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:
The public square, scrubbed of faith, is a lesser space, unmoored from history and values, discipline, and love and prone to leaders who are venal, corrupt, and singularly focused on maintaining power for the simple sake of self-aggrandizement. This is why I have always made clear that faith in the...
Today Pakistani authorities have arrested two Christian women over a false allegation of blasphemy. Videos circulated on social media show a crowd of enraged Muslim men circling police vehicles, chanting slogans, and demanding the women’s arrest. The crowd was gathered outside the hospital where...
Warning: The following blog contains disturbing new information regarding Christian teen Leah Sharibu. We feel it is necessary to illustrate the severity of the persecution Nigeria’s Christians face – including innocent children. The heartbreaking plight of Christian teen Leah Sharibu, who was...
On March 19, 2021, I was able to present an oral intervention during the General debate under agenda Item: 8 – follow-up to and implementation of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action during the 46th Regular Session of the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva. The Vienna Declaration and...
ACLJ petitions aren’t merely names on a page but powerful tools used with governments, the media, and courts to focus attention on injustice and create real-world change. Here's how:
First, we can directly and immediately alert individual Members of Congress and other government officials of the size and scope of the public support for our initiatives. Unlike, say, White House petitions – which at best generate a response from low-level staffers – our most successful petitions have generated direct White House, State Department, and congressional responses at the highest level.
Second, we alert members of the media and can help drive national news stories as petition signatures grow.
Third, petitions not only influence foreign governments, they can provide aid and comfort to persecuted people abroad.
Finally, you can directly participate in the most critical court battles of our time. Your signature - your voice - can be represented in briefs to the Supreme Court and to federal courts across America.