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,…

Islam: Built on the Blood of ‘Christian’ Martyrs

By Raymond Ibrahim In a recent interview on CBN News, Andrew White, an Anglican priest known as the “Vicar of Baghdad,” tried to recount the horrific atrocities Christians in Iraq are suffering at the hands of the Islamic State. After explaining how Christian minorities fled Baghdad to Ninevah when Islamic militants began terrorizing them and…

IRAQ: CHURCH BELLS NOW SILENT

by Matthea Vrij At least 100,000 Christians fled the Plain of Nineveh last summer. The Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group has since invaded northern Iraq and occupies both the churches and homes of Christians. Only the Kurdish autonomous region is still a safe area for Christians and other minorities. Matthea Vrij, a Dutch reporter, went…

Isil persecution is killing Christians. Time to acknowledge it

Cristina Odone “Let my people go.” Pope Francis could not have been clearer in his message to Isil: the group’s persecution of Christians in the Middle East has claimed thousands of lives and turned the region into a no-go area for a faith rooted in that soil. Martyrdom has become routine in Christ’s birth place.…

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During A Recent Trip 7 Come to Faith in Christ

This is a brief update regarding what is taking place among Iranian refugees living in Turkey. We have a team of pastors and missionaries who are actively working in Turkey. There are four churches that we have planted as well as additional cities we have worked with a few families and individuals. Our purpose is…

Special Report: Religious Persecution in China

by Stephanie Mills Newswest 9 MIDLAND – A normal rainy day on the streets of China, but for one pastor, his day takes a turn for the worst. He’s seen in striped shirt. More than 20 government officials rush him into a vehicle. As they quickly drive away, the now imprisoned pastor’s congregation is left…

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Pray For Imprisoned Christian Minister Silas Rabbani

This is brother Silas Rabbani. He is a minister in Iran who is now serving a prison sentence because of his faith. He is married to sister Ester and has two young children. He is starting to serve a six year prison sentence for crimes against national security. He was convicted for his evangelistic ministry. Please…