Understanding Persecution

ICC Weekly Newsletter

Week of August 9 - August 15, 2020

Week of August 2 - August 8, 2020

Project Highlight

ICC Provides Critical Operation to Elderly Christian in India

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August 07, 2020:

In May 2020, Tirpan Oraon, a 65-year-old Christian from India’s Jharkhand state, was brutally attacked because he refused to recant his Christian faith.

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ICC Supports Former Captive in Burkina Faso

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August 04, 2020:

Burkina Faso has been suffering from violent Islamic attacks throughout the country’s northern region over the past two years.

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ICC Helps Indonesian Evangelist Who Lost Livelihood over a Facebook Post

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August 04, 2020:

As a full-time evangelist in Indonesia, Adam is passionate about sharing the Gospel, especially toward his own kin— the ethnic Dayak people, who mostly follow animist beliefs.

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Bringing New Life to Christian Women in Pakistan

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August 03, 2020:

Christian women in Pakistan must over­come impossible odds to succeed in society. Cast aside for their gender and status as a religious minority, education and employment are difficult to come by.

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Featured Article

Controversy Surrounds Bible App in Indonesia

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August 07, 2020:

“Adat basandi syarak,syarak syarak basandi kitabullah.” This is a philosophy based on the customs and culture of the Minangkabau people in Indonesia, which means…

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Iraq’s Militias Threaten Christians’ Future

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August 07, 2020:

The defeat of ISIS in Iraq came at the cost of strengthening militias. The pandemic has given many regional governments an opportunity to centralize authority.

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Nineveh Plains Transitional Justice Report: July

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August 03, 2020:

COVID-19 continues exacerbating the challenges already faced by the Nineveh Governorate. Lockdown restrictions have increased expenses and worsened living conditions.

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The Man with Long Hair Who Changed My Life

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August 02, 2020:

Testimony of Mahlil Ahmad, a mocker turned worshiper By ICC’s Indonesia Correspondent 08/02/2020 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – My […]

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Press Release

Pakistani Court Orders 14-Year-Old Christian Girl to Be Returned to Her Abductor

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August 06, 2020:

ICC has learned that the Lahore High Court has ordered Maria Shahbaz, a 14-year-old Christian girl who was abducted and forcibly married to a Muslim man, to be returned to the custody of her abductor.

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Magazine Article

Nigeria’s Broken Body of Christ

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August 07, 2020:

On the evening of January 26 in Nigeria’s Kwatas village, Fulani militants attacked. During the attack, 11 villagers were killed and five others suffered injuries.

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