‘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.

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.

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Returns Evangelical Christian Zargaran To Feared Prison

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife nasim 3-250x248TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- A former Muslim who became an outspoken evangelical Christian has been forced to return to one of Iran's most notorious prisons because of her faith in Jesus Christ, despite concerns about her health, friends and supporters told BosNewsLife

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Frees Jailed Christian Convert On Health Grounds

By BosNewsLife Middle East Servicemaryam-nagashzadegan1 TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iran has released a Christian convert who served a four-year prison term on charges linked to her Christian activities to receive medical treatment, several Christian sources told BosNewsLife.

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Pastor Nadarkhani And Wife Released; Three Other Christians Detained

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLifeimagesnow TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani of the Church of Iran, the country's largest house church movement, and his wife Tina Pasandide Nadarkhani have been released from detention but three other church members remain in custody, a senior church official told BosNewsLife Saturday, May 14.

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