Iran Christians Appeal Against Lashes For Drinking Wine; Prayers Urged

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iranian Christians have urged prayers for three Christian converts in the coastal city of Rasht who have appealed against a sentence of 80 lashes for drinking wine at a communion service and two fellow believers in Tehran's notorious Evin Prison who are threatening to go on hunger strike, well-informed Christians told BosNewsLife.

'Thousands Of Muslims Turning To Christ In Middle East Amid Bloodshed, Persecution' (UPDATE)

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

BAGHDAD/TEHRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Despite a mass exodus of Christians, "the church" is far from empty in Syria, Iraq, Jordan and other parts of the Middle East as thousands of Muslims turn to faith in Jesus Christ including through radio broadcasts, a Christian group said Thursday January 5.

Iran Detains Dozens Of Christian Converts As Rights Group Urge World To Intervene

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

irannnTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- A group of 19 influential human rights groups have urged the United Nations and the international community to help protect Christian converts in Iran saying scores of believers were detained for leaving Islam. In a statement to BosNewsLife the activists said that the "Islamic Republic of Iran" has been "homing in on converts from a Muslim background".

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Pastor Irani Reunited With Family After Release From Prison

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

irani-benham-with-family-300x199TEHRAN/ANKARA (BosNewsLife)-- Behnam Irani, one of Iran's leading evangelical pastors, has been reunited with his family after spending six years in an Iranian prison on charges linked to his Christian activities, a spokesman told BosNewsLife.

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Pastor Irani Released From Prison

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

TEHRAN, IRAN (iranialsoBosNewsLife)-- Iranian pastor Behnam Irani has been released from prison after serving some six years behind bars for charges linked to his Christian activities, friends with close knowledge about the situation told BosNewsLife Tuesday, October 18.

Iran Christians Facing Lashes Over Communion Service; Several Believers Released From Jail

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

irannnTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Iran have urged prayers after three fellow believers from a Muslim background were sentenced to 80 lashes each for drinking wine in a communion service, while in another case three of five men detained during a Christian picnic were released.

BREAKING NEWS: Families Concerned Over Plight Detained Iran Christians

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

imagesTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Families and friends of five Iranian Christians detained during a picnic and fishing expedition in Iran say they are "deeply concerned" for their welfare and are "requesting prayer," BosNewsLife learned.