American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran Receives Long-Awaited Medical Care for Injuries From Beatings

American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran Receives Long-Awaited Medical Care for Injuries From Beatings

An American pastor who is imprisoned in his homeland of Iran for planting house churches in the country over a decade ago has finally received medical treatment after being denied care for many months. As previously reported, 32-year-old Saeed Abedini, who resides in Idaho with his wife Naghmeh and their two children, has been incarcerated in […]

Pakistani Christian Sentenced to Life in Prison Over Accusation of Sending ‘Blasphemous’ Texts

Pakistani Christian Sentenced to Life in Prison Over Accusation of Sending ‘Blasphemous’ Texts

LAHORE, Pakistan – A Christian man was recently sentenced to life in prison by a Pakistani court for allegedly sending blasphemous text messages, even though the prosecution’s evidence was said to be highly questionable. Earlier this month, Additional District and Sessions Judge Mian Shahzad Raza of Pakistan’s Toba Tek Singh district ruled that Sajjad Masih will spend the […]

Christian Homeschooling Family Fighting Deportation to Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court

Christian Homeschooling Family Fighting Deportation to Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court

A Christian homeschooling family that has been fighting the U.S. Department of Justice in an effort to avoid deportation to their homeland of Germany will now appeal their legal challenge to the nation’s highest court. Ewe and Hannelore Romeike have been battling the matter in the courts for several years while continuing to raise their six children in […]

Radical Muslim Preacher Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for ‘Contempt of Christianity’

Radical Muslim Preacher Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for ‘Contempt of Christianity’

CAIRO – A court in Egypt has sentenced a radical Muslim preacher to 14 years in prison for repeatedly offending Christianity. Ahmed Abdullah, also known as Abu Islam, is a firebrand Islamist who has drawn heavy criticism for his controversial statements, many of which are specifically directed against Christians. In an anti-American rally last September, […]

Muslim Jihadists Kill Over 40 Children in Ambush on Nigerian School

Muslim Jihadists Kill Over 40 Children in Ambush on Nigerian School

YOBE, Nigeria – Over 40 Nigerians, some of whom may have been Christians, were killed Saturday in a ruthless attack by Muslim militants affiliated with Boko Haram. According to an Open Doors USA press release, several Islamic militants carrying containers full of fuel descended upon a boarding school in northeastern Nigeria during pre-dawn hours Saturday. […]

American Christian Serving 15 Years Hard Labor in North Korea Begs U.S. for Help in Prison Video

American Christian Serving 15 Years Hard Labor in North Korea Begs U.S. for Help in Prison Video

An American Christian that was sentenced to 15 years hard labor in North Korea has appeared in a prison interview, tearfully imploring the United States to help secure his release. As previously reported, Kenneth Bae, who operates a Washington-based tourist company, was arrested not far from the city of Yanji in November, where some Christian […]

Obama Admin: Forcing German Christians to Send Children to Public School is Not Persecution

Obama Admin: Forcing German Christians to Send Children to Public School is Not Persecution

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has replied to a request for rehearing of a case involving a Christian homeschooling family seeking asylum in the United States, asserting that the couple has not been able to prove that they have been persecuted by being forced to send their children to public school. As previously reported, the […]

Wife of American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran to Plead for Husband Before United Nations Council

Wife of American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran to Plead for Husband Before United Nations Council

GENEVA — The wife of an American pastor imprisoned in Iran for planting house churches in the country over a decade ago is scheduled to speak before the Human Rights Council of the United Nations on Monday. Naghmeh Abedini and the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) have been meeting with various countries and […]

Congress Urges U.S. Justice Department to Grant Asylum to Christian Homeschooling Family

Congress Urges U.S. Justice Department to Grant Asylum to Christian Homeschooling Family

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress are urging the U.S. Justice Department and Attorney General Eric Holder to grant asylum to a Christian family who came to America to homeschool their children. Representative Marlin Stutzman of Indiana is leading an effort with 26 other U.S. Congressmen to request that Holder use his authority to stop efforts […]

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