The Chronicles

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World Council of Religions Condemns Brutal Attack on Church in Pakistan

ICC Note: The World Council of Religions-Pakistan has condemned the recent attack on Bethel Memorial Methodist Church in Quetta, Pakistan. In that attacks, terrorists wearing suicide vests attacked the church during a Sunday Christmas program, killing nine and wounding another 57. Terrorist attacks on Christians and their places of worship have become more and more common […]

High Court in India’s Rajasthan State Allows Public Objection to Religious Conversions

ICC Note: The High Court of Rajasthan has made a decision to allow public objection to stand in the way of the individual’s right to free religious conversion. According to the court’s decision, those seeking to change their religious must publicly post that intention for a week in which time the public is allowed to […]

Noeh: A Boy Called by God to Support Middle East Refugees Returning Home

I believe Samuel, David, and Noeh have three important things in common. First, they were all called at a young age when God could have picked someone older or more experienced. The post Noeh: A Boy Called by God to Support Middle East Refugees Returning Home 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 […]

ICC Aids Beaten Pastor in India

By Linda Jones 12/20/2017 Washington, DC (International Christian Concern) –  Many cases of persecution against Christians in India have been reported in the past year as the level of intolerance continues to increase steadily. Pastors, evangelists, and ministry leaders are heavily targeted by Hindu radicals because they are considered a threat to their ideals, religion, […]

Shanghai’s St. Ignatius Cathedral reopens yet Msgr. Ma Daqin Absent

ICC Note: The St Ignatius Cathedral of Shanghai Diocese reopened on December 16 after closing for more than two years for renovation. However, Auxiliary Bishop Thaddeus Ma Daqin was not present to be the main celebrant. He has been under house arrest in Sheshan Seminary soon after he declared quitting the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association(CPA) […]

Government backed ‘Red Flag’ Mob attacked Vietnam parishioners

ICC Note: Catholics in Nghe An province, Vietnam have experienced harassment yet again from communist supporters. Just last week, Dong Kieu Catholic church in the area was asked by local authorities to remove nativity scene at their church, and after refusing to do so, they had local thugs damage their lights and Christmas decorations. Then, […]

Narration of Christians who survived ISIS in Iraq

ICC Note: Islamic radicals are committed to destroying Christianity and expanding their jihad throughout the world. They brutally persecute Christians and call them infidels because they are a threat to their ideals and so called “Holy War.” Many Christians have been killed as a result of this oppression, but the rest have been forced to […]

Churches increase Security at Christmas Services in Pakistan

ICC Note: Christians in Pakistan are worried for their safety after last week’s attack. Many churches have decided to increase security measures since attacks on Christians usually increase during Christmas season. Many church members have volunteered and even the smallest churches will have policeman to guard them.  12/20/2017 Pakistan (UCA News) –  Church security volunteers […]

Christians in India Granted Bail After Being Arrested for Praying Over Sick Man

ICC Note: Seven Christians arrested for allegedly hurting the religious feeling of Hindus for praying over a sick man have been released on bail after 15 days in police custody. The Christians were arrested after Hindu radicals complained their religious feelings had be damaged because the Christians prayed over a sick man at the request of […]

Security to Remain Tight Around Churches and Christian Neighborhoods in Pakistan

ICC Note: Security around churches and Christian neighborhoods is to remain tight until after January 1 according to officials in Pakistan. This security plan comes days after two suicide bombers attacked a church in Quetta, Pakistan, killing nine and wounding another 57. Attacks on Christians and their places of worship during holidays has become somewhat of […]

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 […]

Laos celebrate first anniversary of the beatification of the Laotian martyrs in Vientiane

ICC Note: 17 martyrs died between 1954 and 1970 at the hands Communist Pathet Lao forces. Of them six were Laotians, ten were missionaries of the Missions étrangères de Paris and one belonged to the Congregation of the Missionary Oblates of the Blessed Virgin Mary Immaculate. The Laotian Catholic Church held a beatification Mass for […]

China: Wenzhou holds monthly prayer for bishop Shao Zhumin who’s under government surveillance

ICC Note: Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin from Wenzhou diocese has been under house arrest since his last appearance after his ear surgery last September. This was not the first time the underground bishop has been taken away from his diocese. Local authorities have detained him three times in the past. This time, they want to […]

Christian Girls targeted because of their faith and gender

ICC Note: Women in Muslim dominated countries are seen and treated as second class citizens who are not even able to enjoy the same rights as men. Christian women in these same countries are considered to be even below Muslim women and are considered a double target because of both their gender and faith. Unfortunately, […]

Christians fear Shiafication in Iraq

ICC Note: The rise of the Islamic State has made is impossible for Christians to practice their religion, share the gospel, or even survive the threats. Thousands of Christians have had to flee their homes and leave everything behind in order to protect their families and their lives. Unfortunately, the hostility against Christians continues to […]

Two Christians Killed during Christmas season in Nigeria

ICC Note: Thousands of Christians in Nigeria and other parts of Africa have had to flee their homes as a result of the persecution they face on behalf of radical Muslim groups. Attacks against Christians usually increase during this time of the year because of the Christmas season. Unfortunately, the number of attacks from the […]

Eight Al-Shabaab militants killed in Somalia

ICC Note: Al-Shabaab has been disturbing the peace of thousands in Africa as they want to impose their strict rules. The militants have carried out several bombing attacks to force the government into applying stricter Sharia laws in the country. Unfortunately, this stance has affected many, including Christians who are persecuted already because of their […]

Indiana High School Takes Down Church Banner Following Complaint from Secularist Group

ICC Note: Following a complaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), an Indiana high school recently removed a church banner from its football stadium. The FFRF suggested that the banner was unconstitutional because it included an ad for the church on public school property. The pastor of the church noted that they will continue […]

Christian Schools in India Warned Against Celebrating Christmas by Hindu Nationalist Group

ICC Note: A Hindu nationalist group in India’s Uttar Pradesh state has warned Christian schools against celebrating Christmas where Hindu students are in the majority. The group threatened it would take action against the schools because it saw the celebration of Christmas as a subtle way to forcefully convert Hindu students to Christianity. The schools have […]

Victims of Quetta Church Bombing Laid to Rest in Pakistan Amid Tight Security

ICC Note: Six of the nine Christians killed in Sunday’s church bombing in Quetta, Pakistan were laid to rest on Monday amid tight security. Many Christians in Pakistan are still coming to terms with the deadly attack that claimed the lives of nine and wounded another 57. Security for churches across the country have been […]

India’s Hindu Radicals Continue Their War on Christmas

ICC Note: India’s Hindu radicals have continued their war on Christmas this year by targeting Christians singing Christmas carols and criticizing any leader showing interest or support for the Christian holiday. Last Thursday, 32 Christians were attacked, arrested, and booked under false claims of forced conversions in Madhya Pradesh after Hindu radicals confronted them while caroling. Many […]

Central Asian Teens: “Pray Our Passion Would Not Be Extinguished”

Listen in as Central Asian teens share what it’s like to live for Jesus in a place where these kinds of worship gatherings are illegal. The post Central Asian Teens: “Pray Our Passion Would Not Be Extinguished” 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 […]

Christians at a disadvantage in every established institution in Pakistan

ICC Note: Christian communities, churches and properties in Pakistan are constantly targeted by Islamic radicals. Unfortunately, Christians are considered second class citizens and thus they are brutally persecuted. Furthermore, attacks during Christmas season tend to increase against Christians because of the celebration of one of their major Holidays. 12/18/2017 Pakistan (Pakistan Christian Post) – Reportedly, […]

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