Understanding Persecution

ICC Fellows Content

In Photos – Religious Persecution in India

February 24, 2020:

A group of seven women in Southern India come together to talk, to cry, and to pray. They come together as Christians, they mourn together as women whose husbands were murdered right in front of their eyes.


Religious Freedom in the Trump Era

February 21, 2020:

By Benjamin Harbaugh “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”[1] When […]


The Rise of Buddhist Ethnonationalism and Military Impunity in Myanmar

February 07, 2020:  By John Cosenza I: Introduction In recent years, Southeast Asia’s Theravada Buddhist community has demonstrated a rise in extremist behavior. [...]More

Persecution Does Not Go Unnoticed

January 17, 2020:

By Benjamin Harbaugh On December 18th, 2019, the U.S. Department of State released its annual list of countries that engage […]


Bethlehem’s Beleaguered Christians

January 14, 2020:

By Linda Burkle, Ph.D O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie. Just a few short weeks […]


State-Sponsored Church Closures and Religious Discrimination in Algeria

December 23, 2019:

By guest contributor James Knight In the contemporary age of religious and ideological radicalism, the church has faced growing challenges […]


What is India Becoming?

December 19, 2019:

By Benjamin Harbaugh “A man is but the product of his thoughts; what he thinks, he becomes.” Mahatma Gandhi spoke […]


Turkey’s Holy War

December 16, 2019:

By Linda Burkle, Ph.D On December 4, 2019 Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned those who associate the word “Islam” […]


Blasphemy Laws in the West

December 14, 2019:

By guest contributor Peyton Millea The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom released a report in 2017 on blasphemy laws […]


Will The “North Korea of Africa” Truly Open Up?

November 22, 2019:

By Benjamin Harbaugh The small African country of Eritrea sits nestled on the coast of the Red Sea. Roughly the […]