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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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President Trump Tweets Support for Pastor Brunson

By Jay Sekulow1524070860000

We’ve been telling you that the case of imprisoned American Pastor Andrew Brunson has reached the highest levels of the U.S. government. Last night, President Trump took to Twitter directly calling on Turkey and asking that “Pastor Andrew” “be allowed to come home,” stating that he is “being...

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Advocating for Religious Freedom in Saudi Arabia

By ACLJ.org1524063600000

Imagine living day to day afraid for your own life because you worship Jesus Christ. To make matters worse, what if it is your own government that is sponsoring the threat, or even is the threat itself? Tragically, this is the reality millions of Christians face every day around the world. The ACLJ...

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Pastor Andrew’s Trial Takes Bleak Turn

By CeCe Heil1523913585476

After one day of trial, the situation just took a bleak turn for Pastor Andrew. At the conclusion of the first day of his trial – a day filled with video testimony of secret prosecution witnesses whose voices and appearances were disguised – the Turkish judge ordered that Pastor Andrew be returned...

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Innocent Pastor Andrew Brunson’s Trial Begins

By ACLJ.org1523880000000

The trial we’ve been bracing for – to determine the fate of imprisoned American Pastor Andrew Brunson – begins today in Turkey. This situation is no longer serious – it’s critical . Pastor Andrew is innocent. He is no terrorist. He is a father, a husband, and a peaceful man of God. But he is facing...

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Vietnam Sentences Pastor to 15 Years

By 1523563018118

The world is becoming increasingly more hostile for Christians all over the globe and the U.N. needs to take action, or else its members need to be penalized. Recently we told you that the United States Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley sent a stern message to the world’s leaders: work with us to...

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16 Facts About Pastor Andrew Brunson

By ACLJ.org1523461701484

American Pastor Andrew Brunson has been unjustly locked away in a Turkish prison for over a year and a half. His only “crime” is living out his Christian faith. After languishing in prison, cut off from his loved ones for over 18 months, his trial has just begun, and it has already taken a...

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Boko Haram Jihadists Demand She Convert to Islam

By ACLJ.org1523285680492

It takes immeasurable courage and unflinching faith to stand firm in the face of deadly monsters. A young Nigerian girl named Leah Sharibu possesses both. Sharibu was one of 110 Nigerian girls kidnapped from their school earlier this year by the vile jihadist group Boko Haram – the militant West...

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Bibles Banned from being Sold Online in China

By ACLJ.org1522938600000

As of April 1, 2018, Chinese Holy Bibles are no longer available for sale online, as demanded by the Chinese government. Not a single Bible can be found amongst Chinese online stores, including Taobao, JD, Dangdang, and Amazon. Customers who had added a Bible to their shopping cart the day before...

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Student’s Easter Event Invitations Right Upheld

By Erik Zimmerman1522355150542

We recently learned that Margaret, a first grade public school student from North Carolina that we represent (along with her mother Jessica), has been allowed to pass out personal invitations to her classmates to events hosted by her church. The school district reconsidered its policies in light of...

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