Christians in Iraq fear their plight may have been forgotten by
the rest of the world.
Efforts continue to locate kidnapped Christian children in
Americans continue to press for the release of an American
pastor jailed in Iran.
Christians in Syria are asking brothers and sisters in the faith
to join them in bombarding heaven with prayer.
A bipartisan group of congressional members is now communicating
with the State Department, asking for ramped up efforts for the
release of a Christian -- who is an American citizen -- from an
The plea for an American-Iranian Christian pastor imprisoned in
Iran is going international -- and that's just one of the
approaches being used to help him.
The figures of an annual survey show that persecution of
Christians in China has worsened. But there is cautious optimism
for the future.
A house church leader in China serving a harsh prison sentence
has found his situation worsening as pressure is now placed on his
An American-Iranian pastor remains in jail in Iran on trumped up
charges. Though he faces an 8-year term in a violent prison, his
family members in Idaho are enduring the situation and remain
hopeful for positive news.
The wife of American pastor Saeed Abedini, who's been sentenced
to eight years in prison in Iran, says the Islamic regime views his
Christianity as a national security threat.
Congressman Frank Wolf (R-Virginia) has launched a "Defending
Freedoms" project urging other members of Congress to get on board
with human rights issues.
Open Doors USA has confirmed the deaths of two Christians in
North Korea, where religion is banned and punishment ranges from
prison to death.
According to an attorney, the media reports that an
Iranian-American Christian imprisoned in Iran will be freed on bond
and allowed to return to America aren't true.
The Insanity of God is the title of a new book written
by Nik Ripken, which contends that persecution is good.
While a jailed Iranian pastor has been released, two other
Christians remain behind bars and one is very ill.
Open Doors USA has released its annual World Watch List,
identifying 60 countries where Christians increasingly face the
worst persecution on the globe.