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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...

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...


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