Pastor martyred in DRC for refusing jihadists’ demand he convert to Islam

Islamist militants murdered a 60-year-old pastor in north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on 29 January after he refused their demands to convert...

US Sanctions Iranian Judge Complicit in Christian Persecution

12/19/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on December 19, 2019, the United States issued financial sanctions against...

Russian evangelical Christians targeted in church closures and restrictions

Despite President Putin’s recently proclaimed stance of protecting Christians, court actions by Russian authorities to close or place restrictions on evangelical churches suggest they...

Chinese Church Choosing Cross Over National Flag Despite Persecution

12/06/2019 China (International Christian Concern) – A house church in China’s Guangzhou province refuses to install national flag in replacement of the cross,...

Nearly 100,000 Displaced Due to Ongoing War in Rakhine State

11/23/2019 Myanmar (International Christian Concern) – According to aid volunteers providing humanitarian assistance in Rakhine state, there are approximately 100,000 people displaced by...

Megachurch in China demolished, pastors detained

Authorities destroyed a church in China and detained its pastors over the weekend. No legal papers ordering the church's...

Slowdown of church legalizations in Egypt continues with only 62 licenses approved

A downward trend continues with only 62 churches and church-affiliated building licences approved by Egyptian authorities in the latest batch announced on 23 September...

School Starts in Turkey, Genocide Implications Linger

09/22/2019 Turkey (International Christian Concern) – As the Turkish school year starts, a new media report indicates that there are less than 300...

Christians in Pakistan Mark the Sixth Anniversary of the All Saints Church Bombing

09/22/2019 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – On September 22, 2013, at approximately 11:45 a.m., two explosions erupted in the courtyard of All Saints...

Human rights activists urged the OSCE to monitor religious persecution in Crimea and Donbas

On September 19, a special event dedicated to the issues of religious freedom in the Russian-occupied Ukrainian territories of Crimea and Donbas...
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WCC expresses sympathy with people in Croatian capital in wake of earthquake

After an earthquake rocked Croatia's capital Zagreb, the World Council of Churches (WCC) expressed sympathy with people who lost their homes. Several buildings...

CSW calls for police investigation after couple assaulted for distributing Christian tracts

CSW has called on police in Tamil Nadu, India, to take action to investigate an incident on 5 March in which a...

North Korea Produces Candy for Founder’s Birthday Amid Food Scarcity

03/21/2020 North Korea (International Christian Concern) – North Korea is preparing for the birthday celebration of its late founder, Kim Il Sung, a...