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 [...]
· Bringing Hope to Orphans in India
ICC is continuing to care for and bless our 14 Orissa orphans living at ICC’s orphanage in India. While visiting the orphanage during July, ICC’s regional manager for South Asia was able to take the orphans out on a day-long field trip. The or¬phans visited a local zoo, a science museum and a local theme [...]
· Reverend and His Wife Harassed by Cuban Government
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wife Arrested While Husband Threatened with Criminal Charges 10/24/2014 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern)- Religious freedom activists Reverend Mario Felix Lleonart Barroso and his wife Yoaxis Marcheco Suarez have a history of being harassed by the Cuban government, and the month of October has been no exception. On October 15, Reverend Barroso was [...]
· Exclusive Video: Inside Mosul’s Demolished Churches
ICC Note: When the ISIS jihadists cleansed Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, of its Christian population they also took control of the churches. Many of these have been destroyed. Video from inside Mosul published by the Rudaw news group  shows the destruction and graffiti stating that “these places are destroyed under ISIS order.” 10/18/2014 Iraq (Rudaw) [...]
· Egypt’s Christians, Attacked For Supporting Sisi, Patiently Await Payback
ICC Note: After dozens of churches and other Christian-owned properties were attacked in August 2013 the government and military made promises to repair or rebuild many of the churches. Despite those promises, the vast majority of the repairs remain far from complete. Some estimates say only 10 percent of the work has been completed, leaving [...]
· Where Does Asia Bibi’s Blasphemy Case Go Now?
ICC Note: Following the Lahore High Court's decision to confirm the death sentence of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman convicted of blasphemy in Pakistan, many are wondering what happens next in her case. Asia and her legal team have 30 days to file appeal to Pakistan's Supreme Court and they have already indicated that they want to [...]
· Vietnam Policeman Held Over Christian Leader’s Death in Custody
ICC Note: In June 2013, Vietnamese police released an official report claiming the 38-year-old Christian leader Hoang Van Ngai had committed suicide following an arrest on unknown charges. The assertion was widely denounced by rights groups and his family. Recently, authorities in Vietnam have started the investigation of this case and arrested a police officer involved [...]
· Chinese Pastor Zhang Shaojie Would ‘Rather Die than Plead Guilty,’ Considers Appeal
ICC Note: The state-sanctioned Nanle County church pastor, Shaojie Zhang, was sentenced to 12 years in prison in China, charged with “fraud” and “gathering a crowd to disturb public order.” On August 21, Pastor Zhang Shaojie’s final appeal against this 12-year sentence was rejected by the Puyang Intermediate Court. After he was suddenly being transferred [...]
· Nowhere to Lay Their Heads: Christians in Iraq Face Uncertain Future
ICC Note: With winter bearing down on central Iraq the need for shelter and heat are urgent for the tens of thousands still in need in northern Iraq. Just since June, more than 1.2 million people have been displaced because of the fighting with the ISIS militants across Iraq. Many of them have sought refuge [...]
· New Law to Lift Restrictions on Church Building, Says Church Spokesman
ICC Note: Egypt’s church leaders are hopeful that a new law will remove restrictions on construction of new churches. A law that has been in place for decades has made it incredibly difficult to get the legal permission to construct a new building. The draft law exists, and church leaders are hopeful for its adoption [...]

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