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66 Senators Demanding the Release of Pastor Andrew

By ACLJ.org1524257525460

In an unprecedented show of bipartisan unity, 66 U.S. Senators – 2/3rds of the Senate – have sent a letter to Turkey’s President Erdoğan demanding the immediate release of wrongfully imprisoned American Pastor Andrew Brunson. The Senators’ letter echoes the frustration we’re all feeling at the way...

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Another Christian Family is Murdered in Pakistan

By ACLJ.org1524250800000

Violence against Christians in Pakistan just keeps escalating – this time with ISIS taking the credit – as mobs rule and the government continues to look the other way. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the cold-blooded assassination of a Christian family in Quetta, Pakistan the day after Easter.

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The Adversary Within NATO

By Wesley Smith1524146400000

Robert W. Welch, Jr. said, “For not only every democracy, but certainly every republic, bears within itself the seeds of its own destruction.” Welch’s argument was that the very openness and democratic ideals within a nation (or institution) carry with it the risk that the members will vote to...

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President Trump Tweets Support for Pastor Brunson

By Jay Sekulow1524070860000

We’ve been telling you that the case of imprisoned American Pastor Andrew Brunson has reached the highest levels of the U.S. government. Last night, President Trump took to Twitter directly calling on Turkey and asking that “Pastor Andrew” “be allowed to come home,” stating that he is “being...

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Advocating for Religious Freedom in Saudi Arabia

By ACLJ.org1524063600000

Imagine living day to day afraid for your own life because you worship Jesus Christ. To make matters worse, what if it is your own government that is sponsoring the threat, or even is the threat itself? Tragically, this is the reality millions of Christians face every day around the world. The ACLJ...

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Pastor Andrew’s Trial Takes Bleak Turn

By CeCe Heil1523913585476

After one day of trial, the situation just took a bleak turn for Pastor Andrew. At the conclusion of the first day of his trial – a day filled with video testimony of secret prosecution witnesses whose voices and appearances were disguised – the Turkish judge ordered that Pastor Andrew be returned...

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Innocent Pastor Andrew Brunson’s Trial Begins

By ACLJ.org1523880000000

The trial we’ve been bracing for – to determine the fate of imprisoned American Pastor Andrew Brunson – begins today in Turkey. This situation is no longer serious – it’s critical . Pastor Andrew is innocent. He is no terrorist. He is a father, a husband, and a peaceful man of God. But he is facing...

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Vietnam Sentences Pastor to 15 Years

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The world is becoming increasingly more hostile for Christians all over the globe and the U.N. needs to take action, or else its members need to be penalized. Recently we told you that the United States Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley sent a stern message to the world’s leaders: work with us to...

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16 Facts About Pastor Andrew Brunson

By ACLJ.org1523461701484

American Pastor Andrew Brunson has been unjustly locked away in a Turkish prison for over a year and a half. His only “crime” is living out his Christian faith. After languishing in prison, cut off from his loved ones for over 18 months, his trial has just begun, and it has already taken a...

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Boko Haram Jihadists Demand She Convert to Islam

By ACLJ.org1523285680492

It takes immeasurable courage and unflinching faith to stand firm in the face of deadly monsters. A young Nigerian girl named Leah Sharibu possesses both. Sharibu was one of 110 Nigerian girls kidnapped from their school earlier this year by the vile jihadist group Boko Haram – the militant West...

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Bibles Banned from being Sold Online in China

By ACLJ.org1522938600000

As of April 1, 2018, Chinese Holy Bibles are no longer available for sale online, as demanded by the Chinese government. Not a single Bible can be found amongst Chinese online stores, including Taobao, JD, Dangdang, and Amazon. Customers who had added a Bible to their shopping cart the day before...

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Student’s Easter Event Invitations Right Upheld

By Erik Zimmerman1522355150542

We recently learned that Margaret, a first grade public school student from North Carolina that we represent (along with her mother Jessica), has been allowed to pass out personal invitations to her classmates to events hosted by her church. The school district reconsidered its policies in light of...

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Give Thanks to Our Risen Savior

By Jay Sekulow1522342800000

This Sunday is Easter, and my family and I will again gather together to celebrate our risen Savior, Jesus Christ. We give thanks to Him, who suffered and died on the Cross for us, and was resurrected three days later, to grant us eternal life. Without His sacrifice, we would have nothing. It is...

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Easter Banner Sparks Violent Mob in Pakistan

By Shaheryar Gill1522337192108

Last week, we were reminded again about the dangers faced by Pakistani Christians even in the most mundane daily activities. This time, a pastor hung a banner advertising his church’s Palm Sunday service. That simple act led to a violent skirmish. The Organization for Legal Aid (OLA), the Pakistani...

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Turkey’s Gross Mischaracterization of Christian Faith

By CeCe Heil1522268773202

Earlier this week, one of North Carolina’s U.S. Senators, Thom Tillis, was able to visit American Pastor Andrew Brunson in the Turkish prison. Senator Tillis has been following the situation of his constituent very closely, and was able to arrange a visit, which was very timely, following the...

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Christian Mom Asia Bibi Receives a Gift from the Pope

By ACLJ.org1521730800000

In the darkest circumstances, even a small symbol of faith can deliver so much hope and comfort. We’ve continually kept you up-to-date about our international legal advocacy in support of Christian mother of five, Asia Bibi. Asia is currently locked in prison in Pakistan, sentenced to death for...

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Save Pastor Andrew from a Turkish Prison

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American Pastor Andrew Brunson is now facing what could amount to the rest of his life in a Turkish prison. He has been charged with “Christianization.” A 62-page indictment – a diatribe against...

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Indictment Against American Pastor Andrew Brunson

By CeCe Heil1521579927172

American Pastor Andrew Brunson has now been officially charged, facing what amounts to life in prison, as his trial begins in just weeks. Yesterday, in yet another turn of events, a Turkish court approved an indictment that the Turkish prosecutor apparently turned in last week, even after denying...

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Demanding Action for Pakistan’s Persecuted Christians

By ACLJ.org1521476370630

For Christians in Pakistan, the nightmare of violence, brutality, and death continues to intensify. Innocent men, women, and precious children live in constant danger. We just appeared before the United Nations (U.N.) Human Rights Council in Geneva through our affiliate, the European Centre for Law...

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Protect Christians. Recognize and End Genocide.

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ISIS has been waging a brutal genocide against Christians. It barbarically slaughtered thousands and drove hundreds of thousands of Christians from their homes in the wake of its inhuman genocide.

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