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Religious Prisoner Released in Tajikistan
5/25/2023 Tajikistan (International Christian Concern) – A...
Religious Freedom is in a Dire State as New President Takes Over in Nigeria
5/25/2023 Nigeria (International Christian Concern)—As Bola Tinubu, the declared winner of the 2023 Nigerian presidential race, prepares to take office on Monday, he is inheriting a country with deep religious fault lines.
Redemption in the Form of an ICC-Supported Medical Clinic
05/25/2023 Washington D.C. (International Christian...
Doctor Kenneth Elliot Freed After 7 Years in Captivity
5/24/2023 Burkina Faso—Kenneth Elliot, an Australian doctor kidnapped in Burkina Faso and held captive by al-Qaeda for more than seven years, has finally returned home to his family.
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Mangu Leader Calls for End to ‘Genocide’ and ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ in Nigeria
Amid the recent violence this week in the Mangu district in Plateau State, Nigeria, the head of the local development association – Sir Joseph Gwankat (KSM) Makaman Panyam – read the statement below at a press conference in Jos on Friday. His words and emotion gave...
Killings Continue in Nigeria Farming Communities Despite Curfew
5/19/2023 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) -- The Fulani militants who killed 42 Christians during a night attack earlier this week in north central Nigeria continued their killing spree despite a curfew imposed by the government. Witnesses have told...
Blasphemy Laws and the National Question for Nigeria
By Greg Cochran, Ph.D., ICC Fellow 5/19/2023 (International Christian Concern) -- While much of the press on Nigeria stays focused on the contested elections and the transition of power to a new president, an increasing chorus of political pundits and human rights...
Breaking NewsMilitants Kill 42 Christians in Nigeria Farming Communities
5/17/2023 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) -- Gunmen wielding AK-47s and machetes killed 42 Christians and burned dozens of houses near Mangu in Nigeria’s Plateau State. The attackers – suspected to be Fulani militants – raided at least 11 communities from...
Pastor’s Letter on the Front Lines in Sudan
5/17/2023 Sudan (International Christian Concern)—Sudan has been engulfed in a series of conflict and unrest in the last month. International Christian Concern (ICC) has been closely following the situation in Sudan since the onset of the violence. Recently, we...
U.S. Concerned About Religious Freedom in India
5/16/2023 India (International Christian Concern) — At an annual event on Monday in Washington, D.C., Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke alongside Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Rashad Hussain to highlight religious persecution around the...
U.S. Dept. of State Releases 2022 International Religious Freedom Report
5/16/2023 United States (International Christian Concern)—The U.S. Department of State released its 2022 Report on International Religious Freedom (IRF). The report, which analyzes the status of religious freedom in every country, is published annually and is an...
Heavily Persecuted Mayflower Church Granted Asylum in Texas
5/16/2023 USA (International Christian Concern)—The heavily persecuted Shenzhen Holy Reformed Church, often called the “Mayflower Church,” was granted asylum in the United States and made their final voyage to Texas last month. The Mayflower Church’s entire...
Breaking NewsDriver Killed as Rebel Attacks Surge in Eastern Congo
5/16/2023 Democratic Republic of the Congo (International Christian Concern)—Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) killed one during an attack in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). A truck driver, identified as Wangeve Ghislain, was shot to death Sunday...
Kenya and Somalia Agree to Reopen Border Points, Twelve Years After Closure.
5/16/2023 Kenya (International Christian Concern)—The Kenya- Somali governments agreed to reopen four major border points closed in 2011 when Kenya sent its forces into southern Somalia to help fight the al-Shabaab terror group. "We have resolved that the border...
Sudanese Church Attack Leaves Five Christians Injured
5/15/2023 Sudan (International Christian Concern)—Five worshipers, including a priest, were injured during mass on Sunday, May 14, during an attack on the Mar Girgis Church in Omdurman. Army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan blamed the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces...
Deadly Cyclone Slams into Coast of Myanmar, Worsening Humanitarian Crisis
5/15/2023 Myanmar (International Christian Concern)—Early reports suggest extensive damage after one of the strongest cyclones to ever hit Myanmar made landfall this weekend. Cyclone Mocha slammed into the northwestern coast of Myanmar, off the Bay of Bengal, on...
Algerian President Pardons Christian Prisoner among Thousands
05/15/2023 Algeria (International Christian Concern) –Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune signed a presidential decree in late April that pardoned more than 8,000 detainees, an annual gesture to celebrate the end of Ramadan. Among those released from prison was...
Turkey Heads to Runoff Election
5/15/2023 Turkey (International Christian Concern)—Neither Turkish presidential candidate received the majority needed to secure victory in yesterday’s election. Incumbent Recep Tayyip Erdoğan won 49.42% of the vote, while his main challenger Kemal Kilicdaroglu won...
Bandaging the Broken Body
05/15/2023 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – It’s an epidemic of violence toward Christians in Uttar Pradesh, an Indian state that has seen a sharp rise in crimes against Christian communities in recent years. In one attack, radical Hindu...
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