China Shuts Down Many Churches Involved in Defectors Ministry

02/10/2019 China (International Christian Concern) – China’s crackdown on Christianity is not just toward Chinese Christians, the North Korean defectors who live in...

Al-Shabab Attacks Somali Hotel

3/24/19 Somalia (International Christian Concern)- On March 1 the Somali-based terrorist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for a double bombing and attack of a...

Shanghai Seizes More Than 20 Christians, Including American

SHANGHAI, CHINA, April 5, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- Shanghai officials seized more than 20 Christians, including one American citizen, on account of their...

New Christian in Algeria Sentenced for ‘Organizing Worship’ in His Home

TIZI-OUZOU, Algeria (Morning Star News) – A judge on June 16 handed a Christian father of two in northwest Algeria a suspended prison sentence...

Islamic State circulates video of militants beheading, shooting eleven Christian captives in Nigeria

Islamic State in West Africa (ISWAP) posted unverified video footage on 26 December of its militants beheading ten Christian men and shooting an...

Extremist Targets Egyptian Christian

01/24/2020 Egypt (International Christian Concern) – Copts United reports that there was yet another attempt in Cairo to kill a Coptic Christian. Rafek Karem was...

IS-linked Terrorists Arrested in Southern Philippines

09/22/2019 Philippines (International Christian Concern) – In two separate operations, Philippine government forces arrested four IS-linked terrorists, with three allegedly involved in the...

Make Syria ‘priority’ over ‘every other interest’ says Pope Francis

Pope Francis issued a plea to the international community to halt the violence and mounting death toll in the Syrian civil war,...

Chinese Churches Call For Rights To Be Respected

Thirty-four churches in Beijing have issued a joint declaration calling on the government to respect the basic freedom and rights of religious citizens. Thirty-four churches...

Members of Congress Call for Release of American Pastor Detained in India

03/14/2020 India (International Christian Concern) – U.S. Members of Congress have sent a letter to India’s foreign secretary calling for the immediate release...
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WCC Executive Committee to hold virtual meeting, pray for world burdened by COVID-19

The World Council of Churches (WCC) Executive Committee will meet virtually on 1-3 June, offering solidarity to a world in which many...

Pope Francis prays for pandemic-hit Amazon region at Regina Coeli

Pope Francis prayed for the pandemic-ravaged Amazon region Sunday as he gave his first Regina Coeli address overlooking St. Peter’s Square since...

Churches amplify urgent calls to address violent racism in US

As protests erupted in more than 30 cities across the US in the wake of the death of George Floyd, churches in...