International Christian Concern (ICC)

· Everything You Need to Know Regarding Boko Haram’s Heinous Schoolgirl Abduction
Case Summary On the night of April 14th, more than 100 armed Boko Haram militants masquerading as members of the Nigerian Army abducted 276 students from the Government Girls Secondary School after setting several buildings ablaze and shooting their way past the compound’s security staff. The abduction lasted approximately six hours as the kidnappers hand-selected…

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· Turkey’s Remaining Assyrian Christians Dream of Better Times
ICC Note: While Christians across the region are facing direct attacks, those few who remain in Turkey are wondering what their future will hold. Christians made up a significant portion of the population just a century ago, and now number in just a few thousands. A visit by the Pope is stirring questions of what…

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· A Deadly Shooting in Upper Egypt
By Todd Daniels with ICC’s Egypt Representative @ICCMiddleEast  11/26/2014 Egypt (International Christian Concern) – Ernst Kamel and Eid Gendy were shot and left for dead while driving their tuk-tuk in the village of Muharraq Monastery in southern Egypt. Eid was killed instantly, but Ernst was able to survive the attack. This is just one of…

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· The unbelievable method Islamic militants use to kill Christians in Kenya
While traveling down Kenya’s Swahili Coast, ICC staff visited a Christian community in Mpeketoni that was devastated by a series of deadly attacks perpetrated by Islamic militants. In July 2014, militants dressed in police uniforms attacked multiple Christian villages, brutally murdering any Christian man they discovered. In many cases, the militants would ask their captives…

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· Church Service Attack in Southern India Leaves Christians, Churches Broken
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Eight Christians were wounded in attack by 25 Hindu radicals in Karnataka  11/26/2014 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned of a violent attack on a church service in Bangarapet, Karnataka in Southern India. The attack came during the worship service on Sunday morning, November 23. The…

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· Police in Sudan Arrest Church Leaders, Bulldoze Part of Church
Police in Sudan Arrest Church Leaders for Refusing to Surrender Worship Property Authorities who bulldozed part of compound disperse worshippers. ICC Note: A church in South Sudan believes there is a government scheme at work to throw them off of land that is rightfully theirs and give it to a Muslim businessman. When they refused…

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· Georgia Southern University Professor Subjected to Investigation for Faith
ICC Note: Two activist atheist organizations have pushed Georgia Southern University to launch an investigation into Professor Emerson T. McMullen for allegedly promoting religion illegally in his classes. The accusation states in part that McMullen injects religion into his history classes and promotes religious beliefs like creationism while "undermining legitimate sciences." The organizations argue that…

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· Congressional Hearing Examines ‘War on Faith’ in US Military
ICC Note: Over the past several years, military personnel and religious leaders in the United States have become increasingly concerned by attempts to remove expressions or symbols of faith from all branches of the US military. Some troops have been discouraged or censored for sharing their religious beliefs and religious symbols have been removed from…

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· Top 5 Things to Be Thankful For…
Sometimes in all of the excitement of Thanksgiving,  taking a moment to just “be thankful” is overlooked.  Here are the top 5 things we are thankful for (and maybe take for granted) that Iraqi Christians won’t be enjoying this Thanksgiving season.
· Two Protestant Clergymen On Trial In Bangladesh For Alleged “Forced Conversions”
ICC Note: Two pastors await trial on charges of forcibly converting people in Bangladesh. Police arrested 45 at a baptismal service earlier this month after a crowd of more than 200 attacked the religious leaders after learning that some former Muslims were to be baptized. The two pastors of the Faith Bible Church of God…

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