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Corona kills senior official in Iran

This morning news broke that Mohammad Mirmohammadi (71), a senior adviser to the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has died of Corona virus. He was one of several senior government people to be infected, including a vice president and the deputy health minister. This makes the outbreak in Iran unique, because those that need to lead the country through this crisis are

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Urgent Need in Iran

Heavy floods have devastated the south-eastern area of Iran, on the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan. This is one of the poorest areas in Iran. Thousands have been displaced and an unknown number of people have died. The severe rainfall and flooding blocked roads, destroyed houses and displaced thousands of people in southeastern provinces of Kerman as well. Massive flooding

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A hidden Christmas

‘On those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned’ Isaiah 9:2 We prepare to celebrate the coming of Immanuel. And not just us. All over the world, Christians celebrate (be it on different dates) the coming of Christ to earth. The persecuted church celebrates too. Often in secret. And when public festivities are allowed, there is

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Straight outta China – GOOGLE’s New Social Media Score

If you only follow Christian news, you might have missed the fact that last week a Silicon Valley whistleblower, who spoke with the intrepid investigative team at Project Veritas, sounded the alarm for all American Christians. In case you were sleeping, former Google software engineer Zachary Vorhies exposed different websites that were put on a blacklist, banning content from appearing on newsfeeds accessed

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Dove lands again in India

Our Dove Sunday school teachers training program is still growing, and languages are being added every year. This summer a team of Chinese and Europeans were invited to India to train Sunday school teachers, together with our Indian partners. With its huge population of children, and many devoted followers of Jesus, India is a great place to use the Dove

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Post-Christian bewilderment about the persecuted church

Not only Christian organisations worry about the increase of persecution world wide. An interesting report was published last week, as a result of an independent enquiry commissioned by Jeremy Hunt, the UK foreign secretary. The main takeaway was that the persecution of Christians is a pressing human rights issue, and in many situations the UK government fails to recognise or

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