Iran: Helping Christians Under Threat

The Islamic nation of Iran has seen widespread protests against the authoritarian regime after the arrest of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who died in custody last September at the hands of the country’s morality police over forced hijab rules.

In Iran, it is also illegal to leave Islam. Known followers of Christ are often imprisoned, tortured, evicted from rented homes, and routinely fired from their jobs. For those who have escaped from Iran – especially Christians from Muslim backgrounds – their lives are often in danger until they are able to resettle in a country that allows them religious freedom.

Closer to the Fire host Greg Musselman is joined in this episode by Afshin Javid of Cyrus Call, a ministry that seeks to provide practical assistance to Iranian believers who are being persecuted for their Christian faith. Afshin, who grew up committed to Islam before having a dramatic encounter with Jesus, shares how Iranian Christians in Turkey are being threatened with deportation back to Iran, where they could be imprisoned, tortured or even killed. He also explains why, in the midst of so much opposition, Iran has one of the fastest growing church movements in the world.

Date: January 2023
Length: 55:00

Episode Notes
To contact Afshin: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
To view Afshin’s testimony, visit:
The Voice of the Martyrs Canada