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Pakistani Christian Couple Acquitted and Freed From Death Row

By Shaheryar Gill1623416340000

Two Pakistani Christians falsely charged with violating Sections 295-B and 295-C of the Pakistan Penal Code on July 20, 2013, were acquitted after spending more than seven years on death row. On April 4, 2014, Shafqat Emmanuel and his wife, Shagufta Kausar, were convicted and sentenced to death for...

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The Persecution of Christians in Nigeria Demands Our Attention

By Mike Pompeo, Senior Counsel for Global Affairs1623240000000

Every single day in Nigeria, Christians aren’t just having their right to religious freedom denied – they are being murdered because of their faith in Jesus. I have often spoken of the importance of religious liberty to a free society. It is a foundational freedom. No society that denies its people...

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Our 18th Submission to U.N. for Nigeria’s Christians & Leah Sharibu

By Jordan Sekulow1622811540000

Every child deserves the right to go to school and to play outside of their home without the fear of being targeted for abduction or violent abuse because of their faith. But in Nigeria, that fear is very real and ever-present – especially for Christian women and children. We just took action at...

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Christian Family Threatened by Neighbors and Police in Pakistan

By CeCe Heil1621947540000

We just helped secure a critical victory for a Christian family facing targeted persecution in Pakistan. Our European Centre for Law and Justice’s (ECLJ) affiliate in Pakistan has secured a victory for a young Christian man and his family who were being threatened and harassed by a Muslim neighbor...

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Highlighting the Many Faces of Persecuted Christians to the U.N.

By Paul Archuleta1621000740000

Being stabbed and beaten, fined for translating the Bible into your own language, or charged for sharing your faith with your neighbor. These are real cases of persecution being carried out against Christians all around the world. Here at the ACLJ, it is our responsibility to bring these violations...

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Religious Freedom Is a Central Issue, Not a Side Issue, in Foreign Policy

By Mike Pompeo, Senior Counsel for Global Affairs1619204400000

America’s Founders recognized the centrality of religious liberty to a free society. The reason for this was simple – no society can retain a virtuous and worthy character if its people cannot worship as they see fit. As James Madison wrote concerning religious liberty in his Memorial and...

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Faith and Foreign Policy – Essential for Our Republic

By Mike Pompeo, Senior Counsel for Global Affairs1618495140000

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...

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Two Christian Nurses Arrested for Blasphemy in Pakistan

By Jordan Sekulow1618003606107

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...

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Tragic Update on the Abducted Christian Teen Leah Sharibu in Nigeria

By Olivia Summers1617300000000

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...

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At the U.N. To Address Religious Freedom Violations in India

By CeCe Heil1617112740000

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...

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Defending Christians in Democratic Republic of the Congo at the UN

By Paul Archuleta1616680740000

In an effort to give a voice to the voiceless and defend the persecuted, the ACLJ has taken action by shedding light on atrocities carried out around the world. Just recently, we delivered a critical presentation to the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on behalf of persecuted Christians in Nigeria...

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Presenting Before U.N. To Condemn Human Rights Violations in Burma

By Olivia Summers1616162340000

As we recently informed you , in February 2021, the Burma (Myanmar) Army conducted a coup – officially taking over power of the government. And, as we also informed you, the Burma Army is a cruel and unjust power that victimizes people on a daily basis . Our on-the-ground sources, the Free Burma...

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Presenting Before the U.N. To Condemn Islamic Violence in Nigeria

By Jordan Sekulow1615561140000

Christian children can’t go to school without fear of violence or abduction in Nigeria. Innocent Christians continue to face increasing violence and bloodshed at the hands of Islamic radicals. Yet the Nigerian government has done little to defend them. The ACLJ is taking action to help SAVE...

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Pastor John Cao Has Now Been Imprisoned in China for Four Years

By Olivia Summers1614956340000

Anniversaries should be the celebrations of good things in life, marking milestones and happy moments, like weddings. But they are not always. March 5, 2021, marks the four-year anniversary of Christian Pastor John Cao’s unjust imprisonment in China – yet another whole year in which he has been...

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Release of Muslim Attacker of Paralyzed Pakistani Christian Appealed

By Shaheryar Gill1614871690164

We reported about two months ago that a trial court in Pakistan had convicted two Muslim men for attempted murder after they shot a Christian man over a minor argument. Our European Centre for Law and Justice’s (ECLJ) affiliate in Pakistan, the Organization for Legal Aid (OLA), represents Waqar...

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Targeted Attacks Against Christians in Democratic Republic of Congo

By Jordan Sekulow1614610740000

The horror for Christians in Africa continues to increase, as they are being targeted for extermination by Islamic radicals. If the world does not take action to stop it NOW, it will soon be too late. We’ve told you how we’ve been working at the United Nations and the U.S. State Department to urge...

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Pakistani Court Effectively Ends Blasphemy Case for Christian Client

By Shaheryar Gill1613659980000

In an important victory in Pakistan, a trial court has freed an innocent Christian man in a blasphemy case. It’s a case where our European Centre for Law and Justice’s (ECLJ) affiliate in Pakistan, as we’ve previously told you , has been representing a Christian man who was falsely accused of...

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ACLJ Files Submission to UN Demanding Action for Nigerian Christians

By Jordan Sekulow1613416969466

Many times we have informed you about the devastating humanitarian crisis and an increasingly genocidal situation for Christians in Nigeria because of extremist Islamic groups like Boko Haram and the Fulani herdsmen. This week, we again filed a critical submission to the U.N. Human Rights Council...

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The People of Burma, Including Christian Minorities, Need Our Help

By Olivia Summers1613073752085

On February 1, 2021, Burma (also known as Myanmar) experienced a military coup, yet another conflict in the weary and battle-worn country, and it is greatly affecting a people who are already some of the poorest in the world. Burma, a southeastern Asian country bordered by India, Bangladesh, China,

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ACLJ Submits Multiple Universal Periodic Reviews to U.N. Human Rights Council Highlighting Unspeakable Violence and Persecution Worldwide – As We Prepare Even Larger Submissions

By Jordan Sekulow1612188000000

Warning: The following blog includes some graphic discussion of violent atrocities. We believe it is necessary to understand the severity of the situation, however reader discretion is advised. Across the globe, targeted harassment, violence, abduction, imprisonment, rape, and even death are...

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