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‘This used to be a Christian cemetery … but all the graves have been dug up’

‘This used to be a Christian cemetery … but all the graves have been dug up’

A video has been posted online showing a desecrated Christian cemetery in Kerman. “I’m in Kerman and this used to […]

Convert charged with ‘propaganda against state’ for promoting Christianity

Convert charged with ‘propaganda against state’ for promoting Christianity

Twenty-six-year-old convert to Christianity Sina Moloudian has been charged with “propaganda against the state through the promotion of the Christian […]

Three more members of Yousef Nadarkhani’s church arrested

Three more members of Yousef Nadarkhani’s church arrested

Three more members of the imprisoned pastor Yousef Nadarkhani’s “Church of Iran” group in Rasht have been arrested and taken […]

Remembering Rev Arastoo Sayyah, 40 years after his murder

Remembering Rev Arastoo Sayyah, 40 years after his murder

On 19 February 1979, just eight days after the revolution, Anglican pastor Arastoo Sayyah was brutally murdered in his church office in Shiraz, the first of several church leaders murdered in Iran in the violent early years of the revolution.

Shamiram Issavi’s appeal postponed until after Nowruz

Shamiram Issavi’s appeal postponed until after Nowruz

Shamiram Issavi’s appeal against her five-year jail sentence for “acting against national security” was postponed after a hearing today at […]

Iranian leaders sending their children abroad ‘troubling’ – US secretary of state

Iranian leaders sending their children abroad ‘troubling’ – US secretary of state

The US secretary of state has highlighted the hypocrisy of top Iranian officials sending their children to schools in America […]

Convert taken to Evin Prison, threatened with 10-year sentence

Convert taken to Evin Prison, threatened with 10-year sentence

A Tehrani woman who converted to Christianity has been told she could face a ten-year prison sentence for “disturbing public […]

Three Christians arrested at Yousef Nadarkhani’s church

Three Christians arrested at Yousef Nadarkhani’s church

Three Christians standing in for the imprisoned pastor Yousef Nadarkhani in leading services in their church in Rasht have been […]

40 years of religious apartheid: Christianity in post-revolution Iran

40 years of religious apartheid: Christianity in post-revolution Iran

Though he spoke about freedom, Ayatollah Khomeini’s ultimate agenda was the establishment of an Islamic state based on a rigid, centuries-old interpretation that offered little room for any other expressions of faith.

The birth of a minority: Iranian Christians

The birth of a minority: Iranian Christians

Despite four decades of state-run repression, Iran’s Christian community of just a few thousand Muslim converts in 1979 has grown to several hundred thousand, or even one million according to some sources.