Will Rage or the Holy Spirit Determine Iran’s Future?

To protect their nation from immorality, Iran’s “morality” police saw it fit to arrest and kill a woman for not properly wearing her hijab (headscarf). Since this incident on September 16, 2022, there have been ongoing demonstrations. Both sides have become hardened in their positions. Iranian forces have fired [...]

Public Protests Escalate In Iran

One seemingly innocuous arrest of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in Iran, whose hijab exposed some of her hair, has continued to escalate into daily protests across the nation. They began when it was discovered that she died in police custody. Women have been galvanized into resisting the status quo and [...]

Death Sentence For Protester Explodes Into Violence In Iran

The proverbial “straw that broke the camel’s back” is playing out in Iran right now. In September Iran’s morality police arrested 22-year-old Masha Amini for wearing her hijab too loosely about her face. Some of her hair showing. Her arrest and subsequent death in police custody became the straw [...]

Israel And Lebanon Reach Historic Agreement

Where would you expect to see such a sight as this? People sifting through trash cans for food. Possibly in some alleys of downtrodden neighborhoods? This scene is occurring daily in what many used to refer to as “an oasis of opulence,” Beirut, Lebanon. Unfortunately, this scene is now [...]

Protests Grow More Violent After Death Of Mahsa Amini

September 13 marked a dark and ominous day in Iran. It was the day that the country’s morality police arrested 22-year-old Mahsa Amini for wearing what the police called “immodest clothing.” What was Amini’s crime? She was wearing her head scarf or hajib to loosely – some of her [...]

Mahsa Amini Dies While In Custody Of Iran’s Morality Police

How did such a senseless killing take place? It all goes back to the Iranian Revolution of 1979 which was a Shia Islamic revolution that overthrew the monarchy of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. What ensued was a theocracy led by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Why did it occur? It stemmed [...]

Pray for An Emerging Church in the Persian Gulf Region

Do you like to hear about unreached Muslims embracing Christ? It is rare, but far more common as the final harvest continues in the 21st Century. There is a team of missionaries working among Muslims in the eastern portion of the Persian Gulf. They have managed to win more [...]

A Painful Solution to Iran’s Ongoing Water Shortage

In 2021, January was Iran’s driest month on record since 1983. March and October were also very dry, though November was wet. In the 21st Century, Iran has lost over 200 cubic kilometers of its total water storage and there is no end in sight. Iran is a nation [...]

July Was a Month of Turmoil in Libya

Population: 6,412,000 Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam Christian: 3.2% Persecution Ranking: 4 July was a month of violent protests in Libya. Fed up with self-centered leadership, protesters took to the streets in the capital of Tripoli and other Libyan cities starting July 2. Protesters stormed the parliament’s headquarters and set [...]

Building Collapses In Iran

“I thought that it was an earthquake at first,” said Ahmad, a shop owner in Abadan, Iran. Then he found out that a building under construction had collapsed just above his head. The lower floor of the building was completed, and people were shopping when the event occurred on [...]

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