• Four More Christians Executed in Burkina Faso
    Third Attack in 15 Days 05/17/2019 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on Monday, May 13, 2019, gunmen in Burkina Faso killed four Christians during a Catholic parade. According to France 24, the procession was moving a statue of the Virgin Mary from… Read more »
  • Catholics in Hebei Block Demolition Attempt
    05/17/2019 China (International Christian Concern) – Chinese Catholics in Hebei province have stationed themselves at a shrine to prevent the government from dismantling holy statues. According to UCA News, when they heard that authorities were planning to demolish statues at Shengdiliang Shrine in Xiwanzi Diocese on May 13, they started… Read more »
  • Thirty-Eight Christian Graves Desecrated in Pakistan
    05/17/2019 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that 38 Christians graves were desecrated by unknown individuals in Chak #10/4-L, a village located in Okra District, southwest of Lahore. In addition to desecrating the graves, the unknown assailants also defaced several crosses fixed to the graves.… Read more »
  • Geneva Votes to Ban Religious Symbolism Among Public Officials
    05/17/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Citizens of the Geneva canton voted in favor of a controversial “secularism law” that prevents public officials (both elected and unelected) from wearing reli­gious symbols. More than 55 percent of the population expressed support for the measure. The center-right parliament of Geneva believes that… Read more »
  • Professor Loses Position in Egypt for Teaching Non-Muslim Religions
    05/17/2019 Egypt (International Christian Concern) – RNS reports that an American professor teaching at Cairo’s American University has lost his position after refusing to emphasize Islam over other religions during his Religions of the World Class. Professor Adam Duker has taught Comparative Religions at the university since 2016. His dismissal… Read more »
  • Family in Uganda Under Threat for Conversion from Islam
    05/16/2019 Uganda (International Christian Concern) – Morningstar news has reported on a Ugandan family who has been targeted by their Islamic community for becoming Christians. Yusuf Tulo and his family were Muslims until last October, when they became Christians. After this, their community turned on them. It culminated in an attack… Read more »
  • Burmese Radical Monk Wants People to Worship Military Like God
    05/16/2019 Myanmar (International Christian Concern) – On May 5, hundreds of people joined a pro-military rally in front of the city hall in Yangon, to protest the government’s efforts to amend the 2008 constitution, which affords the generals vast powers. The leader of the rally, radical Buddhist monk Ashin Wirathu,… Read more »
  • Possible Hate Murder in Turkey
    05/16/2019 Turkey (International Christian Concern) – Turkish authorities on the island of Imbros have opened an investigation after an 86-year-old Greek man was found murdered in his home with his hands and feet tied. He was reportedly tortured. Zafir Pinari’s death on May 14 comes just five days before the… Read more »
  • Court Upholds Death Sentences of Men Involved in the Kot Radha Kishan Lynching
    05/16/2019 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – On Thursday, May 16, the Lahore High Court upheld the death sentences of three individuals convicted of lynching a Christian couple in November 2014. The couple, who worked as laborers at a brick kiln in Kot Radha Kishan, were brutally murdered by a mob… Read more »
  • Using Business as a Tool of Witness in Egypt
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    By Claire Evans 05/15/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Hardline Islamism, as we have come to know it today, grew throughout the Middle East during the 1990s. Egypt was not immune to this rising threat, and extremist groups began sharing their propaganda throughout the countryside. Mohammed was a young Egyptian man in… Read more »
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