LAHORE, PAKISTAN (CFI) – For many of the students at Masihi Basharti Church in Lahore, Pakistan, the idea of owning their own copy of the Scriptures was nothing more than a distant dream.
The church simply couldn’t provide Bibles for each and every student or child who was able to read, and no one could afford to purchase a copy for themselves.
The only time the children had access to the Scriptures was during church services, where they often had to share a copy with another student.
“I really wanted… Read more
LAHORE, PAKISTAN (CFI) — The following was written by a CFI co-worker, now a 22-year-old college student, in Pakistan.
The story is her own, and yet at the same time belongs to hundreds of other Christian young people throughout her homeland. The story is so disturbing, in fact, that revealing her true name and identity would endanger not only her life, but the lives of her family members as well…
It has been widely observed that Christians studying in educational institutions of Lahore, Pakistan, are subjected to religious persecution at… Read more
From CNN’s Belief Blog
They had illegally sneaked into Myanmar knowing full well the danger, but it wasn’t completely apparent to the members of the Irish Christian band Bluetree that the screaming general down below the balcony wanted them dead.
They could tell it was a very tense situation. High-ranking members of two different military units were pointing at them and yelling in a language they didn’t understand, according to lead singer Aaron Boyd. Their interpreter clammed up and the president of the NGO that had brought the band into… Read more
Christian Freedom International presents a sneak peek at the new DVD coming out this summer. Bluetree – Banned In Burma. The band travels with CFI to Thailand and remote villages in Burma to witness the horrors of Asia’s longest running civil war. Members of Bluetree capture first hand the effects of persecution on native Karen Christians.… Read more
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, Liberia, the Netherlands, Spain, Thailand, and Zimbabwe.
Iran’s unchallenged election, at a meeting in New York,… Read more