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By Laura Jones On Monday, March 2nd, 2015
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Naghmeh Abedini on Iran: ‘Silence in the face of evil’

Naghmeh Abedini, the wife of an American pastor, Saeed Abedini,  imprisoned in Iran, spoke at CPAC this weekend, urging America to do more to free her husband. “My question is, as I’m proud to see my husband More...

By Laura Jones On Saturday, January 31st, 2015
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Jailed Pastor Saeed Abedini reports more pain, writes letter to President Obama

American pastor Saeed Abedini has said that he is feeling increased abdominal pain, a result of severe beatings at the hands of Iranian prison guards and other inmates. The American Center for Law and Justice More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, January 19th, 2015
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Naghmeh Abedini’s letter to President Obama: ‘imagine the pain’

President Obama is set to head out west, passing through Idaho and Naghmeh Abedini is reaching out to get the most powerful man on the planet to meet with about getting her husband free from an Iranian prison. From More...

By Laura Jones On Tuesday, December 30th, 2014
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Iran: Christian pastors Abdolreza Ali-Haghnejad and Reza Rabbani released after court ruling

An appeals court in Iran has thrown out the convictions of three pastors accused of committing crimes against national security, according to the Christian News Network. Photo/Vectorportal via wikimedia commons The More...

By Laura Jones On Friday, December 26th, 2014
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Naghmeh Abedini shares Christmas message from Pastor Saeed

For more than two years, Pastor Saeed Abedini has been held unjustly in an Iranian jail, tortured by his captors and denied medical treatment. His wife, Naghmeh Abedini shared a message from the Pastor on Christmas More...

By Laura Jones On Monday, November 17th, 2014
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California Pastor Jack Hibbs: I will be jailed, will not comply with Obamacare mandates

A California pastor has taken an extreme stance against the Obamacare mandate: preferring jail over providing abortion coverage to the church’s health insurance.   photo Ivon19 via wikimedia commons Pastor More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
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Pastor Saeed Abedini’s mother must leave Iran after threats and intimidation

Sad and disappointing news for Christians around the world as Pastor Saeed Abedini’s situation in Iran is worsening. A post from his wife back in America updated supporters on the news that he will not be More...

By Laura Jones On Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
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Iran: Pastors Benham Irani, Matthias Haghnejad and deacon Silas Rabbani get prison time

Two Iranian Christian pastors and one deacon have been sentenced to six-years in a remote prison for their alleged “crimes” against the state, which is their court legalese for preaching Christianity.   Pastor More...

By Laura Jones On Monday, October 6th, 2014
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Ukraine: Christians threatened with firing squads, Red Cross worker killed

Christians in Ukraine are claiming that rebels are targeting churches, threatening the use of firing squads and abducting pastors. The political struggle between the pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian government More...

By Laura Jones On Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
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Saeed Abedini prison time in Iran is now over two years

Naghmeh Abedini and a large group gathered in a park near the White House to honor and pray for strength as her husband, Saeed, passed the second anniversary of his imprisonment. She read from Saeed’s letter More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 25th, 2014
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Chinese police storm churches, arrest over 100 Christians – 30 still jailed

Chinese police officers raided and arrested over 100 people in house churches throughout China’s Guangdong Province. Eyewitnesses say a massive police force, “nearly 200,” interrupted services More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, August 29th, 2014
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Naghmeh Abedini: Pastor Saeed’s arrest stopped her ‘selfish’ ‘fearful’ lifestyle

The wife of Pastor Saeed Abedini, an American pastor jailed in Iran, wrote a piece on True Woman detailing her emotional transition and how her husband’s plight has changed her life. “I finally learned More...

By Laura Jones On Thursday, August 28th, 2014
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Christian pastor Huang Yizi in China sentenced to 10 years in jail for protesting

A Christian pastor in China could receive a 10-year prison sentence for protesting China’s cross removal campaign. The official charges against Huang Yizi is “gathering to assault a state organ.”   Huang More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, August 24th, 2014
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China to Pope Francis: don’t ‘interfere’ with China’s religion as Christians persecution rises

China has not reacted positively to Pope Francis and the Vatican offering to open new dialogue and discuss the country’s religion. The official statement told Rome to not to “interfere” with the country’s More...

By Laura Jones On Friday, August 15th, 2014
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Jay Sekulow, ACLJ on Pastor Saeed Abedini: ‘Extremenely Dangerous’ times as threats come from IS terrorists

Just ahead of the two-year anniversary of Pastor Saeed Abedini’s imprisonment in Iran nears, the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) reports that Saeed now faces new death threats from Islamic State (IS) More...

By Laura Jones On Monday, August 11th, 2014
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Pastor Saeed Abedini’s children, Rebekka and Jacob, call for Obama to help in new video

Pastor Saeed Abedini, the U.S. citizen jailed in Iran for two years, is getting public support from his own children, who are pleading with President Obama to help release their father. In the video that is now More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
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Pastor Saeed Abedini visits with mother, John Kerry calls for his release from Iran

Imprisoned Pastor Saeed Abedini was permitted to see his family, his mother in particular, as part of a “physical visitation” which means there was no barrier and the family could pray and fellowship More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, July 10th, 2014
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Iran arrestes three more Christians, Mohammad Roghangir, Suroush Saraie, Pastor Matthias Haghnejad

Three more Christians have been arrested in Iran after a raid on a Pastor’s home and now all sentenced to years in prison.   “Iranian Christians Mohammad Roghangir, Suroush Saraie and Pastor Matthias Haghnejad More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, May 23rd, 2014
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Family witnessed Pastor Saeed Abedini removed from hospital, beaten says wife

The American pastor was receiving treatment for injuries he reportedly received from guards and fellow inmates at Rajai Shahr prison in Iran. Relatives say Abedini was abruptly removed from the hospital and taken More...

By Butter Bracco On Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
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Maryland pastor, Nate Morales, guilty on child molestation charges

A Maryland jury found a former pastor guilty of molesting three teenage boys decades ago and now faces nearly a lifetime in prison. Nathaniel “Nate” Morales Nathaniel “Nate” Morales, 56, More...


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