By ICC’s Intern for Southeast Asia R.R 05/27/2020 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Communist nations in South East Asian countries are persecuting Christians because they consider Christianity a threat to their countries. Laos, for instance, has made anyone who is a Christian, a government target. Recently, the Lao government has targeted Nang Tookta Phetsomphone, who ... More
ICC has learned that the National People’s Congress, which is the top legislature in China, passed controversial new legislation on national security for Hong Kong today. More
05/28/2020 Turkey (International Christian Concern) – This past Tuesday, an Armenian church in the Turkish area of Kuzguncuk was found defaced. The cross that usually hung on the door was dismantled and laying on the ground. From the church’s security tapes, it was observed that an unidentified person came to the church on Friday evening, scaled ... More
05/27/2020 Iraq (International Christian Concern) – Since Ramadan’s beginning last month, the Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for over 260 attacks across Iraq, which resulted in the death or injury of 426 people. Over the last few weeks, attacks in Syria and Egypt also increased. Fears are rising that jihadist sleeper cells view the ... More
05/27/2020 Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – On Monday, suspected Islamist fighters killed at least 17 people in an early morning raid on a northeastern village in DRC. Around 5 a.m. local time the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), who claim a loose affiliation with the Islamic State group, attacked the village of Makutano in Ituri ... More
As a Muslim-background believer (MBB), purchasing a Bible in an Islamic community can pose a deadly risk. The simple act of looking at a Bible in public can lead to an accusation of apostasy, which can have life-threatening consequences. Further still, MBBs are often abused by their own families if their conversion is discovered.
ICC has partnered with a local pastor in Egypt to bring spiritual support to MBBs in his community. These believers, who have had to flee their homes due to persecution, gather together in a secure location to learn about Scripture.
ICC provided this group with more than 70 Bibles to encourage them in their newfound faith and remind them that the global Church is standing with them in solidarity. … See MoreSee Less
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As COVID-19 spread across the world, ICC launched an initiative to serve the Christians being persecuted and discriminated against for their faith. In just one month, ICC and its generous supporters successfully met the first fundraising benchmark to serve the victims of COVID-19 persecution around the world.
Since then, ICC implemented relief projects in some of the hardest-hit countries such as Nigeria, Iraq, Egypt, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar.
The recipients of the aid provided by ICC’s generous donors ranged from widows, to Muslim-background believers, to pastors who lost their support systems, to Christians denied aid. Nearly 1,300 individuals and families received a month’s worth of food so far.
One pastor from India shared, “I believe the help from ICC is an answered prayer because I was troubled and was thinking how I could manage and provide for my family after a couple of days, praise God He is faithful right in the middle of survival crises. I also want to thank ICC for helping me with this ration, and I don’t have to worry for the next month.”
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