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By The Dispatch On Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
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Muslim Protestors Burn Christian Church in Niger Over Sheikhs Arrest

(International Christian Concern) –On Saturday, June 15th, 2019, a mob of Muslim protestors set a church ablaze in Maradi, the third largest city in Niger. The incident was a response to the arrest of a very prominent More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
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Algerian Christian, Rachid Ouali Wins Final Court Battle

(International Christian Concern) –Rachid Ouali, an Algerian Muslim Background Believer, has been embroiled in legal cases since last year. It began when he and four other Christians sang a Christian song and 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 Sunday, February 24th, 2019
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Fredericksburg Woman, Stacey Sanders Sentenced on Bank Fraud Charge

In San Antonio today, a federal judge sentenced 52-year-old Stacey A. Sanders, the former office manager of Memorial Presbyterian Church, located in Fredericksburg, TX, to 27 months imprisonment in connection with More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
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Woman, Tracie Dickey convicted of Coercing Members of Church Ministry into Forced Labor

A federal jury in Chicago has convicted the self-appointed bishop of a Pennsylvania ministry of forcing church members to work certain jobs, pocketing their earnings, and directing them to defraud various hotels. TRACIE More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
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Egyptian Convert Stands Firm for Christ, Sacrificing his family and Risking his Life

(International Christian Concern) –Growing up in Egypt as the son of an Islamic Sheikh, Mohamed’s life was filled with religion. As a Sheikh, his father was supposed to live as a religious man from whom others More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, February 16th, 2019
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Oregon Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Hate Crime, Threatening Shooting at Eugene Church

Benjamin Jaramillo Hernandez, 69, of Eugene, pleaded guilty today to a federal hate crime and illegal possession of ammunition charge arising from a series of progressively more threatening and violent actions targeting 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 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 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...

By The Dispatch On Friday, January 11th, 2019
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China Now Demands ‘Church Free Zones’ Near Schools

(International Christian Concern) –According to recent documents issued in China’s northern Shanxi province and central Henan province, China is now establishing ‘church-free zones’ near schools while asking More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, January 11th, 2019
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Pakistani Christians Fear New Security Mandate may Lead to Church Closures

(International Christian Concern) –On January 2, the government of the Punjab province in Pakistan mandated that churches comply with set security standards by March 31 or faced forcible closure. Pakistani Christians More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, January 5th, 2019
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Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte Mocks Holy Trinity and Rants Against Church

(International Christian Concern) –Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte once again made comments against Christian doctrines and Catholic Church in a derogatory tone. On December 29, in a speech in Kidapawan City, 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 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...


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