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The Presbyterian Mission Yearbook & Noushin Framke on Iran: Forgetting the lost

By Viola Larson, Naming His Grace blog. Noushin Darya Framke, Armenian/Iranian-American, Presbyterian Church (USA) elder and activist, has written a pleasant and informative article about returning to Iran to commemorate the anniversary of her mother’s death. But in the article, “Burning Frankincense in Iran,” found in the Presbyterian internet magazine, Unbound, Framke, writing about religious …

Iran views Christianity as direct threat

From Mission Network News.  Iran’s harsh and unjustifiable courts have no limits when it comes to sentencing religious minorities like Christians. But The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) shares that this is a mix between a good news/bad news story. Current Persecution Recently, 18 Christian converts were sentenced to prison for practicing their faith,according to Fox News. …

What we call fellowship others call felonious

I walk into the coffee shop on the corner of Main Street and there is almost always someone reading a Bible, devotional or the latest Christian best-selling book. This week it’s the Benham brothers, next week I’m betting it will be Chelsen Vicari. The point is that we talk about religion freely, openly, and honestly because …

Iran pastor facing death for ‘crimes against God’

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By CBN News A pastor in Iran has been arrested and imprisoned after security forces raided his home and confiscated Christian paraphernalia. According to Christian Solidarity Worldwide, Pastor Matthias Haghnejad was arrested on July 5 for “Moharebeh,” or “crimes against God,” and faces the punishment of death. “These charges constitute a worrying escalation of Iran’s …

Iran tortures Christian prisoners

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service TEHRAN, IRAN – At least three evangelical Christians jailed in Iran, including a well-known Iranian American Christian pastor, were recovering from injuries Friday, May 23, after they were mistreated by Iranian security forces, several sources confirmed. Among those targeted was Pastor Saeed Abedini, who has U.S and Iranian citizenship. The young …

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