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Christians face new threats in Egypt

July 21, 2017

In the last eight months more than 100 Coptic Christians have been killed in attacks on church groups and individuals. Christians in Egypt have been requested by the security services to cancel all trips and activities outside of church buildings until at least the end of July, as reported by Middle East Concern. Representatives of…

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Pastor killed in India

July 21, 2017

“Please be in prayer for his family, for the cause of Christ he has been martyred. He is now in the presence of Our God!” Religious persecution targeting minority Christians is on the increase in India. On July 15, the pastor of a church was shot dead by two motorcycle assailants at Salem Tabri village,…

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Iranian Christian Prisoner on Hunger Strike

July 21, 2017

Ebrahim Firouzi has announced a 10-day hunger strike to protest the mistreatment of new Christian believers and converts by the judicial authorities in Iran. Iran is a dangerous place for Bible believing Christians. Anyone working to win converts to Christianity, and those Muslims who embrace its message of salvation, find themselves charged by the Islamic…

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Urgent call to prayer: Christian woman kidnapped in Egypt

July 13, 2017

Nermin Mamdouh Mahrous, 21, is an Egyptian Christian woman in her third year at Beni Suef University, in the city of Beni Suef, Egypt. On May 16, 2017, Nermeen disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Exclusive interview with Nermeen’s brother Her brother, Melad, recently told CFI the following: “On Tuesday morning, May 16, at 6:10 am my…

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Urgent prayer request for a CFI coworker

June 20, 2017

A Christian Freedom International coworker is in need of urgent prayer. To protect this individual, the name and country cannot be revealed. A CFI coworker in an overwhelmingly Muslim majority nation is facing serious charges because of a post attributed to this individual on social media. The coworker has deleted all social media accounts and…

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CFI Factsheet: Dangerous Trends

June 15, 2017

“Christians are now the most persecuted religious group in the world” Terrorist attacks as well as the arrival of hundreds of thousands of Muslim refugees in Europe have drawn renewed attention to the continent’s Muslim population. Since mid-2015, according to Reuters (2/19/17), Germany has taken in more than a million migrants from the Muslim majority…

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Urgent prayer alert: Christian governor charged with blasphemy and imprisoned

May 15, 2017

Jakarta Indonesia, May 15, 2017 – In the world’s most populous Muslim nation, Jakarta’s Christian governor has been sentenced to two years in prison for “blasphemy.” Human rights advocates see this as a major setback for religious freedom and fear that hardline Islamists are taking control of the nation. During his brief tenure as governor,…

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Children should not be forced to make bricks like slaves in deplorable conditions, but in Pakistan they do

May 12, 2017

Our CFI co-worker in the brickyards of Pakistan is preparing this month’s aid distribution. He has asked for a special surprise this month to encourage the children, and support their Sunday school studies. We need your help right now to distribute Christian storybooks, coloring books, and crayons to children in the brickyards of Pakistan. Each…

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Support a Christian “Tentmaker”

April 19, 2017

“Tentmaking” is an exciting area for missions because it opens opportunities to reach the Persecuted Church in new ways. We are excited to share with you one of our most important ministries. We use the Apostle Paul as our example. He and his co-laborers, Priscilla and Aquila, made tents while pursuing their main goal of…

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Help Christians in Egypt

April 12, 2017

Please pray for the Persecuted Church in Egypt. CFI is working to help the wounded. Gifts of any amount are needed. Christians in Egypt suffered two deadly suicide bombings on Palm Sunday, killing 46 people and injuring more than 100 others. ISIS said it sent suicide bombers to the two churches, one in Alexandria and one…

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