Icon (Close Menu)

A Brother in Chains

Michael Avramovich writes at Touchstone magazine’s Mere Comments:

Many of us have heard of the terrible plight of [the Rev.] Saeed Abedini, the American pastor who was sentenced in late January to eight years in the notorious Iranian Evin prison for his Christian faith. Press reports indicate that Pastor Abedini is being beaten and tortured in prison, as well as being subjected to psychological abuse. Further, he is being denied regular access to his family.

In addition to praying for Pastor Abedini and his family (he has two young children), if you, and/or your Sunday School group, or small group, or your parish and church wish to send Pastor Abedini a short note of encouragement, the address to the Evin prison is as follows:

Pastor Saeed Abedini
Evin Prison
Saadat Abad
Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran


Top headlines. Every Friday.



Most Recent

People & Places, May 29

Appointments, ordinations, and retirements across the Episcopal Church

Blessings for Pets — and Police

The blessings were an extension of the church’s participating in Faith & Blue, a national effort to “build bridges and break biases” between police and the communities they serve.

Meet New Zealand’s Barefoot Bishop

The Rt. Rev. Justin Duckworth, who founded a new monastic community before becoming Bishop of Wellington and goes by BarefootBishop on social media, was elected May 22 as primate of Tikanga Pākehā, the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand, and Polynesia’s branch for people of European descent.

A Step Toward Full Communion with the United Methodist Church

The Methodists have approved the deal, but there's more to do on the Episcopal side.