International Christian Concern
2020 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, #941 Washington, DC 20006-1846
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Logan Maurer, Advocacy Officer
ICC Launches First Campus Chapter
Washington, D.C. (September 20,
2010)International Christian Concern (ICC) is launching the first
persecution-based campus chapter at the University of Maryland, College
Many students were not aware of the issue of religious persecution, said club President Jessica Ford. They
thought that worldwide religious freedom was like here in America. When
they realized the terrible circumstances some Christians live under,
they wanted to assist and learn more.
The campus chapter will have its kick-off meeting on September 23, from 1-2 pm in the Stamp Student Union.
All students are welcome regardless of religious background. After the
initial meeting the chapter will focus on educating members about the
issue, and then increasing campus awareness of persecution. The chapter
also plans on partnering with the ICC special blessing campaign by
gathering gifts for orphans.
Even though there are around 27 Christian clubs on campus, they are all focused on Bible study
or a specific denomination. To date there isnt one with the mission of
helping persecuted Christians overseas. We are changing that, said Jessica.
ICCs President, Jeff King, stated, We are so excited to celebrate the launch of the first ICC campus chapter at UMCP. College students
around the country have been trying to do this for years and seeing
this finally happen is a huge boost to religious freedom. I think
college students are a large untapped resource in helping their
vulnerable brothers and sisters around the world.
For more details, or to register to attend the event, please contact ICC at (301)585-5915.