Understanding Persecution

ICC Weekly Newsletter

Week of April 25 - May 1, 2021

Project Highlight

A Field Worker Called to a Plentiful Harvest Part 3

Tania's Indonesian Shop
April 18, 2021:

Lucia and her team are spreading the gospel’s good news to many who have not heard it before, following her dream of following the Great Commission.

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Press Release

ISIS Executes Sinai Christian

Con-Egypt15
April 19, 2021:

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on April 17, 2021, ISIS published a video executing Coptic Christian Nabil Habshi (62 years) in Egypt’s Sinai. Nabil was kidnapped by ISIS last November, and this is the first time that the family learned of Nabil’s fate since his abduction. They believe that the execution may have happened either in March or early April.

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Easter Attack in India: Pastor and Wife Jailed on False Forced Conversion Charges

hands of a prisoner on prison bars
April 19, 2021:

ICC reports that an Indian pastor and his wife were arrested and imprisoned after being falsely accused of engaging in fraudulent religious conversions by radical Hindu nationalists.

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Week of April 18 - April 24, 2021

Project Highlight

A Field Worker Called to a Plentiful Harvest Part 2

Tenia-ICC print
April 15, 2021:

On Monday you read about Lucia, a field worker with a dream to reach her local college student population for Christ in Indonesia, a Muslim-majority country. To reach more students, Lucia tried to create T-shirts about the outreach to students. However, no one would accept her business because she was a Christian evangelist.

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A Field Worker Called to a Plentiful Harvest Part 1

Con-Indonesia26
April 12, 2021:

Lucia had dreams. She had a mission to serve and minister to the local college students in Indonesia. However, she worked as a field worker with no platform to share her passion for the gospel and students.

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Hope House

Child Sponsorship Highlight: At Risk

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April 13, 2021:

04/13/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Though 9-year-old Royce Hany may not remember the incident, his whole village remains traumatized by the harsh persecution they faced years ago at the hands of violent, radical Islamists.

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Press Release

Announcement of Anti-Conversion Law Initiates Wave of Persecution in Southern India

Con-India15
April 14, 2021:

On January 6, the Minority Welfare Minister of India’s Karnataka state announced that the state would enact an anti-conversion law to counter the supposed threat of ‘Love Jihad.’ Since this announcement, attacks on Christians and other religious minorities in the state have dramatically increased in both number and severity.

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Azerbaijan Opens “Trophy Park” Celebrating Genocide

Turkey photo military
April 13, 2021:

On April 12, 2021, Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev inaugurated the Military Trophy Park in the capital of Baku which is dedicated to celebrating the country’s genocidal military conquest in Nagorno-Karabakh.

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Canadian Member of Parliament Advocates for Yaqoob Bashir Masih

Canada
April 12, 2021:

Canadian Member of Parliament Garnett Genuis has written a letter to Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan advocating for a Christian victim of Pakistan’s blasphemy law, Yaqoob Bashir Masih. Yaqoob was falsely accused of blasphemy in June 2015 after supposedly desecrating the Quran in the Lukpp Shade, Mehmoodabad neighborhood of Mirpurkhas.

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Magazine Article

Sovereign Among the Nations

Sovereign Among the Nations
April 17, 2021:

04/17/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – God has a habit of reminding his people that he is in charge. All the nations are at the mercy of his will.

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Life in America: Descendants of the Armenian Genocide

Descendants of the Armenian Genocide
April 15, 2021:

04/15/2021 Turkey (International Christian Concern) – For descendants of the Armenian genocide living in America today, the heart-aching reality of their history is something they never want to experience first-hand.

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The Power of Petition

The Power of Petition
April 11, 2021:

04/11/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Petitions serve as a formal request, garnering the attention of some of the most powerful.

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