Persecuted Church

ECHR Protects Persecuted Christian Man, Citing ECLJ Legal Brief

By Jordan Sekulow1651259661690

An ex-Muslim Pakistani, who converted to Christianity and took refuge in Switzerland, has recently won his case at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), with the support of the ACLJ’s international affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), including analysis provided by our...

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Pakistani Court Convicts Killers of Alleged Blasphemer

By Shaheryar Gill1651064340000

An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has convicted and sentenced 88 people for murdering a Sri Lankan national for allegedly committing blasphemy. This is a far different result than many of the cases where a Christian accused of blasphemy has been killed or attacked by a violent mob. Could Pakistan...

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This UN UPR Session Has a Significant Christian Persecution Problem

By Paul Archuleta1650459540000

Christians all around the world practice their faith with the knowledge that they could be arrested, beaten, or even killed. To provide a voice for persecuted Christians, we just filed, through our international affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), seven reports with the U.N.

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This Easter and Passover, Remember Those Suffering Persecution

By Mike Pompeo, Senior Counsel for Global Affairs1649960694282

This week is Holy Week, a special time as Christians around the world reflect on Christ’s final days – his triumphant entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, His suffering and crucifixion on Good Friday, and His resurrection from the dead on Easter. It is also Passover, a holy time for the Jewish...

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Pakistani Affiliate Rescues Another Christian Family From Bonded Labor

By Shaheryar Gill1648817940000

The Organization for Legal Aid (OLA), our Pakistani affiliate, has again secured a victory for poor Pakistani Christians who have been forced into bonded labor. In this case, the victims of this illegal, yet persistent, practice of bonded labor were a Christian family: Abbas Masih, his wife...

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ACLJ Delivers U.N. Intervention To Protect Christians in Afghanistan

By Jordan Sekulow1648558740000

Christians in Afghanistan are facing unimaginable terror under the harsh fist of the Taliban. We are taking EMERGENCY ACTION right now to defend them. It’s heartbreaking; but just as we told you, President Biden’s disastrous withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Afghanistan opened the door to let...

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Pakistan Supreme Court Refuses to Order Police To Find Christian Girl

By Shaheryar Gill1647352800000

The story of Mehak James is a parent’s worst nightmare. Mehak is a young Pakistani Christian girl and daughter of a poor, uneducated Christian laborer. She has been missing for a year and a half, and the Pakistani police refuse to do anything to find her. Not only that, every effort of her parents...

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Demanding Protection for Christians in 5 of “Most Dangerous” Countries

By Jordan Sekulow1644610582733

The ACLJ is committed to defending Christians around the world from oppression and violent persecution for their faith. Right now we’re directly engaged in many of the most dangerous countries in the world for Christians, according to a new persecution report from Open Doors USA. In fact, global...

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ACLJ's Pakistani Affiliate Rescues Christian Man From Involuntary Servitude

By Shaheryar Gill1644423444987

Adding to the series of victories in bonded labor cases shared here and here, our Pakistani affiliate has secured another victory for a Christian family, rescuing them from being forced to work without payment for over two years. Bonded labor is illegal in Pakistan, but many people are forced to...

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Watchdog Group Designates Afghanistan "Most Dangerous Country for Christians"

By Jordan Sekulow1642706127331

The situation for Christians in Afghanistan has become so dangerous under the hard-fisted Taliban, it has garnered the country a new label: the most dangerous place in the world to be a Christian. Open Doors USA, a persecution watchdog group, just released a brand-new report, where it ranks...

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This Christmas Season, Remember Those Still Struggling To Celebrate

By Mike Pompeo, Senior Counsel for Global Affairs1640786340000

Over 2,000 years ago, a baby was born in the small village of Bethlehem to humble conditions, surrounded by livestock, with a manger filled with hay for a bed. His birth was, and still is, a sign to so many that light had come to a dark world. To this day, Christians, including myself, still...

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ACLJ Sues Biden Admin After Its Refusal To Answer Afghanistan FOIA

By Jordan Sekulow1638799140000

President Biden and his team seem to have already moved on from the Afghanistan debacle, and they clearly want everyone else to do the same. Unfortunately for them, the ACLJ has no intention of forgetting the countless souls this Administration has left in harm’s way. The ACLJ has taken action to...

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Two Christian Brothers on Death Row for Blasphemy in Pakistan

By Shaheryar Gill1637595237622

Right now two Christian brothers face death under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. Even though the Pakistani government has stated that its blasphemy laws will not be misused, many innocent Pakistani citizens are languishing in prisons and new false cases of blasphemy are still being registered. We...

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ECLJ Intervenes for Christian Facing Potential Death Sentence

By Shaheryar Gill1635535543054

Last week, our international affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), presented an important case to Members of the European Union Parliament, seeking their intervention in the case of Shahzad Masih, a young Christian man in Pakistan who has been imprisoned and facing trial for...

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Critical Oral Intervention for Persecuted Christians in Pakistan

By CeCe Heil1634052031046

Christians in Pakistan are continuing to face persistent persecution, including blatant discrimination by the government and violent attacks by radical Islamic mobs. In a recent written submission to the U.N. Human Rights Council (HRC), we highlighted how Christians in Pakistan are persecuted...

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ACLJ Delivers Intervention at U.N. To Defend Christians in Afghanistan

By Jordan Sekulow1633114482635

The situation for Christians in Afghanistan has become extremely dire. Thanks to the weakness and incompetence of the Biden Administration, which has abandoned them to the will of the Taliban, it is likely about to turn deadly. I just took direct action on the world stage, delivering an urgent oral...

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ECLJ Pleads With the United Nations on Behalf of a Young Christian Girl in Pakistan

By Shaheryar Gill1632142740000

Recently, we informed you that we filed a critical submission with the United Nations Human Rights Council highlighting three major legal issues concerning Christian persecution in Pakistan. The first issue raised in our report was regarding blasphemy laws, as discussed here. If we look at the...

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Defending Persecuted Christians in India at the United Nations

By Shaheryar Gill1631624340000

Persecution of Christians in India continues even as the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) reviews the state of human rights in the country during its 48th session. Just days after we filed a critical report with the HRC, detailing incidents of persecution of Christians by Hindu mobs,

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Intervening at the UN HRC For Falsely Accused Christian in Pakistan

By CeCe Heil1631551661168

Blasphemy laws and their abuse are still a big challenge in Pakistan. Many false accusations continue to surface, mobs threaten to kill the accused, and the justice system is failing to provide due process of law, even after the Government of Pakistan stated that blasphemy laws will not be misused.

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ACLJ FOIA To Find Out Why Biden Abandoned Christians and Americans

By Jordan Sekulow1630587540000

In the wake of President Biden’s hasty withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, allowing the Taliban to seize total control, no one is in greater danger than Afghan Christians and young women. We are taking key action as part of a multipronged strategy to bring pressure both in the U.S. and...

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