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Christian Woman Who Survived an ADF Attack Dies at Age 87

Christian Woman Who Survived an ADF Attack Dies at Age 87

12/01/2022 DRC (International Christian Concern) - “Dorothy Mbasa, a heroine, has fallen.” Such were the words proclaimed by the Christian community in her village, located in the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), at Dorothy’s recent funeral.   Dorothy,...

World Cup Puts Qatar’s Human Rights Issues in the Spotlight

World Cup Puts Qatar’s Human Rights Issues in the Spotlight

11/25/2022 Qatar (International Christian Concern) – Qatar is hosting the FIFA 2022 World Cup, and as a result, many human rights issues in the country have been brought to the spotlight. While FIFA has claimed to make efforts to promote human rights, this does not...

USCIRF Calls Out Iran’s Death Sentence Penalty for Protesters

USCIRF Calls Out Iran’s Death Sentence Penalty for Protesters

11/24/2022 Iran (International Christian Concern) – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) released a report on November 15th condemning Iran for the harsh sentences being given to protesters. The people are fighting against the...

Algeria is Still Forcing Churches to Close

Algeria is Still Forcing Churches to Close

11/23/2022 Algeria (International Christian Concern) – Over the past few years, Algeria has forced at least 16 separate churches to close. This is alleged because of their unregistered status, most of which are affiliated with the EPA (Evangelical Protestant...

Iranian Protesters Set Fire to Republic’s Founder’s Home

Iranian Protesters Set Fire to Republic’s Founder’s Home

11/22/2022 Iran (International Christian Concern) – On November 17th, Iranian protesters set fire to the childhood home of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Iran’s Islamic Republic’s founder. This serves as a symbol of the protester’s resistance to the Islamic republic...

Breaking News120 Civilians Abducted in Village Raids 

Breaking News120 Civilians Abducted in Village Raids 

11/22/2022 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) - Unidentified bandits raided four villages in northwestern Nigeria on Sunday, November 20. According to local sources, around 120 people, including women and children, were abducted in the attack.   Kidnapping is...

A Brief History of Muslim Violence on Mindanao

A Brief History of Muslim Violence on Mindanao

By Lisa Navarrette The Philippines is comprised of over 7,000 islands, making governance a challenge. The Filipino people hail from hundreds of different tribes, each with unique languages, customs, and religions. The peoples are divided and collectively known as...

Nine Christians Hospitalized After Attack in India

Nine Christians Hospitalized After Attack in India

11/21/2022 India (International Christian Concern) – Yesterday, nine Christians were attacked by radical Hindu nationalists in Chhattisgarh. The mob burst into a newly built church hall in Koshalnar village during Sunday service. The radicals mercilessly beat the...

Christian Beaten Unconscious for Refusing to Deny His Faith

Christian Beaten Unconscious for Refusing to Deny His Faith

11/20/2022 India (International Christian Concern) – Last Sunday, Christians in India were severely beaten for refusing to deny their faith. A mob of radical Hindu nationalists, along with the village leader, interrupted Sunday worship in the home of a Christian...

Turkey Openly Discriminates Against the Greek Orthodox Church

Turkey Openly Discriminates Against the Greek Orthodox Church

11/18/2022 Turkey (International Christian Concern) – On 11/15/2022, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) declared that Turkey had violated the human right of the Greek Orthodox Taksiarhis church after denying them the ability to register for property. The church...

U.S. Joins 15 Countries in Speaking Against Blasphemy Laws

U.S. Joins 15 Countries in Speaking Against Blasphemy Laws

11/08/2022 (United States) International Christian Concern - The International Religious Freedom or Belief Alliance (IRFBA) released a statement yesterday expressing its continued concern over international blasphemy laws. In a recent study published by Monash...

Yemen Ceasefire Expires and Further Endangers MBB’s

Yemen Ceasefire Expires and Further Endangers MBB’s

11/08/2022 Yemen (International Christian Concern) – Earlier in October, the Ceasefire between the Houthi (“also called Ansar Allah [Supporters of God], are a large Zaidi Shiite minority who adhere to strict Sharia law and control most northwestern Yemen with...

Blasphemy Laws: A Global Perspective

Blasphemy Laws: A Global Perspective

By Linda Burkle, PhD Blasphemy laws “ban speech or actions considered to be ‘contemptuous of God or of people or objects considered sacred.”[1]  Many such laws are vague and applied selectively. Apostasy laws ban “the act of abandoning one’s faith.” [2] Prevalence of...

Linfen House Church Faces Ongoing Persecution

Linfen House Church Faces Ongoing Persecution

11/08/2022 China (International Christian Concern) – A house church in southwest Shanxi province continues to face an ongoing crackdown, as church leaders and members are slapped with trumped-up charges and detained by the authorities. Linfen Holy Covenant Church...

One Killed, Eleven Injured in Bus Bombing Attack

One Killed, Eleven Injured in Bus Bombing Attack

11/07/2022 Philippines (International Christian Concern) - On November 6, a bomb planted inside a passenger bus detonated, killing one person and injuring eleven more.   The explosion occurred while the bus was at a terminal in the Sultan Kudarat province. Nine...

Archbishop Urges Christians to Vote Responsibly

Archbishop Urges Christians to Vote Responsibly

11/06/2022 Malaysia (International Christian Concern) - Archbishop Simon Poh, chairman of the Association of Churches in Sarawak (ACS) spoke recently during an ecumenical forum in Malaysia, urging Christians to make an informed decision while voting in the nation’s...

Hundreds of Christian IDPs May Lose their Refuge in Baghdad

Hundreds of Christian IDPs May Lose their Refuge in Baghdad

11/04/2022 Iraq (International Christian Concern) – In 2014, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) invaded Mosul and the cities of the Nineveh Governorate, the most religiously diverse part of Iraq, where most of the country’s Christians historically reside....

Kachin Bible School Shelled by Burmese Army

Kachin Bible School Shelled by Burmese Army

11/04/2022 Myanmar (International Christian Concern) – A Baptist seminary in northern Myanmar was attacked by the Tatmadaw (Burmese Army) on Thursday, injuring four men in the dormitory. The Tatmadaw launched three attacks on the Theological Seminary in Kutkai, Shan...

Bishop Calls Out Human Rights Violations In Papua

Bishop Calls Out Human Rights Violations In Papua

11/04/2022 Indonesia (International Christian Concern) - Yanuarius Theofilus Matopai, a recently appointed bishop in Indonesia’s easternmost Papua province, has announced his intentions to stand up for religious minorities suffering from human rights violations in the...

Papal Visit to Bahrain Opportunity for Religious Freedom Highlights

Papal Visit to Bahrain Opportunity for Religious Freedom Highlights

11/3/2022 Bahrain (International Christian Concern) – Pope Francis is visiting Bahrain for the next three days, creating an opportunity for discussion about religious freedom and human rights. While visiting, he will connect with King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and...

40 Children Abducted by Militants in Northern Nigeria

40 Children Abducted by Militants in Northern Nigeria

11/04/2022 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) - Unidentified militants have abducted 40 children in an attack on a farm in Katsina state, northern Nigeria. Nigerian newspaper ‘The Premium Times reported that the kidnappers had demanded the payment of 30 million...

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