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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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Christians Flee for Their Lives in Pakistan

By Shaheryar Gill1510265577042

A young Christian, Sonu Arshad, and his family in Pakistan fled after a Facebook post called for the execution of Arshad and burning Christian homes and churches. Our international affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice’s (ECLJ) office in Pakistan, the Organization for Legal Aid (OLA),

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Urging Action for Key Resolution on “Genocide”

By ACLJ.org1510070281075

On September 21, 2017 the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2379 calling for the creation of an Investigative Team headed by a Special Adviser for the purpose of “collecting, preserving, and storing evidence in Iraq of acts that may amount to war crimes, crimes against...

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Pakistani Police Beat Christian Boy to Death

By Shaheryar Gill1509028380767

A few weeks ago, we reported the situation of a young Pakistani student who was beaten to death by one of his classmates due to his Christian faith. We are sad to report that yet another young Christian student has been killed, this time at the hands of six Pakistani policemen. Our international...

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Al-Shabaab Jihadists Deadliest Attack to Date

By ACLJ.org1508767200000

A week ago, the radical Islamist, al-Qaeda affiliated, Somali-based al-Shabaab terrorist group is believed to have struck again in their deadliest attack to date. A truck laden with explosives detonated in a busy Mogadishu intersection near the Safari Hotel and a host of government offices,

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Forcing the U.N. to Take Action Against “Genocide”

By Jordan Sekulow1508518811879

Your voice has just secured what may be the first meaningful action at the United Nations (U.N.) in defense of Christians and other religious minorities facing genocide at the hands of ISIS jihadists in Iraq. It is the result of years of relentless work behind the scenes and on the world stage,

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Philippines Responds Regarding ISIS Genocide

By Jay Sekulow1508354705486

We are continuing to gain momentum in our advocacy campaign to recognize the atrocities being carried out against Christians, Yazidis, and other religious minorities as acts of genocide. We have sent letters to foreign heads of state , U.S. government officials , and have even delivered oral...

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Azerbaijan Christians Face Increasing Persecution

By ACLJ.org1508162400000

Christians in Azerbaijan face increasing government persecution for their faith. Recently, we took action directly at the U.N. to highlight their plight. As we’ve explained before, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are able to assist the Human Rights Council by submitting a Universal Periodic...

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Pakistani Student Beaten to Death for His Faith

By Shaheryar Gill1507903200000

Persecution of Christians in Pakistan and around the world continues. Our international affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice’s (ECLJ) office in Pakistan, the Organization for Legal Aid (OLA), recently investigated the murder of a 17-year-old Christian student, Sharoon Masih, who was...

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Radical Islam Targets Egyptian Christians

By ACLJ.org1507732161278

It’s an atrocity of epic concern – the radical Islamic targeting and trafficking of Christians. The latest target of Islamic jihadist human trafficking is women and girls – and the latest reports from Egypt are appalling. Muslim men are kidnapping Egyptian Christian women and girls, forcing them to...

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Turkmenistan’s Cruel Persecution of Christians

By ACLJ.org1507580311381

Worldwide attacks on religious freedom and expression are not phenomena of the past. Far from it, countries around the globe continue to hamper and harm fundamental rights. Countries that exhibit such a blatant disregard for the rule of law must be held accountable. In a former post, we explained...

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Pastor Andrew Brunson Now a Hostage in Turkey

By Jordan Sekulow1507294800000

Tomorrow marks one year of false imprisonment for American Pastor Andrew Brunson. He has now spent one year apart from his family. He’s spent one year in a Turkish prison for his Christian faith. He has spent one year wondering each day if he will ever be free to return to America. He has spent one...

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U.N. Letter on the Prevention of Genocide

By Jay Sekulow1506111433346

In the strongest showing to date of progress being made to defend Christians facing genocide, the U.N. has responded to our recent letter, agreeing with our assessment regarding the growing body of evidence that the Islamic State (ISIS) is in fact committing genocide against religious minorities.

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UK Foreign Office's Reply to ACLJ on Genocide

By ACLJ.org1506105417974

As Christians suffer persecution and death, we can – and MUST – be their voice. To combat these atrocities, we are continuing to expand our largest legal advocacy campaign for Christians facing genocide globally. In July, we sent crucial legal letters to 12 world leaders – most of whom have...

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