Prayer Alerts

Iran: “Staggering” Number of Christians Arrested Before Christmas

December 21, 2018

Iranian intelligence agents raided a Christian family’s home and arrested the parents, leaving behind their 7-year old daughter. They are the latest in a sweep of nearly 150 Christians arrested over the last month. The mass arrests in the lead-up to Christmas is the government’s attempt to “warn” Christians against evangelizing over Christmas, a religious…

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Pakistan Sentences Two Christian Brothers to Death

December 18, 2018

Two Christian brothers, accused of blasphemy after a mistaken identity, were sentenced to death last week by a Pakistan court. World Watch Monitor reports that Qaisar and Amoon Ayub were arrested for allegedly posting “disrespectful material” on their website. Qaisar said he closed the account in 2009 but a Muslim acquaintance brought it back online while…

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Chinese Police Raid Church, Arrest Leaders

December 12, 2018

Chinese officials swept up the outspoken pastor of a prominent house church in Chengdu along with elders, members, seminary students and parents of students in a crack-down on Sunday night, December 9, 2018. Several government departments scoured the city to locate the Christians in their homes and workplaces. “Police have broken down doors, swarmed apartment…

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