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Christian Leaders Speak Out Against Persecution and Discrimination in Pakistan

Friday, October 25th, 2013

The Pakistan Christian Congress (PCC) has released a statement in which it has expressed its disappointment over the continued discrimination and persecution of Christians in Pakistan. This legacy of persecution and discrimination is claimed to have even been displayed in the Pakistani Prime Minister's recent meeting with U.S. President Obama and his visit to the United States. The PCC claimed that Pakistani Christians were intentionally not invited to see Prime Minister Sharif speak at Pakistan's U.S. embassy and that the issue of Christian persecution was woefully ignored in the Prime Minister's high level meetings.  

Issue of Religious Intolerance in Pakistan Ignored at Meeting between Country Leaders

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

The issue of religious intolerance and Christians persecution was publicly ignored in the highly anticipated meeting between U.S. President Obama and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Issues relating to the future relationship of the two nations, including drones and the future of Pakistan's neighbor Afghanistan, were discussed by the world leaders. Just one month before the meeting, over 130 Christians were killed in a suicide bomb attack on a church in Peshawar, Pakistan. This event only highlights the horrific conditions Christians and other religious minorities are exposed to in an increasingly intolerant Pakistan. Will the U.S. ever bring up the issue of religious intolerance in Pakistan or is the right to the freedom of religion limited to the U.S.'s borders?

As the U.K. Contemplates Designating Boko Haram a Terrorist Organization, U.S. Falters

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

The U.K.'s Home Secretary, Theresa May, has publicly called on the British parliament to designate Boko Haram as a terrorist organization. Though no decisive action has been taken by the parliament as of yet, the U.K. official's call for the Islamic sect's designation serves as a progressive step in the International Community's recognition of atrocities committed by Boko Haram—primarily against Christians in northern Nigeria. The U.S., though have designated individuals within Boko Haram as terrorists, has yet to seriously address the question of designation Boko Haram a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO), an action which would mandate decisive action by the U.S., including the imposition of severe sanctions. Many believe designations by world superpowers, such as the U.S. and U.K. would help immensely in the fight to neutralize Boko Haram's pursuit of a separate Islamic state, which has led the group to systematically slay pastors, arson churches, and loot Christian villages throughout northern Nigeria.

U.S. Department of Justice Agrees with Court Refusal to Grant Asylum to German Christians

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

A German couple continues to seek political asylum in the United States to peaceably homeschool their children—for religious reasons—after having been  fined thousands of Euros and forcibly separated from their children by the German government for having attempted to do so in Germany. Earlier this week, the couple's legal counsel,  The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), received a response from the Department of Justice (DOJ) asserting the administration's agreement with a U.S. Court of Appeals's ruling on May 14 refusing the family asylum in the U.S. Nonetheless, the HSLDA promises to take the case to the Supreme Court, if necessary, to win the couple and their children asylum.

Senator Rand Paul Laments U.S. Tax Dollars Funding Worldwide Persecution of Christians

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

In a very welcome public statement Senator Rand Paul has spoken out strongly against the funding of governments in nations were severe persecution of Christians take place. Senator Paul made the remarks Thursday while speaking at the Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority conference. The Senator had previously sponsored legislation that would restrict foreign aid to countries such as Egypt, Pakistan, and Libya, but the measure was voted down. 

Suit Against Day of Prayer in Arizona Thrown Out by Apellate Court

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

Marking a small step towards preserving religious values in American culture, an appellate court in Arizona has thrown out a lawsuit by an atheist organization against the states governor, Jan Brewer, for her "Day of Prayer" proclamation.  The plaintiffs argument that they were harmed by the proclamation was dismissed by the courts.

U.S. Defends “Human Rights” of Islamic Perpetrators of Christian Persecution

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

All around the world there is a notable rise in persecution of Christians at the hands of Islamists—it is on its way to “reaching pandemic proportions. This includes entire Christian colonies burned down in Pakistan and the bombing of churches in Nigeria. “The Nigerian government recently did go on the offensive to try to contain the jihadis [of Boko Haram], only to be chastised by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, saying he was "concerned by credible allegations that the Nigerian security forces are committing gross human rights violations" against the jihadi mass murderers.”

IRS Discriminates Against Christian Group for Pro-Life Views

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Persecuted: Chronicles of the Global Assault on Christians

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Three authors well known in the field of religious advocacy—Paul Marshall, Lela Gilbert, and Nina Shea—have teamed up to write a book that documents and discusses the “global assault on Christians.” The author of the article reviewing this book says, ‘This is a depressing book to read, but perhaps that is how it should be. In country after country, the facts are marshaled, laid out and laid bare, and the story is primarily a sad one—one of Christians harmed, squeezed, battered and sometimes martyred. For Christians in the Islamic-majority world, particularly, there is great despair and fear, and the reader begins to share in this.”

State Senate Criticizes Turkey on Religious Freedom

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

The Illinois Senate passed a “non-binding resolution” on Friday which criticizes the Turkish government’s restrictions of religious freedom, particularly as it refers to Orthodox Christians. Orthodox leaders have stated that this is “an important statement on worldwide religious freedom.”

Christians Leaders Speak Out Against Persecution in Nigeria

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

US Representative Condemns Suicide Bombing

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Iranian Christians Endangered by Congressional Budget Cuts

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Following Armenian's Execution, This is Not the Time to Chop Program that Rescues Christians

  • 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.