Understanding Persecution

ICC Fellows Content

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 […]


Death of a Democracy

November 21, 2019:

By Linda Burkle, PhD   The US Commission of International Religious Freedom’s 2019 Annual report included Syria as a “country […]


Global Blasphemy Laws Come Under Increased Scrutiny

November 18, 2019:

By guest contributor Peyton Millea According to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom’s 2018 report, seventy countries around the […]


The Persecuted: An Inside Look at Social Injustice in India — Part 2

November 14, 2019:

The bumpy drive from Bhubaneswar, the biggest city in Odisha, to the state’s remote outskirts offers a blend of sprawling, open countryside and bustling, packed villages.