Egypt: four Christians killed, threatening video published

Egypt: four Christians killed, threatening video published

Christians in Egypt request prayer after the killing of four Christians in the last three weeks, and after the publication on 19th February of a video calling for further killings. Wa’el Youssef was shot dead by militants in front of his wife and son in his shop...
Turkey: court blocks deportation order for Christian worker

Turkey: court blocks deportation order for Christian worker

Christians in Turkey are delighted that the deportation order and entry ban against Christian worker David Byle have been blocked by Turkey’s Constitutional Court. David, with dual US and Canadian citizenship, has been resident in Turkey for 17 years but has faced...
Turkey: US Congress members appeal for release of American pastor

Turkey: US Congress members appeal for release of American pastor

On 16th February leaders of the US Senate Foreign Relations and House Foreign Affairs Committees sent a letter* signed by 78 members of Congress to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey seeking the unconditional release of American pastor Andrew Brunson. Andrew has...
Iran: update on Firuzkuh Christian converts

Iran: update on Firuzkuh Christian converts

On 13th February MEC requested prayer for Amin Nader Afshar and Hadi Askary, Christian converts in Evin Prison (pictured) in Tehran. We are glad to report that, after a meeting with the Head of the Iran Attorney General’s office, they have ended their hunger strike to...
Turkey: trial for attempted assassination of pastor

Turkey: trial for attempted assassination of pastor

Christians in Turkey request prayer for the ongoing trial of the defendants implicated in an assassination attempt against a Turkish pastor in 2013. On 16th January 2013 police from the anti-terror squad arrested thirteen people in connection with a plot to...
Iran: update on Rasht and Firuzkuh Christian converts

Iran: update on Rasht and Firuzkuh Christian converts

Iranian Christians request further prayer for three Christian converts in Rasht, who are appealing against a sentence of 80 lashes for drinking wine at communion, and two Christian converts in Evin Prison, Tehran, who are threatening to go on hunger strike. Yaser...