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By The Dispatch On Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
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China’s communism targeting Christians, ‘forcing believers to sign papers rejecting their Christian faith’

(International Christian Concern) –Christians in China are facing server persecution in light of ongoing Communist crackdown. In one case with a church in Henan, officials came into a church meeting forcing believers More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, September 24th, 2018
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The Sisters of St. Mary’s Coptic Church and Convent in Bethlehem facing three separate court cases

(International Christian Concern) –The Sisters of St. Mary’s Coptic Church and Convent in Bethlehem have recently attended a hearing in one of three separate court cases. The first court case is regarding a More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, September 24th, 2018
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Egypt: Christians attacked in Demshaw Hashem as Muslims protest an ‘official church’

(International Christian Concern) –The village of Demshaw Hashem suffered an attack at the end of August which targeted Christians because Islamic hardliners did not want an official church in the village. In More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, September 23rd, 2018
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ISIS leader Ismail Alwan Salman al-Ithawi sentenced to death in Iraq

(International Christian Concern) –Ismail Alwan Salman al-Ithawi, who is described as a senior leader in ISIS and having directly served Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has been sentenced to death in Iraq. His case was More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, September 23rd, 2018
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ICC and Pakistan’s Christians remember 5th anniversary of All Saints Church bombing, deadliest attack in country’s history

(International Christian Concern) –International Christian Concern (ICC) and Pakistan’s Christian community are commemorating the martyrs of Peshawar’s All Saints Church bombing five years after the attack. More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 20th, 2018
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Philippines: Patricia Fox, a Catholic nun and missionary asked to leave country

(International Christian Concern) – Patricia Fox, a Catholic nun and missionary in the Philippines, in the middle of a legal battle after being ordered to leave the country for allegedly taking part in political More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 20th, 2018
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Abubakar Shekau Boko Haram faction kills 9, attacks three villages in Borno State, Nigeria

(International Christian Concern) – On September 19, 2018, Boko Haram terrorists attack three villages in Borno State, Nigeria. During the attack, they killed nearly 10 individuals and injured a dozen others. More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 20th, 2018
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Egypt: Christian violence sparks increases in security in Minya

(International Christian Concern) – Violence against Christians in Minya, Upper Egypt, has led security forces to extend their presence for several days. Church officials, supported by some members of parliament, More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 20th, 2018
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Thailand: 181 Christian arrested and detained Montagnard refugees near Bangkok

(International Christian Concern) – More than three weeks have passed since Thai authorities arrested and detained 181 mostly Christian Montagnard refugees on the outskirts of Bangkok on August 28. International More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 20th, 2018
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China pressures and Myanmar’s military and civilian authorities are blocking humanitarian aid to Kachin

(International Christian Concern) – With pressure from Beijing, Myanmar’s military and civilian authorities are blocking humanitarian aid from reaching thousands of displaced ethic Kachin in the conflict-torn More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
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Nigeria: Fulani Islamic militants murder two Christian boys

(International Christian Concern) – On September 14, 2018, Fulani militants attacked and killed two young Christian boys who were caring for a herd of cows. The boys, Ntyang Pam Danjuma and Mesheck Dalyop Kang’ageda, More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, September 17th, 2018
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Police arrest and question Pentecostal pastor Madhya Pradesh after converting Hindu youth

(International Christian Concern) – A Pentecostal pastor from Madhya Pradesh was arrested and interrogated by police on charges of converting a young Hindu with a promise of money. Sajan K George, president of More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, September 17th, 2018
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Survey: Over 65% in Turkey approve of jailing Pastor Andrew Brunson

Pastor Andrew Brunson (International Christian Concern) – A Turkish journalist with ties to the political elite has published the results of a poll in the Daily Hürriyet surveying public opinion about the More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, September 17th, 2018
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Open Doors offers new app providing real time prayer requests from persecuted Christians

The No. 1 request of persecuted Christians is prayer. Many testify to feeling the support of those prayers, which help them to sustain their faith. Now Open Doors USA is making it even easier to pray and let persecuted More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, September 16th, 2018
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Chinese government shut downs Zion Church, the largest house church for ‘unauthorized activities and disturbing social order’

(International Christian Concern) –International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on September 9, more than 20 officials from the Chaoyang District Ethnic and Religious Affairs Office and Civil Affairs More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, September 16th, 2018
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Egypt: Violence against Christians, Coptic Church rise, ‘government is controlling’ villages, ‘oppressing’ minorities

(International Christian Concern) –  International Christian Concern (ICC) has documented a sharp escalation of attacks against Coptic Christians in Egypt within the last two weeks. During these incidents, the More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, September 16th, 2018
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Pakistan: August was month full of attacks on Christians, including Vickram John, Elwin John and a teen girl who was gang raped

In August of 1947, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, gave his first speech to the constitute assembly. During this speech, he established goals and shared the direction for the new country on the basis More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, September 16th, 2018
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New Study: religious freedom is deteriorating in Malaysia

(International Christian Concern): According to a study published by Églises d’Asie, religious freedom is deteriorating in Malaysia, with different religious groups facing respective challenges. The newly elected More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, September 15th, 2018
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ICC: Pastors in India, Ashok Benjamin, Vijay Masih, and Pastor Shivcharan ‘Severely Injured in Attack’

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that members of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) severely injured three pastors in an attack on Saturday, September 8. The attack took place under the close watch More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, August 30th, 2018
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Nigeria: Fulani Islamic militants burn pastor and family during village attacks

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Fulani militants raided several villages in the Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State, Nigeria, killing seven: 3 children, pastor and his wife. The More...


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