The number of Iranians addicted to drugs.
Highest rate in the world.
How do we erase this number.
“600 people in Iran were executed in 2010, 80 percent were drug offenders.” -Human Rights Watch
“Iran’s judicial and legal system systematically violates the human rights of accused drug offenders, in particular their right to a fair trial, resulting in numerous death sentences in violation of international law.” –Human Rights Watch
“Iran executes the second highest number of prisoners in the world annually, behind only China.” -Amnesty International
“2.2 percent of Iranian adults are addicted to drugs, the highest rate in the world.” -UN World Drug Report“…Of the roughly 80 million Iranians, 4 million are hooked on drugs.” -The Globe and Mail
We have seen many walk away from this type of drug addiction since we launched our television programming in 2003. In addition, through our Freedom Connection Leadership Training (FCLT) we have been able to continue to help young Iranians experience freedom from the addiction of drugs, in addition to training them as emerging leaders to ultimately be able to help and train others they meet get free from drug abuse. We have not just put a band-aid on the issue but we are training these ex-addicts to be able to help others get free from the same vices they once struggled with.
When we have our FCLT Conferences (Freedom Connection Leadership Training) it also allows those who attend to escape the routine of their daily lives as well as the pull of the drugs they battle. We provide a place of solidarity for them to clear their mind, and stay off of the drugs they have been battling while providing positive reinforcement, teaching, and counseling so that they can grow and become free. We are currently strategizing on building our own permanent facility to house those seeking physical and spiritual refuge so they can be healed, restored, and then trained in a new profession so they can not only learn self-sustaining principles but use them.
Just because they come to a conference does not mean someone will change right away and become free from their addictions so we provide on going accountability with leaders in and around their area when they leave to go back home.
Leaders like this can then begin to autonomously help those around them who have struggled with drug addiction, including other potential leaders who have gone through our FCLT Conferences.
We have trained our 250 leaders to begin to reach out and identify more potential leaders and begin to lead them. As leaders continue to grow by going through our FCLT Conferences and other training programs we appoint them as house church pastors and the underground house church movement happening today in Iran will continue to grow and influence the world around it.