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Christians in India Face Stunning Ultimatum to Renounce their Faith

By Anna Sekulow1596482074506

Christian families in India are being targeted, beaten, and thrown out of their homes simply because of their Christian faith. Just last week, the Christian Post reported that police ordered six Christian families to either renounce their faith or flee after being brutally beaten by a radical Hindu...

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Violence Against Christians Escalating Beyond Control in Nigeria

By CeCe Heil1596120278844

The death toll for Christians in Nigeria is beyond grim – IT’S APOCALYPTIC. We must take action now or they will all be killed. Remember just two months ago when we reported that the number of innocent Christians murdered by Islamic radicals in Nigeria had almost doubled from 350 to roughly 620 in...

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A Christian Church and Turkey’s Denial of Heritage and History

By Wesley Smith1595000746013

Turkey’s highest court last Friday annulled a 1934 decree that designated the historic Hagia Sophia as a museum, providing a way for the former Christian church building and historical landmark to be used once again as a mosque. Right after the ruling, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who...

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The World Speaks Out as Turkey Begins Conversion of Hagia Sophia

By Jordan Sekulow1594935479342

As Turkey has already begun to re-appropriate a historic Christian church into a mosque, multiple world and religious leaders – including Islamic groups – are raising their voices, decrying the conversion of the holy site. We recently told you how Turkey’s President Recep Erdoğan had announced that...

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Presenting at the U.N. to Defend Women and Innocent Unborn Babies

By CeCe Heil1594910586140

The Special Rapporteur of the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) recently released a report on violence against women, prior to the latest session of the UNHRC. The intent was to draw international attention to the horrific violence that women face on a daily basis around the globe simply due to...

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JSL – Worldwide Pushback on Turkey's Hagia Sophia Conversion

By Jordan Sekulow1594845142111

Worldwide pushback is happening against the decision by Turkey’s President Erdogan to turn a historic church into a mosque. On today’s Jay Sekulow Live , we discussed the international pushback to Turkey’s decision to convert the iconic Hagia Sophia into a mosque. The Christian mosaics contained...

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Stop Turkey From Turning Historic Christian Church Into a Mosque

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This is an attack on the Christian faith. Hagia Sophia (named after God’s Holy Wisdom) in Istanbul was originally built as a Christian church, about 500 years after Christ walked among us, and has...

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Radio Recap – Turkey Converts Iconic Hagia Sophia Into a Mosque

By Jay Sekulow1594675247222

Turkey has converted the Hagia Sophia into a mosque. On today’s Jay Sekulow Live , we discussed the stunning development that Turkey has reconverted a historic Christian church into a mosque. The Hagia Sophia has been an iconic Christian church for centuries. We’ve also posted a new blog from...

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Turkey Orders Hagia Sophia be Reconverted into an Islamic Mosque

By Andy Ekonomou1594657761979

Turkey’s President Erdoğan just ordered a historic 1,500-year-old Christian church be reconverted from a Museum into a functioning Islamic mosque. Hagia Sophia (named after God’s Holy Wisdom) in its original form was built by Emperor Constantine as a Christian church sometime around the year 537AD,

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ACLJ Takes Direct Action to Protect Christians in Iran

By Jordan Sekulow1594045724457

Christians in Iran continue to live in constant fear of targeted persecution, including brutal arrest and imprisonment, for their faith. The ACLJ just took action, urging swift international intervention to protect Iran’s Christians and other religious minorities. Iran’s own constitution states...

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Taking Critical Action at the UN for Christian Pastor John Cao

By CeCe Heil1593181823700

Christian pastor and humanitarian worker John Cao – a U.S. permanent resident – devoted the last 30 years of his life to serving the poor of China and Burma (Myanmar). Until, as we reported , he was arrested in March of 2017 by Chinese security agents and imprisoned as part of a targeted government...

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Taking Action for Severely Persecuted Christians in Pakistan

By Jordan Sekulow1592312400000

Through the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), our European affiliate, we recently filed a written submission with the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) expressing concern over Pakistan’s inability to protect its Christian citizens. While the Pakistani government has taken steps...

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ACLJ Requests the Immediate Release of Christian Teen Leah Sharibu

By Paul Archuleta1592230505977

We have told you the tragic story of Leah Sharibu . Leah is a Christian schoolgirl who was kidnapped as a 14-year-old along with her fellow classmates in February of 2018. Despite the fact that most of her classmates have been released – five were killed – Leah remains imprisoned because she...

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Defending Persecuted Christians in India at the U.N.

By CeCe Heil1591971749805

Christians within India are increasingly becoming the target of brutal persecution. And at the ACLJ, we’ve witnessed first-hand the escalation in targeted persecution of these Christians. For seven months, we fought for the freedom of our client, a Christian pastor – an American citizen – Pastor...

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Pres. Trump Issues Historic Executive Order for Religious Freedom

By Jordan Sekulow1591621200000

Religious liberty is one of our most precious and sacred rights as Americans, often called the First Freedom. But in recent years, it has come under fire. The ACLJ is dedicated to fighting tirelessly for the religious liberty our nation was founded on, as well as urging international intervention...

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Filing at the UN for Pastor Cao and Other Christians in China

By Paul Archuleta1591362000000

Through our European affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), we just filed a written submission before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) expressing concern over China’s continuous attack on religious freedom. As we stated in our report: In January 2020, human rights...

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Report: Rapidly Escalating Violence Against Christians in Nigeria

By CeCe Heil1591280672910

The following blog contains disturbing, graphic information regarding violence against Christians in Nigeria. The death toll for innocent Christians is rapidly increasing, nearly doubling in two months, as Islamic radicals ramp up their bloody campaign of targeted violence, abduction, and murder,

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Christian Man Beaten to Death in Pakistan

By Shaheryar Gill1590505290859

Our legal team in Pakistan from the Organization for Legal Aid (OLA), an office of our affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), recently investigated a matter in which a Christian man was brutally beaten to death for reportedly bathing at a tube well (sand point well) that...

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Radio Recap – BREAKING: Pastor Nerren Freed

By Jay Sekulow1589922824315

There was breaking news. Pastor Bryan Nerren was released and is back in the United States. On today’s Jay Sekulow Live we discussed Pastor Nerren’s release from India and the work we at the ACLJ did to help make that happen. We at the ACLJ have been diligently working on this for seven months and...

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Christian Pastor Bryan Nerren is Finally Free to Return Home

By Jordan Sekulow1589847452970

After more than seven months of being wrongfully detained in India, Christian Pastor Bryan Nerren – a U.S. citizen – has finally been allowed to come home to his family in the United States and will be reunited with them tomorrow evening. On Friday, the false charges against Pastor Nerren were...

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