Cuba repression.

Cuban pastor Ramón Rigal and his wife Ayda have both been jailed for home-schooling their children, Ruth (13) and Daniel (9). They wanted to avoid their children being bullied for their Christian faith and taught atheism at government schools in the communist country. The parents were charged with “acting against the normal development of aContinue reading “Cuba repression.”

Children top targets of Cuban government’s anti-Christian discrimination

3 May 2018 Christian children are particularly being targeted by authorities in Communist Cuba, according to the latest report from the independent United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. Researchers found “community officials discriminate against Christians in employment and schools, including denying some Christian children food in schools”. In 2017, Cuban authorities prosecuted a churchContinue reading “Children top targets of Cuban government’s anti-Christian discrimination”

Cuban Pastor Sentenced to One Year of Heavy Labor and House Arrest for Homeschooling Children

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pastor Ramon Rigal Was Sentenced on Truancy Charges for Homeschooling His Children 07/13/2017 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on July 7, Pastor Ramon Rigal, leader of Iglesia de Dios en Cristo, was sentenced to one year of heavy labor and house arrest for choosing to homeschool his children.Continue reading “Cuban Pastor Sentenced to One Year of Heavy Labor and House Arrest for Homeschooling Children”

Talks with Cuban Pastor Ousted from His Homeland

Persecution Next Door: ICC Talks with Cuban Pastor Ousted from His Homeland By ICC’s Latin America Correspondent   09/15/2016 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – “It was one of those moments that you never forget. Knowing that your daughter is watching something like that is a painful experience. It’s hard for a young mind to understandContinue reading “Talks with Cuban Pastor Ousted from His Homeland”

First US Commercial Flight to Cuba Takes Off as Wave of Repression Hits Christians

International Christian Concern 2020 Pennsylvania Ave. NW #241, Washington, D.C. 20006  |  E-mail: Media Contact: Olivia Miller, Communications Coordinator (301)-859-3842 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Despite Religious Freedom Violations, First Commercial Flight in Over 50 Years Signals Stronger Ties Between US and Cuba 09/01/2016 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learnedContinue reading “First US Commercial Flight to Cuba Takes Off as Wave of Repression Hits Christians”

Cuban Crackdown

 In our new report, CSW has found that there was a tenfold increase in the number of violations of religious freedom in Cuba in 2015. 2,300 separate violations were recorded in 2015, compared with 220 in 2014. That’s 2,060 more incidents of harassment, intimidation and even violence committed against churches and Christians.  That’s not all, either.Continue reading “Cuban Crackdown”

CUBA – Neighbourhood churches targeted for demolition

 December 8, 2015 Please pray for our brothers and sisters in the city of Santiago de Cuba where government officials have reportedly issued demolition orders to all churches in one neighbourhood. Pastors and families living in the church properties targeted in the Abel Santa María area of the city have been told they are toContinue reading “CUBA – Neighbourhood churches targeted for demolition”

Cuban Pastor’s Son Detained in Military Prison

While Obama is ready to meet Castro, Cuban authorities are still guilty of many wicked tactics and  persecution against believers! Gabriel Leyva, 19, was serving his mandatory military service when he was accused of forming a cartel against the Cuban government. Accused of writing a song against the government, he is now being held inContinue reading “Cuban Pastor’s Son Detained in Military Prison”