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Taking Critical Action at the UN for Christian Pastor John Cao

By CeCe Heil1593181823700

Christian pastor and humanitarian worker John Cao – a U.S. permanent resident – devoted the last 30 years of his life to serving the poor of China and Burma (Myanmar). Until, as we reported , he was arrested in March of 2017 by Chinese security agents and imprisoned as part of a targeted government...

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Taking Action for Severely Persecuted Christians in Pakistan

By Jordan Sekulow1592312400000

Through the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), our European affiliate, we recently filed a written submission with the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) expressing concern over Pakistan’s inability to protect its Christian citizens. While the Pakistani government has taken steps...

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ACLJ Requests the Immediate Release of Christian Teen Leah Sharibu

By Paul Archuleta1592230505977

We have told you the tragic story of Leah Sharibu . Leah is a Christian schoolgirl who was kidnapped as a 14-year-old along with her fellow classmates in February of 2018. Despite the fact that most of her classmates have been released – five were killed – Leah remains imprisoned because she...

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Defending Persecuted Christians in India at the U.N.

By CeCe Heil1591971749805

Christians within India are increasingly becoming the target of brutal persecution. And at the ACLJ, we’ve witnessed first-hand the escalation in targeted persecution of these Christians. For seven months, we fought for the freedom of our client, a Christian pastor – an American citizen – Pastor...

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Pres. Trump Issues Historic Executive Order for Religious Freedom

By Jordan Sekulow1591621200000

Religious liberty is one of our most precious and sacred rights as Americans, often called the First Freedom. But in recent years, it has come under fire. The ACLJ is dedicated to fighting tirelessly for the religious liberty our nation was founded on, as well as urging international intervention...

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Filing at the UN for Pastor Cao and Other Christians in China

By Paul Archuleta1591362000000

Through our European affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), we just filed a written submission before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) expressing concern over China’s continuous attack on religious freedom. As we stated in our report: In January 2020, human rights...

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Report: Rapidly Escalating Violence Against Christians in Nigeria

By CeCe Heil1591280672910

The following blog contains disturbing, graphic information regarding violence against Christians in Nigeria. The death toll for innocent Christians is rapidly increasing, nearly doubling in two months, as Islamic radicals ramp up their bloody campaign of targeted violence, abduction, and murder,

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Christian Man Beaten to Death in Pakistan

By Shaheryar Gill1590505290859

Our legal team in Pakistan from the Organization for Legal Aid (OLA), an office of our affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), recently investigated a matter in which a Christian man was brutally beaten to death for reportedly bathing at a tube well (sand point well) that...

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Radio Recap – BREAKING: Pastor Nerren Freed

By Jay Sekulow1589922824315

There was breaking news. Pastor Bryan Nerren was released and is back in the United States. On today’s Jay Sekulow Live we discussed Pastor Nerren’s release from India and the work we at the ACLJ did to help make that happen. We at the ACLJ have been diligently working on this for seven months and...

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Christian Pastor Bryan Nerren is Finally Free to Return Home

By Jordan Sekulow1589847452970

After more than seven months of being wrongfully detained in India, Christian Pastor Bryan Nerren – a U.S. citizen – has finally been allowed to come home to his family in the United States and will be reunited with them tomorrow evening. On Friday, the false charges against Pastor Nerren were...

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Will Pakistanis Put Aside Religious Bias Aside for COVID-19?

By CeCe Heil1589288400000

Several reports have emerged that Christians and other religious minorities in Pakistan have been denied food aid amid the shutdown due to COVID-19 restrictions. Most recently, Asia News reported that a local non-profit group in Karachi refused to give ration cards to Christians and Hindus. Saylani...

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Violence Against Christians in “Killing Field” of Nigeria

By CeCe Heil1586791927786

They’re calling Nigeria a “killing field of defenseless Christians.” The ACLJ is demanding that the international community take action NOW to end this deadly violence before it’s too late. Islamic radicals are slaughtering Christians in Nigeria, and there is no end to their deadly rampage in...

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This Easter, Pray for Christians Who Are Suffering for Their Faith

By Jay Sekulow1586459397320

For many of us, this will be the first Easter Sunday that we don’t attend church services or gather with our family and friends to celebrate the day our Savior – the ultimate Passover lamb – defeated death and sin and was resurrected. The Coronavirus has made it necessary to stay away from our...

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Helping Free a Wrongfully Imprisoned Christian in Pakistan

By CeCe Heil1585854000000

We recently obtained another victory for a Christian family facing persecution in Pakistan. Our team on the ground – through our international affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice’s (ECLJ) office in Pakistan, the Organization for Legal Aid (OLA) – represented Shahbaz Masih, a...

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Celebrating 10 Years for Office Defending Pakistan's Christians

By Shaheryar Gill1584557151092

The ACLJ’s affiliate office in Pakistan recently celebrated its 10th anniversary defending religious freedom with clients, supporters, and staff. As you know, our European counterpart, the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), has an affiliated office in Pakistan, the Organization for Legal...

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Members of Congress Call for Release of Pastor Bryan Nerren

By Jordan Sekulow1584030702166

Members of Congress have just sent a critical letter to the foreign secretary of India calling for the immediate release of our client, American Pastor Bryan Nerren. Pastor Nerren is a U.S. Pastor from Tennessee who has been ministering in Nepal and India for almost two decades, training Sunday...

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ACLJ Delivers Critical Oral Intervention for Pastor John Cao

By CeCe Heil1583874539766

As we told you last week , Christian Pastor John Cao – a U.S. permanent resident from North Carolina – just marked a sad anniversary: his third year as a prisoner in China. We appeared before the U.N. Human Rights Council (HRC) urging the world’s leaders to take action to set him free. Pastor Cao...

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Pastor Cao Marks Third Year in Chinese Prison

By Jordan Sekulow1583440097982

A single day behind bars for being a Christian is one day too many. Christian Pastor John Cao – a U.S. permanent resident – has now been a prisoner in China for THREE YEARS. And now he faces a potential new threat to his safety. Pastor Cao spent decades serving the impoverished of China and Burma...

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Two Years Ago Leah Sharibu Was Abducted by Boko Haram

By CeCe Heil1582124400000

Imagine your daughter, or your sister, being held hostage for TWO YEARS by evil, violent criminals. Today, Leah Sharibu, the Christian teenager who was abducted on February 19, 2018 by Boko Haram, the Islamic terrorist militia, will mark her second year as the vile group’s prisoner. They have...

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Defending Pakistan’s Dying Christians at the United Nations

By Olivia Summers1581458595330

For years, the ACLJ has been raising the alarm for Christians in Pakistan who are living their lives in constant fear of violent persecution. Christians have been beaten, abducted, raped, imprisoned, bombed, and murdered. Now a new report by Christian human rights organization Open Doors has ranked...

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