• Church Attack in Rimenze, South Sudan Displaces Thousands
    11/19/2019 South Sudan (International Christian Concern) – An attack on the Rimenze Catholic Church in South Sudan has left thousands of people without homes or hope and four people dead. Reports came out that and attack took place on the church compound and surrounding village on November 7th.  The gunmen… Read more »
  • Minorities in Sri Lanka Concerned by the Return of Rajapaksa Rule
    11/19/2019 Sri Lanka (International Christian Concern) – Religious and ethnic minorities across Sri Lanka have been left concerned by the return of Rajapaksa rule. On Saturday, November 16, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka’s former Defense Secretary from 2005 to 2015, was voted in as the country’s new president. Leaning heavily on… Read more »
  • Turkey Approves Church to Mosque Change
    11/19/2019 Turkey (International Christian Concern) – The Turkish Council of State has recently approved changing the Chora Greek Orthodox Church into a mosque, according to local news media. Local reports indicate the belief that this decision sets a precedent for transforming the Hagia Sophia into a mosque as well. Like… Read more »
  • Christian Teacher Sentenced to 11 Years Over Alleged Facebook Post
    11/18/2019 Vietnam (International Christian Concern) – Nguyen Nang Tinh, a 43-year-old Christian music teacher, was sentenced to 11 years in prison on charges of “propaganda against the state” in Vietnam’s north central province of Nghe An. Authorities arrested Tinh on May 29 over posts made to a Facebook account that… Read more »
  • Global Blasphemy Laws Come Under Increased Scrutiny
    By guest contributor Peyton Millea According to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom’s 2018 report, seventy countries around the world have blasphemy, heresy, and apostasy laws. These laws punish beliefs which contradict orthodox religious teaching and criminalize the abandonment of religious belief entirely through nonbelief and conversion to a… Read more »
  • Suffering Leads a Christian Back to a Terror Zone
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    11/18/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Musee Kiema worked as a manual laborer in Elwak, Mandera County, Kenya, before a September 2018 attack left him seriously injured. Though his family never lived in this area, he moved by himself to a place that he knew was unsafe, in order… Read more »
  • Two Christians Reportedly Murdered in Kaduna, Nigeria
    11/18/2019 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – MorningStar News has reported that there was an attack by suspected Fulani militants on an Agom village in Kaduna State last Thursday night. During the attack, the gunmen stormed the villages, burned some of the homes and murder two men, Monday Kura, 87, and… Read more »
  • India Opens its Winter Session of Parliament
    11/18/2019 India (International Christian Concern) – The Parliament of India has opened its winter session. This session is schedule to have 20 sittings between November 18 and December 13. Also, this session will likely see another round of controversial laws be proposed, debated, and potentially passed by the Bharatiya Janata… Read more »
  • Christian Challenges Egypt’s Inheritance Laws
    11/18/2019 Egypt (International Christian Concern) – An Egyptian Coptic Christian woman is challenging Egypt’s Islamic inheritance laws in court, the final verdict of which is expected to be issued sometime this month. Huda Nasrallah, a Christian human rights lawyer, is challenging the government’s decision to grant her inheritance according to… Read more »
  • Philippine’s Christians Commit to Justice
    11/17/2019 Philippines (International Christian Concern) – Upon the conclusion of Basic Ecclesial Communities gathering, a community of Christians living in the Philippines, Bishop Jose Cabantan declared a commitment to justice and environmental protection. Bishop Jose continued on, encouraging the congregation to share the Gospel in each of their communities, specifically… Read more »
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