Algeria: Campaign against churches intensifies

Algeria: Campaign against churches intensifies

Algerian Christians request prayer as the church continues to face pressure from the authorities. On 8 September, a popular Algerian daily newspaper reported that an order had been sent to regional Governors and security heads, directing them to intensify...
Iran: Appeal hearing postponed

Iran: Appeal hearing postponed

On 26 August, MEC requested prayer for an appeal court hearing scheduled for 3 September in which three separate cases would be considered. The judge failed to attend the hearing and so the hearing has been postponed, with no new date yet scheduled. The first of the...
Iran: Christian convert starts one-year prison sentence

Iran: Christian convert starts one-year prison sentence

Iranian Christians request prayer for convert Fatemeh Bakhteri (also known as Ailar), who has started serving a one-year prison sentence in Evin Prison on account of her Christian activities and refusal to recant her faith. After an appeal court in May upheld her...
Algeria: Campaign to close churches continues

Algeria: Campaign to close churches continues

Algerian Christians request prayer as the campaign by authorities to close churches intensifies. Early in the morning of 2 September, gendarmes came to the Church of the Prince of Peace in Ighzer Amokrane and sealed the building. A closure order for this church had...
Algeria: Campaign against churches continues

Algeria: Campaign against churches continues

Algerian Christians request continued prayer as the government campaign against churches continues. On 21 August, MEC reported that closure orders had been issued against two churches in the governorate of Bejaia, in the towns of Akbou and Ighzer Amokrane. Church...
Iran: Upcoming Appeal Hearing

Iran: Upcoming Appeal Hearing

On 26 August MEC issued an email requesting prayer for an appeal court hearing scheduled for 3 September in which three separate cases would be considered. Iranian Christians report that it now seems likely that only two of the defendants will have their sentences...