TURKEY: Iranian Christian Refugees Struggle to Feed Families
  • 25 June 2020

Christian workers in Turkey report that restrictions put in place due to the global pandemic have hit Iranian refugees hard. Many of the refugees lost everything when they fled their country because of persecution for their Christian faith; and now, many have lost the low-paying jobs they had obtained in Turkey and are struggling to […]

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IRAN: Reduction in sentences for Iranian Believers
  • 25 June 2020

Iranian Christians ask for prayer after an appeal verdict for three Christian converts from Rasht who were serving ten-year sentences. The sentences against Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, and Zaman (Saheb) Fadaie have been reduced to six years. Mohammadreza (Yuhan) Omidi’s sentence has been reduced to two years and he is expected to be eligible for release […]

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IRAN: Christianity Rapidly Growing
  • 18 June 2020

Against all odds, Christianity continues to see massive gains in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Islamic Clerics are warning against the spread of Christianity, house churches are routinely targeted by authorities, and conversion to Christianity is actually viewed as an action against national security in parts of the country. However, none of those threats are […]

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IRAN: Four Christian Converts Serve Five-Year Prison Sentences
  • 11 June 2020

Iranian Christians request prayer for four Christian converts and their families after the men presented themselves at Evin Prison on 2 June to begin serving five-year sentences. Hossein Kadivar, Khalil Dehghanpour, Kamal Naamanian and Mohammed Vafadar obeyed a summons issued on 28 May. They had been released on bail last July. They were among nine […]

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IRAN: Hearing Cancelled Again
  • 04 June 2020

Three long standing cases were combined in a ruling by presiding judge Ahmed Zargar in February 2019, with the latest appeal scheduled for 1 June. The first case involves Pastor Victor of the Assyrian Assemblies of God, and two Persian Christian converts, Amin Nader Afshari and Kavian Fallah Mohammadi, who were all arrested at a […]

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