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Bulgaria: Bill Is “Sad Reminder of a Bygone Communist Past”

By Gregor Puppinck1543935600000

New legislation pending in Bulgaria would significantly restrict religious freedom and impair the free exercise of Christians in the former communist nation. Bulgaria’s three main political parties sponsored a parliamentarian bill amending the Religion Denominations Act of the country. The bill,

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ACLJ Demands Protection of Nigeria’s Christians

By Olivia Summers1543852179332

In our continuing efforts to combat genocide, this week through our international affiliate with consultative status at the U.N., the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), we sent a letter to the U.N. Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng. In our letter, we informed him...

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2018 Victories: Defending the Persecuted Church

By ACLJ.org1543609891801

This is the latest installment in a year-end series looking back at some of the numerous victories by the ACLJ in 2018. For nearly 3 decades, the ACLJ has been committed to protecting religious liberty and defending the persecuted Christian church around the globe. Never before has this mission...

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China Should Free Christian Pastor Unjustly Imprisoned

By Jordan Sekulow1543255334664

For one Christian pastor, Thanksgiving was spent in a Chinese prison cell, separated from his wife and children in America. Pastor John Cao – a lawful U.S. permanent resident – has faithfully served the people of China and Southeast Asia for decades, conducting humanitarian efforts and building...

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Christian Pastor - US Resident - Imprisoned in China

By CeCe Heil1542376800000

On March 5, 2017, Pastor John (Sanqiang) Cao, a 59-year-old Christian pastor and humanitarian worker, was arrested and thrown into prison by Chinese security agents in Yunnan province, China, as China continues its crackdown on Christians . Pastor John is a U.S. permanent resident from Greensboro,

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Free Christian Pastor John Cao

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Christian Pastor John Cao – a U.S. permanent resident – has been wrongfully convicted and sentenced in China. After decades working in China and Burma (Myanmar), providing for the poor, sharing the...

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Christian School Students Kidnapped in Cameroon

By ACLJ.org1542314265697

Terrorist militias continue to target Christian children and students in Africa as heartbroken parents pray for help from their governments. We’ve told you about the 110 schoolgirls who were violently abducted from their school in Nigeria earlier this year. Among them was brave Christian teen Leah...

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More Christians Murdered by ISIS in Egypt

By ACLJ.org1541520034131

Egypt has become a deadly place where the lives of innocent Christians are in immense danger. Radical Islamic terrorists have reportedly just slaughtered 7 Christians as they were traveling by bus from a monastery. Even more disturbing is the victims were leaving the baptism of an innocent little...

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Christian Mom Asia Bibi Freed

By Jordan Sekulow1540989154463

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has overturned Asia Bibi’s conviction and death sentence for blasphemy. After a nine-year-long battle, Asia Bibi, a Christian mother, is free to go. Our team, who was present in the courtroom, has confirmed that Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar read the verdict, stating...

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BREAKING: Decision on Asia Bibi's Fate Coming Tomorrow

By Jordan Sekulow1540927124288

The Pakistani Supreme Court will issue its decision on the appeal of Christian mom Asia Bibi’s conviction and death sentence for blasphemy tomorrow. The decision is expected to come down overnight tonight and will determine if this Christian mom of five is set free or hanged for her Christian...

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Christians Arrested for Preaching the Gospel in Sudan

By ACLJ.org1540909621784

The Church is under attack in Sudan, and Christians are being arrested and brutally tortured to the brink of death for preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We recently told you about 12 Christian men who were rounded up in Sudan for publicly preaching in the predominantly Muslim nation. Those...

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ACLJ Demands Leah Sharibu's Freedom

By ACLJ.org1540303475179

Christian children are in grave danger in Nigeria as jihadists are waging campaigns of killing and kidnapping in the African nation. The ACLJ is taking direct action to stop the violence against Christians and protect Nigeria’s children. We’ve told you about courageous Christian teen Leah Sharibu...

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Sudan Arrests 12 Men for Preaching the Gospel

By ACLJ.org1540239075559

The dogged persecution and harassment of Christians in Sudan persists, as 12 men were arrested for sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to Muslims. For years, the government of the mostly-Muslim Northeastern African nation has been harassing and oppressing Christians. We’ve told you how it has been...

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Asia Bibi Asks for Prayer, Islamist Radicals Threaten

By ACLJ.org1539871200000

As we wait to hear the Supreme Court of Pakistan’s decision on the fate of Christian mom Asia Bibi – wrongfully sentenced to hang for her Christian faith – angry Islamist radicals are circling, demanding she be executed. We recently told you that after years of delays, a special three-member bench...

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Justice for Christian Victims of Deadly Church Bombings

By ACLJ.org1539784800000

Deadly violence against Christians has been on the rise in Egypt. Finally, evil jihadists who waged a bloody campaign against Christians in Egypt are being brought to justice. We told you about horrific attacks in Egypt in the last few years that have resulted in the slaughter of innocent...

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ACLJ Taking Action to Free Nigerian Christian Teen

By ACLJ.org1539628827401

Fifteen-year-old Leah Sharibu is facing death at the hands of Nigeria’s brutal jihadist militia Boko Haram because she is a Christian. Leah Sharibu was one of 110 Nigerian girls we told you had been kidnapped by the vile jihadist group Boko Haram – the militant West African radical Islamic army...

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Save Christian Teen Leah Sharibu from Death

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It’s an ultimatum: Boko Haram has promised to kill a Christian teen held captive for her faith. A 15-year-old girl is being held captive by Islamic jihadists in Nigeria because she is a Christian. We...

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American Pastor Andrew Brunson Has Been Released

By Jay Sekulow1539354324850

American Pastor Andrew Brunson has just been released from wrongful detainment in Turkey. We can confirm that after more than two years of detainment based on his Christian faith, Pastor Andrew is preparing to leave Turkey to return home to the United States. At the ACLJ, we represent Pastor Andrew...

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Asia Bibi’s Long-Awaited Appeal of Execution

By ACLJ.org1539090000000

After years of delays, seven years and eleven months to the day after she was sentenced to death by hanging for her Christian faith, Christian mom Asia Bibi has finally had her appeal heard by the Supreme Court of Pakistan. A three-member panel of the Supreme Court of Pakistan consisting of Chief...

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Final Appeal of Execution for Christian Mom Asia Bibi

By ACLJ.org1538765586761

THIS COULD BE HER LAST CHANCE. Pakistan’s Supreme Court could determine whether Asia Bibi is hanged. A special bench of the Pakistani Supreme Court is reportedly meeting to hear Christian mom Asia Bibi’s appeal of her execution sentence over allegations of blasphemy in just 3 days. A three-member...

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