False blasphemy allegations in Pakistan often have devastating results, but we’re happy to report that one Christian family was spared what so many others are not. Our international affiliate the European Center for Law and Justice’s (ECLJ) office in Pakistan, the Organization for Legal Aid (OLA), received a report concerning a Christian woman, Sonia Gill, who was accused of blasphemy. The OLA sent a team to investigate the facts and determine if any assistance was needed. When our team... read more
Christians have inhabited Mosul and the Plains of Nineveh in Northern Iraq for over 2,000 years. Yet by early June 2014, Syriac Orthodox Archbishop of Mosul, Mgr Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf was the last bishop remaining in Mosul, and ISIS (the Islamic State) was pounding at the gates of the city. Within the week, the city had fallen to ISIS, and Archbishop Sharaf was forced into exile. This week the ACLJ’s European affiliate, the European Centre for Law & Justice (ECLJ), hosted a reception for... read more
Indiana has passed a commonsense pro-life law outlawing selective abortions – killing babies simply because they may face potential mental or physical disabilities, or because of their race or sex. Now Planned Parenthood and the pro-abortion ACLU are suing Indiana in federal court to stop this...
Today we delivered a critical legal letter directly to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry thanking him for recognizing the “genocide against . . . Christians” and calling on him to fulfill our obligations under the Genocide Convention by first urging immediate action at the United Nations (U.N.) Human Rights Council (HRC). As you know, the ACLJ has been working tirelessly to advance the cause of Christians in the Middle East who are under continuous genocidal attack by ISIS (the Islamic State). read more
The Obama administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ) is “unethical” and “intentionally deceptive.” Harsh words, right? You’d expect that kind of criticism came from a political opponent or maybe even from a conservative commentator. But no – that’s not the case. In fact, that stinging assessment came from a district court in Texas – the same court that blocked President Obama’s unlawful Executive Order on immigration to award legal status and federal and state benefits to nearly five million... read more
On May 4, 2016, we at the ACLJ issued a joint letter to Chancellor James Milliken of the City University of New York (“CUNY”). The letter detailed the systemic culture of anti-Semitism on CUNY campuses and called for administrators to conduct thorough investigations of all such conduct and to implement disciplinary measures where appropriate. We highlighted the recent passage by the CUNY Doctoral Students’ Council (DSC) of a pro-BDS resolution and the ways in which implementation of such a... read more
The ACLJ continues to lead the fight successfully against the anti-Israel BDS movement, and next week I’m taking that fight to the United Nations in New York. The ACLJ has been very concerned about the rise of anti-Israel sentiments in America, including the increased attention being paid to the BDS (Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions) Movement, a long-term global effort created by enemies of Israel to delegitimize the State of Israel by any means possible, often in flagrant violation of the law. read more
Israel is under constant deadly terrorist knife and rocket attacks. Jewish students, professors, and Christians who support Israel face vicious discrimination at U.S. universities – all in an attempt to delegitimize the State of Israel. Israel is our ally. It’s our duty to defend them. Watch to...
A federal court just issued the most scorching smackdown of the Obama Administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ) I have ever seen. Any time a federal judge calls the lawyers for a party “intentionally deceptive,” “unethical,” and accuses them of having “clearly misled both counsel for the Plaintiff States and the Court,” it’s worth taking notice. But when it’s done against the federal government’s lawyers (the Obama Administration’s lawyers) over the course of 28 searing pages of judicial... read more