REQUEST FOR ADVOCACY ON BEHALF OF IRANIAN PRISONERS OF FAITH

Readers of Light in the Darkest Places will be aware that there are several Christians being detained in Iran on account of their faith. Would you be willing to go one step further by raising their cases with the Iranian authorities, calling for their unconditional release? Writing a letter to a government is clear sign…

Our brother in Algeria is behind bars – for a Facebook post

Slimane Bouhafs, a Christian in Algeria, has  just been jailed for five years – because of a post he put on social media. Pray for our brother who was convicted of ‘blasphemy’ for a post on Facebook in which he described the ‘light of Jesus overcoming the lie of Islam’. He also shared a photo…

Pray for Mohamed Hegazy as his legal battle ends with ‘return to Islam’

Mohamed Hegazy battled with the Egyptian courts for nine years to be officially recognised as a Christian. His fight has ended – with his apparent decision to return to Islam. Please pray for Mohamed who has endured relentless persecution since he tried to change the religious status on his ID card to ‘Christian’. He announced…

Iran: update on Christian prisoner, Maryam

Friends and family of Christian prisoner Maryam Naghash Zargaran are relieved and pleased to report that Maryam has ended her recent hunger strike. Maryam, who was granted medical furlough for a range of health issues in June 2016, returned to Evin Prison, Tehran on 27th June to continue serving a four-year prison sentence on charges…

Turning your church into a Prayer Powerhouse

In Acts Chapter 12 Luke provides an account of how King Herod tried to appease the Jews by executing James (v2) and by arresting Peter (v3) and plotting to have him executed also. But, King Herod’s plans were thwarted by God’s intervention (vv 7-10). On this occasion God acted in response to the fervent prayers…

Jail threat for street evangelists in Nigeria

Legislation proposed by the Muslim governor of Kaduna state could see street evangelists fined and pastors sent to jail for up to two years for socalled ‘offensive’ preaching. Christian leaders in Nigeria have voiced their concerns over the Religious Regulation Bill, proposed by Governor Nasir El-Rufai, which was sent to the state assembly last October….

Ever been to a party and ended up in jail?

Three Christians from Azerbaijan and one from Iran are behind bars in an unknown location in Iran – after they were arrested at an engagement party. Pray for our four brothers in Iran: the Azeris are being held in solitary confinement and consular officials have not been allowed to visit them. They believe they were…

Why Russia’s ban on evangelism is a wake up call for the West

21st July 2016 What should Western Christians do about Russia’s regressive ban on sharing your faith? Tom Hardie, head of communications at Release International, responds Unless you follow Christian news closely, you may have missed the big story about Russia this week. And I’m not talking about the ban on Olympic athletes travelling to the Rio Games….