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By The Dispatch On Saturday, July 20th, 2019
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Syrian Man, Mustafa Alowemer Indicted on Terrorism Charges, Planning Attack on Church

A federal grand jury on July 17 returned a three-count indictment (the Indictment) against Mustafa Mousab Alowemer, 21, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in connection with his planned attack on a Christian church in More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, July 15th, 2019
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ISIS Claims Responsibility for Car Bomb Detonated Outside Church in Northeast Syria

(International Christian Concern) –A car bomb was detonated outside the Virgin Mary Church in Qamishli, a city in Northeast Syria, injuring eleven. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack. Communications More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, July 14th, 2019
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Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in Syria car bombed, at least 7 killed or injured

(International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on July 11, 2019, a car bomb exploded next to the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in the Syrian city of Qamishli. The Assyrian More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, July 13th, 2019
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Church in India Completely Destroyed in Suspected Arson Attack

(International Christian Concern) –On June 26, a church was burned to ashes in Charla, a village located 150 miles north of Hyderabad, Telangana’s state capital. The entire structure, made of thatch, wooden More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, July 8th, 2019
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Alvaro, Young Bombing Survivor in Indonesia Recovering

(International Christian Concern) –Alvaro is one of several young survivors of a 2016 church bombing in Indonesia. He sustained severe burns from the bombing, primarily on his head. As a result, he has required More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, May 30th, 2019
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Police in turkey raid baptism ceremony, ‘church is not authorized’

Turkish police interrupted a baptism ceremony in the city of Bolu while conducting a raid against a church composed of Iranian Christian asylum seekers. The incident was verified by Hristiyan Haber on May 28th, More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, May 28th, 2019
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New report points to rise in anti-Christian hostility in France

The Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination Against Christians in Europe released a report in February decry­ing numerous assaults on Christian church­es and monuments in France. According to the report, More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, April 21st, 2019
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Sri Lanka: Easter church and hotel bombings leaves at least 189 dead

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that at least 189 people have been killed in a series of bombings targeting churches and hotels across Sri Lanka. According to reports, as many as 400 others have More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, March 17th, 2019
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China: House church in Henans seized by communist government officials

(International Christian Concern) –On March 6, a house church in China’s Henan province was sealed off by local authorities for violating the country’s religious regulations. In the video uploaded by Rock More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, March 17th, 2019
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India: Pastor Edwin Joseph says violence by Hindu radicals increasing, linked to recent church burning

(International Christian Concern) –In a report by Morning Star News, attacks on Christians in India’s Tamil Nadu state are becoming more common. In just the month of February, Morning Star News documented three More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
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Egypt legalizes 156 churches as Christians remained divided over President Sisi

(ICC): Last week, the Egyptian government legalized 156 churches, bringing the total to 783. More than 3,700 churches have sought legalization since Egypt passed a new law in 2016 which purported to streamline the More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 17th, 2019
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Egypt: President al-Sisi extends state of emergency, noting the Christmas Eve attack on a Nasr City church

(International Christian Concern) –Egypt has extended its nationwide state of emergency for yet another three months, marking the 7th time that the government has made such a decision. President al-Sisi first More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, December 15th, 2018
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China Sichuan House Church Members Arrested and Criminally Charged

(International Christian Concern) –International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that after more than 100 members were arrested during the December 9 crackdown on Sichuan’s Autumn Rain Covenant Church in More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, December 15th, 2018
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Islamic Extremists Strike Yet Another Church in Upper Egypt

(International Christian Concern) –International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on Sunday, December 9, a group of Islamic extremists attacked a church in the Upper Egypt village of Kom Al-Raheb. Security More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
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Church in Hunan Province faces Unrelenting Harassment

(International Christian Concern) –A church in China’s southern Hunan province remains victim to unrelenting harassment from Chinese authorities. The local church experiences frequent visits from authorities More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, November 5th, 2018
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Atheists claim ‘radical’ Family Policy Council event will get West Virginia churches to violate election laws

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is drawing attention to an upcoming gathering in West Virginia that is aiming to persuade churches to break election rules. This Friday, Nov. 2, the Family Policy Council of More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, November 2nd, 2018
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Iraq launches Campaign to Rebuild Mosul Churches

(International Christian Concern) –On Wednesday, the Nineveh Governor released a statement saying that Mosul’s local government is making efforts to rebuild churches in West Mosul. The statement says that the More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, October 27th, 2018
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17 sentenced to Death over Egyptian Church Bombings

(International Christian Concern) –A military court in Egypt has sentenced 17 to death and 19 to life in prison for their involvement in several terrorist bombings against churches in the years 2016 and 2017. It More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, October 27th, 2018
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Egypt Court rules on Muslim attack against Giza Church

(International Christian Concern) –This past December, ICC reported on a mob attack in an Egyptian village of Kafr El-Waselin. The mob was protesting a service building used by St. Tadros Church. On October More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018
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Algerian police shut the doors of a another Christian church over ‘code violations’

(International Christian Concern) –Algerian police shut the doors of a church on October 16. Government officials ordered the church to close in February after inspecting the site and demanding the church be renovated More...


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