Libya: hearing to evacuate church building postponed

Libya: hearing to evacuate church building postponed

On 26 July a court hearing regarding the building used by the Union Church of Tripoli was adjourned until 23 August. Christians in Libya request continued prayer as an order of eviction from the current premises seems immanent. The Landlord  has indicated interest...

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Israel: Messianic believers being harassed 

Israel: Messianic believers being harassed 

The Gur Hasidim, strictly observant religious Jews, have been targeting Messianic believers in Arad, South Israel. Recently, graffiti was written on the pavement directly outside the home of Messianic believers, saying that “the mission” – their term for Messianic...

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Iran: Christian convert starts 10-month prison sentence

Iran: Christian convert starts 10-month prison sentence

On 27 July Hamed Ashouri turned himself in to begin his prison sentence for "propaganda against the regime" at Karaj Central Prison. In a short video he made before going to prison Hamed said, “I'm thankful for the persecution and thank God that Jesus Christ counted...

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Libya: Church facing eviction

Libya: Church facing eviction

The Union Church of Tripoli requests prayer for a 26 July court hearing regarding possible eviction from their current premises. The hearing had been expected to be at the end of August.   Established by expatriate Christians in 1962, the Union Church is one of five...

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Algeria: More churches sealed by government

Algeria: More churches sealed by government

On 7 July three churches in the  Oran area were sealed, bringing the number of sealed churches to 16. Christians in Algeria ask for prayer for the on-going campaign against the church that started in 2017. The three churches are the city church or Oran (L'Oratoire),...

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Somaliland: Verdict still awaited

Somaliland: Verdict still awaited

The verdict in the trial of  Mohamed and Hamdi, charged with “apostasy” and “spreading Christianity,” and several other defendants, has still not been announced. This despite the judge communicating several times that a decision could be expected soon. As previously...

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Iran: Imprisoned Christian convert requests prayer

Iran: Imprisoned Christian convert requests prayer

Nasser Navard Goltapeh (59) a Christian convert serving a 10-year prison sentence requests prayer after his request for conditional release was refused. Nasser was arrested in June 2016 at a private gathering in Tehran, along with three foreign visitors. They were...

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Libya: Church in Tripoli facing eviction

Libya: Church in Tripoli facing eviction

The Union Church of Libya requests prayer for a new building to be used in Tripoli for worship as they are facing eviction from their current premises. Established by expatriate Christians in 1962 as an international fellowship, the Union Church is one of five...

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Iran: Christian convert loses appeal 

Iran: Christian convert loses appeal 

Iranian Christians request prayer for a convert whose 10-month prison sentence for “propaganda against the regime” was upheld by the court of appeal on 26 June. Hamed was arrested in Karaj on 23 February 2019. Security agents then raided his home, confiscating Bibles,...

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Iran: Verdicts for Christian converts 

Iran: Verdicts for Christian converts 

Iranian Christians request prayer for three Christian converts who have each received five-year prison sentences. On 26 June, Amin Khaki, Milad Goudarzi and Alireza Nourmohammadi were informed they have each been given the maximum prison sentence for “propaganda that...

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Northern Cyprus: Christian worker summoned to court 

Northern Cyprus: Christian worker summoned to court 

Continued prayer is requested for Ryan Keating, who has a court hearing on 28 June to face a charge of illegally importing Bibles and books related to Christianity, and an additional charge of producing wine without a licence. On 27 January police and customs...

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