Algeria: Two Upcoming Court Cases

Christians in Algeria request prayer for two court cases: On 16 May there will be a hearing in the case against the owner of land being used by a church in the Kabylie province of Bejaia. He has been charged with allowing unauthorized worship on his land, violating a... read more

Christians and the Changes in Sudan

Christians in Sudan have asked for prayer for their country and for the challenges the Christian communities are facing. Leaders representing all Christian communities were invited to meet a committee within the Transitional Military Council (TMC), currently ruling... read more

Statement by Rafat Samir Mussad

Statement by Rafat Samir Mussad, the chair of the Community Council of the Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church, read at a demonstration in Khartoum on 14 April, 2019: Firstly, we commend and appreciate those who sacrificed their time, money and even their... read more

Palestine: Court hearing due for St Mary’s Coptic Convent

In the last two years, MEC has issued several prayer requests for two nuns in St Mary’s Coptic Church and Convent in Bethlehem regarding three separate court cases. The nuns request prayer for a court hearing scheduled for 25 March. The court cases relate to... read more

Iran: Seven converts in Rasht released on bail

Iranian Christians are thankful that seven members of the “Church of Iran” who were recently arrested have been allowed release on bail. Hossein Kadivar was the first to be released on Saturday 16 March. On Sunday and Monday, Babak Hosseinzadeh, Behnam Akhlaghi, Kamal... read more

Iran: Three more converts arrested in Rasht

Iranian Christians request prayer for three more members of the “Church of Iran” who were arrested in Rasht on 23 February. Officials from the Revolutionary Guards (known as “Sepah”) raided two house churches in Rasht Saturday evening and arrested Babak Hosseinzadeh... read more

Iran: three more converts detained in Rasht

Iranian Christians request prayer for six members of the “Church of Iran” – a denomination with an unconventional understanding of the Trinity – after three more converts were recently detained. Iranian security forces arrested Kamal Naamanian, Mohammed Vafada... read more

Iran: update on court hearing of Shamiram Isavi Khabizeh

We recently requested prayer for Assyrian Christian Shamiram Isavi Khabizeh, facing an appeal hearing on 19 February. She is appealing a five years sentence, handed down on 6 January 2018, for acting against national security and acting against the regime by... read more

Iran: Christian convert released from Evin Prison

On 13 February MEC requested prayer for Simin Soheili and Yaser, Christian converts being held in Evin Prison, Tehran since 30 January 2019. We are glad to report that Simin was released on 14 February, but the conditions of her release are not known.   On 30... read more

Iran: Appeal hearing for Shamiram Isavi Khabizeh

Iranian Christians have requested prayer for an appeal hearing, to be held tomorrow (19 February), in the case of Assyrian Christian Shamiram Isavi Khabizeh. On 6 January 2018, Shamiram was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment by Judge Ahmadzadeh of Tehran... read more