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Help Protect Nigerian Christians From Persecution


Christians in Nigeria live in a constant state of terror, fearing abduction, torture, and murder by radical Islamic jihadists.

Boko Haram, the jihadist army and Nigerian arm of ISIS, has slaughtered 2,000 innocent Christians. It burns down Christian churches. One survivor stated, “I saw bodies in the street. Children and women, some were crying for help.” It even poses as preachers to slaughter Christian congregants.

Other jihadist groups, like the Fulani Herdsmen, are increasing this barbaric persecution of Christians in Nigeria, slaughtering thousands.

We have an obligation to act. We’re drastically expanding our Persecution Project. We’re launching a multi-pronged legal advocacy campaign, urging the U.N., U.S., and world leaders to take urgent action.

We’ve mobilized our global offices, continuing to expand our most extensive campaign for the persecuted Church ever undertaken, preparing numerous legal memoranda, advocacy letters, and policy proposals.

Together we can protect Christians in Nigeria from the growing scourge of jihadist persecution. Add your name:

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