Tag: Middle East

Three Christians arrested under Iran’s amended penal code

Iranian Christians often are forced to sign agreements to abstain from gathering at house churches.

A young woman decided to mobilise Americans to march for persecuted Christians

Over 340 million Christians live in areas where they face persecution for their faith.

Kurdistan region pledges protection of Christian rights

The Nineveh plains and northern Iraq is home to many of the country’s remaining Christians.

Iranian Christians face continued legal harrassment

It is not rare that Christians are being sent to “re-education” sessions with Islamic clerics.

Lebanese Christians may have no place left to go

Lebanon has nearly a forty per cent Christian population, hosting Christian minorities fleeing conflict elsewhere in the region.

Iran releases Christian convert imprisoned for membership in evangelistic group

Iran uses the country’s Penal Code to prosecute Christians for their peaceful religious activities.

Jordanian coup plot suggests insecurity for region’s Christians

Jordan has long appeared to a stable country in the region, receiving hundreds of thousands of refugees in the past decade.

Iraqi government seeks to address Pope Francis' concerns

Christians living in Nineveh Governorate face near-daily security threats with the presence of radical Muslim militia.

Saudi Christian faces two trials and death threats

The Christian convert, his wife, and his son are facing violent death threats as a result of their faith.

Cities split in two following conflict in Karabakh

The situation in the region has deteriorated severely in recent months.