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By The Dispatch On Friday, August 30th, 2019
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Suspects Hanafi Zufar and Salmon Linked to 2018 Surabaya Church Bombings Arrested

(International Christian Concern) –During an Aug. 26 media briefing, Indonesian police spokesman Dedi Prasetyo told reporters that they have arrested six terrorist suspects, two of whom have been linked to last More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
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Police in Inhil Regency Disband Church During Service

(International Christian Concern) –On August 25, the Inhil District Civil Service Police Unit stopped the worship activities at the GPdI (Indonesian Pentecostal Church) Efata Church in Sari Agung Hamlet, Petalongan More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, August 23rd, 2019
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Interfaith College Group in Indonesia Seeks Permission to Fight Radicalism

(International Christian Concern) –As radicalism continues to rise in Indonesia, an alliance of interfaith student groups at university level has called on the Indonesian government to issue a regulation that More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
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Indonesia Muslim scholar Abdul Somad says Christian cross is ‘an element of the devil’

A Muslim preacher in Indonesia, has sparked religious controversy since a video of him calling the Christian cross “an element of the devil” during a sermon went viral on social media. The insulting remarks More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019
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Indonesian Couple, Rullie Zeke and Ulfah Saleh Behind Philippine Church Bombing

(International Christian Concern) –On Tuesday, Indonesian police announced that a married Indonesian couple was behind a suicide bombing of a Catholic church in the Philippines last January that killed 23 people. The 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 Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
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Indonesia Police Arrests Terrorists Ahead of Plotted Attacks

(International Christian Concern) –Over the last weekend, the anti-terror squad of the Indonesian police arrested several and killed two terrorists belonging to ISIS-linked local group, weeks before their plotted More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, March 16th, 2019
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New Zealand: Christchurch shooter, Brenton Tarrant, officially charged with murder

As the world grieves the horrific terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, police reported that the killer, Brenton Harrison Tarrant, has been charged with the first count of murder. Brenton More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
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Terrorist Taufik Abdul Halim has ‘no remorse’ for bombing Jakarta’s Atrium Plaza

(International Christian Concern) –Taufik Abdul Halim, the Malaysian terrorist behind the first ever bombing launched by a foreign terrorist in Indonesia, says that he has no remorse while recalling how he tried More...

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 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 Guest Author On Friday, January 4th, 2019
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5 Different Vacation Ideas To Experience This Year

While enjoying the sun and sand at the beach is always great, sometimes you battle with the crowds and have trouble finding the ideal spot to relax. Why not try an alternative vacation this year? Learn yoga and More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
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Sought after activities and buzzworthy destinations for 2018 holidays

Are you a true adventurer? Your family and friends enjoy traveling just as much as you do? Then you definitely need to get informed about the many activities that you can try while you are away from home. This article More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
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Maryland Rep Jamie Raskin calls for global repeal of blasphemy, heresy, and apostasy laws

(International Christian Concern) –Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD) has introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives, calling for the global repeal of blasphemy, heresy, and apostasy laws. The legislation More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
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ICC developing sewing businesses for Christians in Indonesia

(International Christian Concern) –A cluster of families in Indonesia had been discipling others within their community for two years before local mosque leaders grew suspicious and visited their homes. One leader More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, October 8th, 2018
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Indonesia death toll reaches 1400, 800 people still missing

(International Christian Concern) –Within a week, the island of Sulawesi suffered a horrible tragedy including an earthquake, a tsunami, and a volcano eruption. Reports have verified that over 1,400 people are More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018
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Indonesia: Three Christian churches closed due to ‘administrative reasons’

(International Christian Concern) – On September 27th officials in western village of Alam Barajo district closed 3 churches for “administrative reasons.” Indonesia ensures freedom of religion to all More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, September 30th, 2018
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Indonesia: Earthquake, tsunami death toll rises to 800 with ‘fears’ of thousands

The series of earthquakes on Friday afternoon climaxed with a 7.5-magnitude earthquake and a tsunami which brought an 18-foot wave and devastated areas like Palu. The death toll, doubling daily, has now climbed More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
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Indonesia adds anti-terror unit to fight Islamic State Muslim extremists in Central Sulawesi province

(International Christian Concern) – Growing radicalism in Indonesia has prompted the Indonesian military (TNI) to establish an anti-terror unit, yet human rights groups and observers are concerned that the expansion More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, February 4th, 2018
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Judge blocks Trump’s deportation of Indonesian Christians fearful of persecution

A federal judge on Thursday blocked the deportation of fifty Indonesian Christians who have been living illegally in New Hampshire while they seek to reopen their immigration cases to argue they would likely face More...


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