Egypt: Christian killed in al-Arish

Egypt: Christian killed in al-Arish

Christians in Egypt request prayer after the killing of another Christians in the town of al-Arish, Northern Sinai governorate, on 13 of January. Bassem Shehata Haraz had only returned to al-Arish six months ago, after fleeing earlier violent attacks against...
Iran: Christians preparing to appeal severe sentences

Iran: Christians preparing to appeal severe sentences

Iranian Christians request prayer for Pastor Victor Bet Tamraz, his wife Shamiram Isavi Khabizeh, Amin Afshar Naderi and Hadi Asgari as they prepare to appeal recent prison sentences. On 6 January, Shamiram was sentenced to five years imprisonment by Judge Ahmadzade...
Iran: Eight year prison sentence for Shiraz believers

Iran: Eight year prison sentence for Shiraz believers

Iranian Christians request renewed prayer for Eskandar Rezaei and Soroush Saraei who were each sentenced on 28 December 2017 to eight years in prison. Both Eskander and Soroush were charged with “acting against national security.” Soroush faced an...
Turkey: Imprisoned US pastor grateful for prayers

Turkey: Imprisoned US pastor grateful for prayers

Andrew Brunson, Pastor of Izmir Resurrection Church, was arrested on October 7, 2016 on claims of links to “armed terrorist organisations.” He remains in prison in Izmir despite US requests for his release. Andrew’s wife has released a note from Andrew thanking people...
Egypt: Attack on church and Christian-owned shop in Helwan

Egypt: Attack on church and Christian-owned shop in Helwan

Christians in Egypt request our prayers after the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) church was attacked earlier today, 29th December, 2017. The attack took place in Helwan, just south of Cairo, as worshippers were leaving the building. Two perpetrators were intercepted by...
Algeria: increasing pressure on Churches

Algeria: increasing pressure on Churches

Algerian Christians request prayer following several incidents in which churches and individual Christians have faced increased restrictions, raising concerns that these pressures signal a coordinated campaign of intensified action against churches by the governing...