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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 […]

ICC Helps Build a Well for Persecuted Christians in Iraq

By Linda Jones 12/28/2017 Washington, DC (International Christian Concern) – In 2014, ISIS invaded the town of Qaraqosh in Iraq, forcing most Christians to flee the area. The perpetrators were very clear about their intentions toward Christians, forcing them to either convert, pay special taxes, or be killed. The extremists were finally chased out in […]

Christmas Violence Shakes India’s Christian Community

ICC Note: A series of attacks on and arrests of Christians celebrating Christmas has left India’s Christian community shaken this holiday season. The violence started two weeks ago when over 30 Christians out caroling were attacked and arrested because Hindu radicals claimed the carolers were attempting forcefully convert people to Christianity. Attacks on Christians and their […]

Christians Prepare for their first Christmas back in Qaraqosh

ICC Note: Most Christians fled their homes after ISIS took over their towns in Iraq. After the extremist were defeated and kicked out, many Christians decided to return to the place they called home. Now that is Christmas season again, many of these Christians are looking forward to celebrating it again. 12/24/2017 Iraq (Christian Today) […]

South Sudan Church Leaders Give Road Map to Peace

ICC Note South Sudan’s Church leaders have issued a report that they say is a roadmap to peace in the war torn country. They are trying to end the country’s 4 year long civil war that has killed many and left the country devastated. They have long been a unifying force as they stand for […]

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 […]

Security Remains Tight Around Churches in Pakistan as Christians Prepare for Christmas

ICC Note: Security surrounding churches in Pakistan remains tight as Christians prepare to celebrate Christmas. Last week, ISIS militants attacked a church in Quetta, killing 9 and wounding another 57. Christians and their places of worship have become soft targets for terrorists in Pakistan, especially during important Christian holidays. In 2015 and 2016, terrorists targeted […]

Islamic Extremist Endanger Children in Egypt

ICC Note: Women and Children have always been very vulnerable victims to Islamic radicals because they are seen and treated as second class citizens. If the victims are Christian, they are treated as if they have no value and are heavily oppressed.  Christians in Islamic dominated regions are bullied into converting to Islam and if […]

A Dangerous and Difficult Season for Thousands of Christians

For persecuted Christians around the world, Christmas brings increased persecution and requires greater caution. The post A Dangerous and Difficult Season for Thousands of Christians 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 […]

Kenya of High Alert for Attacks by al-Shabaab in Coastal Region

ICC Note The Kenyan Government is on alert as Christmas approaches. There is a high likelihood that al-Shabaab will conduct attacks on Kenyan border towns this season. They have attack villages every December for the past several years, but have not done so yet this year. The local police also found a cache of weapons […]

Fulani Attack Kogi State and Kill 10 Christians

ICC Note 10 people were killed in Kogi State, Nigeria when Fulani herdsmen raided a village on December 8. They also set the village ablaze and destroyed as much of the locals crops and livelihood as possible. This attack forced many families to flee the area and caused a large amount of chaos. This type […]

Series of Attacks Leaves Christians in India Feeling Nervous Going Into Christmas

ICC Note: A series of attacks has left Christians in India feeling nervous going into the Christmas holiday. Hindu radicals have targeted Christians participating in Christmas programs across the country. Recently, in India’s Madhya Pradesh state, over 30 Christians were attacked and arrested for singing Christmas carols. The Hindu radicals accused the Christians of attempting […]

Prince of Wales: Persecution of Middle East Christians Profoundly Shocking

ICC Note:  The Prince of Wales gave a speech in the United Kingdom where he expressed profound shock at the levels of abuse faced by Middle Eastern Christians, and he urged Christians in the west to pray for their fellow believers in the region. Persecution can take multiple forms in the Middle East. Christians are […]

Persecution of Christians in Basra Increases in Complexity and Magnitude

ICC Note: An archbishop from Basra, Iraq warns that Christians in his community continue to feel pessimistic about the future despite the government’s announcement that forces have defeated the Islamic State. Basra is located in the far south of the country, and ISIS never created the same level of crisis in this region as it […]

South Korean government confirms the identity of detained defector

ICC Note: South Korean government confirmed the identity of a North Korean defector surnamed Park, who reportedly is held captive in the DPRK after being kidnapped by Pyongyang in 2016. Park, a former ice hockey player for DPRK made several TV appearances in South Korea, defected to South Korea in 2014. Among the other detainees, […]

“Let Them Live to Tell”—Terrorists Kill Their Father but Spare Two Boys

Marco, 14, and Mina, 10, saw their father killed before their eyes after he refused to deny Jesus. The post “Let Them Live to Tell”—Terrorists Kill Their Father but Spare Two Boys appeared first on Open Doors USA.

Petitions, the United Nations and a God Who Sees

Open Doors UK CEO Lisa Pierce shares why advocacy is such an important part of the work Open Doors’ does–and how God uses our collective voices to care for His suffering people. The post Petitions, the United Nations and a God Who Sees 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 […]

Islamic State Attacks Airport in Egypt

ICC Note: The violence of the Islamic State continues to spread and intensify in Egypt. The militants have carried out several attacks that have cost the lives of many innocent victims, including Christians who are also heavily persecuted.  12/21/2017 Egypt (Reuters) –  Islamic State has claimed an attack on an Egyptian military airport that killed […]

Four Christians Arrested in Iran

ICC Note: Christianity in Iran is seen as a threat because it is considered a Western influence by many, including Islamic radicals. Many have experienced forced church closures, unjustified arrests, violence and even death as a result of this persecution. Therefore, many Christians have been forced to leave their country and seek asylum elsewhere. 12/21/2017 […]

Two Sudanese Pastors’ Evictions Upheld by Court

12/21/2017 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that a Muslim judge upheld the court-ordered eviction of two Christian families from their church-owned homes in Omdurman, Sudan. Pastors Yahiya Abdelrahim Nalu and Siddiqe Abdallah of the Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church (SPEC) filed an appeal against the eviction that was conducted […]

US government responds in court fight over Indonesian Christian immigrants

ICC Note: U.S. District Court Judge Patti Saris in Boston blocked immigration officials from removing 51 Indonesian Christian immigrants until the court considers their request for a preliminary injunction last month. U.S. immigration officials in response seek to block her order by claiming that these Christians have not proved that they would face persecution once […]

Chinese Communist Party Bans Christmas, Calling it ‘Spiritual Opium’

ICC Note: The Chinese government is making sure that none of its Party member nationwide will celebrate Christmas this year— the disciplinary arm of Party has issued a notice banning its members and government officials from celebrating Christmas, linking the practice to “spiritual opium” for members of the atheist party. Meanwhile, some shops around the […]

Church Writes Report Detailing Discrimination in Northern Nigeria

ICC Note- The Evangelical Church Winning All(ECWA) has written a report that details 10 observations on the situation of Christians in northern Nigeria. In the report they claim that the northern states of Nigeria, which are under sharia law, have not allowed Christians to get jobs, or attend schools based on their faith. They are […]

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