U.N. Elects Iran to Rights Commission

The United States kept silent this week as Iran was nominated for membership to the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), thus enabling Iran to get the seat.  In the four-year period beginning in 2011, Iran will help set U.N. policy on “gender equality and the advancement of women.”  When its term begins, Iran will be joined by 10 other countries:  Belgium, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Estonia, Georgia, Jamaica,...

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New Report — Obama Administration Blasted

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today announced its 2010 recommendations to Congress, the White House, and the State Department that 13 nations — Burma, China, North Korea, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam — be named “countries of particular concern,” or CPCs. “Over the past few months USCIRF has visited a number of human rights ‘hot...

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Help Build a Church in Burma

The attached letter is an emergency request from a Karen pastor in the Irrawaddy Delta of Burma.  For security reasons CFI cannot disclose his name or exact location in the Delta.  He is requesting approximately $1,500 to complete construction of a much needed church in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis.  See letter> As you may recall, Cyclone Nargis killed thousands of men, women, and children two years ago in the Irrawaddy Delta of Burma. ...

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Prayer Requests from Iran — Updated

According to a new report from Middle East Concern, Iranian Christians have requested prayer regarding several recent incidents of Christian persecution. On April 11, Daniel, 19, was arrested in Isfahan during a raid on his home by security agents.  They stated that they were acting on the orders of the Revolutionary Court and that the accusations against him included the formation of a Christian house-church.  They confiscated personal...

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A Double Standard?

Comedy Central Backs Down (CFI News)  UPDATED ON Friday, April 23, 2010 — Comedy Central bleeped out every instance of the words “Prophet Muhammad,” making a recent “South Park”  episode practically incomprehensible as it aired.  The character of Muhammad was once again also hidden from view, covered by a large block labeled “censored.” The Muhammad content is also not available on the South Park Studios website. A militant Muslim group...

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