The Chronicles

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Christians Hospitalized in India Following Mob Attack on Church

ICC Note: A number of Christians in India’s Chhattisgarh State have been hospitalized following a mob attack on a church service last Sunday. According to local reports, members of the mob dragged Christians out of the church and demanded they renounce their faith. When they refused, the mob beat them. Attacks on Christians and their […]

Pray for Christians Being Attacked by Fulani Herdsmen

Christians in Jos trust God while facing rumors of more pending attacks. The post Pray for Christians Being Attacked by Fulani Herdsmen appeared first on Open Doors USA.

ISIS Defeated in Raqqa

The group’s black flag was hauled from Raqqa’s stadium, their last hideout, on Tuesday. The post ISIS Defeated in Raqqa appeared first on Open Doors USA.

Niger: Pastor’s Daughter Kidnapped by Suspected Boko Haram Militants

The kidnappers are likely affiliated with the Islamist group Boko Haram and security forces in Diffa have been alerted.  The post Niger: Pastor’s Daughter Kidnapped by Suspected Boko Haram Militants 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 […]

Church Leaders and Toddler Arrested in China

ICC Note: Christians in China have been victims of persecution for a long time. Many pastors have been arrested for sharing the gospel in public areas and also forced to close down their churches. Chinese authorities are now imposing strict rules on religious education for children. In Zhejiang province, elementary and middle school children are […]

North Korean Activist Advocates for his Country

ICC Note: Millions of people in North Korea are simply victims of a dictatorship that has ruled their country for over 70 years. According to Robert Par, a Korean-American human rights activist who was detained and tortured in North Korea in 2009, there is a large number of underground Christian churches in North Korea and […]

Fulani Militants Raid Village, Kill 28 Women and Children

10/17/2017 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Fulani militants raided Nkedoron community in Plateau State, Nigeria. During this raid, the militants attacked and killed at least 28 people, mostly Christians, including many women and children. This struggle between Fulani militants and Christian farmers has been an ongoing and […]

US Appeals Court Orders Memorial Cross to be Torn Down

ICC Note: The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unconstitutional a World War I monument in the shape of the cross. According to the court, the monument violates the separation of church and state because it is in the shape of a cross, which they argued is the foremost emblem of the Christian faith and […]

Two Christians Hospitalized in Critical Condition After Brutal Assault on Church in India

Christian Persecution Continues to Escalate as State Elections Near in Chhattisgarh 10/18/2017 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Christians attending a worship service in Jaripara village, located in the Dantewada District of India’s Chhattisgarh State, were brutally assaulted by suspected Hindu radicals on Sunday, October 15. According to […]

Pastors Daughter Kidnapped then Saved in Southern Niger

ICC Note The 17 year old daughter of a pastor who went missing on 16 Oct, 2017 in South Eastern Niger, has been rescued. She was on her way to school when she was taken by a group of three men and three women. She was able to send a message to her father, telling […]

Italian Priest Released by Kidnappers in Southern Nigeria

ICC Note The Italian Priest who had been kidnapped in Southern Nigeria last Thursday has been rescued. He was taken by a local criminal gang who had no affiliation with large terrorist groups. It is believed that they took him in order to gain a ransom for him from the government or Catholic Church. This […]

ISIS Militants Prepared to Disappear Into Society, Alarming Displaced Christians

ICC Note: Defeated in Raqqa, ISIS’s de facto capitol, surviving leaders are on the run while each day the territory they control shrinks. But that does not mean that ISIS is defeated. Rather, experts and local residents in Iraq and Syria are increasingly concerned about how ISIS will evolve. It is known that the militants’ […]

EU Expresses “Serious Concern” Over Pakistan’s Human Rights Situation

ICC Note: The Council of Europe expressed “serious concern” over the human rights situation of Pakistan. For many in the country, especially religious minorities, human rights abuses are an almost daily concern. For Christians, threats of false blasphemy accusations, forced conversions, and widespread discrimination mark their daily lives. Will the concern expresses from the EU and […]

New Conflict in Iraq Has Separated Displaced Christian Families, Created Atmosphere of Uncertainty

ICC Note: Tensions regarding the disputed territory between Iraq and Kurdistan has geographically split Christians living in the Nineveh Plains between the two sides. The tension has led authorities to close down roads traversing between the disputed land, separating families who were in the process of moving back to their homes. Meanwhile, ISIS has taken […]

Somalia Truck Bomb Attack Kills at Least 300—Death Toll Climbing

Although they have not claimed responsibility yet, it is assumed that the Islamic radical militant al Shabaab is behind the attack. The post Somalia Truck Bomb Attack Kills at Least 300—Death Toll Climbing 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 […]

Report: 75% of Religious Persecution is towards Christians

ICC Note: The new report shows that the overwhelming majority, or around 75 percent of religious persecution in the world is aimed Christian minorities. Due to the state backed persecution of Christians, North Korea is one of the most dangerous places for Christians to practice their faith. Persecuted Christians are hung on crosses over an […]

Two-time Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Divulges China’s Catastrophic Corruption

ICC Note: Two-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee and human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, who was detained and tortured by the Chinese Communist party, exposes China’s catastrophic corruption. Mr. Gao’s law license was revoked in 2005 on account of his human rights work. While in prison, Mr. Gao was tortured on multiple occasions. Following his release […]

Kenya Bishops are Calling on Kenyans to Remain Calm During Elections

ICC Note Kenya is preparing for its second attempt at elections this year. The first election was won by the incumbent, President Kenyatta. When the elections ended, the opposition, Ralia Odinga, called for a re-election due to corruption. He succeeded in getting a redo, but has recently resigned from the presidential race. He believes that […]

Church Leadership in Ghana is Calling for an end to Child Marriage

ICC Note Church leaders in Ghana are coming together to help end child marriage. Almost 40% of girls in sub-Saharan Africa get married before the age of 18. More than 10% of them get married before the age of 15. This is mostly due to families selling their daughters to men so that they can […]

Raqqa Liberated After Three Years of ISIS Occupation

10/17/17 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have liberated the majority of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and a city central to ISIS’s activities in the Middle East. ISIS had fully captured the Syrian city […]

US Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal of Ruling Declaring Ten Commandments Monument Unconstitutional

ICC Note: As previously reported, two women filed a lawsuit in 2012 regarding a Ten Commandments display on government property in New Mexico. The Supreme Court recently declined to take the case, and the ruling from the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals will stand, which stated that the monument was unconstitutional. The American Civil Liberties […]

Church Targeted By Sinai Militants as a Diversion Before Robbing a Bank

ICC Note: ISIS militants in Egypt’s Sinai region staged an attack on St. George’s Church in el-Arish as a diversion before successfully robbing a nearby bank. St. George had been attacked on two previous occasions, and last year a priest from St. George was gunned down by militants. The church had already sustained a significant […]

New Tensions in Iraq Further Discourages Displaced Christians From Returning Home

ICC Note: With the war against ISIS not yet finished, escalating tensions between Kurdistan and Iraq’s federal government has further stressed an already difficult situation. As a result, Christians in the area are facing an uncertain future. Whenever tensions increase in the Middle East, religious minorities are always left vulnerable and open to attack. For […]

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