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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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Will Pakistanis Put Aside Religious Bias Aside for COVID-19?

By CeCe Heil1589288400000

Several reports have emerged that Christians and other religious minorities in Pakistan have been denied food aid amid the shutdown due to COVID-19 restrictions. Most recently, Asia News reported that a local non-profit group in Karachi refused to give ration cards to Christians and Hindus. Saylani...

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Violence Against Christians in “Killing Field” of Nigeria

By CeCe Heil1586791927786

They’re calling Nigeria a “killing field of defenseless Christians.” The ACLJ is demanding that the international community take action NOW to end this deadly violence before it’s too late. Islamic radicals are slaughtering Christians in Nigeria, and there is no end to their deadly rampage in...

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This Easter, Pray for Christians Who Are Suffering for Their Faith

By Jay Sekulow1586459397320

For many of us, this will be the first Easter Sunday that we don’t attend church services or gather with our family and friends to celebrate the day our Savior – the ultimate Passover lamb – defeated death and sin and was resurrected. The Coronavirus has made it necessary to stay away from our...

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Helping Free a Wrongfully Imprisoned Christian in Pakistan

By CeCe Heil1585854000000

We recently obtained another victory for a Christian family facing persecution in Pakistan. Our team on the ground – through our international affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice’s (ECLJ) office in Pakistan, the Organization for Legal Aid (OLA) – represented Shahbaz Masih, a...

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Celebrating 10 Years for Office Defending Pakistan's Christians

By Shaheryar Gill1584557151092

The ACLJ’s affiliate office in Pakistan recently celebrated its 10th anniversary defending religious freedom with clients, supporters, and staff. As you know, our European counterpart, the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), has an affiliated office in Pakistan, the Organization for Legal...

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Members of Congress Call for Release of Pastor Bryan Nerren

By Jordan Sekulow1584030702166

Members of Congress have just sent a critical letter to the foreign secretary of India calling for the immediate release of our client, American Pastor Bryan Nerren. Pastor Nerren is a U.S. Pastor from Tennessee who has been ministering in Nepal and India for almost two decades, training Sunday...

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ACLJ Delivers Critical Oral Intervention for Pastor John Cao

By CeCe Heil1583874539766

As we told you last week , Christian Pastor John Cao – a U.S. permanent resident from North Carolina – just marked a sad anniversary: his third year as a prisoner in China. We appeared before the U.N. Human Rights Council (HRC) urging the world’s leaders to take action to set him free. Pastor Cao...

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Pastor Cao Marks Third Year in Chinese Prison

By Jordan Sekulow1583440097982

A single day behind bars for being a Christian is one day too many. Christian Pastor John Cao – a U.S. permanent resident – has now been a prisoner in China for THREE YEARS. And now he faces a potential new threat to his safety. Pastor Cao spent decades serving the impoverished of China and Burma...

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Two Years Ago Leah Sharibu Was Abducted by Boko Haram

By CeCe Heil1582124400000

Imagine your daughter, or your sister, being held hostage for TWO YEARS by evil, violent criminals. Today, Leah Sharibu, the Christian teenager who was abducted on February 19, 2018 by Boko Haram, the Islamic terrorist militia, will mark her second year as the vile group’s prisoner. They have...

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Defending Pakistan’s Dying Christians at the United Nations

By Olivia Summers1581458595330

For years, the ACLJ has been raising the alarm for Christians in Pakistan who are living their lives in constant fear of violent persecution. Christians have been beaten, abducted, raped, imprisoned, bombed, and murdered. Now a new report by Christian human rights organization Open Doors has ranked...

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Urging Protection of Christians in Nigeria at the U.N.

By Olivia Summers1581372878291

Just last week, “ [t]he governor of the Boko Haram-infected Borno state in northeast Nigeria” stated that “Boko Haram’s violence has impacted over 100,000 people. . . . [and is] responsible for the creation of 59,311 orphans and 59,123 widows throughout its existence.” Indeed, Nigeria has become an...

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Islamic Jihadists Kill Christian Pastor

By CeCe Heil1580161634471

2020 is already proving to be a deadly year for innocent Christians in Nigeria. Boko Haram – the Nigerian jihadist militia pledged to ISIS – just beheaded a Christian Pastor who weeks ago was shown in a hostage video telling the world: “Don’t cry. Don’t worry. But thank God for everything.” As...

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China Imprisons Another Christian Pastor Because of His Faith

By Jordan Sekulow1578691574526

Finally, the mainstream media has had no choice but to take notice of the persecution happening in China. A recent Time magazine article reported the arrest and closed-door conviction of Christian Pastor Wang Yi, the founder of Early Rain Covenant Church, who has been sentenced to 9 years in prison...

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2019 Victories: ACLJ Frees Christian Family from Servitude

By ACLJ.org1577732400000

This is the latest installment of our year-end victories series looking back at some of the numerous victories by the ACLJ in 2019. A Christian family – including young children – was forced to perform backbreaking labor in Pakistan against their will with no hope of relief, until the ACLJ stepped...

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Victory: 10-Year Nightmare Finally Over for Christian Mom

By ACLJ.org1577385000000

This is the latest installment of our year-end victories series looking back at some of the numerous victories by the ACLJ in 2019. The ACLJ fights for life and religious freedom all across the world, and this year we celebrated a tremendous victory when a Christian woman was finally freed from a...

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Victory: ACLJ Wins Bail for Christian in Pakistan

By ACLJ.org1576703213707

This is the latest installment of our year-end victories series looking back at some of the numerous victories by the ACLJ in 2019. The ACLJ vigilantly defends Christians from sickening, unjust religious persecution around the globe. This year, through our international affiliate, the European...

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Turkey’s Persecution of Christians and Other Minorities

By Wesley Smith1573229132292

Last week I wrote about the atrocities committed by Turkey as it continues its invasion of northeastern Syria and its failure to keep the terms of the supposed ceasefire they pledged to the United States and the world. While Turkish and Russian troops in armored vehicles—purportedly to keep the...

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