Iraq: Convert requests prayer

Iraq: Convert requests prayer

Youhanna converted to Christianity several years ago, after which his wife and children left him. His family beat him severely many times. He was imprisoned in an attempt to force him to return to Islam. Eventually he moved from his area of Iraq to Iraqi Kurdistan....
Iran: Prison sentences for Christian converts reduced 

Iran: Prison sentences for Christian converts reduced 

Iranian Christians request prayer for three Christian converts whose prison sentences have been reduced on appeal. On 25 August at a hearing in Karaj, the convictions against Christian converts Amin Khaki, Milad Goudarzi and Alireza Nourmohammadi were upheld, but...
Turkey: Banned Expatriate Christians appeal to European Court

Turkey: Banned Expatriate Christians appeal to European Court

Foreign Christians issued with security designations by the Turkish Interior Ministry request prayer as they submit applications to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). In recent years, Turkish Authorities have designated approximately 75 expatriate Christians...
Somaliland: Christians released

Somaliland: Christians released

On 5 August a regional court in Hargeisa, Somaliland, dismissed all the charges against Mohamed and Hamdi, who have been held since January on charges of “apostasy” and “spreading Christianity.” The couple, and others similarly charged, were released immediately.  ...
Libya: hearing to evacuate church building postponed

Libya: hearing to evacuate church building postponed

On 26 July a court hearing regarding the building used by the Union Church of Tripoli was adjourned until 23 August. Christians in Libya request continued prayer as an order of eviction from the current premises seems immanent. The Landlord  has indicated interest...
Israel: Messianic believers being harassed 

Israel: Messianic believers being harassed 

The Gur Hasidim, strictly observant religious Jews, have been targeting Messianic believers in Arad, South Israel. Recently, graffiti was written on the pavement directly outside the home of Messianic believers, saying that “the mission” – their term for Messianic...