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ACLJ Sends Critical Letter to UN Security Council

By Paul Archuleta1547568211111

As part of our ongoing efforts to aid and protect Christians in Iraq and Syria, we sent a letter through our European affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), to the incoming Security Council President for the month of January, Ambassador Francisco Cortorreal of the Dominican...

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Increased Persecution of Christians Around the World

By Olivia Summers1546549416425

As we conclude the Christmas season, we here at home enjoyed our friends and family and prayed for “Peace on Earth,” as well we should. But, during this time, we must not forget our Christian brothers and sisters around the world—in Nigeria, India, Burma (Myanmar), China and elsewhere—have been...

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Great Victory for Religious Freedom in Bulgaria

By Gregor Puppinck1545945717733

A parliamentarian bill amending the Religious Denominations Act of Bulgaria aims at “ preventing interference of foreign countries, institutions and persons into religions and religious affairs .” Its official target is the agents of radical Islam. However, in its first draft of October 2018, the...

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2018 Victories: Pastor Andrew Brunson is Free

By ACLJ.org1545408136202

This is the latest installment in a year-end series looking back at some of the numerous victories by the ACLJ in 2018. The ACLJ is committed to protecting religious liberty and defending the persecuted Christian Church around the globe. This year, after nearly two years of tireless advocacy, we...

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Pastor John Cao Reflects on Christmas From Prison

By CeCe Heil1545336255386

Pastor John Cao, a legal permanent resident of the U.S., who has been wrongfully convicted and imprisoned in China for almost two years was able to send a message with his attorneys to everyone praying for him. In a simple statement, Pastor John reflects on the birth of Christ and God’s grace, and...

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Pakistani Court Sentences Christian to Death

By CeCe Heil1545178133015

A trial court in Pakistan has sentenced two Christian brothers to death for blasphemy. In the recent months, the Organization for Legal Aid (OLA), the Pakistani office of our international affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), has worked diligently to defend Amoon Ayub, one of...

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Pastor John Cao Could Spend Christmas in Prison

By CeCe Heil1545062274968

The systematic persecution of the Christian Church in China continues, as they have unjustly convicted and are holding a Christian Pastor behind bars. China’s justice system has yet again delayed the deadline to hear the appeal of Christian Pastor John Cao, a U.S. legal permanent resident...

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ACLJ Receives Support in Campaign to Aid Genocide Victims

By ACLJ.org1544821402302

This is the latest installment in a year-end series looking back at some of the numerous victories by the ACLJ in 2018. For several years, the ACLJ has continuously urged international leaders to recognize the unthinkable atrocities committed by ISIS in Iraq and Syria for what they are – genocide.

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China Continues Its Crackdown on Christians

By Olivia Summers1544802070980

Late this past Sunday afternoon, Chinese police raided one of the largest urban churches in China— the “Early Rain Covenant Church” in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. Starting around 5pm, the police raided the homes of individual congregants over a 12-hour period; breaking into their homes, threatening...

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Christians in Nigeria Face Worsening Plight – We Must Act

By Jordan Sekulow1544644725079

Christians in Nigeria face increasingly worse persecution. The devastation is unmistakable. According to numerous reports , groups like Open Doors , which tracks persecution across the globe, and as reported in USA Today , violent attacks by the Fulani herdsmen are estimated to have killed a...

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Christian Mom Asia Bibi Saved from Execution

By ACLJ.org1544457728038

This is the latest installment in a year-end series looking back at some of the numerous victories by the ACLJ in 2018. For more than four years, the ACLJ has relentlessly fought for the life of Christian mother Asia Bibi, engaging in a multi-pronged legal advocacy campaign across the globe. Asia...

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Bulgaria: Bill Is “Sad Reminder of a Bygone Communist Past”

By Gregor Puppinck1543935600000

New legislation pending in Bulgaria would significantly restrict religious freedom and impair the free exercise of Christians in the former communist nation. Bulgaria’s three main political parties sponsored a parliamentarian bill amending the Religion Denominations Act of the country. The bill,

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ACLJ Demands Protection of Nigeria’s Christians

By Olivia Summers1543852179332

In our continuing efforts to combat genocide, this week through our international affiliate with consultative status at the U.N., the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), we sent a letter to the U.N. Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng. In our letter, we informed him...

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2018 Victories: Defending the Persecuted Church

By ACLJ.org1543609891801

This is the latest installment in a year-end series looking back at some of the numerous victories by the ACLJ in 2018. For nearly 3 decades, the ACLJ has been committed to protecting religious liberty and defending the persecuted Christian church around the globe. Never before has this mission...

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China Should Free Christian Pastor Unjustly Imprisoned

By Jordan Sekulow1543255334664

For one Christian pastor, Thanksgiving was spent in a Chinese prison cell, separated from his wife and children in America. Pastor John Cao – a lawful U.S. permanent resident – has faithfully served the people of China and Southeast Asia for decades, conducting humanitarian efforts and building...

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Christian Pastor - US Resident - Imprisoned in China

By CeCe Heil1542376800000

On March 5, 2017, Pastor John (Sanqiang) Cao, a 59-year-old Christian pastor and humanitarian worker, was arrested and thrown into prison by Chinese security agents in Yunnan province, China, as China continues its crackdown on Christians . Pastor John is a U.S. permanent resident from Greensboro,

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Free Christian Pastor John Cao

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Christian Pastor John Cao – a U.S. permanent resident – has been wrongfully convicted and sentenced in China. After decades working in China and Burma (Myanmar), providing for the poor, sharing the...

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Christian School Students Kidnapped in Cameroon

By ACLJ.org1542314265697

Terrorist militias continue to target Christian children and students in Africa as heartbroken parents pray for help from their governments. We’ve told you about the 110 schoolgirls who were violently abducted from their school in Nigeria earlier this year. Among them was brave Christian teen Leah...

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More Christians Murdered by ISIS in Egypt

By ACLJ.org1541520034131

Egypt has become a deadly place where the lives of innocent Christians are in immense danger. Radical Islamic terrorists have reportedly just slaughtered 7 Christians as they were traveling by bus from a monastery. Even more disturbing is the victims were leaving the baptism of an innocent little...

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Christian Mom Asia Bibi Freed

By Jordan Sekulow1540989154463

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has overturned Asia Bibi’s conviction and death sentence for blasphemy. After a nine-year-long battle, Asia Bibi, a Christian mother, is free to go. Our team, who was present in the courtroom, has confirmed that Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar read the verdict, stating...

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