Understanding Persecution

ICC Weekly Newsletter

Week of February 16 - February 22, 2020

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Religious Freedom in the Trump Era

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February 21, 2020:

By Benjamin Harbaugh “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”[1] When […]

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Project Highlight

Burned but Not Broken: ICC Provides Hope for a Church in India

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February 21, 2020:

On June 26, 2019, Pastor Joshua and his church were in a state of crisis. On that day, their church building was set ablaze by unknown assailants.

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Project Update: Iraqi Christians Win Land Rights

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February 20, 2020:

It’s not the Iraq outsiders know. The rural, vibrant green landscape of the north is filled with high mountains echoing whispers of ancient history.

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Project Update: Hope for Persecuted Women in Egypt

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February 19, 2020:

“We were very stupid.” It is a statement of grief, uttered by many Christian women living in Upper Egypt. They are marginalized because they are Christian, then marginalized again because they are women.

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Press Release

Two Christians Murdered in Kenya Bus Attack

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February 20, 2020:

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that three people were killed yesterday and two others were injured when suspected al-Shabaab militants laid siege to a passenger bus.

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At Least 32 Christians Killed in Nigeria

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February 18, 2020:

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Fulani militants attacked three Christian villages in Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau State, Nigeria on January 26 and 27.

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Magazine Article

India: Still the Land of Gandhi?

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February 16, 2020:

Last year, thieves stole Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes and wrote “traitor” across his picture at a memo­rial in central India. The act of vandalism raised important questions.

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Week of February 9 - February 15, 2020

Project Highlight

ICC Provides Education Assistance in Pakistan

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February 10, 2020:

On September 22, 2013, suicide bomb­ers rocked Pakistan’s Christian com­munity when they attacked All Saints Church in Peshawar.

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Press Release

Imprisoned Missionary in Cambodia Granted Bail

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February 10, 2020:

International Christian Concern has learned that Australian missionary Martin Chan, who was arrested in November while boarding a flight to Hong Kong, has been released on bail…

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Magazine Article

Beyond Asia Bibi

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February 14, 2020:

Asia Bibi, a Christian woman, spent eight years on death row in Pakistan simply because of an argu­ment with Muslim coworkers!

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“You Have Sacrificed Enough”

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February 12, 2020:

The secret police closed down Pastor Argelio’s* church in Cuba for the second time. Despondent, he met with the president of his denomination, who told him, “Argelio, you have sacrificed enough.”

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