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President Trump Blasts Turkey's Mistreatment of Pastor

By ACLJ.org1532015972728

Turkey’s decision to ignore continued demands for the release of innocent American Pastor Andrew Brunson will not be tolerated. Yesterday, after the third court date of this sham trial, Pastor Andrew was sent back to prison and the trial was again delayed another three months – until October 12th.

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U.N. Takes Critical Step to Hold ISIS Accountable

By ACLJ.org1532010780541

Your voice is being heard at the U.N. Real progress is underway and we are seeing the fruit of our efforts to demand justice and accountability in the aftermath of ISIS’s cruel genocide against Christians and others in the Middle East. The wheels of justice are turning. As we had previously...

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Pastor Brunson Remanded Back to Prison

By CeCe Heil1531923637000

Today, Turkey held its third day of trial for the falsely imprisoned American Pastor Andrew Brunson. He has now been remanded back to prison and his next trial date will not be until October 12th. Pastor Andrew is innocent. Yet he's being accused of "Christianization" as a crime by the Turkish...

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ACLJ Highlights the Plight of Christians in China

By ACLJ.org1531750438431

On one afternoon in a small village near the border between China and Myanmar, Sister Ju, a devout Christian in her mid 30s, was forcefully taken away by police when she was peacefully sharing the gospel with local Chinese in a 200-square-foot home. After being detained for more than 400 days, she...

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Has Winter Come for House Churches in China?

By ACLJ.org1530885600000

In the past few months, Chinese Christians have witnessed increasing pressure imposed on house churches since the revised Regulations on Religious Affairs came into effect on February 1, 2018. House churches nationwide are faced with harassment, intimidation, and domination from the government,

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Putting Pressure on Pakistan to End Barbaric Laws

By ACLJ.org1530626400000

Christians in Pakistan face the worst persecution imaginable – terror, violence, abduction, and even death – and the Pakistani government seems unwilling or unable to protect them. We just made a critical oral intervention to the U.N. Human Rights Council to urge the international community to...

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Demanding U.N. Provide Aid for Victims of Genocide

By ACLJ.org1530279267007

There is still a mass humanitarian crisis in the Middle East. Christians in Iraq are in grave danger. The International community can no longer turn a blind eye. We’ve once again taken direct action at the U.N. to defend the lives of persecuted Christians in the Middle East. We presented a critical...

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Religious Freedom Enjoyed by Minors in China?

By ACLJ.org1530215092829

On a recent Sunday morning the local authorities broke into a church service in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China and demanded that children under the age of 18 leave the service immediately. One of the women pleaded with the officer to allow her to stay at the service with her infant baby. The...

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Demanding the U.N. Protect Christians in Nigeria

By ACLJ.org1530024012558

The situation for Christians in Nigeria has become a nightmare – living in a state of constant terror of abduction, torture, and murder by radical Muslim terrorist groups. We’re outraged, and we’re taking action, starting at the United Nations. We’ve told you about the barbaric atrocities committed...

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Back to the U.N. to Demand Pastor Andrew's Freedom

By ACLJ.org1529940203605

The United States Senate just made a major move in trying to force the release of American Pastor Andrew Brunson, and now it’s once again our turn. We’ve just gone back to the U.N. to urge the world’s leaders to step up and apply maximum pressure on Turkey. Wrongfully imprisoned American Pastor...

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Help Is on the Way for Christian Victims of Genocide

By ACLJ.org1529527709201

After years of living in terror, and fleeing a nightmare, Christians in Iraq are finally starting to receive the much-needed aid they require to start over. The brutality and bloodshed Christians have suffered in the Middle East at the cruel hands of ISIS terrorists because of their faith is...

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U.S. Senate Working for Pastor Brunson's Release

By ACLJ.org1528987952485

The U.S. Senate is now considering critical legislation in the push for Turkey to release American Pastor Andrew Brunson from prison. It is a part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and is the most significant legislative action on behalf of Pastor Brunson to date. As we have...

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Reaffirming “Spirit of Allied Partnership” with Turkey

By ACLJ.org1528313589017

Despite recent tensions between our two countries, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Turkey’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu just met in Washington. Following the meeting, the two offices released a joint statement renewing the commitments of both nations to work together. As...

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ACLJ Demanding a “Special Adviser” to Protect Christians

By ACLJ.org1528293600000

There remains a mass humanitarian crisis in the Middle East where Christians have been terrorized, attacked, and brutally murdered in an atrocious genocide. We’re taking action. Christians have been forced from their homes, barbarically slaughtered, tortured, and denied critical aid. As one young...

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European Parliamentarians Sign for Pastor Andrew

By Gregor Puppinck1528142327936

In a major development, more than 100 European Parliamentarians have spoken and are demanding Turkey release innocent American Pastor Andrew Brunson. Without any reasonable justification, the trial of Pastor Andrew Brunson has been delayed again, this time to July 18th, that is 21 months after the...

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Man Who Assaulted Christian Girl in Pakistan Convicted

By Shaheryar Gill1528120800000

Last year we informed you about a three-year-old Christian girl who was sexually assaulted by a Muslim man. After a legal battle for over a year, we are glad to inform you that justice has been served. As we reported earlier, the victim’s family contacted our international affiliate, the European...

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ACLJ Stands Up for Christians in Nigeria at the UNHRC

By ACLJ.org1527775200000

This past week we filed through our European affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), a written submission to the U.N. Human Rights Council detailing the atrocities being perpetrated against Christians in Nigeria at the hands of Boko Haram and the Fulani Herdsman. For years, we...

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Pres Trump: "We Are All Going to Work" for Brunson Release

By ACLJ.org1527609925011

This weekend President Trump made his boldest statement yet in defense of imprisoned American Pastor Andrew Brunson. President Trump publicly reiterated his frustration at Turkey’s treatment of Pastor Andrew. The President even addressed the wrongfully imprisoned pastor directly, assuring him he is...

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ACLJ Delivers Submission to UNHRC for Pastor Andrew

By ACLJ.org1527256800000

It’s intolerable. We told you the trial of imprisoned American Pastor Andrew Brunson has been nothing but a complete and utter sham. We’re taking action. “Secret witnesses”, unjustified trial delays, and now the Turkish judges have basically barred any witnesses for Pastor Andrew’s defense. This...

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Demanding Help at the U.N. for Christians in Pakistan

By ACLJ.org1526917681604

It's horrifying. Pakistani Christians are terrorized, tortured, murdered – even sentenced to death – simply because of their faith. The Pakistani government seems unable or unwilling to protect its Christian citizens. We've just taken urgent action at the U.N. Human Rights Council, filing a crucial...

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