bring pressure on persecuting countries, or to secure the release of the imprisoned.
“Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body.” - Hebrews 13:3, NASB
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Christian Prisoner, Sevada Aghasar, Released From Evin Prison In Iran
On August 31, 2013 Iranian-American Christian Sevada Aghasar, Masoud Mirzaei and Ebrahim Firouzi were arrested without a presented warrant by authorities. Aghasar, not officially charged, and Mirzaei have been recently released, but Firouzi has been sentenced one year in prison and two years in exile. Evidence suggests Aghasar's online contacts with many Farsi-speaking Christians was related to his arrest.
Pray for the safety of innocent Christians still incarcerated
Syrian Jihadists Are Forcing Christians To Become Dhimmis Under Seventh-Century Rules
ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq/Syria) has provided Christians in Raqqa another option besides converting or death; dhimmitude. They must regard the seventh-century rules of Caliph Umar as the following: they can not repair or rebuild worship centers, worship can not be heard outside, can not display symbols or sounds in public or publicly display faith, can not offend a Muslim, must pay jizya or protection money, and more.
Pray the Jihadists will end their persecution against not just the Christians, but all religions
Pastor In Sudan Arrested By Government Authorities
In Omdurman, Sudanese authorities arrested Rev. Yahya Abdelrahim Nalu in the Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church (SPEC) while preaching. His arrest is said to be part of the government plan to take over properties of the church by replacing leaders with a government-appointed committee. Rev. Nalu was released after two days, but told to give up the property or he would 'face justice' in court.
Pray for the reverend and his family, they will be delivered from these persecutions and will not 'face justice'
South Korean Missionary Detained By North Korea Makes Forced Confession
A South Korean Christian missionary, Kim Jeong-wook, was arrested in North Korea in October as a spy. On Thursday at a news conference in Pyong-Yang, Jeong-Wook stated he had been working for South Korean intelligence. A friend and fellow Christian activist, Ju Dong-shik, said the idea that Kim was acting under orders from South Korean intelligence was “ridiculous.”
Pray the speedy and safe release of Kim Jeong-Wook
Middle East Special Envoy Bill Stuck In The Senate
A bill to protect Christians in the Middle East has been halted in the U.S. Senate. Two Republican senators have issued a hold on the Near East and South Central Asia Religious Freedom Act of 2013 (S. 653), stopping the legislative process.“We’re praying for a breakthrough and for our country to stand up for Christians around the world, whatever that looks like,” says Tom Doyle, Middle East expert for E3 Partners.
Pray the senators will remove the hold and continue the process to protect Christians in the Middle East
Mexico: 25 Families have Water, Electricity Disconnected after Refusing to Join in Religious Ceremonies
Some twenty-five Protestant families in Southern Mexico have had the water and electricity to their homes cut off and have been placed under virtual house arrest. The families’ refusal to participate in the traditional ceremonies of the Catholic Church has drawn the anger from village authorities for refusing to participate and fund the celebrations. A similar situation occurred in the same state in 2010 again targeting Protestant Christians.
Pray for the quick release of the twenty-five Protestant families
Support wives and children of imprisoned or martyed pastorsread more
Spread the gospel by supporting underground pastorsread more
Save women from abduction and sexual exploitationread more
Help rebuild communities devastated by persecutionread more
Other Projectsother 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.