Understanding Persecution

ICC Weekly Newsletter

Week of June 27 - July 3, 2021

Project Highlight

Levant Christians Sustained by Faith

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June 22, 2021:

“The worst part of kidnapping is that you don’t know if they are alive or dead, you live every day waiting to hear any news about them.”

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ICC Provides Livestock for Persecuted Christian in Egypt

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June 21, 2021:

In Egypt, a young Christian man named Akl was accused of harassing a Muslim girl, which resulted in village tensions that impacted his whole family.

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Featured Article

Displaced Students Face Difficult Graduation

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June 24, 2021:

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, accompanied by first lady Emine Erdogan and several Turkish officials, arrived early Tuesday, June 15 in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku.

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Week of June 20 - June 26, 2021

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Caught in the Crossfire: Myanmar’s Christian Minorities Under Tatmadaw Rule

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June 14, 2021:

When the Burmese military overthrew Myanmar’s civilian government in February, the international community responded with swift condemnation of the Tatmadaw and vocal support for…

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Project Highlight

ICC Restores Chicken Farms in Iraq

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June 14, 2021:

The Pope visited Iraq for the first time in papal history in March 2021. During his visit, he traveled to Christian regions decimated by ISIS, including the Nineveh Plains, Qeraqosh, and Mosul.

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COVID 19 Crisis

Christians Suffering at the Intersection of Persecution and the Pandemic in India

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June 15, 2021:

On May 31, 2021, Indian authorities took four Christian family members into custody. According to local reports, the four Christians were accused by radical Hindu nationalists of…

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Harvesting Hope in Nigeria

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June 17, 2021:

In the wake of tens of thousands of murdered, millions displaced, and many others suffering from food, shelter, and medical insecurity, it’s hard for vulnerable Nigerian Christians to find hope.

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Featured Article

Relocating Yasmin Church Perpetuates Religious Intolerance in Indonesia

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June 19, 2021:

For fifteen years, Yasmin Church in Bogor, Indonesia, has struggled with the local government to obtain a building permit (IMB).

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Religious Oppression: Bantul Church in Indonesia Finally Granted a Building Permit

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June 16, 2021:

The long struggle of a Pentecostal church in Indonesia, Immanuel Bantul Church, has finally ended.

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Christians Suffering at the Intersection of Persecution and the Pandemic in India

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June 15, 2021:

On May 31, 2021, Indian authorities took four Christian family members into custody. According to local reports, the four Christians were accused by radical Hindu nationalists of…

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Press Release

New Myanmar Report Explores History and Future of Eight Religious Minority Groups

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June 16, 2021:

International Christian Concern (ICC) has released a new report,  Caught in the Crossfire: Myanmar’s Christian Minorities Under Tatmadaw Rule.

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Magazine Article

Harvesting Hope in Nigeria

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June 17, 2021:

In the wake of tens of thousands of murdered, millions displaced, and many others suffering from food, shelter, and medical insecurity, it’s hard for vulnerable Nigerian Christians to find hope.

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