Pray For The Nations
Regular prayer news from the Interserve world
11/14/2019 Indonesia (International Christian Concern) – A suspected suicide bombing took place outside of police headquarters in Medan, Indonesia on November 13, injuring six people. Without a clear motive, the recent attack has been linked to the rise of homegrown militants
11/12/2019 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – The European Court of Human Rights has stopped the deportation of an Afghan Christian convert from Switzerland. According to the court’s ruling, the Christian would have faced serious danger if forced to return to Afghanistan.
11/06/2019 Turkey (International Christian Concern) – According to local Turkish News, an unnamed person from the Sur district of the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir filed a petition to the National Assembly claiming that “protestant churches and associations were carrying out missionary
In a room in a secret location, somewhere in the Middle East, 12 young Christians sit in front of a whiteboard in a trauma care session led by an Open Doors’ counselor. Farideh* is one of these 12 young leaders.
10/23/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – For many in the West, following Christ was an easy decision. One made while young and often with the support of family. For many in other areas of the world, this is not only a difficult
Woman with Shoes on Brought Dog into Mosque 10/16/2019 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that a Christian woman in Indonesia’s Bogor will be tried for blasphemy law, despite having a serious mental illness. She
10/17/2019 Iran (International Christian Concern) – Youcef Nadarkhani, an imprisoned Iranian pastor, ended his three-week hunger strike in Evin Prison, where is serving a 10-year sentence. The strike came in response to the Iranian regime’s decision to uphold their ruling that
Last Tuesday, the heart of Qamishli, a city in northern Syria, was beating with life. Kids were in school, men and women were at work, shops were open, taxis were driving. Then the bombs started falling. Explosions ended the peace in
10/09/2019 Egypt (International Christian Concern) – A Muslim-background believer (MBB) living in Egypt, Hussein Mohammed, was killed on Sunday after his family discovered that he had converted from Islam to Christianity. The MBB, who preferred to be called by his baptismal
Please wait until the service is done, then we can discuss.” On Sunday, August 7, during one of their regular church services (pictured above), congregation members in the Indonesian city of Riau watched in confusion as government officers interrupted their
10/03/2019 Malaysia (International Christian Concern) – Last Friday, a 42-year-old political activist lodged a report at the Dato Keramat police station claiming that the Methodist Girls’ School (MGS) in Penang had recited Christian prayers before the national anthem was sung. The
09/22/2019 Turkey (International Christian Concern) – As the Turkish school year starts, a new media report indicates that there are less than 300 Greek students attending the 7 remaining orthodox schools left in the country. This is a tragic reminder of
“Daddy, why do people throw stones at us?” Hassan* asks his father. He’s is a five-year-old boy in North Africa. “Why don’t the people like us, what have we done wrong?” Hassan’s father took him home after the pair were
09/10/2019 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – According to Morning Star News, police in Lahore, Pakistan have tortured a 28-year-old Christian man to death. Amir Masih’s family claims he was illegally detained by police on August 28, tortured for four days, and
09/05/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Iraq’s Christians have learned the importance of caring about words. In a country torn by decades of violence, a few brief words can quickly differentiate friend from foe. The words of religious authorities carry even more
09/04/2019 Philippines (International Christian Concern) – After posters and flyers were distributed last week branding him as a communist rebel, a pastor in southern Philippines has voiced concern over his safety. Father Rolando Abejo of the Philippine Independent Church was depicted
08/29/2019 Cameroon (International Christian Concern) – Northern Cameroon has become a hotbed for political and military violence. In 2016, the English speaking parts of Cameroon declared that they wanted to become a new nation known as Ambazonia. Due to this conflict between
08/26/2019 Malaysia (International Christian Concern) – The Malaysian police have arrested 519 people suspected of having been involved in terrorism as of July, according to Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. Without giving a breakdown of the numbers, he said that they comprise
08/22/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Social media is often present during the best of times — and the worst of times. In Egypt, where only 40% of its nearly 100 million population have access to social media, the situation is flammable.
08/20/2019 Indonesia (International Christian Concern) – A Muslim preacher in Indonesia, has sparked religious controversy since a video of him calling the Christian cross “an element of the devil” during a sermon went viral on social media. The insulting remarks made
08/15/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – A melody is slowly quieting in Turkey. For centuries, the soft chanting of psalms flowed across churches flooded with worshipers. They knelt in prayer, their petitions floating like the incense which enveloped them. Candles were lit
08/13/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – “Single moms are looked upon as prostitutes. Society doesn’t care for them. They are outcasts, someone to be used. It is different in Iran than other parts of the world; here, there is no compassion or
08/08/2019 Nepal (International Christian Concern)- A 73-year old Christian, Cho Yusang was released from jail in Nepal on August 7, 2019 after being arrested for two weeks because he was allegedly forcefully converting Nepali locals. He was arrested on July 23,
As the second Democratic presidential debate nears and 20 candidates gear up to spar with one another, the press continues to speculate over what topics these men and women will be discussing. Will they tackle health insurance, immigration, foreign policy, climate change?