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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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Mississippi Gov Phil Bryant attacked over message ‘to make again this One Nation, Under God’

FFRF is denouncing Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant for promoting two religious events. A concerned local FFRF member reported that while acting in his official capacity as governor, Bryant recorded a promotional 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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China Cracks down on house Churches in Beijing

(International Christian Concern) –House churches or “family churches” have become increasingly popular in China, after China launched a nationwide campaign a little under three years ago that has been closing 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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Cross removed from Church in India’s Jharkhand State

(International Christian Concern) –Members of the Sarna tribal community, an animist group in India, removed a cross from a church building in Jharkhand state before holding a purification ceremony to covert 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 Friday, October 26th, 2018
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Christian authors Angie Smith, Danielle Walker and Annie Downs announce ‘Come to the Table’ tour

“Come To The Table Tour,” helmed by Angie Smith, Danielle Walker and Annie F. Downs alongside Compassion LIVE, will provide a night of nourishment for women of all stages. The unique line-up of longtime 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...

By The Dispatch On Monday, October 22nd, 2018
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Wenzhou city: China government getting churches under ‘control’ with three person teams

(International Christian Concern) –In its latest attempt to ensure that religion is under the government’s control, Wenzhou city, also known as “China’s Jerusalem,” has set up a three-person team mechanism More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, October 15th, 2018
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Vietnam authorities attempt to shut down Ama Sim’s church, fear the ‘subversive activities’

(International Christian Concern) –International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on October 7, local authorities attempted to shut down a Montagnard church and took their leader in for interrogation in More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, October 13th, 2018
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Vatican and China deal doesn’t stop removal of cross from Lingkun Catholic church in Wenzhou

(International Christian Concern) –Although the Vatican recently signed a provisional agreement on bishop appointment with China, hoping to improve the situation for the Chinese Catholics, Chinese authorities More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
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Myanmar’s United Wa State Army releases 100 Christians, must pray at home, no more church services

(International Christian Concern) –On October 5, a month after the United Wa State Army (UWSA), the ethnic armed group comprising the military wing of the United Wa State Party (UWSP) started detaining Christian More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, October 8th, 2018
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ICC works to help Afghanistan house church, small business run by Christian man, Hussain

(International Christian Concern) –Hussain is a Muslim-background believer living in Afghanistan. Seven years ago, he heard about Jesus for the first time through a friend in the UAE. At the time, Hussain had More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018
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ICC: Iran losing control as people seek freedom

(International Christian Concern) –This year, a hopeful thirst for freedom has defined Iran. Protests, which started in late December of 2017, continued throughout the spring and sum­mer, spreading to every corner 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 The Dispatch On Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018
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China continuing to target Christian churches, harassing officials, take down crosses

(International Christian Concern) –International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that several churches across China were raided and had their crosses removed by authorities over the past week. Additionally, More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018
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Burma rebels have shut down at least 10 churches, detaining Christians

(International Christian Concern) –In September, ethnic Wa rebels in eastern Burma have shut down at least 10 churches and detained 92 Christian leader. Additionally, the militants burned crosses, destroyed church More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018
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Iraq’s Chaldean Catholic Church Patriarch Louis Sako is seeking cooperation to benefit Christians and Kurds

(International Christian Concern) –Patriarch Louis Sako, head of Iraq’s Chaldean Catholic Church, is pushing for cooperation between the Iraqi Central Government (ICG) and the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG). More...


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