Middle East

Researchers find Christians in Iran approaching 1 million

Originally published in Christianity Today Missiologists have long spoken of the explosive growth of the church h in Iran. Now they have data to back up their claims— from secular research. According to a new survey of 50 000 Iranians —90% residing in Iran — by GAMAAN, a Netherlands-based research group, 1.5% identified as Christian. […]

France leads West in helping Lebanon after catastrophic blast in Beirut

News summary by Mindy Belz, senior editor of World France is taking a lead among Western nations, with the United States making tentative (my take) offers of help in the wake of Tuesday’s catastrophic explosion in Beirut. The official death toll stands at 137, with more than 5,000 injured and at least […]