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The Voices Heard Around the World

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 words live on. Videos circled the internet which…

Sentenced with a Click

By Claire Evans 05/16/2022 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Egypt’s 1981 blasphemy law, noted in Article 98 (f) of the Penal Code, criminalizes the “defamation of religions” and “ridiculing or insulting a heavenly religion.” Though technically protecting the slander of the three Abrahamic faiths—Christianity, Islam, and Judaism—the majority of those charged under the law are…

Rejoicing in an Opportunity to Learn

05/12/2022 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Eleven-year-old Sandra Magdi (pictured top left) joined the Hope House child sponsorship program at the end of 2021. She is one of a few hundred students who receive supplemental education at an ICC Hope House center in Egypt, a program created to serve disadvantaged Christian youth and break the…

A Convert’s Journey to Church Planting in India

By Claire Evans OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 05/05/2022 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – “Make sure you remain a lover of the world, for ‘God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son,’” the pastor cautioned the newly ordained, bright-eyed American ministers about to embark on their own domestic ministry work. Her words…

Cleansing the Body and Soul

04/28/2022 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Pastor Andrew remembers the vivid dream that drew him to this Islam-dominated enclave. He put his faith in Christ as a teenager, and knew God was calling him to share the gospel with Muslims. He prayed for six months before God opened the door and showed him the way….

Breeding Hope in Indonesia

By Gina Goh 04/25/2022 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Cahyono has been serving tribal people in one of the major islands in Indonesia since 2014. In the beginning, he installed water filters to serve the community and build relationships with local residents. But in 2017, the organization that was supporting him moved to another Southeast…

Escape or Stay in Afghanistan?

By Claire Evans 04/21/2022 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Risk permeates the life of an Afghan Christian. The Taliban criminalizes Christianity to the extent that believing in the gospel is often an automatic death sentence. But leaving Afghanistan carries its own challenges. Whether a believer escapes Afghanistan or remains behind, severe hardship is often the…

Pedaling Past the Scars

By ICC’s South Asia Team 04/18/2022 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – The Kandhamal anti-Christian riots changed everything. Lives lost, homes destroyed, futures gone. About 52,000 Indian Christians were displaced during that 2008 persecution incident, and though over a decade has passed, most have not returned home. The Christian community needs rebuilding, a mission which Pastor…

Partnering with the Persecuted Church

By ICC’s Partner and Grants Associate 04/16/2022 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – I was primarily attracted to working at ICC because of the chance to engage with faith all around the world. I love attending Christian liturgies from outside the West, and at ICC I have the opportunity to interact with people for whom these…

Hope for the Hermit Kingdom

By Mike Anderson 04/14/2022 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – North Korea is one of the worst places to be a Christian. It’s also one of the best places to share the gospel because people are suffering under the evil regime of Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un. North Koreans hunger for Christ. That’s why International Christian Concern…

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