Kidnapping, Torture in Egypt of Christian Woman from Sudan Highlights Convert Pressures

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A Christian mother from Sudan had deep cause for fear last November when her Muslim brother went...

Pakistan Supreme Court delays verdict on Aasia Bibi’s final appeal against “blasphemy” death sentence

A three-judge panel at Pakistan’s Supreme Court delayed handing down its verdict on Aasia Bibi’s final appeal against her death sentence for “blasphemy” on Monday, 8...

Turkey Releases Pastor Brunson, FRC Applauds Pres. Trump, Secretary Pompeo for Securing Pastor’s Freedom

ISTANBUL, Turkey,  Oct. 12, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, in his capacity as a Commissioner on the U.S. Commission...

Church in Nepal Forced to Shut Down

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – High-caste Hindus who have been harassing a church in Nepal forced it to shut down last week, sources said. For...

Mexican police officer killed defending church leader residence

A police officer was killed on 21 October in an attempted attack on a former Archbishop in Mexico City, the latest in a series...

Early Rain Church members remain in detention

Members of Early Rain Church in China continue to be detained, disappeared and harassed following a crackdown on the church in December 2019.

Christian Villages in Iraq Targeted by Turkey

09/30/2018 Iraq (International Christian Concern) – September has seen an increase of Turkish airstrikes in Iraq’s far north. Local sources estimate that 7 predominately Christian villages were...

Iraq’s One-Year Military Defeat of ISIS Marred by Security Concerns

On December 9th International Christian Concern marks the one-year anniversary of the declared military defeat of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq. On December 9,...

Leah Sharibu’s Mother Urges the Government to Secure her Release

The mother of kidnapped schoolgirl Leah Sharibu has called on the government of Nigeria to do everything in its power to secure her daughters...

Police in Algeria Close Down Another Church

10/21/2018 Algeria (International Christian Concern) – Algerian police shut the doors of a church on October 16. Government officials ordered the church to close in...
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The nine most common low attendance days in churches

Church leaders have pretty clear perspectives about low attendance days. They know when to expect them. Some are common...

WCC expresses sadness, solidarity after Notre Dame fire

After a large fire broke out on 15 April at the Notre Dame cathedral, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev....

Chinese Government Hires Informants to Spy on Churches

04/21/2019 China (International Christian Concern) – The Chinese government is hiring citizens to monitor churches and their activities by offering these informants stipends,...