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Missionary Pilot Shares The Rest of the Auca Martyrs’ Story

Growing up the home of missionary parents in Ecuador, Gene Jordan has always known the story of five men—Nate Saint, Jim Elliot, Ed McCully, Peter Fleming, and Roger Youderian—who gave their lives in the jungle to reach an isolated Indian tribe. But for Gene, it wasn’t a far-off story. The five martyrs and their surviving […]

Vietnam: Jailed pastor’s wife asks for UN intervention

ICC Note: Since Pastor Nguyen Trung Ton went to prison for participating in human rights activities, his wife Nguyen Thi Lanh and two of their children have been harassed by the Vietnamese authorities. Mrs. Nguyen’s daughter currently suffers from depression and she weighs only 20 kilograms. Even when Mrs. Nguyen received some money for her […]

Police question 13 Christians for holding church services in Guangdong

ICC Note: A team of police officers and religious affairs bureau personnel have interrogated 13 Christians in Guangdong province, China accusing them of having held their religious service at ‘unapproved site’. The authorities have confiscated Bibles and other Christian materials belonging to the church. Furthermore, the 13 Christians were brought to a police station and […]

French Court Bans Christmas Nativity Scene Displays in Public Buildings

ICC Note: A French court recently ruled that nativity scenes may not be set up in public buildings apart from “cultural, artistic or festive purposes alone.” The ruling took place after someone complained about a nativity scene displayed in a town hall, claiming that it violated France’s secularization laws. In order to keep the displays, […]

Kenyan Church Burned Down Over Land Dispute

ICC Note A church in Kenya, Millennium SDA Church, was vandalized last Wednesday night. The church has been involved in a lawsuit over the ownership of the land on which the church is built. The church believes that this attack was committed by a group of thugs hired by their opposition in the case. The […]

Bartella Christians Worry About City’s Shiafication

ICC Note: Shia forces continue to hold their grip on Bartella, leaving Iraqi Christians from the city wondering whether they will ever be welcome back in their homes. Some consider their situation worse than when Bartella was captured by ISIS, and they accuse the forces of attempting to change the Christian demography of the area. […]

Eritrean Refugees in Ethiopia Stage Protest To Stop Regime

ICC Note Refugees and friends staged a protest outside the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa last week. They were protesting the “systematic, widespread and gross human rights violations” in Eritrea, which the European Union concluding were taking place there. The group was calling for the release of the thousands of prisoners being held without […]

Iran Condemned by 83 Countries Over Human Rights Record

ICC Note: A UN committee has by a vote of 83 to 30 approved a resolution that criticizes Iran’s human rights record, including the treatment of religious minorities. Iran did not directly respond to these accusations, but did signal that they would not cooperate with the UN on human rights issues. Iran is a harsh […]

Railway Police in India Under Investigation Following Illegal Arrests of Christians

ICC Note: Weeks after Christians were arrested by police at a railway station in India’s Madhya Pradesh state, the High Court has reprimanded railway police and ordered in investigation into the arrests and treatment of the Christians. According to reports, two Christians were arrested for kidnapping and attempting to forcefully convert seven children they were […]

International Community Calls on Pakistan to Repeal its Notorious Blasphemy Law

ICC Note: During last week’s Universal Periodic Review at the United Nations, Pakistan was called on by several countries to repeal its notorious blasphemy law. Pakistan has, what many consider, the world’s strictest and harshest blasphemy laws. Unfortunately, many experts claim that the law is widely abused to settle personal scores or incite religious hatred. […]

Missionary Pilot Shares The Rest of the Auca Martyrs’ Story

Growing up the home of missionary parents in Ecuador, Gene Jordan has always known the story of five men—Nate Saint, Jim Elliot, Ed McCully, Peter Fleming, and Roger Youderian—who gave their lives in the jungle to reach an isolated Indian tribe. But for Gene, it wasn’t a far-off story. The five martyrs and their surviving […]

Thailand’s immigration detention centers ‘inhumane’ for refugees

ICC Note: Refugees who end up coming to Thailand’s Immigration and Detention Camp’s (IDTs) face shockingly inhumane conditions. A young Rohingya girl who was waiting and hoping for help to arrive was not able to survive and she had died in one of the Thailand’s IDTs due to internal bleeding. A Pakistani Christian man recalls […]

Christian Leader in India Begs for Protection Following Torch-Lit Protest by Hindu Radicals

ICC Note: A Christian leader in India’s Madhya Pradesh state has called for protection of his community following a torch-lit march by Hindu radicals. According to the leader, the Hindu radicals are on a campaign to harass Christians by claiming they are engaging in forced conversions. The radicals have claimed they will implement a strike against […]

US Under-Secretary of State Calls on Sudan to Stop Demolishing Churches

ICC Note On Friday November 11, the Deputy Under-Secretary of State called on the government in Khartoum to promote religious freedom and to stop the destruction of Churches and places of Worship. He went on to say that the US Government will be looking at human’s rights violation, including religious freedom, as relations between the […]

Egyptian Court Hands Down Sentence Against Man Charged with Murdering Priest

ICC Note:  Cairo’s criminal court has handed Ahmad al-Sonbati a death sentence following his conviction of assassinating a Coptic priest. Reports indicate that al-Sonbati attempted to feign insanity during the proceedings, as mental illness is usually successfully used as an excuse not to prosecute those responsible for crimes against Egypt’s Christian community. Indeed, authorities initially […]

Missionary Pilot Shares The Rest of the Auca Martyrs’ Story

Growing up the home of missionary parents in Ecuador, Gene Jordan has always known the story of five men—Nate Saint, Jim Elliot, Ed McCully, Peter Fleming, and Roger Youderian—who gave their lives in the jungle to reach an isolated Indian tribe. But for Gene, it wasn’t a far-off story. The five martyrs and their surviving […]

The story of an underground Catholic priest in China

ICC Note: Father Joseph, a Chinese priest from underground church, explains what it was like to grow up as a faithful Catholic in China. When he was only 15 years old, Joseph was inspired by the local priest to go into priesthood. Joseph said that the freedom of worship is only allowed for those who […]

Christian Women Falsely Accused of Serious Crimes by Hindu Radicals in India

ICC Note: Two Christian women in India have been falsely accused of kidnapping and attempting to forcefully convert seven children by Hindu radicals in Madhya Pradesh. These false accusations were made when the two women were accompanying seven Christian children to a Bible camp. The children’s parents, who are also Christians, had given permission to […]

5 Killed, 5 Missing in Middle Nigeria Due to Fulani Violence

ICC Note 5 more Christians have been killed in Plateau and Benue States in Nigeria with 5 more missing over the past two weeks. All of these have been by suspected Fulani militants. It is following several other attacks in previous weeks that has shown an increasing trend of attacks in these two states. It […]

Persecution and Forced Recruitment Discourages Aleppo’s Residents from Returning

ICC Note: Fear of persecution and forced recruitment has discouraged Aleppo’s residents from returning home. While every demographic has suffered, the persecution of Christians in Syria has been particularly intense. Christian men who are forcibly recruited by either side are often placed on the front lines, as they are considered more expendable than others.  Rebel groups […]

Why This Bible Smuggler Risks His Life in Vietnam

Bao has given away more than 100,000 children’s Bibles throughout Vietnam, where churches gather in secret, squeezed by increasing restrictions against practicing any other faith other than Buddhism. The post Why This Bible Smuggler Risks His Life in Vietnam appeared first on Open Doors USA.

Missionary Pilot Shares The Rest of the Auca Martyrs’ Story

Growing up the home of missionary parents in Ecuador, Gene Jordan has always known the story of five men—Nate Saint, Jim Elliot, Ed McCully, Peter Fleming, and Roger Youderian—who gave their lives in the jungle to reach an isolated Indian tribe. But for Gene, it wasn’t a far-off story. The five martyrs and their surviving […]

Missionary Pilot Shares The Rest of the Auca Martyrs’ Story

Growing up the home of missionary parents in Ecuador, Gene Jordan has always known the story of five men—Nate Saint, Jim Elliot, Ed McCully, Peter Fleming, and Roger Youderian—who gave their lives in the jungle to reach an isolated Indian tribe. But for Gene, it wasn’t a far-off story. The five martyrs and their surviving […]

Philippines: Amnesty urges independent probe into atrocities, bombings in battle for Marawi

ICC Note: Investigation done by Amnesty International shows that the war in the Philippine city of Marawi between Islamic militants and the Philippine army was full of war crimes in which both sides killed many innocent civilians. The witnesses describe incidents where 25 Christians were executed by Muslim extremists just because of their faith. Christian […]

Indonesia: former Christian governor Ahok’s accuser is convicted of hate speech

ICC Note: Buni Yani was found guilty for making discriminatory remarks against Jakarta’s former Christian governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama. Ahok’s comments during his campaign were altered by Buni in a September 2016 video which caused Ahok to lose the election and incarcerated for two years in prison. The district court in Bandung sentenced Buni […]

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