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New Law Endangers Evangelists in Russia

Pray for our Fellow Laborers in Russia

A new law went into effect on July 20th, 2016 that could result in stiff fines for Christians who evangelize in Russia. The law, approved by the Sate Duma, will make it unlawful for Christians to share their beliefs with others in their homes, online or anywhere outside a registered church building. While the law is intended to prevent acts of terrorism, Christians fear that they could be linked to terrorism simply by sharing their faith with someone through an email or in a public place. The penalty for breaking the new law is the equivalent of six weeks’ wages for an individual and more than twenty times that for an organization. Pray for members of unregistered churches, and pray that the Duma will amend the new law in response to public outcry.