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12/20/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Last month, ICC launched its first ever Persecutor of the Year Awards, shining a light on the world’s most oppressive countries, entities, and individuals. ICC’s president, Jeff King, recently had the opportunity to speak with our friends at CBN to bring greater attention to these different sources of persecution.

Due to the nation’s various terrorist groups and the lack of government response, Nigeria earned the title as the Top Country Persecutor. As we witnessed the Taliban’s rise to power in August which forced Afghanistan’s Christians even deeper into hiding, the Taliban received the title of Top Entity Persecutor. Lastly, in North Korea, the ongoing brutal reign of the Kim regime and the deplorable conditions that the nation’s citizens face earned Kim Jong-un the title of Top Individual Persecutor.

As you spend time in prayer this Christmas season, would you please say a prayer for those facing persecution for their faith in these nations? We also ask that you please join us in prayer for the persecutors, so that they would also come to know the love of Christ.