Israel: Believers win High Court case

Israel: Believers win High Court case

Messianic believers in Israel are delighted with a 15 June Israeli Supreme Court ruling stating Messianic non-profit organisation “Yachad” was being unfairly discriminated against. In 2015 Yachad, associated with Tiferet Yeshua congregation, applied for status as a...

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Iran: Pray for convert beginning prison sentence

Iran: Pray for convert beginning prison sentence

Iranian Christians request prayer for Christian convert Reza Zaeemi (40) from Karaj who turned himself in at Karaj Central Prison on 2 June to start serving a nine-month sentence. In November 2020, Reza was arrested by plainclothes security agents. He was blindfolded,...

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Somaliland: Christians awaiting verdict

Somaliland: Christians awaiting verdict

The verdict in the trial of  Mohamed and Hamdi, charged with “apostasy” and “spreading Christianity,” has still not been announced. The hearing, initially planned for 22 May, was postponed without clear reasons. Although a verdict is expected soon, a date has not been...

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Saudi Arabia: Court verdict expected soon

Saudi Arabia: Court verdict expected soon

Recently we asked for prayer for A., a Saudi convert to Christianity who has several court cases against him and is under pressure from his in-laws because of his conversion. The most recent hearing was 30 May, with the verdict expected on 3 June. The fear is he will...

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Algeria: Appeal verdict postponed again

Algeria: Appeal verdict postponed again

Christians in Algeria request continued prayer for Pastor Rachid Seighir, and his bookshop assistant Nouh Hamami. as the decision in their appeal against proselytising charges has been postponed to 6 June. Pastor Rachid leads the Oran City church (L’Oratoire) and also...

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Algeria: Historic church building returned to the EPA

Algeria: Historic church building returned to the EPA

Algerian Christians rejoice in the return of an appropriated church building in Mostaganem. They ask for continued prayer for the situation of the church in the country. The church building is one of several historically recognised places of worship taken over by...

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Somaliland: Verdict scheduled for detained believers

Somaliland: Verdict scheduled for detained believers

A court in Hargeisa, Somaliland, will announce its verdict Saturday, 22 May, in the trial of  Mohamed and Hamdi, who are charged with “apostasy” and “spreading Christianity.”  Observers from various countries were present in court on 11 May at the fifth and final...

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Algeria: Verdict awaited in bookshop trial

Algeria: Verdict awaited in bookshop trial

Christians in Algeria ask for continued prayer for Pastor Rachid Seighir, and his bookshop assistant Nouh Hamami, as they wait for a court verdict scheduled for 30 May. Pastor Rachid leads the Oran City church (L’Oratoire) and also owns a book and stationery shop,...

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Saudi Arabia: Wife confined by family

Saudi Arabia: Wife confined by family

Recently we asked for prayer for A., a Saudi convert to Christianity who has several court cases against him and is under pressure from his in-laws. On 5 May his wife was contacted by her family and told her mother was ill after receiving a Covid-19 vaccination. ...

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Iran: Christian converts charged under amended legislation

Iran: Christian converts charged under amended legislation

Iranian Christians request prayer for converts Amin Khaki, Milad Goodarzi and Alireza Nourmohammadi who have been charged with “propaganda that educates in a deviant way contrary to the holy religion of Islam.” On 5 May, summons were issued to Amin, Milad and Alireza,...

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Somaliland: Prayer needed for Tuesday hearing

Somaliland: Prayer needed for Tuesday hearing

On 11 May 2021 what is believed to be the final hearing in the trial of Mohamed and Hamdi, charged with “apostasy” and “spreading Christianity" is scheduled to take place. An expected final hearing for them and several co-defendants accused of crimes against Islam...

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