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Church Leader Admits Ransom Paid Before Release from Fulani Terrorists

Church Leader Admits Ransom Paid Before Release from Fulani Terrorists

6/20/2024 Nigeria — Samuel Uche, prelate of the Methodist Church in Nigeria, shared during a recent press conference in Lagos that a ransom of 100 million Nigerian Naira (roughly $670, or a year’s worth of minimum wage earnings in Nigeria) was paid for his release after being kidnapped on June 9.

Armenian Christian Sentenced to 10 Years in Iranian Prison

6/20/2024 Iran (International Christian Concern) — After losing a court appeal in early June, Armenian Hakop Gochymayan received a 10-year prison sentence for allegedly participating in Christian activities in Iran.  According to Asia News, there was “no clear...

The Gift of New Life in Pakistan

06/20/2024 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – When Christians are freed from the bondage of working in Pakistan’s brick kilns, they often don’t have the skills they need to support themselves — let alone their families — outside of the kilns. For many, brick...

Members of Mob That Killed Nazir Masih Released on Bail

6/19/2024 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) — Two weeks after Nazir Masih succumbed to injuries he sustained during a brutal mob attack on May 25, an International Christian Concern (ICC) source in Pakistan said that 66 of the arrested assailants have been...

Authorities Threaten Indonesian Church with Eviction

6/18/2024 Indonesia (International Christian Concern) — Local authorities have threatened Indonesian Christian Huria Church (HKI) Juanda Depok with eviction because of its proximity to the Indonesian International Islamic University (UIII) in Depok City, West Java. ...

11 Christians Detained under India’s Anti-Conversion Laws Released

6/18/2024 India (International Christian Concern) — A law firm in the state of Madhya Pradesh last week secured the release of 11 Christians who had been detained since 2022 under anti-conversion laws.  In a news release, the law firm, based in Indore and primarily...

Imprisonment of Two Christian Teenagers Approaches Five Year Mark

6/17/2024 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) — Sunny Mushtaq and Noman Asghar, both Christians, were arrested on June 29, 2019, in Pakistan on blasphemy charges for receiving cartoon drawings of the Prophet Muhammad on the popular messaging app WhatsApp.  Five...

Mary’s Testimony of Faith Amid Grief

06/17/2024 Kenya (International Christian Concern) – Last August, al-Shabab militants ambushed Kaingu who was on his way to deliver goods to Lamu. He was cross-examined and killed as soon as the terrorists discovered he was a Christian. “This was a great loss to us as...

Crowns of Courage: Wang Zhiming’s Impact on Christianity in China

06/15/2024 China (International Christian Concern) – Around the world, tyrannical governments view the growth of Christianity as a threat to their power. Flexing their figurative muscles, they crack down on Christian leaders in an attempt to squash revival and scare...

IRF Secretariat Releases New Congressional Scorecard

6/14/2024 United States (International Christian Concern) — The IRF Secretariat released its latest International Religious Freedom Congressional Scorecard last week. The scorecard seeks to provide a nonpartisan “summary of actions taken by Congress on issues related...

Human Rights Groups Advocate for Vietnamese Christian Activist  

6/14/2024 Thailand (International Christian Concern) — Thai police arrested Vietnamese national Y Quynh Bdap, a Christian activist, on Tuesday following his meeting with the Canadian Embassy to obtain asylum.  In January, a Vietnamese court convicted the co-founder of...




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