Palestine: Court hearing due for St Mary’s Coptic Convent

Palestine: Court hearing due for St Mary’s Coptic Convent

In the last two years, MEC has issued several prayer requests for two nuns in St Mary’s Coptic Church and Convent in Bethlehem regarding three separate court cases. The nuns request prayer for a court hearing scheduled for 25 March. The court cases relate to...
Iran: Seven converts in Rasht released on bail

Iran: Seven converts in Rasht released on bail

Iranian Christians are thankful that seven members of the “Church of Iran” who were recently arrested have been allowed release on bail. Hossein Kadivar was the first to be released on Saturday 16 March. On Sunday and Monday, Babak Hosseinzadeh, Behnam Akhlaghi, Kamal...
Iran: Three more converts arrested in Rasht

Iran: Three more converts arrested in Rasht

Iranian Christians request prayer for three more members of the “Church of Iran” who were arrested in Rasht on 23 February. Officials from the Revolutionary Guards (known as “Sepah”) raided two house churches in Rasht Saturday evening and arrested Babak Hosseinzadeh...
Iran: three more converts detained in Rasht

Iran: three more converts detained in Rasht

Iranian Christians request prayer for six members of the “Church of Iran” – a denomination with an unconventional understanding of the Trinity – after three more converts were recently detained. Iranian security forces arrested Kamal Naamanian, Mohammed Vafada...
Iran: update on court hearing of Shamiram Isavi Khabizeh

Iran: update on court hearing of Shamiram Isavi Khabizeh

We recently requested prayer for Assyrian Christian Shamiram Isavi Khabizeh, facing an appeal hearing on 19 February. She is appealing a five years sentence, handed down on 6 January 2018, for acting against national security and acting against the regime by...
Iran: Christian convert released from Evin Prison

Iran: Christian convert released from Evin Prison

On 13 February MEC requested prayer for Simin Soheili and Yaser, Christian converts being held in Evin Prison, Tehran since 30 January 2019. We are glad to report that Simin was released on 14 February, but the conditions of her release are not known.   On 30...