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

05/16/2022 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 Kong. In the Saturday statement, Cardinal Bo…

Islamic Cleric Defends the Killing of Christian Student: “Here we Kill”.

05/16/2022 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – An Islamic cleric in Northern Nigeria has defended the brutal murder of Deborah Emmanuel, a 25-year-old Christian student who was fatally beaten and burned on May 12th. Deborah was falsely accused of blaspheming the prophet Muhammad because she refused a date from a Muslim boy. In a video now circling…

ICC Supports a Café to Reach Muslims with the Gospel

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 predominantly Muslim, and tribe members are very strict…

Chengdu Police Raid ERCC Gathering, Arrest Youth Leader

05/13/2022 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 at 10 am by the police. They…

Chinese Christian Arrested for Exposing Pandemic Mismanagement

05/09/2022 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 Church was taken away on April 25,…

Malaysian Police Set Up Special Unit to Monitor Extremism

05/07/2022 Malaysia (International Christian Concern) – The Malaysian police (Bukit Aman) has set up a special unit to monitor social media platforms to prevent the young generation from being influenced by extremist groups, which could pose a threat to national security. If left unaddressed, these internet users might be led to partake in radical and…

Chinese Presbyterian Church’s Website Shut Down by the Government

05/03/2022 China (International Christian Concern) – A Presbyterian church that is not sanctioned by the Chinese government has become the latest victim of China’s tightened control of cyberspace for religious groups. Xinguang Presbyterian Church in Shanghai city was already listed as an illegal social organization by the government in July 2021. With Beijing’s latest ban…

Chinese Preacher and Wife to Attend Court for Administrative Reconsideration

05/01/2022 China (International Christian Concern) – A Chinese preacher and his wife who have received a hefty fine for organizing illegal religious gatherings will soon face court for the administrative reconsideration they had submitted for appeal. Preacher Yang Xibo and his wife Wang Xiaofei from Xunsiding Church in Xiamen received a notice of administrative punishment…

Radical Muslims’ Protest Against Church Construction in Cilegon Cancelled

04/30/2022 Indonesia (International Christian Concern) – A demonstration scheduled to take place this week against the construction of a Batak church in Cilegon, a major coastal industrial city in Banten province, Indonesia, was canceled, after negotiations between the government and the community groups took place. On April 25, “Banten Community United”, a local community group…

Well-known Christian Website in China Closes Permanently

04/29/2022 China (International Christian Concern) – A Christian website in China with more than 20 years of history has ceased to exist recently amid the ongoing crackdown against Christianity in cyberspace. On April 12, “Jona(h) Home” published a notice on its website, which reads “Due to reasons known to everyone, from now on our site…