Iran: Two converts from Karaj arrested

Iran: Two converts from Karaj arrested

Iranian Christians request prayer for two believers who were arrested last week in Mashhad and Karaj. Behnam Ersali and Davood Rasooli, both Christian converts from Karaj, had arranged to meet in Mashhad, but it is believed that Iranian intelligence had intercepted...
Algeria: Update on Christians facing proselytism charges

Algeria: Update on Christians facing proselytism charges

In October, MEC requested prayer for four Christians, including three from the same family, who were to appear in court on 6 November in Province of Bouira, in the Kabylie region. The case has been postponed until 27 November. These Christians are accused of...
Egypt: At least seven Christians killed on their way to a monastery

Egypt: At least seven Christians killed on their way to a monastery

Egyptian Christians request prayer after an attack earlier today, 2 November, in Minya province on two buses carrying Coptic Christians. Gunmen opened fire on the buses that were driving towards the Monastery of Saint Samuel the Confessor. Seven Christians were killed...
Sudan: Possible Apostasy Charges Against Church Leader

Sudan: Possible Apostasy Charges Against Church Leader

Sudanese Christians request prayer for a group of 12 believers arrested in Nyala, South Darfur, on 13 October. Officers of the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) entered a home where they were meeting, asked whether they were Christians, and detained...
Israel: Excessive force used against Coptic monks

Israel: Excessive force used against Coptic monks

Coptic Christians in the Holy Land have requested prayer following the use of excessive force by Israeli security against monks of the Coptic Patriarchate engaging in a peaceful protest. On 24 October Israeli security forces used unprecedented force against members of...
Algeria. Another Church Closed by the Authorities

Algeria. Another Church Closed by the Authorities

Christians in Algeria request prayer after the closure of yet another church, in the Kabylie province of Bejaia. The church was sealed by authorities on 16 October. Police officers acted upon a closure order issued by the head of the province. The congregation is in...