URGENT: Iran Spotlight
Where We Work Iran

Iran

Country Profile and Radical's Work

Stratus Index
13
Religion
Muslim
Security Tier
33
Engagement Scale
01
Literacy Rate
61
People Groups
94
Unreached People Groups
84
Population unreached
83,535,776

Climate: Mostly arid or semiarid, subtropical along Caspian coast

Terrain: Rugged, mountainous rim; high, central basin with deserts, mountains; small, discontinuous plains along both coasts

Environment Issues: Air pollution, especially in urban areas, from vehicle emissions, refinery operations, and industrial effluents; deforestation; overgrazing; desertification; oil pollution in the Persian Gulf; wetland losses from drought; soil degradation (salination); inadequate supplies of potable water; water pollution from raw sewage and industrial waste; urbanization

Languages: Persian (official), Azeri Turkic and Turkic dialects, Kurdish, Gilaki and Mazandarani, Luri, Balochi, Arabic

Government Type: Theocratic Republic

How to Pray

Though Chistians from Muslim backgrounds are the most persecuted in Iran, those living in dense populations are able to pursue their new-found faith with some level of anonymity. Thankfully, because many Iranian Muslims are nominal followers, some new Christians are actually accepted by their families. Underground church leaders and members are vulnerable and subject to imprisonment if discovered. Their meetings are considered “crimes against national security.” (Source: Open Doors)

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Pray for opportunities for Christians to share their faith with their nominally Muslim family members.
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Pray for imprisoned Christians to be encouraged in their faith as they wait to be released.
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Pray that Armenian and Syrian Christians, who are allowed to practice their faith in their own country, would have the courage to share their faith with their Muslim neighbors even though it’s unlawful to do so.

Unreached people groups live in areas where Christ is unknown and there is little to no local church presence.

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