Christian Persecution

In the Middle East, the Christian population has fallen dramatically in the last century due to extreme and violent persecution. However, in Israel, Christians are free to worship and practice their faith freely, and the Christian population is steadily growing. As Christians, we are obligated to support our persecuted brothers and sisters. For that reason, as we pray for the worldwide persecuted church, we likewise support Israel which is the only safe place in the Middle East for Christians.

Iran: Mounting Persecution of Christians

Monday, February 25, 2019

The persecution of Christians in Iran in 2018 increased to a new level, according to an in-depth report jointly released by Open Doors, Middle East Concern, Article 18, and Christian Solidarity Worldwide. “The end of 2018 saw an unprecedented wave of raids on private house gatherings, leading to a large number of arrests. Many Christians … Read More

Iran arrests more than 100 Christians in growing crackdown on minority

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Iran has arrested more than 100 Christians in the last week, charities report, amid a growing crackdown by the Islamic Republic. Many of the 114 detained were converts to Christianity from a Muslim background, accused of “proselytising”. They had to report the history of their Christian activities and were told to cut contact with any … Read More

Pence promise fulfilled: US changes rules on the UN to help Christian and minority victims of ‘genocide’ in Iraq

Monday, January 15, 2018

Help appears finally to be on the way to thousands of desperate Christian, Yazidi and other minority refugees in northern Iraq, more than two months after Vice President Mike Pence promised last October 25 to  “stop funding ineffective relief efforts at the United Nations” and “provide support directly to persecuted communities through USAID.” After some … Read More

Israel’s Neighbors Among Most Dangerous Countries for Christians, New Report Says

Friday, January 12, 2018

Most of Israel’s neighbors, including Egypt, Jordan, Syria and the Palestinian territories, are among the most dangerous places in the world for Christians, a new report by the Christian charity group Open Doors has found. According to the report, Egyptian Christians suffer in “various ways” such as pressure on Christian converts to return to Islam, severe restrictions … Read More

Raise Your Voice this Christmas for Persecuted Christians

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Each month 322 Christians are killed for their faith, 214 Churches and Christian properties are destroyed, 772 forms of violence are committed against Christians (beatings, rape, arrests and forced marriage). In 2016 a Christian was killed every 6 minutes because of their faith. Download the E-Book  

Rubio calls to help displaced Christians in the Middle East

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Persecution of Christians in the Middle East is on the rise, and the United States must not be complacent, Florida Sen. Mark Rubio said Monday. “We must move on with a sense of urgency,” the Republican senator said. Rubio, who serves as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Human Rights Subcommittee and as Helsinki … Read More

Supporting Israel: Being Salt and Light in the World

Monday, August 14, 2017

Hovsep Chaparian’s parents are originally from the Middle East and several of his extended family members still live in Syria and Lebanon.  Many of his family members hate Israel.  But Hovsep’s parents raised him with a love for Israel because of their Christian faith. This love began with Hovsep’s great-grandfather, a prominent Lebanese Christian who … Read More

Fearing more terror attacks, Egypt churches suspend activities

Friday, July 14, 2017

CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt’s Coptic and Evangelical churches have suspended some of their activities for security reasons after a spate of jihadist attacks, church officials said on Thursday. Conferences and church-organized trips will be suspended for three weeks after security services warned of more attempted attacks, said the Reverend Andrea Zaki, head of the Egyptian … Read More