Sudan: update on Christian leader summoned to court

Christians in Sudan request prayer for Rafat, chair of the Evangelical Community Council – a committee of the Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church (SPEC) responsible for managing SPEC properties. Rafat attended the Criminal Court in Omdurman with his lawyer Mr... read more

Egypt: church activities restricted by extremist threats

Christians in Egypt have been requested by the security services to cancel all trips and activities outside of church buildings until at least the end of July. Representatives of the Coptic Orthodox Church, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference and the Presidency of... read more

Sudan: Christian leader summoned to court

Christians in Sudan request prayer for Rafat Samir, chair of the Evangelical Community Council (a committee of the Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church denomination, responsible for managing the denomination’s properties). On 17th July 2017 he has to appear... read more

Algeria: partial pardon for imprisoned Christian

Algerian Christians are grateful that Slimane Bouhafs, imprisoned since September 2016 for blasphemy, has received a partial pardon. His three-year sentence was reduced by 16 months on 5th July, the national day of Algeria, following a decree by President Abdelaziz... read more

Palestine: court hearing for attacked nuns postponed

Palestinian Christians request prayer for nuns of the Coptic Orthodox church and convent in Bethlehem following the postponement of a court hearing scheduled for 11th July. The hearing, relating to a physical attack on the nuns in the context of a long-running... read more

Turkey: state appropriation of church properties

Christians in Turkey request prayer after the state appropriation of approximately 100 churches, monasteries and cemeteries belonging to the Syriac community in the province of Mardin in the south-east of the country. On 23rd June 2017 the media outlet Agos reported... read more

Iran: Christians face long prison sentences

Iranian Christians request prayer for Pastor Victor Bet Tamraz (pictured), Amin Afshar Naderi and Hadi Asgari, who face long prison sentences. Following a hearing on 11th June Judge Ahmadzadeh issued his verdict on 3rd and 4th July. Pastor Victor was sentenced to 10... read more

Palestine: court hearing after attack on nuns

Christians in Palestine request prayer for nuns of the Coptic Orthodox church and convent in Bethlehem. On 11th July there will be a court hearing related to an attack on the nuns, who are involved in long-running property disputes. The Coptic Orthodox church has... read more

Iran: Christian converts await court verdict

Iranian Christians request prayer for Christian converts in Rasht awaiting an imminent court verdict. On 14th June Yousef Nadarkhani, Mohammadreza Omidi, Yasser Mossayebzadeh and Saheb Fadaie were summoned to the 26th Branch of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran, where... read more

Israel: Christian schools expect resolution to funding crisis

Christians in Israel are hopeful that a long-running funding crisis for Christian schools will soon be resolved. The Christian schools in the Holy Land have a long tradition and serve an important role in society by offering education based on Christian principles to... read more

Iran: update on imprisoned Christians

Iranian Christians request prayer for Pastor Victor Bet Tamraz, Amin Afshar Naderi and Hadi Asgari. On the morning of Sunday 11th June there was a second hearing in the case against these three Christian men in Tehran. Pastor Victor and Amin were arrested on 26th... read more