Understanding Persecution

ICC Weekly Newsletter

Week of October 18 - October 24, 2020

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China’s Appointment to the UN Human Rights Council

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October 22, 2020:

On October 17th, China was elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council.[1] Many human rights activists deplored the announcement. […]

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Factsheet: Religious Freedom in Nigeria – Q3 2020

October 21, 2020: Through the first half of 2020, Nigeria suffered a steady number of terrorist attacks and deaths. Nearly every day of [...]More

Islamic Attacks Against Kenyan Christians

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October 19, 2020:

By Linda Burkle, PhD Fifteen years ago, along with a handful of pastors, I traveled to Kenya to participate and […]

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Project Highlight

Motorbikes from ICC Enable Indonesian Evangelists to Spread the Gospel

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October 23, 2020:

In July, ICC provided three motorbikes to field workers in Indonesia’s Sulawesi, who have encountered difficulties due to the lack of transportation.

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Life in the Lockdown | A Window of Opportunity for the Gospel

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October 22, 2020:

Wherever Satan is spreading death and destruction, God is there, working in the hearts of those affected.

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ICC Helps a Persecuted Single Mother in Kenya Make Ends Meet

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October 22, 2020:

In 2019, Zainabu was chased out of her home by her Muslim husband after she told him that she had become a Christian and that their children were…

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ICC Provides Emergency Surgery for a Church Leader in Nigeria

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October 19, 2020:

On March 31, Fulani militants stormed into a Christian village in Nigeria, killing three people. A Baptist pastor was shot three times, but thankfully survived.

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Press Release

Vatican Renews Bishop Appointment Deal with Beijing

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October 22, 2020:

International Christian Concern has learned that the controversial two-year deal between the Vatican and China on bishop appointment has been renewed and signed today.

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Magazine Article

ICC Leads the Outcry on China

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October 23, 2020:

Religious schol­ars and imams were some of the first to be detained [by the government]. Even mothers of young children have been taken without warning.

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Week of October 11 - October 17, 2020

Project Highlight

Fund Spotlight: Restore Lives and Communities

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October 14, 2020:

In response to major incidents of per­secution or widespread discrimination, we sometimes must shift our attention toward the community’s well-being, rather than focusing on specific indi­viduals.

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Seeds of Hope for a Family in Egypt

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October 12, 2020:

According to ICC’s research, in the hardest hit areas of Egypt where we serve, 80% of Christians lost their employment overnight due to COVID-19 lockdowns.

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Hope and a Future: Part 3

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October 11, 2020:

Remember John Masih? He was falsely accused of blasphemy by local Muslims. He spent two years of his life in prison waiting for the court to hear his case.

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Featured Article

Christians in Indonesia Seek Assurance of Their Constitutional Rights

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October 17, 2020:

Persecution of Christians in Indonesia continues to occur, despite the statutory system in this country that clearly provides protection for the freedom of every citizen to…

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Christian Community in India Left Devastated After Attack by Extremists

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October 16, 2020:

On September 22, members of the Sarya Adivasi Samaj group summoned 15 Christian families to a meeting in Kakadabeda village, located in India’s Chhattisgarh state.

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Magazine Article

China’s New Silk Road

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October 16, 2020:

Once used by trad­ers over a mil­lennium ago, the Silk Road was a network of trade routes con­necting Europe and China, the two great civi­lizations of the time.

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