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...
Iran: sentences of two converts upheld

Iran: sentences of two converts upheld

Iranian Christians request prayer for Saheb Fadaei and Fatimeh Bakhteri, whose prison sentences of 18 and 12 months respectively for “spreading propaganda against the regime” have been upheld by the appeal court. Saheb and Fatimeh are members of the...