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Turkey’s Persecution of Christians and Other Minorities

By Wesley Smith1573229132292

Last week I wrote about the atrocities committed by Turkey as it continues its invasion of northeastern Syria and its failure to keep the terms of the supposed ceasefire they pledged to the United States and the world. While Turkish and Russian troops in armored vehicles—purportedly to keep the...

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Pakistan Office Starts an Outreach Campaign for Christians

By Shaheryar Gill1572969489134

The ACLJ’s affiliate, European Centre for Law and Justice’s (ECLJ) office in Pakistan, the Organization for Legal Aid (OLA), has started an Outreach and Awareness Campaign to reach out to the marginalized and poor Christian communities in Lahore and its surrounding rural areas. Our goal is to reach...

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Wrongfully Imprisoned Pastor Youcef Ends Hunger Strike

By CeCe Heil1572464503526

Wrongfully imprisoned Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has reportedly ended his three-week-long hunger strike in an Iranian prison. He was “protesting the regime's prohibition on his children’s ability to complete their education because they refuse to study Islam.” Pastor Youcef’s son Youeil was...

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American Pastor Attending Conference in India Arrested

By CeCe Heil1572291733112

Pastor Bryan Nerren is a Christian Pastor in Tennessee. He is a loving husband, father, and grandfather, who also has a compassionate heart for others. He heads up the non-profit ministry Asian Children’s Education Fellowship, which has been training Sunday School teachers in India and Nepal for 17...

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Release American Pastor Bryan Nerren to Come Home

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American Pastor Bryan Nerren – a U.S. citizen – has been arrested and detained in India because of his Christian faith. After more than 17 years ministering to the people of Nepal and India –

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U.N. Working Group Urges China to Release Pastor Cao

By CeCe Heil1571841096275

In a major development in the case of imprisoned Christian Pastor John Cao – a U.S. Legal Permanent Resident – the United Nation’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) has just released its opinion regarding his wrongful arrest and imprisonment. The opinion states: [T]aking into account all...

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More Boko Haram and Jihadist Violence Against Christians

By CeCe Heil1571255155316

Nigerian Christians face persecution all the time. They are ripped away from their families and killed. Their lives are truly in peril every day. We’ve been sharing with you the story of Leah Sharibu, a Christian teen kidnapped by Boko Haram. She was one of 110 Nigerian girls kidnapped in February...

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ACLJ Makes Oral Intervention at U.N. for Pastor Cao

By Jordan Sekulow1569423883821

Pastor John Cao – a U.S. permanent resident – continues to languish in a Chinese prison, unfairly serving a 7-year sentence for his faith. The longer he’s there, the more he is suffering. Pastor Cao’s family needs him home. This situation is utterly heartbreaking. Pastor Cao was simply living out...

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JSL: President Trump Stands for Religious Freedom at U.N.

By Jay Sekulow1569275877586

President Trump led an unprecedented summit on religious freedom at the United Nations today. There were members of the ACLJ team in attendance. On today’s Jay Sekulow Live, we discussed President Trump hosting this event at the United Nations, what it means for persecuted Christians around the...

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Nigeria: Christian Teen Leah Sharibu Alive, but in Danger

By Jordan Sekulow1568667385085

Captive Christian teen Leah Sharibu is reportedly still alive, but her life remains in grave danger at the hands of the jihadist army Boko Haram. The ACLJ is continually taking action to win her freedom, standing before the United Nations urging global pressure to save young Leah’s life. As we’ve...

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JSL: Freed Pastor Brunson Joins Us in Studio

By Jay Sekulow1567545306215

Today on the show we welcome special guest Andrew Brunson and his wife Noreen into the studio to discuss Pastor Brunson’s two-year detainment in a Turkish jail. Almost a year ago, October 12th, we were able to announce that American Pastor Andrew Brunson was finally released after being wrongfully...

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JSL: ACLJ Takes On Christian Persecution at the UN

By Jay Sekulow1566940957672

We’re not just talking about issues. The ACLJ is fighting for persecuted Christians at the United Nations TODAY. On today’s broadcast, we discussed our efforts to protect Christians around the world, specifically our five person team of lawyers and government affairs professionals that we just...

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Report: Christianity “Most Widely Persecuted Religion”

By CeCe Heil1565130501700

“Close to . . . genocide.” That’s how an alarming study recently commissioned and released by the British government described the current state of Christian persecution around the globe. The final report , compiled by the Bishop of Truro the Right Reverend Philip Mounstephen states that violence...

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Pakistani Court Grants Christian Bail in Blasphemy Case

By Shaheryar Gill1564672947950

The ACLJ’s international affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice’s (ECLJ) office in Pakistan, the Organization for Legal Aid (OLA), has achieved another victory. Saleem Masih, a Christian man, was falsely accused of burning pages of the Quran, an offense under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws...

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Appeals Court in China Upholds Conviction of Pastor Cao

By CeCe Heil1564085433957

After over a year of delays, the Pu’er Intermediated Court finally issued a decision in Pastor John Cao’s appeal. At 10 am on July 25, 2019, they announced that they were upholding the Menglian Trial Court’s wrongful conviction and sentence of 7 years imprisonment. Pastor Cao – a U.S. permanent...

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Demanding the Release of Leah Sharibu at the UN

By Paul Archuleta1562955960266

As we have previously informed the United Nations, children in Nigeria experience threats of torture, kidnappings, and even death by radical Islamic groups on a regular basis. Through our European affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), we filed another written submission on...

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Defending Persecuted Christians at the United Nations

By Paul Archuleta1562877318204

Through our European affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), we filed a written submission before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) detailing the spread of religiously motivated attacks against Christians around the world. As we explained to the U.N.: Unfortunately,

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ACLJ Frees Christian Family from Involuntary Servitude

By Shaheryar Gill1562078243642

The ACLJ’s international affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), has achieved another victory in the fight against bonded labor in Pakistan. On June 21, 2019, the ECLJ’s affiliate in Pakistan, the Organization for Legal Aid, obtained the freedom of a Pakistani Christian family...

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Christian Bonded Laborer Saved From Years of Imprisonment

By Shaheryar Gill1559160640326

Our European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ) affiliate in Pakistan, the Organization for Legal Aid, has secured another victory. This time, a Christian bonded laborer was falsely accused by his Muslim employer of stealing money. The Christian man’s real “crime” was asking to be paid according to...

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Pakistani Court Update on Murder of Christian Couple

By Matthew Clark1559056220500

Four years ago, we reported truly horrifying news from Pakistan. A Christian couple, Shahzad and Shama, was burned alive by an angry Muslim mob over a false accusation of blasphemy. Shahzad and Shama (a mother of three who was pregnant at the time with her fourth child) worked as bonded laborers at...

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