Reza Safa | United States | 2016 | 31 m 12 s
The 1979 Iranian Islamic Revolution of the Ayatollah Khomeini changed every aspect of the Iranian society, turning Iran into a pure Islamic state. In 1988 the Iranian government began a campaign against the Christian faith. In 1994, the main wave of persecution began when several pastors and leaders of major evangelical denominations were murdered by the Islamic regime’s death squad. Other church members and church leaders were arrested, imprisoned, and tortured. Today, the United Nations Special Representative reported that Christians are leaving Iran at an estimated rate of 15,000 to 20,000 per year. The Human Rights Watch estimates the number of Christians living in Iran today total 10,000 to15,000. That is a 95% reduction of Christianity in Iran. A Faceless Faith is a documentation of the Iranian Regime’s atrocities against Christians and the Christian faith in Iran.