Syria: Bomb attack on Qamishli church

Syria: Bomb attack on Qamishli church

On Thursday 11 July, the Syriac Orthodox church of the Virgin Mary in Qamishli, North East Syria, was targeted in a car bomb attack. Although there are no known fatalities, state media reported that 11 civilians were injured and that the church and nearby properties...
Iran: Cross restored on Tabriz Church

Iran: Cross restored on Tabriz Church

Iranian Christians are delighted to report that the cross has been restored on Tabriz Evangelical Church. On 14 June, MEC issued a prayer request about violations of church property in Iran, including the confiscation of the Evangelical Christian Church of Tabriz. On...
Iran: five converts summoned to prison in Karaj

Iran: five converts summoned to prison in Karaj

Iranian Christians request prayer for five Christian converts who were summoned to begin serving prison sentences starting 6 July. In December 2017 security agents raided the homes of Amin Khaki, Milad Goudarzi, Shahab Shahi, Yaghub Nateghi and Alireza Nourmohamadi,...
Iran: Christian convert family targeted in Bushehr

Iran: Christian convert family targeted in Bushehr

Iranian Christians request prayer for eight Christian converts recently arrested in the city of Bushehr, south-west Iran, seven of whom are still detained. Human rights organization Article 18 reports that on 1 July intelligence agents raided the homes of Christian...
Iran: Church property confiscated by state

Iran: Church property confiscated by state

Iranian Christians have requested prayer following continued action against the Christian community, including assaults on church property. As a signatory to the International Covenant on Civil and Political rights (ICCPR) the Islamic Republic of Iran is obliged to...