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Iran Waging Campaign Against Christianity

By ACLJ.org1519052400000

Christianity has ignited like a flame across the country of Iran, making the Iranian government so nervous they’re desperate to extinguish it quickly. The people of Iran are converting to Christianity at a record-setting pace. According to a recent story by Mohabat, the Iranian Christian News...

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UK Responds to ACLJ on Genocide

By Jay Sekulow1518709894622

We have just received two critical responses from key world leaders in our global campaign to protect Christians facing genocide. (You can read about the first response from the European Union here .) While ISIS is now on the run, the damage that has resulted in the wake of the ISIS genocide has...

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European Union Responds to ACLJ Letter on Genocide

By Jay Sekulow1518706218879

We have just received two critical responses from key world leaders in our global campaign to protect Christians facing genocide. (You can read about the second response from a representative of the British Prime Minister here .) For the past several years we have been telling you about the...

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Pastor Andrew Brunson's Heartbreaking Message

By CeCe Heil1518103732690

It’s been 16 months since his arrest, and Pastor Andrew Brunson, an innocent U.S. citizen, remains locked away in a Turkish prison, seemingly held as a political prisoner while his emotional and physical state deteriorate. This week Pastor Andrew and his Turkish attorney had a formal meeting with...

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Standing Up for Victims of Genocide at the UN

By ACLJ.org1518015600000

As part of our ongoing advocacy campaign to bring relief to the victims of genocide, last week we submitted our fifth written testimony to the U.N. Human Rights Council. As we have previously told you , ISIS is on the run and Christians and other victims of the genocide are finally beginning to...

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Pastor Andrew is Not a “Bargaining Chip”

By ACLJ.org1517867726163

Pastor Andrew Brunson is a U.S. citizen who has been falsely imprisoned in Turkey for over a year. As we recently reported, his case “ is gaining the attention of world leaders .” Yesterday, through our European affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ) we submitted our second...

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Filing at the U.N. HRC for Christians in Pakistan

By ACLJ.org1517583600000

Through our international affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), we have just filed a report with the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) for its thirty-seventh session, documenting the Islamic Republic of Pakistan’s ongoing violations of human rights, specifically...

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Pastor Andrew's Case Going to Council of Europe

By ACLJ.org1517273218912

The plight of Pastor Andrew Brunson, a U.S. citizen who has been falsely imprisoned in Turkey because of his Christian faith, is gaining the attention of world leaders. For over a year, we at the ACLJ have been aggressively fighting on behalf of Pastor Andrew and drawing attention to his wrongful...

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U.S. Puts Pakistan on "Special Watch List"

By ACLJ.org1516892400000

The U.S. State Department has placed Pakistan on a Special Watch List for severe violations of religious freedom. Under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998, the Secretary of State annually designates countries that systematically and egregiously violate religious freedom as “Countries...

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Delivering Aid to Christians Facing Genocide in Iraq

By ACLJ.org1516719600000

It may be the biggest step forward in our genocide campaign since the U.S. officially recognized the “ genocide against . . . Christians .” The U.S. government has just secured a major concession from the U.N. allowing relief aid to be delivered directly to Christians and other religious minority...

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ISIS Targets and Kills More Christians In Egypt

By ACLJ.org1515167885024

Christians face grave danger in Egypt and are targeted year round by violent Islamic terrorists. One of the most recent examples of the relentless persecution occurred on Friday, December 29, 2017, when, according to reports, jihadists carried out two terror attacks against Coptic Christians...

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Pastor Andrew Spends Another Birthday Imprisoned

By ACLJ.org1515013641220

Today is the 50th birthday of American Pastor Andrew Brunson – a U.S. citizen – who has been falsely imprisoned in Turkey because of his Christian faith. For the past 454 days, this brave pastor has been held hostage in a Turkish jail – and now he’s forced to spend yet another birthday alone,

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Islamic State Expands Genocide this Christmas

By Shaheryar Gill1513784400847

Suicide bombers killed at least nine Christians and wounded over fifty this past Sunday in Pakistan. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack. Two suicide bombers attacked Bethel Memorial Methodist Church in Quetta, Pakistan, during Sunday services. According to information...

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Nepal Criminalizes Witnessing Your Faith

By Shaheryar Gill1513108800000

On August 8, 2017, Nepal’s parliament passed a bill, criminalizing religious conversion and hurting religious sentiment, joining countries like India, Pakistan, Iran, and a host of other Muslim countries where such laws have been used to persecute religious minorities. While Nepal’s new...

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Iraq Must Take Action for Christians Facing Genocide

By ACLJ.org1511972307290

As part of our ongoing campaign to bring an end to the ISIS genocide against Christians in Iraq and Syria, we just sent a legal letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iraq, Dr. Ibrahim al-Jaafari urging action for the victims of genocide. As we informed you before , in August...

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Brutality Against Christians in Philippines

By ACLJ.org1511888112996

There are far too many examples of the devastation that occurs when ISIS gets its way. And Marawi is the most recent illustration. After six months of terror and violence at the hands of ISIS, Philippine forces valiantly liberated Marawi, one of its cities on the southern island of Mindanao, in...

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ACLJ Advocates for Victims of ISIS Genocide

By ACLJ.org1511284352414

ISIS’s brutal campaign of genocide targeting Christians and other minorities wages on. But as it suffers military defeats and loses control of territory it once controlled, it is time now, more than ever, to help the survivors begin the process of recovery and to hold its followers accountable in...

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Taking Pastor Andrew Brunson’s Case to Congress

By CeCe Heil1510758652043

Today marks 404 days that American Pastor Andrew Brunson – a U.S. citizen – has been falsely imprisoned in Turkey because of his Christian faith – separated from his wife and family who desperately miss him. For nearly a year, we at the ACLJ have been aggressively fighting across the globe for this...

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ACLJ to Testify on Behalf of Pastor Andrew

By ACLJ.org1510670461744

Next Wednesday, November 15, 2017, will be the 404th day of American pastor Andrew Brunson’s false imprisonment in Turkey. That same day, at 9:00 AM ET , the U.S. Helsinki Commission – a congressional commission – is holding a hearing to probe Turkey’s detention of U.S. Citizens. ACLJ Executive...

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UN Special Adviser Replies to ACLJ Policy Proposal

By ACLJ.org1510585200000

Your engagement on behalf of Christians and other victims of genocide is making a difference at the United Nations. We have just received confirmation from another important U.N. official that key progress is being made. As we’ve been reporting , it has taken years of hard work to convince the U.N.

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