Senate Unanimously Passes Resolution Calling for Release of American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran

Senate Unanimously Passes Resolution Calling for Release of American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate has unanimously passed a resolution calling for the release of an American pastor that has been imprisoned in Iran, as well as all others “detained on account of their religious beliefs.” The resolution, which acts as a statement and does not hold any legislative power, was passed without opposition on […]

Military Chaplains Sue After Being Ordered Not to Quote Bible, Pray in Jesus’ Name

Military Chaplains Sue After Being Ordered Not to Quote Bible, Pray in Jesus’ Name

SAN DIEGO — Two California chaplains have filed suit against the secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), alleging that they had been forced out of a training and placement program because of their Christian faith. Chaplains Major Steven Firtko and Lieutenant Commander Dan Klender state that they were repeatedly harassed and threatened […]

Christians Worldwide to Observe International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Christians Worldwide to Observe International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Christians worldwide will be observing the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church today by joining together to intercede for those who daily suffer for their faith in Jesus Christ. The organization Gospel for Asia (GFA) reports that 14,000 people around the world are martyred each year for their faith, but believes that actual […]

California Pastor Released After Being Detained for Protesting Imprisonment of Iranian Christians

California Pastor Released After Being Detained for Protesting Imprisonment of Iranian Christians

TEHRAN — A California pastor that was taken into custody this week in Iran while protesting the imprisonment of five fellow Christians has been released and sent home to the United States. As previously reported, Eddie Romero of La Puente was taken into custody on Monday as he spoke outside of Evin Prison, where the Christians […]

Northern Iraq No Longer Safe for Christians

Northern Iraq No Longer Safe for Christians

An increase in violence against Christians in northern Iraq has increased the flow of Christians leaving the country. The north, generally considered a relatively safe area of the country, had become home for many Christians fleeing from the tumultuous central and southern regions. However, several bombings in the north in recent months have caused panic […]

California Pastor Arrested in Iran While Protesting Imprisonment of Christians

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 […]

European Parliament Calls for Release of American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran

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 […]

China Relentless in Persecution of House Churches

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 […]