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...

Priest kidnapped for protecting Cuban migrants

A Mexican priest was kidnapped on 3 August after blocking an attempt by an organized criminal group to kidnap Cuban migrants from...

Chinese authorities remove words Bible, God and Christ from classic children’s stories in school...

Authorities in China have erased the words Bible, God and Christ from classic children’s stories including Robinson Crusoe and The Little Match Girl as part of moves to...
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Catholics leaders in US call for nationwide limit on payday loan interest

Catholics in the US are pushing for a national, bipartisan bill that would limit the interest rate on payday and car title...

Five million people march against persecution of Christians by Islamist extremists in Nigeria

Five million people took part in protest marches across Nigeria on Sunday 2 February against the murder of Pastor Lawan Andimi by Boko Haram, and the...

Missing Pastor’s Wife Sues Police for Alleged Abduction

02/13/2020 Malaysia (International Christian Concern) – One day before the three-year anniversary of missing pastor Raymond Koh’s abduction, his wife Susanne Liew announced...