Understanding Persecution

ICC Weekly Newsletter

Week of October 3 - October 9, 2021

Project Highlight

Church Forced Underground by New Crackdown in Central India

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September 27, 2021:

Madhu Damor* is a Christian who lives in the Jhabua District of India’s Madhya Pradesh state.

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ICC Supports New Christian Converts in Uganda

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September 27, 2021:

In February 2020, a widow named Lydia and her two daughters accepted Christ after hearing the Gospel from a local pastor. When Lydia and her daughters converted to Christianity…

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Week of September 26 - October 2, 2021

Project Highlight

ICC Provides Farming Support in Indonesia

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September 23, 2021:

Jakub is an evangelist in Indonesia who actively ministers to unreached farmers in his region. In order to support Jakub’s ministry and these new believers…

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ICC Builds Up a Bakery in Iraq

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September 20, 2021:

Evan and Lara live with their three children in Iraq. Like many families, they dreamed of one day building a large house to live in together.

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Hope House

Child Sponsorship Highlight: Teaching the Next Generation

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September 21, 2021:

09/21/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – One year after entering the child sponsorship program with Hope House, Mariam Anwer’s perspective has already dramatically shifted.

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Featured Article

Twelve Incidents of Persecution Documented Against Pakistani Christian Women and Girls in Two Months

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September 25, 2021:

In recent months, a disturbing spike in sexual assaults against Christian women and girls in Pakistan has been documented by International Christian Concern.

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Seven Years After the Garissa University Attack, Survivor Graduates from University

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September 23, 2021:

Upon hearing her name, Annastaciah Mikwa could not hold her tears back as she walked across the stage to receive her degree certificate in Mathematics and Physics.

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An Anniversary Celebrated At Gravesites

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September 20, 2021:

09/20/2021 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – On June 1, on the International Day for Protection of Children, the Armenian National Assembly hosted about 50 children of men who served in the 44-Day War.

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Press Release

Taliban Official Claims Brutal Punishments and Executions Will Return to Afghanistan

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September 24, 2021:

ICC has learned that Mullah Nooruddin Turabi, a member of the Taliban’s interim government and chief enforcer of the group’s strict interpretation of Sharia law, has said that…

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Amnesty International Reports Brutal Crackdown by Taliban in Afghanistan

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September 23, 2021:

International Christian Concern has learned that a recently released report by Amnesty International documents a broad and brutal crackdown taking place in Afghanistan…

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Taliban Maneuvers for United Nations Recognition

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September 23, 2021:

International Christian Concern has learned that on September 20, 2021, the Taliban nominated a United Nations (UN) Ambassador, Suhail Shaheen, to represent Afghanistan.

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Pakistan Refuses to Accept Refugees from Afghanistan

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September 21, 2021:

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Pakistan is refusing to accept any new refugees fleeing Afghanistan following the country’s fall to the Taliban.

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ICC Partners with Government of Hungary to Host Panel Discussion at Council of Europe

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September 20, 2021:

On September 28, the government of Hungary will partner with International Christian Concern to host a panel discussion on interreligious dialogue and humanitarian aid.

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