Understanding Persecution

ICC Weekly Newsletter

Week of May 31 - June 6, 2020

Project Highlight

ICC Develops Autoshop for Family Displaced by ISIS

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June 01, 2020:

Nishwan and his family used to live in the bustling city of Mosul, Iraq. Nishwan worked in an auto repair shop, which pro­vided a good living for his three daughters.

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Featured Article

Nineveh Plains Transitional Justice Report: May

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June 01, 2020:

COVID-19 has further restricted humanitarian access to the Nineveh Plains. ISIS attacks are frequent and life-threatening, though not as common as…

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Week of May 24 - May 30, 2020

ICC Fellows

Report: Pandemic and Persecution in the Middle East

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May 29, 2020:

The COVID-19 pandemic has initiated global lockdowns, slowing down societies but not religious persecu­tion. In the Middle East, where persecution was once defined by ISIS, the pandemic exposed a transforma­tion…

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Iran’s Shadow Church

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May 26, 2020:

By Linda Burkle PhD Iran is a country ruled and dominated by Islam which regulates and permeates every aspect of […]

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Project Highlight

ICC Provides Bibles for Muslim-Background Believers

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May 29, 2020:

As a Muslim-background believer (MBB), purchasing a Bible in an Islamic community can pose a deadly risk. The simple act of looking at a Bible in public can lead to…

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ICC Provides Food Aid for Christian Leaders in India

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May 27, 2020:

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, India went into a national lockdown to slow the spread of the virus.

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Featured Article

Equality Before the Law Merely a Slogan for Indonesian Christians

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May 30, 2020:

By ICC’s Indonesia Correspondent 05/30/2020 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Recently, another case of intolerance towards Christians occurred in Cikarang Sub-District, Bekasi […]

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Christian Families in India’s Chhattisgarh State Brutally Displaced

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May 29, 2020:

On May 20, three Christian families in India’s Chhattisgarh state were brutally attacked and displaced by radical Hindu nationalists.

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Pastor’s Daughter in Laos Trapped with Dilemma

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May 27, 2020:

By ICC’s Intern for Southeast Asia R.R   05/27/2020 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Communist nations in South East Asian […]

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Press Release

China Passes National Security Law for Hong Kong Despite Backlash

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May 28, 2020:

ICC has learned that the National People’s Congress, which is the top legislature in China, passed controversial new legislation on national security for Hong Kong today.

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Magazine Article

Forsaking Everything in India

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May 25, 2020:

“I [was] the talk of the town as a mad woman; things were going worse,” Podiya shared, remembering that day when she stood on the precipice of mental illness.

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