• This Week, Speak the Name of Andrew Brunson, A Persecuted Brother in Turkey

    On July 15, 2016, Christian pastor Andrew Brunson had no idea that a group of Turkish rebels were about to make a choice that would put his own life in serious danger. On this day, a group within the Turkish armed forces attempted to overthrow their government. Over 300 were killed and more than... Read more
  • Pakistan Catholic group condemns attacks on Christians in Quetta

    Two recent attacks on Christians in the Pakistani city of Quetta have been strongly condemned by the National Commission for Justice and Peace, an arm of the Pakistan Catholic Bishops’ Conference. Four members of a Catholic family were killed in a militant attack in southern Pakistan on... Read more
  • Vietnamese court jails Catholic activist for subversion

    [caption id="attachment_98555" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Newly baptized Catholics hold candles at a church in Hoa Binh, Vietnam, Jan. 21. Cardinal Fernando Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, baptized 172 people as part of his Jan. 19-25 visit to Vietnam.... Read more
  • ‘We Trust God and We Go’: A Year After Twin Suicide Bombings, Egyptian Churches Growing Rapidly

    It’s been one year since the twin Palm Sunday suicide bombings in Egypt. In spite of the attacks, people from all backgrounds are coming to Christ — something mainstream media doesn’t report. Suicide bombers hit St. George’s Church in Tanta and St. Mark’s Coptic Church... Read more
  • Indian Christians Endure at Least 10 Incidents of Religious Violence over Holy Week

    04/09/2018 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – The observance of Holy Week in India often highlights the country’s vulnerable Christian community. Prayer services, vigils, and processions mark the week, starting on Palm Sunday and ending with Easter. This year, the... Read more
  • An Easter Plea for Persecuted Christians

    The extraordinary 2010 film Of Gods and Men, by the French director Xavier Beauvois, depicts the kidnapping and murder of nine Trappist monks in Algeria by Islamic fundamentalists in 1996. In one of its most memorable moments, an old tape machine plays Tchaikovsky’s Grand Theme from Swan... Read more
  • Nigerians demand release of Dapchi student who refused to renounce faith

    LAGOS, Nigeria - While Catholic and Muslim leaders welcomed the release of 104 schoolgirls captured by Boko Haram, they urged the government to work for the release of the remaining girl, a Christian who reportedly refused to denounce her faith. The schoolgirls, kidnapped Feb. 19, were... Read more
  • China’s Communist Party overhaul includes religious affairs control

    HONG KONG - China’s ruling Communist Party has further stepped up control over all religions, dissolving its long-standing State Administration for Religious Affairs bureau and handing its functions to the party’s United Front Work Department. Ucanews.com reported the move was announced... Read more
  • Christians continue to suffer as President Erdoğan expands reach, power

    Last April I wrote about Evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson, who was detained by the Turkish government and accused of being a supporter of Fetullah Gulen whom the Erdoğan administration blames for the failed coup attempt of July 2016. Little has changed since then as Brunson remains under... Read more
  • Efforts to rewrite Indian history worry Christians, Muslims

    New Delhi: Christian and Muslim leaders in India are appalled by federal government moves to "revise" the country's history in a bid to push a pro-Hindu narrative. Reuters revealed last week that a committee appointed by the Narendra Modi government has been working for six months to prove... Read more