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Pakistani Mob Forces Christian Families To Flee Over a Facebook Post

By Shaheryar Gill1610383065226

Violence over a Christian Facebook post forced hundreds of Pakistani Christians to flee the neighborhood of Charrar, Lahore, fearing retribution and the destruction of their homes. Pastor Raja Waris, who had shared the post, was arrested and taken into custody after violent mobs threatened arson to...

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Defend Persecuted Christians Worldwide From Violence and Abuse

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Christians around the world are in grave danger. The ACLJ is literally FIGHTING FOR THEIR LIVES. In countries around the globe, Christians are being targeted by radical Islamists and hostile...

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2020 Victories: American Pastor Bryan Nerren Freed From India

By ACLJ.org1609169988855

This is the latest installment of our year-end victories series looking back at some of the numerous victories by the ACLJ in 2020. We saw one of our biggest victories in May of this year, when our client, Pastor Bryan Nerren – a U.S. citizen – was allowed to come home to his family in the United...

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United States Adds Nigeria to List of Religious Freedom Violators

By Paul Archuleta1608153165617

We have long been advocating for the protection of Nigerian Christians who have been facing extreme persecution and violence at the hands of Boko Haram and the Fulani herdsmen. Now, the United States has officially designated Nigeria as a “Country of Particular Concern” (CPC) for its violations of...

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Horror in Africa: ACLJ Delivers Universal Periodic Review to UN

By Jordan Sekulow1606322760155

We’ve been warning the world for years that the deadly violence against Christians in Nigeria is going to spread like wildfire across the entire continent of Africa if it is not put out quickly. Now reports show that violence against Christians is burning far beyond Nigeria’s borders. Recently, we...

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Upholding the Rights of Christian Victims in Pakistan

By Shaheryar Gill1604959952998

Our international affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice’s (ECLJ) office in Pakistan, the Organization for Legal Aid (OLA), has secured a big victory for a Christian family. Our client, Waqar Masih, a 27-year-old Christian man, was shot four times by two Muslim men, Muhammad Shahbaz and...

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Defending Persecuted Christians in India at the UN

By Jordan Sekulow1604415600000

In our continued work to speak out on behalf of the persecuted Christians in India, we filed a written submission through our European affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), to the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) urging immediate action. As my wife, Anna Sekulow, told you...

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Defend India’s Persecuted Christians and Protect Religious Freedom

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Christian families in India are facing increasing violent persecution. Indian families are being targeted, beaten, and thrown out of their homes simply because of their Christian faith. Christians...

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ACLJ Files Critical Submission Defending Christians in China

By CeCe Heil1603398016655

We have told you about China’s continuous persecution of Christians and attacks on religious liberty. These attacks span from arbitrarily arresting pastors to surveilling churches and even implementing laws and regulations that essentially regulate what religious groups can and cannot say. Through...

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Myanmar, China, and a Rogue Gallery of Nations Cause a Stir at UN

By CeCe Heil1602009285621

Recently when a United Nations (U.N.) Special Rapporteur attempted to address the human rights violations being committed in Myanmar (Burma), rather than deny the claims, Myanmar attempted to flip the script and objected to being exposed. We’ve told you how we are currently working through our...

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Pastor & Wife Flee Iran After 15-Year Sentence for Celebrating Christmas

By Jordan Sekulow1600103525119

A Christian pastor and his wife are running for their lives after being arrested and SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS , among other Christian traditions. Iranian-Assyrian Christian Pastor Victor Bet-Tamraz, 66, was sentenced to 10 years in prison, and his wife Shamiram Issavi, 65, was...

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The Plight of Sohail Masih – Christian Could Be Sentenced to Death

By Jordan Sekulow1598645328871

If you’re a Christian, you must be guilty. That seems to be the prevailing belief throughout Pakistan. As a result, Christians in the predominantly Muslim country face barbaric injustice and abuse – even death – under its archaic blasphemy laws, even when there isn’t a scrap of evidence against...

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Fighting for Persecuted Christians in Nigeria at the UNHRC

By Paul Archuleta1598039673473

The number of helpless Christians being murdered in Nigeria continues to rise at an alarming rate. This week the ACLJ took direct action in the fight to save them. We filed a critical written submission to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, Switzerland through our European...

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Another 33 Christians Killed by Islamic Radicals in Just 24 Hours

By Jordan Sekulow1597842000000

The number of fatal attacks on Christians in Nigeria is hurtling toward the point of no return. Just weeks ago, we told you the number of Nigerian Christians murdered by Islamic radicals this year had tripled to more than 1,200. And even then, we warned you that the deadly violence wasn’t showing...

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Christians in India Face Stunning Ultimatum to Renounce their Faith

By Anna Sekulow1596482074506

Christian families in India are being targeted, beaten, and thrown out of their homes simply because of their Christian faith. Just last week, the Christian Post reported that police ordered six Christian families to either renounce their faith or flee after being brutally beaten by a radical Hindu...

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Violence Against Christians Escalating Beyond Control in Nigeria

By CeCe Heil1596120278844

The death toll for Christians in Nigeria is beyond grim – IT’S APOCALYPTIC. We must take action now or they will all be killed. Remember just two months ago when we reported that the number of innocent Christians murdered by Islamic radicals in Nigeria had almost doubled from 350 to roughly 620 in...

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A Christian Church and Turkey’s Denial of Heritage and History

By Wesley Smith1595000746013

Turkey’s highest court last Friday annulled a 1934 decree that designated the historic Hagia Sophia as a museum, providing a way for the former Christian church building and historical landmark to be used once again as a mosque. Right after the ruling, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who...

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The World Speaks Out as Turkey Begins Conversion of Hagia Sophia

By Jordan Sekulow1594935479342

As Turkey has already begun to re-appropriate a historic Christian church into a mosque, multiple world and religious leaders – including Islamic groups – are raising their voices, decrying the conversion of the holy site. We recently told you how Turkey’s President Recep Erdoğan had announced that...

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Presenting at the U.N. to Defend Women and Innocent Unborn Babies

By CeCe Heil1594910586140

The Special Rapporteur of the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) recently released a report on violence against women, prior to the latest session of the UNHRC. The intent was to draw international attention to the horrific violence that women face on a daily basis around the globe simply due to...

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JSL – Worldwide Pushback on Turkey's Hagia Sophia Conversion

By Jordan Sekulow1594845142111

Worldwide pushback is happening against the decision by Turkey’s President Erdogan to turn a historic church into a mosque. On today’s Jay Sekulow Live , we discussed the international pushback to Turkey’s decision to convert the iconic Hagia Sophia into a mosque. The Christian mosaics contained...

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