Nigeria: Attacks on the Frontline

A conference for VOM front-line ministry workers in northern Nigeria was relocated this week amid concerns for the workers and their families. Violence by Islamic extremists, including several suicide bombs set off in nearby cities and a massive attack in Baga, Nigeria where nearly 2,000 were reported to have been killed, raised security concerns. The…

American Christians know little of worldwide persecution

by Chris Woodward According to Open Doors USA, at least 100 million Christians worldwide are being persecuted for their faith. In America, 125 million Christians claim to attend church on a weekly basis. However, Emily Fuentes with Open Doors USA says it’s amazing how many Christians in the U.S. aren’t aware of the global persecution…

Burned Alive: Muslim Persecution of Christians

by Raymond Ibrahim Originally published by the Gatestone Institute Both in the Islamic world and the Western world, Muslims continued to attack and slaughter Christians. In Pakistan, “A mob accused of burning alive a Christian couple in an industrial kiln in Pakistan allegedly wrapped a pregnant mother in cotton so she would catch fire more…

Christmas Arrests In Iran: 11 Still Detained

By World Watch Monitor As the US Secretary of State meets his Iranian counterpart in a bid to revive stalled talks over Iran’s nuclear programme, human rights experts are keen that issues of freedom of religion are not overlooked. This week, the UK Foreign Office has said that it’s raised its concern with the Iranian…

Religious minorities in Pakistan facing increased persecution

Carey Lodge Violence and discrimination against religious minorities in Pakistan has intensified, according to a new report released this week. The Minority Rights Group and International and Sustainable Development Policy Institute said an “oppressive environment” in Pakistan has made it “increasingly difficult for many religious communities to live securely and free from danger in places…

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Behnam Irani Won His Appeal!

Our sources have informed us that Brother Behnam Irani’s appeal was successful. The appeal was regarding his third conviction of crimes against national security and additional six year sentence. He has 2 years remaining on his current prison sentence and will serve out the remainder of this time in Ghezal Hezar Prison in Karaj, Iran,…