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By The Dispatch On Monday, January 28th, 2019
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Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, Chinese Christian politician, was released from prison after nearly two years

(International Christian Concern) –International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on January 24, 2019, the former Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, an ethnic Chinese Christian politician, was released More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, January 28th, 2019
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New data shows nearly 200 Christians in Pakistan face blasphemy charges

(International Christian Concern) –New research by the Catholic Church in Pakistan has found that almost 200 Christians face charges under the country’s notorious blasphemy laws. Those accused face punishments More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, January 28th, 2019
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Pastor Raymond Koh now missing 700 days after his abduction and failed ransom attempt

(International Christian Concern) –On 13 February 2017, Pastor Raymond Koh was kidnapped by a group of men in Petaling Jaya, when he was on his way to visit his friend. His abduction in a military-precision operation More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, January 28th, 2019
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Iran’s persecution of Christians detailed in new report

(International Christian Concern) –A new report details how last year brought continued violation of religious freedom for Iranian Christians, cumulating in an unprecedented wave of raids targeting the underground More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 24th, 2019
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Indonesia: Muslims fight to get cross-shaped road mosaic in front of its city hall painted over

(International Christian Concern) –After receiving multiple complaints from conservative Muslim groups, the Surakarta administration in central Java has decided paint over a cross-shaped road mosaic in front of More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 24th, 2019
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Egypt: Islamic State militants kidnap Coptic Christian in Sinai Peninsula

(International Christian Concern) –A Coptic Christian man traveling on a microbus in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula was kidnapped by Islamic militants on January 18th.  Abeed Nakhla Yassa was traveling to the city More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 24th, 2019
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Turkey builds first new church, but it’s on top of a Christian graveyard

(International Christian Concern) –Earlier this month, Turkey announced that the construction of the country’s first new church would begin next February. While there are several churches throughout Turkey, More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
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Libya: Mass grave found with over 30 dead Ethipian Christian bodies, murdered by Islamic State

(International Christian Concern) –The bodies of 34 Ethiopian Christians killed by ISIS militants in 2015 have been discovered in a mass grave in Sirte, Libya. Authorities located the mass grave as a result of More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
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Asia Bibi still trapped in Pakistan, even after acquittal from blasphemy charges

(International Christian Concern) –Asia Bibi, a Christian woman formally on death row in Pakistan, continues to live like a prisoner almost three months after her acquittal by the Supreme Court. Bibi, who continues More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
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Chinese Christians told to remove religious decorations, put up portrait of President Xi Jinping to get welfare

(International Christian Concern) –Chinese Christians in poor health who depend on the government’s welfare benefits are forced to choose between their belief or social benefits. According to Bitter Winter magazine, More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
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Iran judges tell Christians Saheb Fadaie and Fatemeh Bakhteri to renounce their faith

(International Christian Concern) –Iranian judges Hassan Babaee and Ahmad Zargar presided over the January 15th final appeal hearing for Christians Saheb Fadaie and Fatemeh Bakhteri. These two judges asked the More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
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Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, calls for peace during Nigeria’s elections

(International Christian Concern) –The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, urged religious leaders to preach peace and maintain neutrality before, during, and after the upcoming general elections in More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
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Open Doors now lists India in the Top Ten of Worst Countries for Persecution of Christians

(International Christian Concern) –Yesterday, January 16, Open Doors USA released its annual World Watch List of the top 50 countries where Christians face persecution. For the first time, India was ranked in More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 17th, 2019
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Iran’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif attacks Islamic State’s persecution of Christians

(International Christian Concern) –Iran’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, has completed a tour of Iraq. During this trip, he highlighted his meetings with representatives of Iraq’s religious minorities More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 17th, 2019
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Nigeria: Bishop Clement Ekpeye released from captivity after being kidnapped five days earlier

(International Christian Concern) –Clement Ekpeye, the Nigerian Bishop of Ahoada, was released from captivity after being kidnapped five days earlier. Details of his abduction remain scarce. However, according More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 17th, 2019
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Nigeria: Bishop Clement Ekpeye released from captivity after being kidnapped five days earlier

(International Christian Concern) –Clement Ekpeye, the Nigerian Bishop of Ahoada, was released from captivity after being kidnapped five days earlier. Details of his abduction remain scarce. However, according More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 17th, 2019
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Turkey: Court rules to protect religious freedom for Christians in compulsory Islam classes

(International Christian Concern) –Istanbul’s 4th Administrative Court has given its final judgement in a case where a parent requested her child be exempted from compulsory religion class. According to the More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 17th, 2019
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India: Dr Christo Philip wins court case to practice medicine at a mission hospital

(International Christian Concern) –On January 8, the Delhi High Court ruled in favor of Dr. Christo Philip, an American doctor and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), who was deported by the country’s Ministry More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 17th, 2019
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Algeria: Christian man acquitted of blasphemy charges after wife made bogus claims to get Muslim divorce

(International Christian Concern) –An Algerian Christian farmer from a Muslim Background was acquitted of blasphemy charges on December 30th, according to Middle East Concern. This farmer became a Christian in More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 17th, 2019
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Syria: President Bashar Assad says state will rebuild Armenian Genocide Memorial Church in Deir Ezzor

(International Christian Concern) –The Armenian Genocide Memorial Church in Deir Ezzor will be rebuilt with state funds, according to a pledge given by Syrian President Bashar Assad. The announcement was made More...


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