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.
Students and educators at every level can make a difference in the lives of persecuted believers around the world. ICC is just beginning to develop our resources for this dynamic group, but we hope that you will find these ideas and resources helpful!
Get the word out on persecution on your campus. Consider starting a campus chapter to raise awareness and mobilize students to assist the persecuted. Campus chapters can help raise awareness for the persecuted by hosting events, organizing a “persecution awareness” day, or performing creative “stunts” to get people’s attention on the issue. Students can also advocate for the persecuted by getting signatures on key petitions and organizing calling campaigns to bring the voice of the persecuted before your representatives. Finally, you can help bring direct assistance to the persecuted by helping to raise funds to buy Bibles or bring belief to a family that has suffered the loss of a husband or father. Don’t know where to start? E-mail us and we’ll send you a toolkit with everything you need to know.
Current Campus Chapters: University of Maryland
Youth can do almost everything that college students can at a smaller level in their schools. Speak to your teachers and school administrators about organizing events – you never know what you can accomplish! Another excellent opportunity for youth is to get involved in is our annual Special Blessings campaign in which we ask donors to collect tangible gifts for us to send to the persecuted. Last year, we were able to provide one of our ICC-sponsored orphanages with hundreds of stuffed animals and other needed supplies! Organize a giving campaign in your school to get other students involved.
We also encourage children to get involved in the Special Blessings campaign – it’s a great activity to do as a family, as a classroom, or as a Sunday school class. We have created one Sunday School Lesson originally for the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, but it can be adapted to any Sunday service.
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.