Persecution of religious minorities in Iran on the rise

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom reports that persecution of religious minorities in Iran has increased ever since the 2013 election of the new President. But, Open Doors USA says this hasn’t stopped the ministry of Christians. As of February 2015, approximately 90 Christians were either in prison, detained, or awaiting trial because of their religious beliefs and activities. But officials say they are now starting to hear stories of the gospel being shared behind the prison doors as Christians in Iran continue their ministry work, despite the suffering.

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