American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran Refuses to Deny Christ Under ‘Horrific Pressures’

American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran Refuses to Deny Christ Under ‘Horrific Pressures’

An Iranian-born American pastor that was recently sentenced to eight years in prison in Iran for planting house churches across the country states that he is enduring “horrific pressures” to deny his Christian faith. As previously reported, 32-year-old Saeed Abedini of Idaho was taken into custody last September while visiting his homeland of Iran as […]

Iceland Considers Pornography Ban

Iceland Considers Pornography Ban

The government is considering introducing internet filters, such as those used to block China off form the worldwide web, in order to stop Icelanders downloading or viewing pornography on the internet. The unprecedented censorship is justified by fears about damaging effects of the internet on children and women. Ogmundur Jonasson, Iceland’s interior minister, is drafting […]

Congress Calls Upon Secretary of State to Seek Release of U.S. Pastor Imprisoned in Iran

Congress Calls Upon Secretary of State to Seek Release of U.S. Pastor Imprisoned in Iran

Washington, D.C. — Dozens of members of Congress have signed a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, requesting that he become directly involved in seeking the release of an American pastor imprisoned in Iran. As previously reported, 32-year-old Saeed Abedini of Idaho was taken into custody last September while visiting his homeland of Iran […]

Chinese Preacher Sues Police After Being Arrested For ‘Harming Social Order’ With Hymn-Singing

Chinese Preacher Sues Police After Being Arrested For ‘Harming Social Order’ With Hymn-Singing

A Chinese preacher who was recently arrested for preaching and singing hymns in a public park without prior government authorization has filed a lawsuit against the police. Cao Nan, 39, regularly conducts charity work in the city of Shenzhen, and also shares the Gospel on the streets. Last December, while preaching and singing hymns with […]

Chinese Toddler Dies After Being Run Over by Family Planning Officials

Chinese Toddler Dies After Being Run Over by Family Planning Officials

Zhejiang Province, China — A 13-month-old toddler died this week after being run over by family planning officials as they argued with his parents about the country’s child limitation policies. According to reports, eleven government officials descended upon the home of Chen Liandi and his wife Li Yuhong in Mayu and demanded that they pay the […]

Ugandan Pastor Arrested, Chained to Tree by Police For Giving Away Gospel Film on Street

Ugandan Pastor Arrested, Chained to Tree by Police For Giving Away Gospel Film on Street

Uganda, Africa — A Ugandan pastor reports that he was arrested and chained to a tree last weekend for distributing a Gospel film outside one of the largest megachurches in the nation. Pastor Bill Issa of Reconcilation Outreach Ministries states that he and a team of five Christians set out last Saturday to distribute copies […]

American Pastor Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison in Iran for Planting House Churches

American Pastor Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison in Iran for Planting House Churches

An Iranian-born American pastor, who has dual citizenship in both the United States and Iran, has been sentenced to eight years in an Iranian prison for planting Christian house churches in the predominantly Muslim country. As previously reported, 32-year-old Saeed Abedini of Idaho was taken into custody last September while visiting his homeland of Iran […]