Freed prisoner makes a promise…

What would you promise yourself after spending more than a year in a prison in a foreign country? Perhaps you’d commit to never going back to that place again, or taking a year off to recuperate; perhaps enjoying a few good meals or sleeping in a comfortable bed again. In an interview shortly after his…

Three little words to change the world – Paul Robinson, CEO

If we’re honest some words of Jesus have become so familiar to us that we overlook the context and the impact they would have had on their first audience – and ultimately what they really mean for us today. Take ‘Love your enemies’ (Matt 5:44). How radical was Jesus really being? Some might think that…

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS IN 2016

We can’t thank you enough for your faithful support and your prayers this year on behalf of our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world. Your prayers are vital in helping to sustain Christians around the world who are undergoing persecution because of their love for Jesus. We truly believe that we can do nothing…

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…

IRAQ WAR ‘TRAGEDY’ FOR CHRISTIANS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

‘War has sown the seeds of religious violence for a generation. The future looks bleak for Christians in Iraq, as the Shia-Sunni sectarian conflict spreads across the Middle East.’ The Iraq war has been a tragedy for Christians in Iraq and the Middle East, believes Release International, leading to a massive exodus of historic communities…

RYAN STEPS UP TO ABSEIL CHALLENGE

Hi, My name is Ryan Spence, I’m 19 years old and on July 2, I will be taking part in the Release Abseil Challenge to raise funds for persecuted Christians, specifically for prisoners of faith and their families. Prisoners like Alimjan Yimit, who is serving a 15-year prison sentence for his Christian activities in China,…

‘LOVE IN SPITE OF’

Many of my friends refuse to believe in a God who allows pain in the world. Many of my Christian friends find it difficult to hear the stories of the persecuted church when it involves a pastor, church leader or church member being arrested, imprisoned and brutally beaten because of his or her faith; perhaps…

WHAT LANDS YOU IN PRISON?

Do you believe in God the Father, creator of heaven and earth?  Do you believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord and Saviour?  Do you believe in the Holy Spirit, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins and life everlasting?  If you answered these with ‘yes’ then you could face discrimination, beatings,…