Iranian Pastor to Be Executed For Refusing to Convert to Islam

Iranian Pastor to Be Executed For Refusing to Convert to Islam

An Iranian pastor is scheduled to be executed as early as Friday for refusing to convert back to Islam. Youcef Nadarkhani, who was arrested in 2009 for the crime of apostasy, has reportedly been given three opportunities to recant his Christian faith. Although no verdict was reached after the pastor’s last hearing on Wednesday, September 28, some reports from the region suggest that he may be put to death by the end of the week. His case has...

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Update: Urgent Need Remains at CFI’s Freedom Inn

Update: Urgent Need Remains at CFI’s Freedom Inn

As you probably know, thousands of persecuted refugees from Burma have sought asylum in the United States in recent years. Dozens of Karen refugees relocated in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, where they have found safe, temporary lodging in CFI’s Freedom Inn. For the past several years, the Inn has not only offered affordable housing for individuals and families who are working to create new lives for themselves, but has been a place of refuge...

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Hundreds of Supporters Turn Out for CFI’s “Break the Chains” Concert

Hundreds of Supporters Turn Out for CFI’s “Break the Chains” Concert

On Saturday, September 3, approximately 800 concertgoers gathered at the Kewadin Resorts in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan for a fun-filled evening of music and worship with the Irish band, Bluetree and Exchange Church Belfast lead pastor, Andrew Toogood. CFI president Jim Jacobson, as well as board members in Thailand and CFI workers in Pakistan, called in remotely to participate in the event and encourage the attendees to pray for and support the...

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Millions to Rally on IDOP for the Persecuted Church

Millions to Rally on IDOP for the Persecuted Church

As summer comes to an end and autumn approaches, Christians around the world are preparing for the 2011 International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP). The IDOP, which was first organized in 1996 by the World Evangelical Fellowship, has evolved into one of the largest worldwide prayer events in existence today. For the past 15 years, thousands of churches and organizations, as well as individuals and families, have participated in...

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