Iran: Christian convert in Evin Prison

Iran: Christian convert in Evin Prison

Iranian Christians request prayer for Aziz Majidzadeh (54) held in Evin Prison, Tehran. According to Kiaa Aalipour of Article 18, speaking to World Watch Monitor, on 2 March security forces arrested a Christian convert in his home and forced him to go to a workshop...
Turkey: Andrew Brunson appears in court

Turkey: Andrew Brunson appears in court

Today (16 April)  American pastor Andrew Brunson, who was originally arrested on 7 October 2016, appeared in court in Izmir, Turkey, to face charges related to terrorism and espionage that could result in a total prison sentence of 35 years. Last week, as part of...
Turkey: Andrew Brunson court hearing

Turkey: Andrew Brunson court hearing

Family and friends of pastor Andrew Brunson, the American pastor imprisoned in Turkey since October 2016, request renewed prayer ahead of his court appearance on 16 April 2018. Andrew’s wife, Norine, thanks the many people praying and writes: “I believe that this is a...

MEC publishes 2017 Annual Report

MEC Annual Report 2017 A 25-page report on MEC’s activities in 2017, including: an overview of the Middle East and North Africa region – and how the regional situation affected Christian communities analysis of trends – in countries, in themes and in numbers...
Algeria: Christian released after serving prison sentence

Algeria: Christian released after serving prison sentence

Algerian Christians invite us to rejoice with them in the release from prison of Slimane Bouhafs, a Christian arrested and imprisoned in 2016. He was released on 1 April having served his sentence. Slimane, aged 51, is from the Kabylie area and chose to convert to...