Egypt: Christians killed in bus attack

Egyptian Christians request prayer after gunmen attacked a bus and other vehicles carrying Coptic Christians. According to a statement by the Governor of Minya, 28 are so far confirmed dead (including two children) and 23 have been wounded in the attack which took... read more

Algeria: update on Christian imprisoned for blasphemy

Algerian Christians request further prayer for Slimane Bouhafs, a Christian imprisoned for blasphemy in September 2016. On 8th May Slimane was transferred from Constantine Prison to Jijel Prison. This is the third prison in which Slimane has been detained. He was... read more

Palestine: killer of Christian identified

Palestinian Christians have requested prayer for the family of Rami Ayyad, the Christian bookshop manager murdered in 2007, as his killer’s identity has now been publicly confirmed. Rami was operating a Christian bookstore in Gaza and had received death threats. On... read more

Sudan: second church demolition this month

Christians in Sudan request prayer as the authorities’ campaign to demolish churches continues. On Wednesday 17th May the Sudanese Church of Christ (SCOC) building in Algadisia, Khartoum was demolished. This follows the demolition of the SCOC church in Soba Al... read more

Iran: court hearing for imprisoned Christians

Iranian Christians request prayer for two Christians, Victor Bet Tamraz (pictured) and Amin Nader Afshar, who have been summoned to a court hearing on Sunday 21st May. They were arrested on 26th December 2014 at a Christmas celebration at Pastor Victor’s home,... read more

Sudan: Christians released from prison

Christians in Sudan praise the Lord for the release today of Rev. Hassan Abduraheem Kodi Taour (pictured right) and Mr Abdulmonem Abdumawla from prison in Khartoum. They were arrested in December 2015 with Rev. Kuwa Shamal Abazmam Kurri (pictured left) and Mr Petr... read more

Sudan: church building demolished

Christians in Sudan request prayer against an ongoing campaign by Sudanese authorities to demolish church buildings which led to the demolition of the Sudanese Church of Christ (SCOC) in Soba Al Aradi on Sunday 7th May. During the demolition two church members were... read more

Israel: homes of Messianic believers attacked

Israeli Messianic believers request prayer following the targeting by ultra-Orthodox Jews of a new Messianic meeting centre and the homes of some congregants in Dimona, south Israel. According to Kehila News, Albert Knoester (an elder at Nachalat Yeshua congregation... read more

Sudan: church compound illegally occupied

Christians in Sudan request prayer against continued efforts to take over church property. Yesterday (26th April) the police and an armed mob occupied part of the Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church (SPEC) compound in Omdurman which includes houses, offices and... read more

Turkey: day of prayer called for 18th April

Protestant church leaders in Turkey have called for a day of prayer for Turkey tomorrow (18th April). While this date has been designated as a global day of prayer for Turkey since 2009, tomorrow’s day of prayer comes at a time of huge significance for Turkey.... read more

Egypt: bomb attacks on two churches

Christians in Egypt request prayer after two churches in Northern Egypt suffered bomb attacks during Palm Sunday services on 9th April. The first bomb exploded inside Mar Girgis (St George’s) Coptic Orthodox church in Tanta, in Gharbiya governorate in the Nile... read more

Iran: court hearing for Christians

Iranian Christians request prayer for the forthcoming court hearing for Pastor Victor Bet Tamraz, his son Ramiel (pictured) and other Christians arrested at a picnic in Firuzkuh in August 2016. On 26th December 2014 security officials raided the house of Pastor Victor... read more