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Week of February 17 - February 23, 2019

Magazine Article

The Weight of the International Religious Freedom Act

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February 17, 2019:

02/17/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – October 2018 marked the 20th anniversary of the International Religious Freedom (IRF) Act of […]

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Week of February 10 - February 16, 2019

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Inside the Genocide: Pray for Nigeria

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February 15, 2019:

Nigeria is experiencing a major election season this February 16. The results of this election will determine the country’s next president, as well as numerous seats in the National Assembly.

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Inside the Genocide: Nigerian Security Forces Show Caliphate Trend

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February 14, 2019:

Nigeria’s security forces have made a mockery of basic human rights by failing to protect its Christian population against a genocidal Fulani campaign of terror that has gone on for twenty years, with little hope for change in the upcoming election.

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Inside the Genocide: Boko Haram Returns to Nigeria

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February 13, 2019:

Fifteen-year-old Aisha fled her home in northern Nigeria with her family to escape the wrath of Boko Haram in April 2013, but she didn’t make it far.

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Indian Christians Look to Upcoming National Election with Hope and Anxiety

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February 13, 2019:

We are very anxious about this election and worried what will happen if the ruling government will come back for another term,” Pastor Omprakash recently shared…

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Imprisoned Chinese Pastor John Cao Perseveres in Jail for the Lord

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February 12, 2019:

Chinese pastor John Sanqiang Cao was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to seven years in prison for his ministry in Myanmar in 2018.

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Inside the Genocide: 20 Times President Buhari failed to protect Christians in 2018

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February 12, 2019:

A nightmarish scene unfolded in front of Rev. Gerison Ezekiel Killa. Shouting and gunshots rang out from the bushes flanked the Benue River. Fellow villagers flung themselves into the river’s murky depths to escape the bullets.

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Judge Ahmadzadeh Singles Out Christians in Court

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February 12, 2019:

Judge Mashallah Ahmadzadeh has presided over the trials of many Iranian Christians arrested by the authorities.

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Inside the Genocide: Nigeria’s Election Either Way, Christians Lose

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February 11, 2019:

Persecuted Christians in Nigeria cling to hope that change will come with every election. However, with two Muslim contestants dominating this year’s race, they don’t have much to hope for.

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ICC Restores Shattered Church Community in Nepal

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February 10, 2019:

On May 11, 2018, Immanuel Church, located in Kanchanpur, Nepal, was set on fire by unknown individuals.

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Magazine Article

ICC Helps a Church Rebuild in Pakistan

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February 15, 2019:

02/15/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – In an incident of religious intolerance direct­ed toward Christians in Pakistan, unidenti­fied vandals set […]

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Leah Sharibu’s Courageous Faith: Part 2

February 13, 2019:

In case you missed it, you can read Part 1 here. 02/13/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – During her time […]

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Leah Sharibu’s Courageous Faith: Part 1

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February 12, 2019:

02/12/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – What would you do if you were suddenly given the ultimatum of con­verting to […]

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ICC Provides Counseling to Victims of Violence

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February 11, 2019:

02/11/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Experiencing persecution can have lifelong repercussions for both the victims and the eyewitnesses of […]

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Press Release

ICC Requests Treasury Sanctions Against Iranian Leaders Who Send Christians to “Torture Factory”

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February 11, 2019:

Three Judges and Infamous Evin Prison Targeted Under Global Magnitsky Act 02/11/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Today, International Christian […]

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