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ACLJ Responding to Betrayal of Dying Christians

By Jordan Sekulow1501166445293

In a startling revelation, news is breaking this week that Obama holdovers within the State Department are actively attempting to scrub its records to remove any mention of the ISIS genocide against Christians. This is outrageous and the ACLJ has had enough, so we are preparing a new set of Freedom...

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ACLJ's Fight Against ISIS Genocide

By ACLJ.org1501020383559

While Syria and Iraq remain the main areas in which ISIS fighters are focusing their genocidal attacks against Christians and other religious minorities, these attacks are spreading. Yesterday, in our ongoing effort to combat ISIS, we sent letters to 12 key world leaders who understand first-hand...

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Fighting for Justice for Pakistani Girl

By Shaheryar Gill1499874148742

In Pakistan, we are fighting a now seven-months-long court battle to defend the rights of a 3-year-old girl – the daughter of a Christian woman – who was brutally sexually assaulted by a Muslim man. All too often in Pakistan, horrific crimes against innocent young girls go unpunished because the...

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ISIS Spreads to Southeast Asia

By ACLJ.org1498859174682

ISIS is spreading, just like they promised. Six months ago we warned that “[t]he need to defeat ISIS is not a problem isolated to Iraq and Syria. It is, indeed, an international concern.” As Iraqi President Fuad Masum observed in 2014, “the whole world [is realizing] that this is not an ordinary...

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Austria Recognizes “Genocide”

By ACLJ.org1497999498396

In a major step forward in our aggressive legal advocacy campaign for Christians facing genocide, Austria has formally recognized the genocide against Christians and is advancing at least three steps of our 7-point plan to stop the genocide against Christians and protect the victims. On June 7,

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Defending Christians at the United Nations

By Olivia Summers1497625265015

Persecution of Christians is increasing world-wide. Today, our affiliate – the European Centre for Law & Justice (ECLJ) – gave an oral intervention before the United Nations’ Human Rights Council on behalf of persecuted Christians in Pakistan: Today the ECLJ would like to draw this Council’s...

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Defending Christians at the U.N.

By ACLJ.org1497477309194

Today, through our affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), we made an oral intervention before the United Nations Human Rights Council on behalf of Christians facing genocide in the Middle East. We gave our most detailed account yet of the atrocities carried out by ISIS against...

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Christian Pastor Freed from Prison in Sudan

By ACLJ.org1497033804064

Pastor Hassan Abduraheem, wrongly convicted on false charges and sentenced to 12 years in prison in Sudan, received a presidential pardon and has been freed from prison. On May 11, this Christian pastor imprisoned for his Christian faith was released from jail. This is a significant victory for our...

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The Genocide Against Christians Spreads to Egypt

By Jordan Sekulow1495817057185

The jihadist genocide against Christians has spread to Egypt. Nearly a dozen jihadist militants opened fire on a bus packed with Christians en route to a Christian monastery. It was a massacre, slaughtering at least 26 Christians including many children and injuring dozens more. As CBS News reports...

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Pres. Trump, VP Pence Raise Brunson’s Case

By Jay Sekulow1494972303993

I just received a call from the Vice President’s office. President Trump and Vice President Pence raised the case of American Pastor Andrew Brunson three times today with Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. This is exactly what we asked the President to do and is a major sign of significant...

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Demanding the U.N. Stop Genocide of Christians

By Olivia Summers1494970921750

A stated purpose of the United Nations (U.N.) is to suppress “acts of aggression or other breaches of the peace.” Currently, ISIS is aggressively targeting Christians in acts of genocide. This is why we have submitted yet another statement requesting that the U.N. “join other international bodies...

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ACLJ's Submission on Brunson’s Case at U.N.

By ACLJ.org1494885021876

Today we submitted a formal written statement to the United Nations (U.N.) Human Rights Council on behalf of American Pastor Andrew Brunson, who is currently unjustly imprisoned in Turkey because of his Christian faith. Pastor Andrew is a U.S. citizen from North Carolina, and has peacefully served...

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Taking Pastor Brunson’s Case to the White House

By Jay Sekulow1494526288587

I just left a meeting with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office where I raised the case of American Pastor Andrew Brunson – who is wrongfully imprisoned in Turkey for his Christian faith – among other pressing legal issues to our country. I told the President about the hundreds of thousands of...

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Pastor Andrew's Family Advocate for Release

By ACLJ.org1493410131329

In the days following the Trump Administration's acknowledgment of their awareness of American Pastor Andrew Brunson's plight, members of the ACLJ's senior team held numerous meetings on Capitol Hill advocating for Pastor Andrew's freedom. Pastor Andrew Brunson – a U.S. citizen from North Carolina...

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Victory for Elderly Christian Woman in Pakistan

By Shaheryar Gill1493390824741

Our international affiliate, European Centre for Law and Justice’s office, the Organization for Legal Aid (OLA), has secured another victory in Pakistan. About four months ago, we reported that the OLA’s legal team was representing an elderly Christian woman, Bashiran Bibi, who was assaulted by an...

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Early Hearing for Asia Bibi’s Appeal Denied

By ACLJ.org1493319309843

Earlier this week, the attorney for Christian mom Asia Bibi confirmed that the Chief Justice of Pakistan has declined his client’s request for an early hearing for the final judicial appeal of her death sentence. While this is a heartbreaking development for the Christian mother of five spending...

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ACLJ Urges New UNSG to Recognize ISIS Genocide

By ACLJ.org1493147871070

Yesterday – the day on which the United States and Israel observe Holocaust Remembrance Day – we sent a legal letter to the newly appointed Secretary-General of the United Nations to remind him that genocide is still a very real and ongoing issue and one the international community must stand...

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President Trump Aware of Pastor Brunson’s Plight

By ACLJ.org1493133205340

At Monday’s White House Press Briefing, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was asked about the plight of American Pastor Andrew Brunson, wrongfully imprisoned in Turkey. Here’s the full exchange : This is hopeful and encouraging as our team at the ACLJ begins high-level meetings on Capitol...

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Remembering Christ’s Resurrection this Easter

By Jay Sekulow1492088400000

This Holy Week, as I gather together with my family, we celebrate the risen Savior, Jesus Christ, who died on the Cross on Good Friday and was resurrected three days later on Easter Sunday, overcoming sin and death for each of us. He was the ultimate Passover lamb. With Easter, we celebrate life,

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ISIS Bombs Christians on Palm Sunday

By ACLJ.org1491936940244

As Christians gathered in Egypt to celebrate Palm Sunday, ISIS (Islamic State) jihadists struck with two bombs. The blasts killed at least 47 and injured more than 100 others. In the minority Christian community increasingly persecuted in Egypt, this is a heartbreaking jihadist terrorist attack...

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