• China Deports Korean Missionaries Serving North Korean Defectors
    By ICC’s Representative for North Korea China has been cracking down on the Church with a “Sinicization” campaign. President Xi seeks to place religion under the Party’s control. ICC’s representative for North Korea recently spoke with a Korean missionary who was deported from China a year ago. He recounted how… Read more »
  • Bookseller in Iran Arrested for Selling Christian Literature
    09/18/2019 Iran (International Christian Concern) – Mustafa Rahimi, an ordinary shopkeeper and unassuming citizen of the Islamic Republic of Iran, was recently arrested for an offense against the wellbeing of the country.  His crime was the sale of a Bible from his bookstore in the town of Bukan, an act… Read more »
  • Despite Hopeful Signs, Sudan Fails First Test of Democracy
    09/18/2019 Sudan (International Christian Concern) – This past week, Sudan’s new transitional failed its first test of democracy. Protests continued last Thursday as thousands of Sudanese called for called for an independent judiciary and justice for protesters who have been killed since December 2018. These protestors were met by police… Read more »
  • Beijing Christians Being Watched Before CCP’s 70th Anniversary
    09/18/2019 China (International Christian Concern) – In anticipation of the 70th anniversary of Chinese Communist Party, Beijing is stepping up its effort to monitor Christians, petitioners, and human rights activists. Elder Xu Yonghai, a member of the Holy Love Fellowship, has been “guarded” by the state security since September 15.… Read more »
  • Pakistani Christians Find Hope in Recent High Court Decision
    09/18/2019 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – Among the many issues faced by Pakistan’s Christian community, the issue of forced conversions to Islam is one of the toughest. According to a study done by the Movement for Solidarity and Peace Pakistan in 2014, as many as 1,000 Christian and Hindu girls… Read more »
  • Dancing with the Dragon
    By Linda Burkle, PhD Recently, there has been daily attention in the media regarding the US-China trade wars—the colloquial term ascribed to new strategic and controversial tariffs imposed on Chinese goods by President Trump. In response—or retaliation—the Chinese government also plans to increase tariffs on some Chinese exports to the… Read more »
  • Congress Needs to Reauthorize USCIRF
    09/17/2019 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is needed now more than ever before, as the general state of religious freedom is declining at an alarming rate. The Commission is once again up for reauthorization by the United States Congress, which will… Read more »
  • Pastor in Nepal Receives Death Threats After Testimony Video Goes Viral
    09/17/2019 Nepal (International Christian Concern) – According to Morning Star News, a pastor in Nepal has received numerous death threats after a video of him sharing his Christian testimony and his experience was a former Hindu went viral. The wide abuse against the pastor and his family is a telltale… Read more »
  • Pilgrims Flock to Save Taiyuan’s Shrine from Demolition
    09/17/2019 China (International Christian Concern) – The feast of Our Lady of Sorrows is celebrated on September 15 every year by Chinese Catholics – Thousands of faithful would come on pilgrimage to Dongergou, near Taiyuan in Shanxi province, to the shrine of Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows. Asia News… Read more »
  • Armenian Church Begins Rebuilding in Aleppo
    09/17/2019 Iraq (International Christian Concern) –  Reconstruction of the Armenian Church of the Holy Mother of God in Aleppo, Syria is nearly complete. The church is anticipating welcoming an estimated thousand within the next few days when the church reopens its doors. A report recently released by the Syrian Network… Read more »
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