What’s Life Like For Christians?
Iran is ruled by an increasingly strict Islamic regime, which views the existence of Iranian house churches as an attempt by Western countries to undermine Islam and their authority.
State surveillance is on the rise and the authorities are exerting an increasing grip on daily life and activities, an attitude reflected in the harsh responses to the protests that followed the death of Mahsa Amini on 16 September 2022.
When people from Muslim backgrounds become Christians, they can only meet in secret house churches. They are at great risk of being monitored, harassed, arrested, and prosecuted for ‘crimes
against national security’ – an accusation that is notoriously poorly defined and can be abused.
Iranian Christians may be banned from education, lose their jobs, and find it very difficult to get back into employment. Many believers feel forced to leave the country.