Algeria: Another church closed by government

Algeria: Another church closed by government

Algerian Christians request ongoing prayer as the government campaign against churches continues. On 25 September, officials informed leaders of the church of Tigzirt, a coastal town northeast Algeria in Tizi-Ouzou Province, that their building would soon be closed....
Iran: Educational challenge for children of converts

Iran: Educational challenge for children of converts

Friends of Yousef Nadarkhani – a pastor previously sentenced to death for apostasy and presently in Evin prison due to his Christian faith – and his wife Tina Pasandideh request prayer for their sons’ educational situation. Daniel (17) and Yoel (15) are...
Algeria: Another church building forcibly closed

Algeria: Another church building forcibly closed

Algerian Christians request prayer as the campaign to close churches continues. On 24 September, the police director of Boghni announced that a church building had been sealed, based on a closure order issued by the Governor of Tizi Ouzou on 18 September. Boghni is...
Iran: Three converts receive six-month prison sentences

Iran: Three converts receive six-month prison sentences

Asghar Salehi and Mohammadreza Rezaei, Persian Christian converts from Fars Province, request prayer after they and another Christian convert each received six-month prison sentences on account of their faith and Christian activity. Asghar (43) came out of serious...
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...