International Christian Concern (ICC)

· BREAKING NEWS | Sudan Frees Czech National After Over a Year in Prison
International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Czech citizen, Petr Jasek, was released and returned to the Czech Republic after being imprisoned since December 2015. Two other Sudanese nationals, Pastor Abduraheem and Mr. Abdumawla, remain in prison under numerous false charges stemming from Jasek's actions to aid Christians in the country. Learn more: goo.gl/yu2qF1  
· Sudan Frees Czech National After Over a Year in Prison
Petr Jasek Released After Facing a 20-Year Sentence in a Sudanese Prison 2/27/2017 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Czech citizen, Petr Jasek, was released and returned to the Czech Republic after being imprisoned since December 2015. Two other Sudanese nationals, Pastor Abduraheem and Mr. Abdumawla, remain in…

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· Boko Haram’s Brutality Extends to Child Soldiers
ICC Note: Boko Haram’s victims are not just the villagers whose homes were destroyed, whose daughters were kidnapped, and crops burned. Some of the victims are also soldiers. UNICEF’s recent report indicates that Boko Haram used approximately 2,000 children as soldiers, forcing them to endure brutal training and attacks that will forever scar the children.…

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· Sudan Orders Release of Petr Jasek
ICC Note: After sentencing Czech aid worker Petr Jasek to over 20 years in prison, Sudan ordered the release of Jasek yesterday. Jasek was helping local Christian when the government falsely accused him of inciting hatred and of spying. The international community condemned Sudan’s decision and pressured the government to release Jasek. Two other Sudanese…

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· China Harasses House Church and Keeps Pastor under House Arrest
ICC Note: China continues its merciless crackdown of house churches that are not registered with the state church. Shouwang Church is now forced to meet in small groups around the area rather than in one location because of government persecution. The pastor, Jin Tianming, is under house arrest and government officials are leading a renovation…

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· Bishops Concerned that Vatican will Sell Out to China
ICC Note: As China and the Vatican continue discussing how to address unauthorized bishops in China, bishops in Hong Kong are expressing concern that the Pope is unaware of the situation in China. Chinese bishops worry that the Vatican’s possible agreement with the Chinese government will cede control of bishop nomination and approval to the…

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· Humanist Group Demands Texas Teacher Remove Christian Displays from Classroom
ICC Note: The American Humanist Association (AHA) recently issued a letter of complaint over a Texas teacher who displayed Christian-themed signs in her classroom. The AHA asserted that the decorations violated the US Constitution’s Establishment Clause, by serving as a government endorsement of religion. The AHA has threatened a lawsuit over the matter if the…

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· Historical Churches in Iran Being Destroyed While UNESCO Overlooks
ICC Note: Some 500 churches are registered in Iran though many are abandoned and on the verge of destruction. According to reports, many of these churches are being destroyed by extremists in the country who have no care that they are national heritage sites. All the while UNESCO has praised Iran for including such churches…

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· Egyptian Christians flee Sinai terror
ICC Note: Over 100 Egyptian Christian families have fled the Sinai after weeks of terror from the Islamic State in and around el-Arish. At least six people were murdered by the group in recent weeks with increased targeting and attacks in the last week. Families were arriving in Ismailia all weekend with little to no…

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· Christians Dalit Women Form Network to Promote Rights
ICC Note: Christian Dalit women are something of a triple minority in India. Discriminated against for their religious identity, gender, and caste background, these women often struggle both socially and economically. Recently, Christian Dalit women formed a network in India to help promote rights for their marginalized community. Through this network, these women hope to…

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