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Saeed and Nagmeh Abedini
Photo: ACLJ

On March 15th, Naghmeh Abedini, the wife of American-Iranian Pastor Saeed Abedini, tearfully presented the case of her imprisoned husband's torture to a US congressional committee on human rights. "Saeed is a husband and an amazing father," she explained during the hearing. "Our kids hold onto the hope of seeing their Daddy very soon." Representing the American Center for Law and Justice, Chief Counsel Jordan Sekulow concluded: "This hearing represents a significant opportunity to elevate Pastor Saeed's plight...and stand up for the human rights and religious freedom of those who are facing similar situations because of their faith."

View a brief video clip of Naghmeh and Jordan Sekulow during a recent television interview. For more about Pastor Saeed's arrest and imprisonment, click here.

Current Ministry Fund

By funding television broadcasts, VOMC is making it possible for a vast audience of viewers to be reached throughout Iran with the "Good News" of Jesus' love via satellite.

Project Fund: Underground Church

Country Information


85,888,910 (July 2021 est.)

Persian, Azeri, Kurd, Lur, Baloch, Arab, Turkmen and Turkic tribes

Religion (%)
Islam (99.6), other, including Christian (0.3), Unspecified (0.2)

President Ebrahim Raisi (2021)

Government type
Theocratic republic

Legal system
Religious legal system based on secular and Islamic law

Source: CIA World Factbook

Pray for Iran

As the Gospel message goes forth over the airwaves, may the growth of the church continue to multiply despite persecution. Pray that the Iranian government will be open to change, allowing full rights and protection for its non-Muslim citizens as well. In the meantime, may those who are forced to flee the country find safe refuge and help so they can live in peace and worship the Lord with freedom.


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