Iranian Christians Take Risks to Love Their Neighbours

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Christians in Muslim-majority Iran are risking arrest to provide food and humanitarian aid to their struggling neighbours.

David Curry, CEO of Open Doors, an organisation that monitors Christian persecution, says underground churches in Iran have surfaced amid the COVID-19 crisis to answer Jesus’ call to love their neighbours.

He’s told The Christian Post, it began with people spending their own time and money to make sure neighbours have the care and support they need because of lost incomes.

It is now more organised as local church networks have become involved.

Mr Curry says the underground church has not done this sort of above-ground relief before.

He says the remarkable thing about the Iranian church is the ability to mobilise online networks into offline outreach in this highly restrictive, risk-laden environment.

 

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