Mrs. Abedini cancels March 8 White House protest

UPDATED: January 23, 2014

From Facebook: Naghmeh Abedini, wife of imprisoned husband, Saeed, in Iran:

naghmeh praying

children save saeed sign“After further prayer and counsel, I have determined it is not in the best interest of Saeed and our family for me to participate in the March 8th event that would have resulted in my arrest.

It has always been important to Saeed and me that our actions as Christians promote unity within and not divide the Body of Christ. In wanting to honor and protect my husband, my children, and the Body of Christ. In wanting to honor and protect my husband, my children, my family, and the Body of Christ that I not participate on March 8th.

As a mother of two who has been without my husband and their father for more than a year now, I will continue to focus on doing everything I can in this country and abroad to secure the freedom of Saeed. I am most grateful for the many efforts and prayers underway on behalf of Saeed.

We continue to pray for his release.”

If you are intending to join Rev. Mahoney and the ‘Hebrews 13:3 Project’ please note there are remaining dates scheduled. You are advised to check the Project’s Facebook event page for the latest updates and plans:

Event Page:!/events/203724836499486/ 

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UN flagMrs. Abedini announced she will be a keynote speaker for the Sixth Annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy. The Summit is organized by UN Watch and will take place in Geneva, Switzerland on Tuesday, February 25, just before the main session of the UN Human Rights Council (

The Geneva conference will provide her with a global platform to speak on religious freedom issues and Christian persecution around the world. This is a familiar topic she has addressed in numerous churches over the past year. Naghmeh was born and raised in the U.S., and met Saeed, a convert to Christianity, in Iran. He is now a U.S. citizen and they have two small children. Travel has often been a chore the past year, with lost luggage, delays and road weariness. But faith in God and hope for her husband energizes her to keep speaking out.