Persecution

ICC Joins Coalition Calling on U.S. to Condemn Algerian Religious Freedom Violations

ICC Joins Coalition Calling on U.S. to Condemn Algerian Religious Freedom Violations

10/21/2021 Algeria (International Christian Concern) – This week, International Christian Concern (ICC) joined Jubilee Campaign and 17 other organizations in sending a letter to members of Congress urging them to work for the release of Hamid Soudad, an Algerian Christian imprisoned under the country’s blasphemy law. The letter also pointed to the deterioration of religious…

Jihadist Group Kills 16 Civilians in the DRC

Jihadist Group Kills 16 Civilians in the DRC

10/21/2021 DRC (International Christian Concern) – At least 16 civilians were killed last night in an attack on three villages in the DRC. The attacks are suspected to be perpetrated by the Islamist terrorist group Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), an affiliate of ISIS that has the primary aim of creating an Islamic Caliphate in Central Africa….

Human Rights Coalition Calls for Greater Religious Freedom in Myanmar

Human Rights Coalition Calls for Greater Religious Freedom in Myanmar

ICC and 98 Other Organizations Pen Letter to UN on Religious Liberty in Myanmar 10/21/2021 Washington, D. C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has joined a coalition of almost 100 human rights and religious freedom organizations in calling UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to “lead high-level efforts to increase diplomatic pressure on…

Human Rights Coalition Calls for Greater Religious Freedom in Myanmar

Human Rights Coalition Calls for Greater Religious Freedom in Myanmar

ICC and 98 Other Organizations Pen Letter to UN on Religious Liberty in Myanmar 10/21/2021 Washington, D. C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has joined a coalition of almost 100 human rights and religious freedom organizations in calling UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to “lead…

Experts Report Afghanistan is on the Brink of a Humanitarian Catastrophe

Experts Report Afghanistan is on the Brink of a Humanitarian Catastrophe

10/21/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – According to Christianity Daily, Afghanistan is on the brink of humanitarian collapse following the country’s fall to the Taliban in August. Without significant international aid, experts estimate at least 14 million Afghans are at risk of acute food insecurity. On August 15, the Taliban entered Kabul in a lightning-fast…

A Dangerous Dream in Nigeria

A Dangerous Dream in Nigeria

By Jay Church 10/21/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Education. For some, the word represents a frustrating stop on the way to so-called “real life.” But for others, education means so much more—it represents new beginnings, hope, and a better future. Sometimes this hope is realized, but for persecuted communities around the world, academics are…

The United States Must Not Give Up Afghan Christians

The United States Must Not Give Up Afghan Christians

10/20/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – Since the August 31 U.S. withdrawal, Afghanistan has been on the brink of economic collapse, and its women and religious minorities have faced threats of torture and death daily. If terror was not enough, 14 to 18 million Afghans face starvation, and electricity for many has been shut off….

Christian Schools to Participate in Lawsuit Defending Use of Federal Loans at Christian Colleges

Christian Schools to Participate in Lawsuit Defending Use of Federal Loans at Christian Colleges

10/20/2021 United States (International Christian Concern) – On October 8, 2021, a federal district court granted a motion made by three Christian schools to join a lawsuit threatening to significantly defund U.S. Christian colleges and universities. David Cortman, Vice President of U.S. Litigation and Senior Counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), the group representing the…

Kachin Pastors Among Those Set Free by the Burmese Army

Kachin Pastors Among Those Set Free by the Burmese Army

10/20/2021 Myanmar (International Christian Concern) – On October 18, the Burmese Army (Tatmadaw) set more than 5,000 prisoners freed “on humanitarian grounds.” Three ethnic Kachin pastors were among the 5,000 released on Monday. Pastor Koshan Singsar (Kachin Baptist Church), Pastor Z Kaw Htinah (Christ Church), and Pastor M Hawng Di (Rawan Baptist Church) were detained…

Christians Organize Church Service to Support Persecuted Christian Fulani Pastor

Christians Organize Church Service to Support Persecuted Christian Fulani Pastor

10/20/2021 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – A displaced community from Lere Local Government Area in Southern Kaduna, relocated to Miango District for safety, organized a fundraiser to support Pastor Adamu Musa, a convert from Islam who survived a bullet gunshot during an attack on July 31, 2021. Armed Fulani militants in Nigeria’s Plateau State have killed…