Into the Deep Podcast (transcript): The Rise of Persecution in India more
"I was down and inactive due to fractures in my both legs," Pastor Hebel Rabha, a Church planter in the Northeastern state of Assam, recently told ICC. "I’m so thankful for the timely assistance from ICC. The assistance of food relief was the only means of survival for me and my family during Corona."
Two months ago, Hebel had fractured both of legs in an accident where he fell from a bridge while returning from ministry. While he had previously worked odd jobs to provide for his family, the accident, paired with a lack of Church tithes due to Covid-19, made it impossible to earn an income. … See MoreSee Less
UN member states are set to deliver over $1 billion in humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan as the country reels from decades of conflict and a disastrous U.S. withdrawal last month. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres held a high-level meeting on Monday to discuss the crisis, pleading for a lifeline for the Afghan people. The UN appealed to member states for $606 million to meet the most pressing humanitarian needs of the country. The ask was exceeded, with $1.2 billion pledged. … See MoreSee Less
Taliban will spend it on more weapons and to persecute the minorities and modern women. Let Saudi Arabia Qatar, Brunei, Iran, Kuwait and other super rich muslim countries help. They were happy when Taliban took over. I'm surprised that UN is rushing to help knowing it will most probably be squandered and the poor Afghans will go hungry as usual.
We have great sympathy for the Afghan people, but there should be serious strings attached to this money, related to the Taliban's behavior. Any money coming from the US or its allies must be contingent on all of our citizens, legal residents, and visa holders getting out of the country safely. Another condition for aid must be full rights for religious minorities. Sadly, I don't expect to see that happen.
We have spent far too much in blood and U.S. dollars. We spent 20 years preparing their security forces for this moment and they collapsed in a matter of days. Guess they didn't want it bad enough.
Who will control the money?
It will go to Taliban , Afghan r dying without food.
Why not let the Muslim brothers sort this out. They want Afghanistan in Muslim control.
Prayers for the Afghans under taliban rule
But will One Cent even get to a hungry child or family with that ideologys record?.
Today, we’re doing a deep-dive into the topic of persecution in India with ICC’s Regional Manager for South Asia, William Stark. In recent years, he has witnessed a major surge in persecution, through attacks, discrimination, and most recently legal persecution through anti-conversion laws.
Among the most alarming characteristics of the uptick in persecution is the boldness of the attacks. Rather than attacking in secrecy, many Hindu extremists are carrying out attacks in broad daylight and sharing the incidents on social media in order to spread fear within the Christian community.
With the tacit approval of the authorities, the extremists continue to harass Christians with little accountability for their actions. Please join us in prayer for our brothers and sisters in India and stay tuned for Part 2 of the conversation later this week. … See MoreSee Less