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California Pastor Arrested in Iran While Protesting Imprisonment of Christians

TEHRAN – A pastor from California was arrested on Monday while conducting a protest in Iran surrounding five Christians that he believes have been unlawfully imprisoned in the country. Eddie Romero of La Puente was taken into custody as he spoke outside of Evin Prison, where the Christians are being held. Reports state that he […]

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European Parliament Calls for Release of American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran

STRASBOURG – The European Parliament passed a resolution this past week calling for the release of an American pastor that has been imprisoned in Iran for the past year. As previously reported, Pastor Saeed Abedini of Idaho, a former Muslim, left Iran in 2005 and moved to the United States with his wife and children […]

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China Relentless in Persecution of House Churches

Washington, D.C. – A recent spate of attacks against Christians and house churches in China underlines the country’s relentless habit of persecuting Christians, even at the cost of its own reputation in the international community. Christians Beaten in Hainan Province On Aug. 14, a number of Christians in Lingao town, Lincheng county, Hainan Province, were […]

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Violence Against Christians Increasing in Karnataka, India

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Incidents of violence against Christians in India’s Karnataka state have spiked since June, including hospitalization of a school helper this month after Hindu extremists beat her and marched her through the streets. Hindu extremists kicked and punched the 50-year-old Christian woman, who goes by the single name of Sannamma, […]

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Obama Calls for Release of American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran

Barack Obama has called for the release of an American pastor imprisoned in Iran, reports state. The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) outlines that a senior Obama administration official confirmed to reporters that Obama referenced the pastor while speaking on the phone with Iranian president Hassan Rouhani on Friday. The ACLJ has been […]

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American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran Writes Letter to Daughter for Second Birthday Without Him

An American pastor that has been imprisoned in Iran exactly one year from today recently sent a letter to his daughter for her birthday–her second without her father. As previously reported, Saeed Abedini, who fled Iran in 2005 and moved to Idaho with his wife and two children, was arrested last year for allegedly threatening […]

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Global Prayer Gatherings Set to Mark One Year American Pastor Has Been Imprisoned in Iran

Thousands are expected to attend prayer gatherings this Thursday for an American pastor who has been imprisoned in Iran for one year. As previously reported, Saeed Abedini, who fled Iran in 2005 and moved to Idaho with his wife and two children, was arrested last year for allegedly threatening the national security of Iran by […]

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German Officials Return Homeschooled Children to Family on Condition They Attend Public School

DARMSTADT, Germany – The four homeschooled children of a couple in Germany have been returned to their parents upon the condition that they attend public school as per German law. As previously reported, approximately 20 social workers, police officers and special agents swarmed the home of Dirk and Petra Wunderlich last month and forcefully removed all […]

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Scottish Street Preacher Arrested For ‘Breach of the Peace’ Over ‘Illegal’ Gospel Message

PERTH – A street preacher in Scotland was arrested this week for ‘breach of the peace’ and advised that the content of his sermon was illegal after an anonymous bystander complained to police about his activities. Josh Williamson of Perth states that he was preaching from Scripture about man’s enslavement to sin when he was […]

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Letter-Writing Campaign Launched After Imprisoned American Pastor Pleads With Iranian President

A global letter-writing campaign has been launched by a national Christian legal organization after an American pastor imprisoned in his homeland of Iran directly appealed to the country’s president in hopes of obtaining freedom from his bonds. As previously reported, Saeed Abedini, who fled Iran in 2005 and moved to Idaho with his wife Naghmeh […]

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