International Christian Concern (ICC)

· Little Lambs for Spring!
After suffering much persecution, which resulted in being ostracized from their town and no ability to find work, ICC purchased lambs for Peace and his wife, Happiness.  These lambs provided a small business, a source of income, and instilled as sense of pride and worth at being able to provide for themselves. The lambs have…

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· Nigeria Election: Kano’s Christian Exodus
ICC Note: Thousands of Christians are fleeing Kano, majority-Muslim city in Nigeria's north ahead of tomorrow's presidential election, fearing attacks. Most Christians reside in a suburb of Kano called Sabon Gari, but are now headed south and east remembering that more than 800 people died and 700 churches were burned across the country during post-election…

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· Nigerian Christians Brace for Increased Persecution On the Eve of Presidential Elections
By Troy Augustine 3/27/2015 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Nigerians are preparing to vote for president tomorrow amid heightened tensions between Christians and Muslims in a race that currently stands too close to call. Populations of persecuted Christians remain more vulnerable than ever to election-related violence. Already, dozens have died from clashes between supporters of…

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· Christian School Wins Legal Battle Against Teachers Fired for Refusing to Affirm Their Faith
ICC Note: In 2012, the Christian church-owned Little Oaks Elementary School required that its teachers submit a form affirming their Christian faith as part of their contract renewal. When two teachers refused to submit the document, they were dismissed from their positions. After legal action was taken, Superior Court Judge Henry Walsh concluded that the…

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· Eight Chinese Christians From Sanjiang Church Sentenced to Prison
Zhejiang court sentences 8 Christians from Sanjiang Church ICC Note: Eight Christians in China pled guilty to “illegal occupation of farmland” and “gathering a crowd to disturb public order” in their attempts to protect Sanjiang Church from illegal destruction by the hands of the government. Prison sentences range from a few months to three years. By Rachel…

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· Two Christians Accused of Lahore Lynchings after Church Bombings
ICC Note: Shortly after the suicide bombings that took place outside two churches in Lahore, Pakistan nearly two weeks ago, mob violence broke out leading to the lynching of two suspects. Two Christian brothers, Sohail and Yousaf Johnson have recently been charged with the lynchings based upon footage taken from a cell phone. These arrests…

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· The New Exodus: Christians Flee ISIS in the Middle East
ICC Note: As Islamic extremism grabs even more territory, Christians across the Middle East continually find themselves in the target of the region’s extremists. The birthplace of Christianity – lands that have been home to Christians for nearly 2,000 years – is almost empty. Entire villages have been levelled. Not a Christian remains. The church…

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· Egypt and the Complexities of Keeping Christians Safe
ICC Note: As Egypt wrestles with numerous challenges of extremism and terrorism, it’s Christian population often faces the brunt of the violence. Egypt is struggling to protect Christians both using the law and from abuses in society at large. The changes that need to be made are numerous or Christians will continue to be locked…

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· It’s Never too Late to Pray!
It’s never too late to pray for the persecuted! Will you pray for our brothers and sisters in the last days of March? Download your free calendar today: http://ow.ly/JQHlS
· Jharkhand Christian Schools Targeted for Allegedly Violating the Right to Education Act
ICC Note: Christian school leaders in Jharkhand are claiming that district officials have accused them of failing in the implementation process of the Right to Education Act and threatened to take action against them. Representatives of two of the Christians schools have alleged that they were specifically targeted due to their status as religious minorities.…

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