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.

Iran Detains Azeri, Iranian Evangelicals


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

imagesTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Relatives and friends say three Azeri Christians and an Iranian Christian remain behind bars in Tehran, nearly a month after they were detained as part of a larger government-backed crackdown on evangelicals. Seperately, Iranian authorities released Amin Khaki from Ahvaz Prison, after he served part of a one-year sentence for "spreading Christianity" in this strict Islamic nation, supporters told BosNewsLife.

Georgia Detains Christian Evangelist After Preaching To Muslims, Activists Say


By BosNewsLife News Center
Georgia-map-in-europeBAKU/TBILISI (BosNewsLife)-- Christian activists have urged prayers for a frail Christian evangelist from Azerbaijan who has been spending a year behind bars in neighboring Georgia on what his supporters say are "trumped up charges" of drugs possession. If convicted the man could face 14 years imprisonment, Christians said.

BREAKING NEWS: US Pastor Abedini Receiving Medical Treatment After Release From Iran


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

downloadTEHRAN/BERLIN (BosNewsLife)-- Iranian-born American Pastor Saeed Abedini was expected to receive medical attention in Germany on Sunday, January 17, after he was released by Iran following more than three years of imprisonment in what his wife said were harsh circumstances. Naghmeh Abedini told reporters that after she learned Saeed Abedini was released early Saturday, January 16, she woke their two children saying: "Daddy is coming home."

Britain Pentecostal Prison Chaplain Dismissed Over 'Homophobic' Bible Verses

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By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

LONDON, BRITAIN (BosNewsLife)-- A Pentecoctal pastor faced a British employment tribunal Monday, November 2, after he was allegedly forced to resignbarry_trayhorn_video_web_alt
from his job at a sex offenders' prison because Bible verses he quoted were deemed "homophobic". Ahead of Monday's hearing, Reverend Barry Trayhorn said the troubles began while he was leading "worship at a chapel service in May 2014" at the HMP Littlehey detention facility in Cambridgeshire where he spoke about "the wonder of God's forgiveness for those who repent".

Pentecostal Pastor Remains Detained In Iran


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

christiansIranTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- A frail Iranian pastor detained during a Christmas celebration in his Tehran home and a fellow Christian remained behind bars Monday, February 2, amid a wider crackdown on evangelical believers, Christians said.