Car Bomb Strikes Syrian Christian Church

07/11/19 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on July 11, 2019, a car bomb exploded next to the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in the Syrian city of Qamishli. The Assyrian Monitor for Human Rights wrote in

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Dramatic flare-up in militant violence shocks Mozambique

An estimated 50 attacks have taken place in northern Mozambique since October 2017, killing 200 people. In one particularly brutal attack, suspected Islamist militants armed with machetes rampaged through a village in northern Mozambique at dawn on 5 June, beheading seven people

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Judge Orders Return of Confiscated Church Property in Sudan

08/23/2018 Washington, D.C.  – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that a Khartoum-based court has ordered the authorities to immediately surrender church property belonging to the Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church (SPEC). Authorities confiscated the property on February 11, 2018 when

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Egypt: 12 years after church closed, Copts start to rebuild

Twelve years after their previous church was closed, the Coptic community in the Egyptian village of Kom El-Loufy, 250km south of Cairo, is celebrating as a new church is built. Last month, with the agreement of local Muslims, the Copts started digging the foundations

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Forgiveness is a problem

Forgiveness is a problem for radicals and terrorists. The main problem – for the terrorists – is that Egyptian Christians are publicly forgiving those who murdered their families since 2014. This is unheard of, particularly in the Middle East where

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