Asia

Karnataka Becomes India’s 11th State to Enact Anti-Conversion Law

This post was originally published on this site Local Christians Face Increased Violence and Threats 05/19/2022 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) –The southern Indian state of Karnataka has become the 11th state to ratify the Freedom of Religion Acts, also known as an anti-conversion law. The ordinance was approved by the state cabinet last week and…

The Voices Heard Around the World

This post was originally published on this site By Claire Evans 05/19/2022 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – The voices of persecution victims are often defined by their suffering. We hear people’s stories at the absolute lowest point of their lives. Often, their crying words are the first and last we hear from them. But, their…

Top Asian Prelate Speaks Out against Hong Kong Cardinal’s Arrest

This post was originally published on this site05/16/2022 Hong Kong (International Christian Concern) – On May 14, Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, the archbishop of Yangon, who is also the president of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC), slams the Chinese authorities for the recent arrest of Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, bishop emeritus of Hong…

Breaking Through: North Korea and the Gospel

This post was originally published on this site 05/16/2022 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Since the beginning of ICC’s ministry, bandaging the persecuted has been our “bread and butter,” so to speak. But one of the most rewarding, yet often unseen, parts of this ministry is building the church in restrictive nations, whether through…

ICC Supports a Café to Reach Muslims with the Gospel

This post was originally published on this site ICC supports a cafe’ to reach out to MBBs 05/14/2022 Indonesia (International Christian Concern) – Rita* and Zairus* are two field workers who felt called by God to serve in a remote area of a majority-Muslim country. The area is primarily occupied by a tribe that is…

Chengdu Police Raid ERCC Gathering, Arrest Youth Leader

This post was originally published on this site05/13/2022 China (International Christian Concern) – On May 12, a member of the heavily persecuted Chengdu-based Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC) was taken away by the police, after his home was raided during a youth gathering. Brother Xiao Luobiao, a leader of ERCC youth, had his house raided…

Hong Kong Pastor Charged with Sedition Repeatedly Denied Bail

This post was originally published on this site05/11/2022 Hong Kong (International Christian Concern) – A Hong Kong pastor who was arrested and detained for sedition last month has been repeatedly denied bail despite his four attempts. Rev. Garry Pang Moon-yuen was arrested by Hong Kong’s national security police on April 6, after his attendance at…

Controversial Ex-Security Minister to Become Next Hong Kong Leader

This post was originally published on this site05/10/2022 Hong Kong (International Christian Concern) – On Sunday evening, the successor to Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, was announced, marking a doubling down on Beijing’s control over Hong Kong and the political repression which has festered through the city. As Beijing’s only approved candidate, the Pro-Beijing…

Chinese Christian Arrested for Exposing Pandemic Mismanagement

This post was originally published on this site05/09/2022 China (International Christian Concern) – A Chinese Christian man from a house church in China’s Shenzhen was recently arrested and detained for translating and sharing an audio accusing the Shanghai government of mishandling the pandemic control on social media. Brother Yan Zhihong from Shenzhen Trinity Gospel Harvest…

Latest Junta Attack Forces Thousands of Karen Christians to Flee

This post was originally published on this site05/08/2022 Myanmar (International Christian Concern) – The Burmese Army (Tatmadaw) has not stopped its attacks against the people of Myanmar since it staged a coup last February in the hope to topple the civilian government led by Aung Sang Suu Kyi. In recent weeks, Sagaing, Chin, southeastern Karen,…

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