10/27/2020 Sri Lanka (International Christian Concern) – According to Barnabas Fund, a pastor in Sri Lanka has been forced to close his ministry after being detained by police and threatened by Buddhist monks. On Sunday, October 18, police arrived at the pastor’s house in Bakamuna, located in the Polonnaruwa district of Sri Lanka. Police ordered the ... More
10/27/2020 Turkey (International Christian Concern) – The 4th century Mor Yuhanna Syriac Church in Turkey’s city of Mardin has been listed for sale with a price of just over 7 million TL ($859,980 USD). The church is registered as a cultural asset by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, but owned by an individual whose ... More
10/19/2020 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – Last week, a 13-year-old Christian girl was abducted outside of her home in Karachi, Pakistan. Two days later, the girl’s parents were informed she had become the latest victim of forced conversion and forced marriage. On October 13, Arzoo Masih was abducted by Ali Azhar, a local Muslim man, while ... More
09/26/2020 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – There have been protests in Nigeria against police brutality over the past month. These protests have used the # ENDSARS slogan that was started back in 2017 as their headliner. SARS stands for the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. This specialized group of the Nigerian National police force was known to ... More
10/26/2020 India (International Christian Concern) – According to the Union of Catholic Asian News (UCAN), a Christian man was shot dead and three others wounded when assailants entered into a Pentecostal church and opened fire in India’s Punjab state. The deadly attack has left the local Christian community in fear and demanding greater protection from ... More
Can you imagine losing your children because of your faith?
For one Christian family in China, the unimaginable happened. Four of their adopted children were taken from them after government officials found out that they were members of the Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC), a secret house church in China that worshiped freely until 2018. That December, their actions were discovered by the Chinese government. The church was raided, and over one hundred members arrested.
Today, many members of the ERCC still suffer for their faith. ICC sat down with members of the ERCC to talk about why they fled China. … See MoreSee Less
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We are only FIVE DAYS away from International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted. As you and your family prepare, consider the ideas below:
– Write a letter to an imprisoned Christian
– Share the story of a persecuted believer on social media
– Send out prayer requests for the persecuted to your congregation
– Commit to praying for the persecuted as a family every day of November
– Teach your children a basic understanding of persecution
Drop a comment below to let us know how you and your family will be celebrating! For more ideas, grab your free downloadable IDOP resource kit today: bit.ly/2ZPVXNG.
"Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should." – Ephesians 6:19-20 … See MoreSee Less
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Persecution is real. #praying for God's presence to guide us in our intercession and teaching through November. The cross before us, the world behind us✝️=♥️