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Forcing the U.N. to Take Action Against “Genocide”

By Jordan Sekulow1508518811879

Your voice has just secured what may be the first meaningful action at the United Nations (U.N.) in defense of Christians and other religious minorities facing genocide at the hands of ISIS jihadists in Iraq. It is the result of years of relentless work behind the scenes and on the world stage,

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Philippines Responds Regarding ISIS Genocide

By Jay Sekulow1508354705486

We are continuing to gain momentum in our advocacy campaign to recognize the atrocities being carried out against Christians, Yazidis, and other religious minorities as acts of genocide. We have sent letters to foreign heads of state , U.S. government officials , and have even delivered oral...

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Azerbaijan Christians Face Increasing Persecution

By ACLJ.org1508162400000

Christians in Azerbaijan face increasing government persecution for their faith. Recently, we took action directly at the U.N. to highlight their plight. As we’ve explained before, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are able to assist the Human Rights Council by submitting a Universal Periodic...

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Pakistani Student Beaten to Death for His Faith

By Shaheryar Gill1507903200000

Persecution of Christians in Pakistan and around the world continues. Our international affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice’s (ECLJ) office in Pakistan, the Organization for Legal Aid (OLA), recently investigated the murder of a 17-year-old Christian student, Sharoon Masih, who was...

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Radical Islam Targets Egyptian Christians

By ACLJ.org1507732161278

It’s an atrocity of epic concern – the radical Islamic targeting and trafficking of Christians. The latest target of Islamic jihadist human trafficking is women and girls – and the latest reports from Egypt are appalling. Muslim men are kidnapping Egyptian Christian women and girls, forcing them to...

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Turkmenistan’s Cruel Persecution of Christians

By ACLJ.org1507580311381

Worldwide attacks on religious freedom and expression are not phenomena of the past. Far from it, countries around the globe continue to hamper and harm fundamental rights. Countries that exhibit such a blatant disregard for the rule of law must be held accountable. In a former post, we explained...

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Pastor Andrew Brunson Now a Hostage in Turkey

By Jordan Sekulow1507294800000

Tomorrow marks one year of false imprisonment for American Pastor Andrew Brunson. He has now spent one year apart from his family. He’s spent one year in a Turkish prison for his Christian faith. He has spent one year wondering each day if he will ever be free to return to America. He has spent one...

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U.N. Letter on the Prevention of Genocide

By Jay Sekulow1506111433346

In the strongest showing to date of progress being made to defend Christians facing genocide, the U.N. has responded to our recent letter, agreeing with our assessment regarding the growing body of evidence that the Islamic State (ISIS) is in fact committing genocide against religious minorities.

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UK Foreign Office's Reply to ACLJ on Genocide

By ACLJ.org1506105417974

As Christians suffer persecution and death, we can – and MUST – be their voice. To combat these atrocities, we are continuing to expand our largest legal advocacy campaign for Christians facing genocide globally. In July, we sent crucial legal letters to 12 world leaders – most of whom have...

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President Echoes ACLJ Call Against Genocide at UN

By ACLJ.org1506008857016

This week, President Trump delivered a powerful speech at the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly. To aid in the fight against ISIS and to help end the genocide against Christians, President Trump called for the creation of in-region safe zones, something we’ve long advocated. In his maiden...

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Defending Christians Facing Genocide at the U.N.

By ACLJ.org1505914991031

As part of our ongoing efforts to end the ISIS genocide against Christians, we delivered an oral intervention before the United Nations Human Rights Council through our affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), again urging the U.N. to act. In our intervention we told the story of...

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Forced to Recite Islamic Prayer to Receive Food

By ACLJ.org1505745680217

Christian South Sudanese refugee children are denied food in Sudan’s refugee camps unless they recite Islamic prayers. The U.S. Department of State includes three nations on its “State Sponsor of Terrorism” list . Sudan is one of them, along with Syria and Iran. Sudan was designated a State Sponsor...

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New False Charges For Pastor Brunson

By CeCe Heil1503955860493

In an unexpected video conference with a judge last Thursday, American Pastor Andrew Brunson was informed that the prosecutor had added additional charges upon which his continued detainment was now based. These “new” charges, coming 322 days after his initial arrest in October of last year, are...

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ACLJ Urges US Ambassador to Confront Genocide

By ACLJ.org1503498806209

The Islamic State’s (“ISIS”) genocide against Christians and other religious minorities not only continues in Iraq and Syria, but also is spreading around the world. This week, in our ongoing effort to engage the Executive branch in combating this genocide, we sent a letter to Kansas Governor Sam...

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Defend Dying Christians in Pakistan

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Pakistan is one of the most pernicious persecutors of Christians ever. Pakistani Christians are tortured, raped, and burned alive. Some – like Christian mother of five Asia Bibi – are falsely accused...

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Admonishing the U.N. to Recognize ISIS Genocide

By ACLJ.org1503334648385

Boiled, beheaded, burned alive, raped, mutilated, deported en masse, kidnapped, enslaved, forced to convert to Islam, and ultimately punished by death – this is the plight of Christians across the Middle East, and alarmingly, ISIS’s atrocities are expanding globally. In response, we just filed our...

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ISIS is the Greatest Threat to Religious Freedom

By ACLJ.org1503065726394

A staggering “ 80 percent of the global population live with restrictions on or hostilities to limit their freedom of religion.” On Tuesday, the Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, used this striking statistic to introduce the State Department’s 2016 International Religious Freedom (IRF) Report .

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Sec. Tillerson Calls for Release of Pastor Andrew

By CeCe Heil1502823789045

Today – the 313th day of American Pastor Andrew Brunson’s wrongful imprisonment in Turkey because of his Christian faith –the State Department released a report on International Religious Freedom , highlighting Pastor Andrew’s plight. Although the report analyzes freedom violations across the...

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Britain’s PM Responds to ACLJ Letter on Genocide

By ACLJ.org1501773394967

Systematic, savage, and stark – these words vividly describe the reign of terror dominating the expanding genocidal landscape of ISIS-infected regions. It is eminently clear that ISIS is intentionally targeting Christian and other religious minority communities for extermination. The systematic...

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ACLJ Demands “Deep” State Department Records

By Jordan Sekulow1501523077639

Last week we told you about an alarming report that Obama holdovers at the State Department were scrubbing official records and speeches to remove any mention of the ISIS genocide against Christians, which the State Department has since denied. Today, we are following through with action. We just...

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