Pastor Irani as he already serves a six-year sentence for his faith and will serve a total of 12 years in jail. An Iranian Islamic court has sentenced three leaders of the country’s largest evangelical house church movement to six years imprisonment each on charges linked to their Christian activities
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It feels like an open prison, this camp in the desert a half-hour’s drive from the nearest town. White metal sheds line the horizon, warehousing about 15,000 Syrian refugees in rows of bedroom-sized boxes. Days here consist of chores and memories — dragging jugs of water through rocky streets, walking to the distant, overpriced grocery, recalling green countryside and lost family.
An American evangelical pastor in Turkey faced uncertainty Thursday, October 9, after authorities reportedly cancelled his long-term residence permit and ordered his deportation. Local police also sealed the premises of Pastor Patrick Jensen’s ‘New Life Church’ congregation in the southeastern city of Gaziantep, said the church leader and other Christians.
In this issue: Thousands contact Congress, say “NO!” to funding Islamic fighters / Saudi Arabia helps fight ISIL by torturing Christians / Background on disastrous U.S. intervention in Middle East / RFC works to help desperate Christian refugees / The Moscow Mission Report: William Murray speaks at two international conferences, says United States and Russia need to put aside differences and work together to defend against radical Islam / Murray pleads with conferees for more help for Christian refugees.
Police in Pakistan have taken into custody a Christian convert from Hinduism and his Hindu co-worker for allegedly burning a Koran and a chart of Koranic verses. The Christian’s family and attorney, however, said Islamist extremist groups have falsely accused the two men in response to an increasing number of Hindus converting to Christianity in southern Punjab Province.
Archbishop Nikodimos Daoud: We don’t even have knives. How can we defend ourselves if we don’t have weapons of any kind? When those [ISIS] takfirists come to get you… They reject the other, and say that they want to die in order to get their 72 virgins and eternal boys. We don’t have concepts of this type. We have pens, paper, culture, and knowledge. We don’t have anything to fight with. A Christian cannot live where law does not prevail. We can only live in a place governed by law. Where there is no law to protect us and guarantee our rights, we cannot live, because we have no weapons, and we were not brought up – by our religion, society, and family – on the culture of blood, killing, and plunder.
A long time Democrat, Kirsten Powers, urges President Obama to end the deafening silence and callousness towards the genocide of the Christian community in Iraq. Powers, formerly an official in the Clinton administration, is now an on-air personality on Fox News, representing a liberal point of view. Like many in Congress and in the general American population, she cannot understand why the plight of the Yazidis so quickly provoked a response from the President, when the much larger population of Christians has suffered greater brutality for months, in the face of total silence and apathy on the part of the President.
Messianic Jews around the country are mourning after one of their young soldiers was killed in action last week
William Murray to speak at World Russia Forum 2014 Advancing a Constructive Agenda for U.S. – Russia Relations to be held September 8 – 9, 2014 in Moscow, Russia The current state of U.S. – Russia relations is coming to resemble the confrontational Cold War era. This is extremely harmful to both nations and underscores the urgency
There’s finally some good news to report about Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim, her two children and her husband. Ibrahim had languished in a Sudan prison for months on charges of “apostacy” against Islam.
She faced 100 lashes and then death by hanging. While in prison in chains, she gave birth to a baby girl.