(RNS) "Once the abuse has been addressed, then that will open the way for us to get marriage counseling on the more common marital issues," his wife said.
(RNS) Naghmeh Abedini filed domestic legal papers to ensure her children stay in Boise, where she is living.
Abedini told Fox News that while in Tehran's Evin prison he was beaten by interrogators, was left with an al-Qaida prisoner who tried to kill him and watched people screaming and crying while taken to be hanged.
(RNS) Iranian-American pastor Saeed Abedini arrived in Asheville, N.C., on Thursday afternoon and was greeted by his parents, his sister, and the Rev. Franklin Graham.
They remain mindful of Iran's history of being a troublemaker in the region and concerned that a Jewish-American prisoner was not released.
(RNS) His cause had been vocally championed by U.S. Christians, but recent revelations by Abedini's wife that he had abused her for years may complicate his homecoming.
(RNS) Naghmeh Abedini's accusations raise the question: Why do evangelical women wait so long before reporting spousal abuse?
Iranian-American Saeed Abedini was sentenced by an Iranian court in 2013 to eight years in prison for allegedly compromising Iran's national security by setting up home-based Christian churches there.
The common understanding of Jesus’ famous phrase may be inaccurate and inconsistent with the way most Christians throughout history have understood it.
BALTIMORE (RNS) “God, we ask for a favorable, favorable ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States for the cause of religious liberty,” prayed the Rev. Ronnie Floyd, incoming president of the Southern Baptist Convention.
(RNS) Facing criticism that he does not give religious freedom enough attention, President Obama devoted most of his National Prayer Breakfast address to the issue, naming people imprisoned for their beliefs and calling out specific nations.
President Barack Obama’s National Prayer Breakfast speech packed a world of religious freedom woes into 12 short minutes. Here’s what you missed, and what it all meant, written in about the same time it took him to deliver the speech.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Iranian government sentenced Abedini to eight years in prison after convicting him of “undermining” the government by spreading his religious beliefs.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Secretary of State John Kerry is calling for the release of an Iranian-American minister from a Tehran prison, a welcome step for advocates who had accused the State Department of being "AWOL" on the case.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Religious freedom activists scolded the State Department for not appearing at a hearing Friday on Iran’s treatment of religious minorities and called for greater government involvement in securing the release of people imprisoned there for their faith.