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Project Update: Hope for Persecuted Women in Egypt

Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – “We were very stupid.” It is a statement of grief, uttered by many Christian women living in Upper Egypt. They are marginalized because they are Christian, then marginalized again because they are women. At first, it was a statement made because they lived in a society that said women have no value. But as they watched other women take advantage of ICC’s Hope House program, they realized women do have value—that Egyptian women have untapped potential. The statement became one of grief, a wish for opportunities, such as those achieved by Nawara.

Archbishop’s plea for suffering Christians

Southwark’s new archbishop has made an urgent call for action to support persecuted Christians saying helping them “is not somebody else’s business: it’s our business”.

Speaking at a Mass on Tuesday 18th February at the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, Sutton, Surrey, Archbishop John Wilson spoke out against complacency in the face of persistent reports of anti-Christian persecution.

A Nigerian Christian Girl Is Still Missing. We Must Bring Her Home

Today marks two years since Boko Haram militants stormed a girls’ school in Dapchi, Nigeria, and kidnapped more than 100 girls, among them Christian teenager Leah Sharibu. Five of the abducted girls perished. All the rest were released through back-channel efforts except Leah, who is still being held by terrorists who oscillate between threatening to kill her and vowing to keep her as a “slave for life.” It’s the price she pays for refusing to renounce her Christian faith.

Women Jailed in Kuwait Focus of Religious Persecution Event

Experts from Amnesty International, In Defense of Christians, and the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom will discuss religious persecution in the Middle East, including the case of Marsha Lazareva and her five-year-old son, Yvan, who have been detained in Kuwait for almost two years.

A New Ranking of Nations Where Christians Are Persecuted Most

Some old standbys, and then some surprises
The group Open Doors has released the latest iteration of its World Watch List. The ranking covers the worst 50 nations with respect to religious persecution of Christians. Most nations on the list are perennials, instantly recognized by those who follow the issue. The details vary a bit year by year, but the outcome of this tragic sport rarely changes much.

All Across Nigeria, Christians Marched Sunday to Protest Persecution

Having finished his Sunday sermon from Psalm 18 on God as a stronghold who delivers his people from their enemies, Enoch Adeboye then led them to a cemetery.
It was an ironic yet appropriate choice.
Wearing a bright green tuxedo, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Lagos, Nigeria, marched three miles yesterday holding a placard that declared: “All Souls are Precious to God.”