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Calling Worship ‘Unlawful Assembly,’ Police in Uttar Pradesh, India, Arrest Six Christians
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 04:35:37 +0000

Berating and slapping a pastor for reading the Bible instead of Hindu texts, police in Uttar Pradesh state, India last month detained six Christians under “unlawful assembly” laws for worshiping together, sources said.

Church in Zanzibar, Tanzania Shaken as Court Supports Muslims’ Opposition to Building
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 04:33:17 +0000

A court on the semi-autonomous island of Zanzibar, off the coast of Tanzania, ruled on Thursday (July 20) that a church cannot continue constructing a worship building it has tried to finish for eight years, sources said.

Radical Muslim embraces Jesus after Christians show him kindness in ISIS-torn Syria
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:05:17 +0000

A persecution watchdog group has shared the story of a Muslim extremist who upon witnessing a church service led by Christians in war-torn Syria decided to abandon his radical lifestyle and turn to Jesus Christ.

Al-Shabaab Militants Kill Seven Christian Men in Eastern Kenya
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:18:36 +0000

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that in early July, al-Shabaab militants led a series of attacks in Kenya’s Lamu County. Between July 5 and July 8 2017, militants raided three villages, and killed three police officers and seven Christian men.

Pastor in Punjab State, India Shot Dead
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 07:43:40 +0000

A pastor in northern India’s Punjab state was shot dead in front of his church premises two months after Hindu extremists took offense at a gospel event celebrating his church’s 25th anniversary, sources said.

Survivor of ISIS massacre says Christians were told to renounce their faith but women refused
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:04:08 +0000

One of the survivors of the massacre of 29 Egyptian Christians in Minya in May said that the Islamic State extremists forced the women off the bus and ordered them to renounce their faith in Christ, but the Copts refused.

Cuba Cancels Jail Sentence for Homeschooling Dad
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 07:43:44 +0000

A Cuban appeals court has surprised the homeschooling world by reversing a one-year prison sentence imposed on pastor Ramon Rigal for taking his children out of government schools and homeschooling them.

Cuban Pastor Sentenced to One Year of Heavy Labor and House Arrest for Homeschooling Children
Fri, 14 Jul 2017 08:18:31 +0000

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on July 7, Pastor Ramon Rigal, leader of Iglesia de Dios en Cristo, was sentenced to one year of heavy labor and house arrest for choosing to homeschool his children. Rigal has openly stated that his decision to homeschool was largely attributed to his Christian faith.

Fearing attacks, Egypt's churches suspend pilgrimages, trips
Thu, 13 Jul 2017 19:17:52 +0000

Egyptian churches on Thursday suspended pilgrimages, holidays and conferences for the remainder of July and August after authorities warned them about possible attacks by Islamic militants.

Kenya Beheadings: Radical Islamists Target Christians
Thu, 13 Jul 2017 07:05:38 +0000

Al Shabaab militia over the weekend killed 13 non-Muslims, mostly Christians, in coastal Kenya, sources said.

Church Demolitions in Sudan Sparks Strong Congressional Response
Wed, 12 Jul 2017 07:07:00 +0000

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that a new bipartisan letter from the US House of Representatives was sent today to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, requesting that he raise the issue of Christian churches being targeted in Sudan with the Sudanese government.

Iran: Four Christians Receive 10 Year Sentences
Mon, 10 Jul 2017 06:55:38 +0000

A judge in Iran has sentenced four Christians to 10 years imprisonment each for engaging in missionary activities and “conducting activities against national security.”

Evangelical Groups to Trump: Don't Deport Iraqi Christians
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 06:39:23 +0000

A group of evangelical Christian organizations and others have sent a letter to the Trump administration in protest of the potential deportation of Iraqi Christians from the United States.

Pastor Reports 100,000 New Converts to Christ Per Year Despite Ongoing Crackdown in China
Thu, 08 Jun 2017 08:11:57 +0000

The growth of the Christian faith in China continues its remarkable rise, with one pastor reporting as many as 100,000 new followers of Christ per year, despite the worsening human rights abuses and crackdown by Communist authorities.

For the First Time, Russia Ranked Among Worst Violators of Religious Freedom
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:47:44 +0000

Russia’s ongoing crackdown on religious minorities, foreign missionaries, and evangelists has earned it a spot among the worst countries in the world for religious freedom.

Palm Sunday Bombings of Egyptian Coptic Churches Kill 44
Mon, 10 Apr 2017 02:27:53 +0000

At least 44 people were killed in bomb attacks on the symbolic cathedral seat of the Coptic Pope and another church on Palm Sunday, prompting anger and fear among Christians and troop deployments across Egypt.

Hundreds of Christians Flee Egypt's North Sinai Amid ISIS Killing Spree
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:30:23 +0000

Hundreds of Christians in Egypt's North Sinai province fled the area Friday after the Islamic State terror group killed seven Christians in just three weeks.

900 Churches in Nigeria Destroyed by Boko Haram
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 15:32:42 +0000

At least 900 Christian churches have been destroyed at the hands of Boko Haram in northern Nigeria, as part of the Islamic radical group's campaign to drive out all Christians from the north, the youth wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria reported.

ISIS Puts Out Holiday Attack List Of U.S. Churches
Fri, 23 Dec 2016 15:09:06 +0000

The Islamic State published the names and addresses of thousands of churches in the United States and called on its adherents to attack them during the holiday season, according to a message posted late-night Wednesday in the group’s “Secrets of Jihadis” social media group.

Coptic Church Bombing: 'Deadliest Attack' on Egyptian Christians
Mon, 12 Dec 2016 13:50:38 +0000

A bombing at a Coptic cathedral in Egypt has killed at least 25 people and wounded 49 others during Sunday mass.

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