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Iraqi woman murdered after posting herself singing Christian songs

Iraqi woman murdered after posting herself singing Christian songs

Photo Credit: Lara Jameson/Pexels Iraq (Mission Network News) — Iran and Iraq have recently witnessed two “honor killings” of women. Joe Willey with SAT-7 USA talks about a case from Northern Iraq. “hese so-called honor killings can be defined as the killing of a relative, especially a girl or a woman, who is perceived to…

Religious Unity Amid Sri Lankan Injustice

Religious Unity Amid Sri Lankan Injustice

05/18/2022 Sri Lanka (International Christian Concern) – President Gotabaya Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka has appointed Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister, following the resignation of former PM Mahinda Rajapaksa. Peaceful protests have been held in recent months, criticizing the government and demanding the leaders resign. Pro-government supporters have been attacking these protests, painting a clear image…

Ukrainian Archbishop Denounces Russia’s ‘Imperial Ambitions’

Ukrainian Archbishop Denounces Russia’s ‘Imperial Ambitions’

Ukrainian Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk said Tuesday that despite Russia’s sham justifications for its invasion of Ukraine, the real reason is its longstanding “imperial ambitions.”

The Church is Growing in North Korea

The Church is Growing in North Korea

05/18/2022 North Korea (International Christian Concern) – Archbishop Victorinus Yoon Kong-hi, one of South Korea’s most senior clergymen, says he believes the church, specifically the Catholic Church, is growing in North Korea. The growth continues even though Christians in North Korea live in hiding and endure heavy persecution.   The archbishop shared these encouraging remarks…

Pakistan Christian’s Spurn Rally for Khan

Pakistan Christian’s Spurn Rally for Khan

05/17/2022 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – Last weekend, a rally was to be held in support of former Prime Minister Imran Khan in the Punjab province of Pakistan. The attempted gathering was stopped by the Presbyterian Church of Pakistan, claiming that the ground where the rally would take place belonged to the Christian Training Institute,…

Muslim Villagers Destroy Church Building and Pastor’s House

Muslim Villagers Destroy Church Building and Pastor’s House

Malakachomo Revival Church of God in eastern Uganda was destroyed on May 6, 2022. (Morning Star News) NAIROBI (Morning Star News) – Muslims furious that an Islamic leader and his wife put their faith in Christ destroyed a pastor’s house and church building in eastern Uganda on May 6, sources said. After Sheikh Musyoya Anasi and…

Three Churches Attacked and Looted in Northern Nigeria

Three Churches Attacked and Looted in Northern Nigeria

05/17/2022 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) On May 14, 2022, protestors attacked and looted three churches and other Christian-owned stores in northern Nigeria. The three churches damaged by the protestors were the Holy Family Catholic Cathedral, St. Kevin’s Catholic Church and Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA). The churches are all located in Sokoto, a state in…

Authorities in district of India’s Uttar Pradesh demand pastors to cease religious activities

Authorities in district of India’s Uttar Pradesh demand pastors to cease religious activities

Photo Credit: Planemad/Wikipedia (International Christian Concern) — Last week, authorities in the Basti district of Uttar Pradesh summoned several pastors to the police station. The officers instructed the pastors to cease all religious activities including house church gatherings in the district unless obtaining prior permission from the district…

Indonesian Nationals Exposed for Funding Islamic State Recruitment of Children

Indonesian Nationals Exposed for Funding Islamic State Recruitment of Children

05/17/2022 Indonesia (International Christian Concern) – Five Indonesian nationals who had their assets frozen by the United States are suspected of financing Islamic State efforts to recruit teenagers. The Islamic militant group seeks to recruit young fighters in the Muslim-majority country that they can send to Syria and other areas where ISIS operates.    Two suspects…

Two Assyrian Christians Arrested for Protesting Attempt Expropriation

Two Assyrian Christians Arrested for Protesting Attempt Expropriation

05/17/2022 Iraq (International Christian Concern) – The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) arrested two Assyrian Christians on May 11 following protests against the confiscation of their property. Zya Minas, the mayor of Dadersh village in Dohuk governorate, and James Zaya, who filmed the protest and subsequent retaliation, were both arrested. A group of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)…