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Fearless Faith in a Time of Forgetting

Our culture can’t remember what makes Christianity good, but there’s no reason to freak out. The paradoxical pairing of nostalgia and forgetfulness are everywhere in today’s American culture: Trump supporters who want to “make America great again,” one shocking @realDonaldTrump tweet at a time; hipsters who want grandpa’s vintage manliness without his Eisenhower-era values; movie […]

Recovery After Disaster: Lessons From Katrina For Today

It’s been 11 years since Hurricane Katrina. And there is still much we can learn from that disaster. Eleven years ago on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina came ashore between Louisiana and Mississippi. It was one of the most destructive natural disasters in United States history. Katrina caused the deaths of almost 1,500 Louisiana residents. […]

‘One Piece’ Chapter 838 Spoilers and Updates: Will Straw Hats Finally Rescue Sanji?

Luffy’s Kong Gun attack sent Cracker scampering away. A much powerful attack can be anticipated from Cracker in Chapter 838 as he retaliates from the big blow he suffered in the hands of Luffy.

Fantasia Barrino Wants to Minister to ‘Broken Women and Young Mothers’

Fantasia Barrino says she believes her purpose in life is to minister to broken women.

Jordin Sparks Shares 9 Verses From Proverbs 27 With Over 4M Fans on Twitter

A number of celebrities take time out of their day to share a Bible verse with fans on social media, and singer Jordin Sparks chose to share nine.

‘Beauty and the Beast’ 2017 Update: Co-Producer Jack Morrissey Reveals First Look of Cast

While Emma Watson’s final look as Belle is still a blur, producer Jack Morrissey gave a glimpse of how Dan Stevens will look like in his princely attire, with his long hair and candid smile.

Devon Franklin Reveals Struggles With Abstinence Before Marriage to Meagan Good

Devon Franklin and his wife, Meagan Good, often speak about the importance of living a celibate lifestyle before marriage, but Franklin has admitted that he didn’t always practice what he preaches.

Russell Wilson, Kasey Kahne Raise Over $1 Million to Fight Childhood Cancer

Russell Wilson presented a check for $1 million to the Seattle Children’s Hospital before the Seahawks’ game against the Dallas Cowboys last Thursday that will be used for kids’ immunotherapy treatments, which he says has a 93 percent success rate.

‘Joel Osteen’ Scammer Poses as Pastor on Facebook to Bilk Christians Out of Cash

Unsolicited messages on social media asking for money are suspicious at best, and one Texas woman who was contacted on Facebook by a person claiming to be “Pastor Joel Osteen” learned firsthand that scammers are a dime a dozen.

Anti-Trump Evangelicals Seek New Approach to Politics

Several influential evangelicals have formed a new group to distinguish themselves and their approach to politics from Christian leaders who are actively supporting Donald Trump for President.

100-Y-O Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia With Historic Gothic Sanctuary Suffers Severe Fire

A Presbyterian church building in Philadelphia that recently celebrated its 100th anniversary has suffered a severe fire.

Man Who Shunned Medicine While Waiting on God to Heal Sick Daughter Gets 20 Years for Her Death

A father who chose to treat his newborn suffering from malnutrition with prayer instead of medicine because he believes all sickness is of the devil, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for her death on Monday.

Yemen: Hope Amid Chaos

After more than two years of a brutal civil war, many parts of Yemen have been shattered. Thousands have died and hundreds of thousands are in need of food, clean water and medical care. Numerous homes, schools and marketplaces have been left in ruins. Amid the chaos, the persecution of Christians continues – but these […]

What If You Had Nothing

For more than two years, many ISIS victims have lived in dusty refugee centers without basic hygienic and medical necessities. Some live in tents, others in broken or makeshift buildings. Because of their forced relocation, these families often suffer injuries and unsanitary living conditions, but we have found a practical way to help during their […]

Religious law gains ground in Vietnamese government

ICC Note: The citizens of Vietnam are eager to see the new law on religions and beliefs. Previously, the Vietnamese government has been criticized by many religious leaders since April 2015 for the constraints on the registration of places of worship, staff, activities, staff destinations, and programs requiring a year prior approval, making any action impossible. Now, there […]

First American Citizen Charged under Russia’s Anti-Missionary Law

Pastor Conducted Religious Meeting in the Privacy of his Home 8/26/2016 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – ICC has learned that the first American citizen has been charged under Russia’s new “anti-terror” or “Yarovaya laws.” While ostensibly aimed at countering extremist activity, the newly implemented laws also make the sharing of religious beliefs without proper […]

Christian Persecution in the Muslim World: Christians as “Target Practice”

ICC Note: Reports of ISIS terror and barbarity seem to be an expected and normal tragedy now a days. Christian persecution is at an all time high in the Middle East as the militant group continues to specifically target and maim the Christian communities in the region. While the media is not blind to this […]

Will Egypt Take Step Towards Religious Freedom With New Law?

ICC Note: A new law in Egypt might mean a great step forward in religious freedom for the North African nation. The suggested law would replace old church building laws that required approval from the local community in order to build a house of worship. This old law was so restrictive that, according to Coptic […]

NEWS | Police in Pakistan Bring Muslim Mob To Book For Attack On Christian Neighborhood

On August 29, a car accident between a Christian and a Muslim led to a Muslim mob attacking a Christian neighborhood in Faisalabad, Pakistan. Following the assault, many Christians complained to the police, who in many cases, ignore the plight of religious minorities. Thanks to the involvement of local politicians, action has been promised by […]

Islamic State-inspired attack leaves local Priest injured and hundreds of Churches frightened

ICC Note: An ISIS supporter armed with a bomb and an ax intended to wreak havoc during a packed Sunday Mass celebration in Indonesia.  By the Grace of God, the young man’s bomb burst into flames rather than explode, sparing the lives of hundreds. However, the man managed to swing at the church’s 60-year-old priest, injuring his hand. Thankfully, the congregants […]

Ukrainian Religious Representative Arrested under Anti-Missionary Law in Russia

ICC NOTE: A Ukrainian religious leader was arrested and then released on bail under Russia’s controversial Yarovaya laws, otherwise known as the anti-missionary laws. Sergei Zhuravlyov is a representative of a Ukrainian Christian church that is not recognized by the Russian government. Due to the lack of recognition by the state, his actions toward speaking […]

Christians Leaders in Pakistan Hopeful of Asia Bibi’s Acquittal and Release

ICC Note: Christian leaders in Pakistan are hopeful that Asia Bibi’s final Supreme Court appeal with end in acquittal. Last week, news broke that Pakistan’s Supreme Court was going to schedule Bibi’s final appeal for the second week of October. This appeal represents Bibi’s final chance to avoid execution for allegedly committing blasphemy in 2009. The blasphemy […]

Another Pastor in India Beaten by Mob of Hindu Radicals

ICC Note: Reports have emerged of another Christian pastor in India being attacked and beaten by Hindu radicals. Sunny Tyagi, a Protestant Pastor, was attacked and beaten by radicals in Uttar Pradesh. Attacks on Christians in India have skyrocketed in recent years. In 2016 alone, ICC has already documented over 150 separate instances of Christians or their […]

Wasserman Schultz fends off primary challenger

Debbie Wasserman Schultz sitting for an interview in the spin room inside the Wynn Resorts Ltd. Las Vegas resort and casino before the first Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas, Oct. 13, 2015. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images) WASHINGTON (JTA) — Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., fended off a primary challenger and is likely to […]

Donald Trump again disavows David Duke following ex-KKK leader’s robocall endorsement

David Duke will run for a Senate seat in Louisiana. (Screenshot from Twitter) WASHINGTON (JTA) — Donald Trump once again disavowed David Duke, the former Ku Klux Klan leader who is urging Louisiana voters to send him to the Senate and Trump to the White House. “Mr. Trump has continued to denounce David Duke and […]

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