Christian Post reported a testimony shared from Mohabat TV that a former Taliban executioner who turned away from jihadism could not understand how Jesus could love him, before he finally found peace.
In Religious Freedom News reported Mike Ansari of Heart4Iran said these believers were charged with allegedly conducting “illegal church activities” and threatening national security with their propaganda.
Four Christians have been sentenced to harsh prison terms for putting their faith in Jesus Christ. Pastor Victo Bet-Tamraz and his wife Shamiram Issavi, ethnic Assyrian Christians, and Amin Afshar Naderi and Hadi Asgari, Christian converts from Islam were sentenced to a combined total of 45 years in prison for allegedly conducting “illegal church activities” and spreading propaganda which reportedly “threaten national security.”
Opponents of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hold a protest outside the Iranian embassy in west London.
In Washington, D.C. approximately 350 political, civil and religious leaders from 80 countries gathered to hear personal stories from Christians, Buddhists, Muslims, Jews and others targeted for their religious beliefs, reported Mission Network News.
In a recent interview with Pastor Rasoul Heydari conducted by S4C News reported, “Pastor Rasoul Heydari, who runs a Farsi Christian TV program Everlasting hope, has been calling on Iranean Christians to write the phrase “God is love” in Farsi on the walls of their city as an expression of their protest against the lack of freedom of religion.”
International Christian Concern has learned that the US Treasury has imposed sanctions on Evin Prison because of its reputation of grievous human rights violations.
United States President Donald Trump announced that the US is withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, calling the deal “defective at its core”.
According to research by International Christian Concern (ICC), Evin Prison is the preferred prison for Christians who are jailed because of their faith. The prison has been known by many names: the regime’s torture factory, the blach hole of evil, Iran’s most notorious jail, to name a few.
Mission Network News reported the youth in Iran, underemployed, politically disenfranchised, religiously restricted – make up over two-thirds of the national population and they are desperately searching for purpose.
Over a year ago, Washington invited 87 Iranians living in danger as religious minorities to resettle in America under the Lautenberg Amendment, reported Mission Network News.
We’ve been hearing how the Church in Iran is the fastest growing church in the world but the shape of the Church is actually underground and in the form of numerous, individual house churches – and the Iranian government wants to shut them down, reported Mission Network News.
This month marks 39 years since Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution. It was a major shock to the country when the revolution broke out. Yet, many Iranians embraced the revolution, believing change would be a good thing for their country, reports Mission Network News.
Mission Network News reported according to Heart4Iran, Iran has some of the highest rates of suicide, depression, drug abuse and divorce over the last few decades.
“Tens of thousands in this overwhelmingly Muslim nation are abandoning that faith,” reported CBN News.
The expansion of house churches in Iran is reportedly being catalyzed by the power of Christian satellite TV broadcasts like Mohabat TV, causing Christianity to grow in Iran. Heart4Iran Ministries president, Mike Ansari, believes God is at work in Iran.
Mission Network News reports Dr. Mike Ansari of Heart4Iran has a burden to bring unity to the Church and help equip the persecuted Church in Iran. Aside from partnering with as many like-minded ministries as he can, he says their team has been developing a resource to help bridge the gap between ‘what people want to do’ and knowing ‘how to do it’.
Heart4Iran is a ministry partnership of 85 organizations, focused on bringing the Western world’s attention to what is happening with God’s people in Iran, reported Mission Network News.
Mission Network News reported rescuers and Iranians began digging through rubble in a frantic search for quake survivors on Sunday and Monday, soon after a powerful earthquake struck near the Iraqi border.
According to the Mohabat News Agency, Muslim officails are calling for action against believers. The “rate of growth of Christianity in Afghanistan: is causing unrest among Muslim clerics.
One of the top Islamic leaders in Iran accepted Christ and left the country after facing death threats and imprisonment, according to an Iranian pastor living in the U.S., reports Worthy Ministries.