A Christian ministry that works with persecuted Christians worldwide has announced a day of prayer and fasting for Wednesday, June 29, because of looming legislation in Russia that would return the nation to the days of Communist power by demanding everyone who wants to share their faith first get government authorization.

According to the announcement from Barnabas Fund, the day of prayer and fasting is being sought by Christians in Russia because of the looming new restrictions on religion. “Last Friday two members of the Russian Duma (parliament) introduced a series of amendments to anti-terrorist legislation that would require individuals to gain prior state authorization before even discussing their faith with someone else,” the announcement said. READ MORE