As protesters demanding more freedom and fair elections prepared to demonstrate in freezing temperatures in Moscow Saturday, February 4, a major Russian mission group warned of more difficulties for evangelical Christians and other religious minorities in Russia and other former Soviet Union nations. "Even as demonstrations increase, protesters hold on religion and civil liberties appears to be slipping in the North Caucasus and Central Asia," explained Russian Ministries in a statement to BosNewsLife. "The situation in Russia has been building over the last several years, and is as much about religious liberty as it is about political freedom," the group added. Russian Ministries, which is involved in several aid and education projects and evangelism, told BosNewsLife that recent reports "document an alarming increase in limiting the freedoms of minority or dissenting religious perspectives across much of the post-Soviet region." read more: http://www.persecution.org/2012/02/10/russian-mission-group-warns-of-crackdown-on-evangelicals/ Pray that Christians in Russia continue to be empowered to live out their faith despite an increase in persecution.Pray for the protection of protestors in Russia.Pray that God mobilizes Christians to this region.
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon