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Critical Oral Intervention for Persecuted Christians in Pakistan

By CeCe Heil1634052031046

Christians in Pakistan are continuing to face persistent persecution, including blatant discrimination by the government and violent attacks by radical Islamic mobs. In a recent written submission to the U.N. Human Rights Council (HRC), we highlighted how Christians in Pakistan are persecuted...

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ACLJ Delivers Intervention at U.N. To Defend Christians in Afghanistan

By Jordan Sekulow1633114482635

The situation for Christians in Afghanistan has become extremely dire. Thanks to the weakness and incompetence of the Biden Administration, which has abandoned them to the will of the Taliban, it is likely about to turn deadly. I just took direct action on the world stage, delivering an urgent oral...

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ECLJ Pleads With the United Nations on Behalf of a Young Christian Girl in Pakistan

By Shaheryar Gill1632142740000

Recently, we informed you that we filed a critical submission with the United Nations Human Rights Council highlighting three major legal issues concerning Christian persecution in Pakistan. The first issue raised in our report was regarding blasphemy laws, as discussed here . If we look at the...

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Defending Persecuted Christians in India at the United Nations

By Shaheryar Gill1631624340000

Persecution of Christians in India continues even as the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) reviews the state of human rights in the country during its 48th session. Just days after we filed a critical report with the HRC , detailing incidents of persecution of Christians by Hindu mobs,

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Intervening at the UN HRC For Falsely Accused Christian in Pakistan

By CeCe Heil1631551661168

Blasphemy laws and their abuse are still a big challenge in Pakistan. Many false accusations continue to surface, mobs threaten to kill the accused, and the justice system is failing to provide due process of law, even after the Government of Pakistan stated that blasphemy laws will not be misused...

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ACLJ FOIA To Find Out Why Biden Abandoned Christians and Americans

By Jordan Sekulow1630587540000

In the wake of President Biden’s hasty withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, allowing the Taliban to seize total control, no one is in greater danger than Afghan Christians and young women. We are taking key action as part of a multipronged strategy to bring pressure both in the U.S. and...

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Biden Creates Humanitarian Crisis and Potential Genocide in Afghanistan

By Mike Pompeo, Senior Counsel for Global Affairs1630101600000

The disaster unfolding in Afghanistan over the past few weeks has shown in stark terms the incompetence and weakness of the Biden Administration. And now 13 members of the U.S. Military have paid with their lives. Our deepest condolences go out to their families, and our prayers are with those who...

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ACLJ Details Ongoing Violence Facing Christians in Nigeria at the UN

By Paul Archuleta1630069140000

Christians in Nigeria are continuously living under the threat of being killed or kidnapped because of their Christian faith. ACLJ Senior Counsel for Global Affairs Mike Pompeo (former Secretary of State) has previously detailed just how dire the current situation in Nigeria is: Unfortunately, the...

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Save Persecuted Christians in Afghanistan From Taliban Brutality

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Christians in Afghanistan are on the precipice of disaster. Women and children fear the utter brutality of Taliban rule. They are hiding in their homes in Afghanistan for fear of what the Taliban...

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Christians in Afghanistan Fear for Their Lives as Taliban Seizes Control

By Jordan Sekulow1629909759892

Right now the future of Afghanistan looks grim. For Afghan Christians, it looks deadly. After a 20-year war, the Taliban once again controls Afghanistan. ISIS has been resurrected . And the people of Afghanistan are afraid for their lives. As we have reported , President Biden’s hasty withdrawal of...

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Christian Couple Rescued From Six Years of Bonded Labor in Pakistan

By Shaheryar Gill1629822483067

Our affiliate in Pakistan just rescued a Christian couple from bonded labor. Hanif Masih and his wife, Maryam Masih, had been working for a wealthy Muslim farm owner, Mian Faisal, in a small village in Hafizabad, about 115 kilometers from Lahore. Both started their work in 2016. Hanif took care of...

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UPDATE: ACLJ at UN for Christian Schoolchildren Kidnapped in Nigeria

By Jordan Sekulow1629118740000

But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. ~ Matthew 18:6 Scripture tells us that anyone who harms an innocent child will face the wrath of Almighty God.

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Armed Radicals Kidnap 140 Christian Kids From High School in Nigeria

By Jordan Sekulow1627045200000

Most of us have the luxury of feeling that our children and grandchildren are safe going to school each day. But parents in Nigeria – particularly Christian families – find themselves locked in a constant state of terror as school children are being murdered or kidnapped by Islamic radicals. In...

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ACLJ Credited with Influencing Policy To Protect Christians in Nigeria

By Jordan Sekulow1625166000000

For nearly a decade, the ACLJ has been working to save persecuted and dying Christians in Nigeria from unthinkable atrocities. We’ve told you repeatedly how radical Islamists have been targeting innocent Christians for violence simply because of their faith. For years we’ve learned of atrocity...

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ACLJ Details Atrocities in Burma and Demands Action at the UN

By Paul Archuleta1624453140000

Within Myanmar (Burma), the Burma Army is continuing to carry out mass atrocities against the people of Burma. In one case on March 27, 2021, a villager in Karen State lost her husband when the Burma Army carried out an airstrike and bombed their home. She gave a chilling account of the attack, “My...

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Pakistani Christian Couple Acquitted and Freed From Death Row

By Shaheryar Gill1623416340000

Two Pakistani Christians falsely charged with violating Sections 295-B and 295-C of the Pakistan Penal Code on July 20, 2013, were acquitted after spending more than seven years on death row. On April 4, 2014, Shafqat Emmanuel and his wife, Shagufta Kausar, were convicted and sentenced to death for...

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The Persecution of Christians in Nigeria Demands Our Attention

By Mike Pompeo, Senior Counsel for Global Affairs1623240000000

Every single day in Nigeria, Christians aren’t just having their right to religious freedom denied – they are being murdered because of their faith in Jesus. I have often spoken of the importance of religious liberty to a free society. It is a foundational freedom. No society that denies its people...

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Our 18th Submission to U.N. for Nigeria’s Christians & Leah Sharibu

By Jordan Sekulow1622811540000

Every child deserves the right to go to school and to play outside of their home without the fear of being targeted for abduction or violent abuse because of their faith. But in Nigeria, that fear is very real and ever-present – especially for Christian women and children. We just took action at...

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Christian Family Threatened by Neighbors and Police in Pakistan

By CeCe Heil1621947540000

We just helped secure a critical victory for a Christian family facing targeted persecution in Pakistan. Our European Centre for Law and Justice’s (ECLJ) affiliate in Pakistan has secured a victory for a young Christian man and his family who were being threatened and harassed by a Muslim neighbor...

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Highlighting the Many Faces of Persecuted Christians to the U.N.

By Paul Archuleta1621000740000

Being stabbed and beaten, fined for translating the Bible into your own language, or charged for sharing your faith with your neighbor. These are real cases of persecution being carried out against Christians all around the world. Here at the ACLJ, it is our responsibility to bring these violations...

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