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Help Is on the Way for Christian Victims of Genocide

By ACLJ.org1529527709201

After years of living in terror, and fleeing a nightmare, Christians in Iraq are finally starting to receive the much-needed aid they require to start over. The brutality and bloodshed Christians have suffered in the Middle East at the cruel hands of ISIS terrorists because of their faith is...

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U.S. Senate Working for Pastor Brunson's Release

By ACLJ.org1528987952485

The U.S. Senate is now considering critical legislation in the push for Turkey to release American Pastor Andrew Brunson from prison. It is a part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and is the most significant legislative action on behalf of Pastor Brunson to date. As we have...

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Reaffirming “Spirit of Allied Partnership” with Turkey

By ACLJ.org1528313589017

Despite recent tensions between our two countries, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Turkey’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu just met in Washington. Following the meeting, the two offices released a joint statement renewing the commitments of both nations to work together. As...

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ACLJ Demanding a “Special Adviser” to Protect Christians

By ACLJ.org1528293600000

There remains a mass humanitarian crisis in the Middle East where Christians have been terrorized, attacked, and brutally murdered in an atrocious genocide. We’re taking action. Christians have been forced from their homes, barbarically slaughtered, tortured, and denied critical aid. As one young...

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European Parliamentarians Sign for Pastor Andrew

By Gregor Puppinck1528142327936

In a major development, more than 100 European Parliamentarians have spoken and are demanding Turkey release innocent American Pastor Andrew Brunson. Without any reasonable justification, the trial of Pastor Andrew Brunson has been delayed again, this time to July 18th, that is 21 months after the...

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Man Who Assaulted Christian Girl in Pakistan Convicted

By Shaheryar Gill1528120800000

Last year we informed you about a three-year-old Christian girl who was sexually assaulted by a Muslim man. After a legal battle for over a year, we are glad to inform you that justice has been served. As we reported earlier, the victim’s family contacted our international affiliate, the European...

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ACLJ Stands Up for Christians in Nigeria at the UNHRC

By ACLJ.org1527775200000

This past week we filed through our European affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), a written submission to the U.N. Human Rights Council detailing the atrocities being perpetrated against Christians in Nigeria at the hands of Boko Haram and the Fulani Herdsman. For years, we...

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Pres Trump: "We Are All Going to Work" for Brunson Release

By ACLJ.org1527609925011

This weekend President Trump made his boldest statement yet in defense of imprisoned American Pastor Andrew Brunson. President Trump publicly reiterated his frustration at Turkey’s treatment of Pastor Andrew. The President even addressed the wrongfully imprisoned pastor directly, assuring him he is...

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ACLJ Delivers Submission to UNHRC for Pastor Andrew

By ACLJ.org1527256800000

It’s intolerable. We told you the trial of imprisoned American Pastor Andrew Brunson has been nothing but a complete and utter sham. We’re taking action. “Secret witnesses”, unjustified trial delays, and now the Turkish judges have basically barred any witnesses for Pastor Andrew’s defense. This...

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Demanding Help at the U.N. for Christians in Pakistan

By ACLJ.org1526917681604

It's horrifying. Pakistani Christians are terrorized, tortured, murdered – even sentenced to death – simply because of their faith. The Pakistani government seems unable or unwilling to protect its Christian citizens. We've just taken urgent action at the U.N. Human Rights Council, filing a crucial...

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ACLJ Sends Letter to Ambassador Haley Urging Action

By ACLJ.org1526565600000

As we have previously told you , the United Nations (U.N.) Security Council passed a critical resolution that would help bring ISIS to justice and provide the aid and security that the Christians and others victimized by the ISIS genocide so desperately need. The first step of Security Council...

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Judge Refuses to Allow Witnesses to Testify

By ACLJ.org1526420354851

In an outrageous miscarriage of justice, American Pastor Andrew Brunson’s trial just got a lot worse. In a cruel show of abject hostility and blatant disregard for any semblance of the rule of law – proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that this trial is a completely and utter sham – the Turkish...

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Turkish Judges Delay Pastor Andrew's Trial Yet Again

By CeCe Heil1525730034618

It’s an absolute outrage. Turkey is playing political games with an innocent pastor’s life. After the second day of trial – which came after a 3-week delay from the first day – the panel of judges has just thrown American Pastor Andrew Brunson back into prison – once again delaying the trial...

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Pastor Andrew’s Trial Resumes in Turkey

By ACLJ.org1525694400000

Today is the day. Imprisoned American Pastor Andrew Brunson’s trial is set to resume in Turkey. The question is, will we finally see real justice? To date the proceedings have been more like a mock trial. We told you how the first day of the trial back on April 16th took a grim turn. After 13 hours...

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39 Christians Massacred By Jihadists in Nigeria

By ACLJ.org1525269600000

It’s chilling. Nigeria is proving to be unsafe for Christians. In the span of just a few days, at least 39 innocent Christians were ruthlessly slaughtered in Nigeria. It’s time their government stops talking and takes action. We’ve told you all about the persecution and even genocide of Christians...

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ACLJ Contacts World Leaders for Pastor Andrew

By CeCe Heil1524754053994

As American Pastor Andrew Brunson’s second day of trial on May 7th is fast approaching, we have been reaching out to influential leaders of several international bodies requesting assistance in securing his release. Seen as a bargaining chip for Turkey, Pastor Andrew has been imprisoned for over 18...

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Hope in the Appeal of Christian Mother Asia Bibi

By ACLJ.org1524578400000

Finally after things have looked so bleak for Asia Bibi, the Christian mother of five sentenced to death by hanging in Pakistan on absurd blasphemy charges, there has been a sign of hope. Asia Bibi was convicted of blasphemy in 2010 for offering a Muslim coworker a glass of water, and has since...

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66 Senators Demanding the Release of Pastor Andrew

By ACLJ.org1524257525460

In an unprecedented show of bipartisan unity, 66 U.S. Senators – 2/3rds of the Senate – have sent a letter to Turkey’s President Erdoğan demanding the immediate release of wrongfully imprisoned American Pastor Andrew Brunson. The Senators’ letter echoes the frustration we’re all feeling at the way...

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Another Christian Family is Murdered in Pakistan

By ACLJ.org1524250800000

Violence against Christians in Pakistan just keeps escalating – this time with ISIS taking the credit – as mobs rule and the government continues to look the other way. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the cold-blooded assassination of a Christian family in Quetta, Pakistan the day after Easter.

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The Adversary Within NATO

By Wesley Smith1524146400000

Robert W. Welch, Jr. said, “For not only every democracy, but certainly every republic, bears within itself the seeds of its own destruction.” Welch’s argument was that the very openness and democratic ideals within a nation (or institution) carry with it the risk that the members will vote to...

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