Kachin Pastor Beaten by Burmese Militia Recounts His Ordeal

Kachin Pastor Beaten by Burmese Militia Recounts His Ordeal

(International Christian Concern) — Mading Zai Dan Bawm Ying is one of two Kachin youth pastors beaten by members of the Myanmar army-based Border Guard Force (BGF) last July while trying to protect Christian homes from being destroyed. International Christian Concern (ICC) recently visited Pastor Zai Dan Bawm Ying in Kachin State to discuss what […]

Christian Missionary David Byle Arrested, Given 15 Days to Leave Turkey

Christian Missionary David Byle Arrested, Given 15 Days to Leave Turkey

(Evangelical Focus) — U.S. and Canadian Christian worker David Byle could leave Turkey after 15 years in the country. The evangelist was detained in the Ankara central train station on October 13 after an ID check. He was taken to the Anti-Terror department for interrogation, and released the following day, according to Middle East Concern. […]

Report: Christian Teen Leah Sharibu Kept as Boko Haram Slave, Aid Worker Killed as ‘Apostate’ in Nigeria

Report: Christian Teen Leah Sharibu Kept as Boko Haram Slave, Aid Worker Killed as ‘Apostate’ in Nigeria

(Morning Star News) – Islamic extremist group Boko Haram has killed an aid worker as an “apostate” from Islam and vowed to keep kidnapped high school girl Leah Sharibu as a “slave for life,” Nigerian news outlet The Cable reported. Leah, kidnapped along with more than 100 schoolgirls from Dapchi, Yobe state in February but […]

Two Kenyan Christian Teachers Killed by Suspected Al-Shabaab Attackers

Two Kenyan Christian Teachers Killed by Suspected Al-Shabaab Attackers

(World Watch Monitor) — Two Christian school teachers were killed in an attack by suspected Al-Shabaab militants in Kenya’s Mandera County, near the Somali border, last week. Philip Okumu, 26, and Daniel Wekesa 39, died on Wednesday (Oct. 10) after assailants raided the house for non-local teachers in Arabia Boys Secondary, about one kilometre from […]

The Rising Tide of Persecution of Christians in India’s Chhattisgarh State

The Rising Tide of Persecution of Christians in India’s Chhattisgarh State

(International Christian Concern) – Christians living in the predominantly tribal Bastar region of India’s Chhattisgarh state are often targeted by violent Hindu radical groups. Why? Because of the growth of Christianity in the region. This violent persecution is a part of the broader ‘Hindutva’ movement that has grown in recent years in India. The Hindutva […]

Montagnard House Church in Central Vietnam Faces Shutdown

Montagnard House Church in Central Vietnam Faces Shutdown

(International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on October 7, local authorities attempted to shut down a Montagnard church and took their leader in for interrogation in Daklak Province, Vietnam. On Sunday morning, more than 20 churchgoers gathered at the home of Christian leader Ama Sim for service. Approximately 13 officials […]

Abused and Abandoned: Woman and Her Four Children Chased Away by Husband for Faith in Christ

Abused and Abandoned: Woman and Her Four Children Chased Away by Husband for Faith in Christ

  (International Christian Concern) – Two years ago, Dorika Kabuo and her four children were chased from their home by the one they called “protector and provider,” Dorika’s husband. This happened after Dorika and her children committed their lives to Christ and left Islam together. While speaking with International Christian Concern (ICC), Dorika confided, “My husband […]

Algerian Christians Face Trial After Wife Accuses Husband of Seeking to Convert Her From Islam

Algerian Christians Face Trial After Wife Accuses Husband of Seeking to Convert Her From Islam

TIZI-OUZOU, Algeria (Morning Star News) – Two Christians in Algeria are facing trial after the Muslim wife of one accused them of suggesting she leave Islam, her husband said. Rachid Ouali and his 67-year-old friend, Ali Larchi, went before a judge in Bouira, some 100 kilometers (62 miles) southeast of Algiers, on Tuesday (Oct. 9), after Ouali’s […]

Leah Sharibu’s Mother Pleads With Nigerian President as Kidnappers Threaten to Kill Daughter

Leah Sharibu’s Mother Pleads With Nigerian President as Kidnappers Threaten to Kill Daughter

(World Watch Monitor) — The mother of the Christian girl detained by Boko Haram for over seven months has called on Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to secure her daughter’s release. Leah Sharibu, 15, was one of 110 girls kidnapped on Feb. 19, 2018 from a school in Nigeria’s north-eastern town of Dapchi, in Yobe state. […]

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