Is there a Christian revival in Iran?
There is an incredible revival happening in this country of unrest as roughly 3,000 Muslims a month have turned away from their religion and chosen Christianity since the pandemic started back in March. Mike Ansari runs the most popular Christian satellite channels in Iran called Mohabat TV.
Is there a Christian community in Iran?
Christians in Iran, mostly of Armenian background, as well as Assyrians, Catholics, Protestants and Evangelicals, number around 300,000 to 370,000, scattered across major Iranian cities like Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz and Tabriz.
What is the fastest growing religion in Iran?
Of the three non-Muslim religions recognized by the Iranian government, the 2011 General Census indicated that Christianity was the largest in the nation. Evangelical Christianity is growing at 19.6% annually, according to Operation World, making Iran the country with the highest annual Evangelical growth rate.
Is there a history of persecution of Christians in Iran?
Certainly, the regime’s persecution of Christians has a long history, and that history overlaps with the history of attacks on other groups. In 1994 three Iranian bishops were brutally assassinated after expressing opposition to the system of absolute rule by the clerics.
Is Iran cracking down on Christians converting to Christianity?
The Islamic Republic of Iran is unleashing a sweeping crackdown on Christians, particularly those who have dared to convert from Islam to Christianity. (Image source: iStock) The Islamic Republic of Iran is unleashing a sweeping crackdown on Christians, particularly those who have dared to convert from Islam to Christianity.
Is Iran a persecuted country?
According to the World Watch List compiled by Open Doors USA, Iran is currently ranked as the ninth-worst country for faith-based persecution. Iran systematically violates the U.S. International Religious Freedom Act and this is why, since 1999, the U.S. has designated the Islamic Republic as a “Country of Concern.”
Is Iran one of the worst places in the world for Christians?
Even though the international community labels the government of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as a moderate administration, and even though Rouhani claims that the Islamic Republic treats all religions justly and fairly, Iran is one of the worst places in the world for Christians.