PAKISTAN: Pray for a Muslim Leader Studying the Bible
  • 19 August 2015

A VOM partner asks that we pray for a mosque leader in Pakistan who started a Bible study course two months ago. ‘Mohammed’ is a respected Muslim leader who teaches the Koran to children. He told Christian workers that he feels no peace in his life and that he has many problems. The believers told […]

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SUDAN: Travel Ban Appeal Fails for Released Pastors
  • 19 August 2015

Two South Sudanese pastors, accused of waging war against the state in neighbouring Sudan, were released from prison but have lost an appeal to have their travel ban lifted. The appeal to lift it was rejected after it came to light that the country’s security services imposed the ban. Reverends Yat Michael and Peter Reith […]

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IRAN: Christian Released from Prison
  • 19 August 2015

An Iranian Christian has been released from prison after a three-and-a-half-year sentence for “propaganda against the regime” and “acting against national security”. Alireza Seyyedian, a Church of Iran member, was originally sentenced to six years’ imprisonment, 90 lashes and a fine, but his sentence was reduced in May 2013. After his initial sentencing in March […]

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INDIA: Two Christians Beaten by Hindu Radicals
  • 12 August 2015

Hindu radicals in India beat Pastor Augustine Jayraj and two other Christian men and had them arrested by local police on 23 July because of their Christian outreach to a village. A group of 20 RSS members (a Hindu nationalist organisation) stopped the playing of the Jesus film partway through the video, locked the three […]

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SYRIA: Islamic State Abducts Dozens of Christians
  • 12 August 2015

Islamic State (IS) militants have captured dozens of Christian families after seizing a strategically located town in the central Syrian province of Homs on Friday 7 August.  At least 230 people were kidnapped or detained, including dozens of Christians, some of whom were taken from the Dar Alyan monastery in Qaryatain, the town captured overnight […]

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