Women's Prayer Vigil for Maryam and Marzieh in Iranian Prison (Reprinted from CCFON)
Article Published: 4th September 2009
Maryam Rostampour and Marzieh Esmailabadi are Iranian Christians who were imprisoned six months ago for converting to Christianity. Attieh Fard, a member of the Iranian Christian Fellowship who is fighting for the religious freedom in Iran, is encouraging Christians to come and pray for them and for the freedom of Christians in Iran, who are unjustly persecuted for their love of God. This will be a quiet prayer in silence and unity.
DATE: Saturday, 12 September 2009
TIME: 12.30pm – 9.30pm
VENUE: Outside Iranian Embassy at 16 Princes Gate, London, SW7 1PT (nearest tube station South Kensington)
Please note: The prayer vigil is mainly for women (Strict white dress code: white dress covering your arms and legs, and a simple scarf to cover your hair). Men are welcome to come too, but would be asked to stand separately.
In the US:
Americans can take action in support of Christians who live in the United States but suffer persecution for their religious beliefs. Rifqa Bary, a Sri Lankan teenager living in the U.S., appealed to a Florida Court for protection when her secret conversion from Islam to Christianity was discovered. Hers is an important case testing the American will to preserve what Thomas Jefferson called our most inalienable and sacred human right, freedom of religion.
An email to the Governor of Florida in support of Rifqa can help: Charlie.Crist@MyFlorida.com
Governor Crist can also be reached by phone at (850) 488-7146 or by fax at (850) 487-0801.