IRAN: Government Concerned with the Growth of Christianity
  • 25 July 2019

Iran’s intelligence minister, Mahmoud Alavi, has openly expressed concern about the spread of Christianity in the Islamic republic. According to the International Shia News Association, Alavi blamed “evangelical propaganda” for the increase in Iranian Muslims converting to Christianity in Iran.  Despite Christianity being criminalised in a country where the government is entangled with hard-line Islam, […]

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IRAN: Christian Convert Family Targeted in Bushehr
  • 10 July 2019

Iranian Christians request prayer for eight Christian converts recently arrested in the city of Bushehr, south-west Iran, seven of whom are still detained. Human rights organisation Article 18 reports that on 1 July, intelligence agents raided the homes of Christian converts and arrested eight people, including five members of one family: Sam Khosravi (36), and […]

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IRAN: God is at Work in the Hardest Hearts
  • 27 June 2019

Many Iranians have lost faith in Islam, and a VOM contact reports that even some government officials have given their lives to Christ. Recently, an official in Iran’s secretive religious police unit came to faith in Christ through the witness of a Christian family member. The official had been investigating one of the many house […]

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Iran: Cross Removed from Recognised Church
  • 30 May 2019

Iranian Intelligence agents, along with EIKO (Execution of Imam Khomeini’s Order) officials directly under the control of the Supreme Leader, raided an Assyrian Presbyterian Church in the north-western city of Tabriz on 9 May. The agents changed the locks, tore down the cross, and ordered the church warden to leave. They made it clear that […]

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IRAN: Cleric Warns Against Spread of Christianity
  • 28 February 2019

Iranian cleric Hujjat al-Islam Naser Rafiei delivered a speech in Qom (home to the largest Islamic seminary in Iran) which warned against the spread of Christianity throughout the country. He specifically named house churches and evangelical networks as an attraction for Iranian youth whose faith in Islam is diminishing. The Islamic Revolution of 1979, led […]

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