September 10, 2012

Good News — for a Change!

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By Faith McDonnell

Working in advocacy for the persecuted Church around the world, one hears bad news far more often than good. So the events of this past weekend were a stunner! Good news from both Iran and Pakistan on Saturday, September 8, 2012.

Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has been acquitted and freed from prison where he had been held for 1062 days because of his Christian faith and witness. Just prior to his release, activists coordinated by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) in a “Tweet for Youcef” campaign were reaching over 3 million Twitter followers a day! We have written extensively about Youcef at IRD, including in our flagship publication, Faith and Freedom.

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  • Donnie

    This is great news! I pray for the day when Iranian Christians (and Christians all over the world) can worship God openly without fear of death and persecution.

  • http://www.theird.org Faith McDonnell

    Thanks, Donnie! That should be the prayer of all Christians for their brothers and sisters around the world.

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