Naghmeh Abedini, the wife of imprisoned paster Saeed Abedini, is asking Christians around the world to stand up for Basic Human Rights in Iran. Recently, she reached out to CFI to help spread her message, below is her email. Saeed is currently being held at Evin prison in Iran.
“My name is Naghmeh Abedini , I am the wife of Saeed Abedini who is an American pastor who has been sentenced to 8 years in Iranian prison (Evin prison). I have been on CNN, Fox News, USA today, BBC Farsi,and… Read more
Students at CFI’s Haui Kalok Bible Institute (HBI) recently took an exam. The exam covered English rules and spelling. The school located in Mae Sot, Thailand, lays along the Burma border. Haui Kalok Bible Institue (HBI) serves as a Bible School for Karen and Karenni young men and women looking to further their faith and strengthen their leadership skills.
CFI President Jim Jacobson has been teaching both English and Bible classes this spring. He has big plans for both HBI and it’s students.
“With God’s grace, I believe the students… Read more
Syrian church leaders have called for a day of prayer for peace to be restored to their country, enabling all Syrians to live in harmony within their own country. Some fear that the Iraq scenario (involving increased levels of sectarian attack and corresponding flight of Christians) could be replicated in Syria. Church leaders have called on Christians not to leave, acknowledging that significant emigration had already occurred.
Fears within Christian communities have increased following the kidnapping of two priests (Michel Kayyal of the Armenian Catholic church and Mahar Mahfouz of… Read more
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom recently stated: “The flight of Christians out of the region [Middle East] is unprecedented and it’s increasing year by year.” Some experts even believe that in our lifetime: “Christians might disappear altogether from Iraq, Afghanistan, and Egypt.”
CFI President Jim Jacobson, has said, “over 1 million Christians lived in Iraq in 2003, ten years later less than 400,000 can be counted. Christians in the Middle East are under siege.”
Across the Middle East, in countries like Iraq, Egypt, Syria, and elsewhere, attacks on… Read more
Kenneth Bae, a Korean tour operator, with American citizenship, was arrested in November by North Korean police while leading a tour group through the north-eastern port of Rajin.
He was charged with “committing crimes against the state”. Early this month the North Korean Supreme Court sentenced him to 15 years hard labor. The sentence is the harshest ever issued against a foreign national. Usually it is reserved for murders, and rapists.
Sources close to the case, report Bae is a devout Christian, who on his touring trips would carry out… Read more