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Christian Mom Asia Bibi Receives a Gift from the Pope

By ACLJ.org1521730800000

In the darkest circumstances, even a small symbol of faith can deliver so much hope and comfort. We’ve continually kept you up-to-date about our international legal advocacy in support of Christian mother of five, Asia Bibi. Asia is currently locked in prison in Pakistan, sentenced to death for...

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Save Pastor Andrew from a Turkish Prison


American Pastor Andrew Brunson is now facing what could amount to the rest of his life in a Turkish prison. He has been charged with “Christianization.” A 62-page indictment – a diatribe against...


Indictment Against American Pastor Andrew Brunson

By CeCe Heil1521579927172

American Pastor Andrew Brunson has now been officially charged, facing what amounts to life in prison, as his trial begins in just weeks. Yesterday, in yet another turn of events, a Turkish court approved an indictment that the Turkish prosecutor apparently turned in last week, even after denying...

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Demanding Action for Pakistan’s Persecuted Christians

By ACLJ.org1521476370630

For Christians in Pakistan, the nightmare of violence, brutality, and death continues to intensify. Innocent men, women, and precious children live in constant danger. We just appeared before the United Nations (U.N.) Human Rights Council in Geneva through our affiliate, the European Centre for Law...

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Protect Christians. Recognize and End Genocide.


ISIS has been waging a brutal genocide against Christians. It barbarically slaughtered thousands and drove hundreds of thousands of Christians from their homes in the wake of its inhuman genocide.


Intervening for Victims of Genocide at the U.N.

By ACLJ.org1521132031351

This week we delivered an oral intervention before the United Nations (U.N.) Human Rights Council through our affiliate, the European Center for Law and Justice (ECLJ), urging the U.N. to take immediate action to provide for the lasting resettlement of Christians in Iraq and Syria. In our...

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The Impact of New Law on Missionary Work in China

By ACLJ.org1521118800000

In January 2017, China’s new Administrative Law on Activities of Overseas Non-Governmental Organizations (“ONGOs”) went into effect, and it is impacting hundreds of international Christian groups that are sharing the gospel to the 1.6 billion people in China through medical, developmental, or...

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Prosecutor Seeking 35 Years for Pastor Brunson

By CeCe Heil1521046959458

UPDATE : Turkish prosecutor now states he has not turned in an indictment regarding Pastor Andrew Brunson. In an incredible turn of events this morning, Pastor Andrew’s Turkish attorney was able to meet face to face with the Turkish prosecutor, who is now denying the news reports that an indictment...

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Mob Beats Christians with Clubs at Pakistani Church

By Shaheryar Gill1520949600000

Good fences may make good neighbors, but in countries like Pakistan where religious tensions are high, even a simple dispute can become an excuse for violence. 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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Bringing Pastor Brunson’s Case Before the U.N.

By CeCe Heil1520617072708

American Pastor Andrew Brunson has been unjustly imprisoned in Turkey for nearly a year and a half, despite having committed no crime and having peacefully lived out his religious beliefs in service to the people of Turkey for over two decades. During his imprisonment, we have been zealously...

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Christian Boy Beaten to Death by Pakistani Police

By Shaheryar Gill1520350416828

It’s a tragic case, but our team has just secured a significant step toward justice for the family of a Christian boy who was beaten to death by Pakistani police, ensuring that his persecutors would not be free to inflict more horror on the Christian community as this case continues. Last week, the...

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Families Flee From Violent Persecution in Pakistan

By ACLJ.org1519831580403

Imagine a child being sentenced to die for a Facebook post. We parents constantly caution our children, particularly teens, about what they post on Facebook and other social media. We never imagine it could lead to a child’s execution. For Christians living in Pakistan it can turn into a real life...

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China’s Crackdown on WeChat

By ACLJ.org1519415454144

China exercises highly restrictive internet censorship. In addition to blocking more than 3,000 foreign websites , including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, the Chinese government also closely monitors local Chinese websites. However, the creation of WeChat allowed a platform of free speech to...

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Iran Waging Campaign Against Christianity

By ACLJ.org1519052400000

Christianity has ignited like a flame across the country of Iran, making the Iranian government so nervous they’re desperate to extinguish it quickly. The people of Iran are converting to Christianity at a record-setting pace. According to a recent story by Mohabat, the Iranian Christian News...

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UK Responds to ACLJ on Genocide

By Jay Sekulow1518709894622

We have just received two critical responses from key world leaders in our global campaign to protect Christians facing genocide. (You can read about the first response from the European Union here .) While ISIS is now on the run, the damage that has resulted in the wake of the ISIS genocide has...

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European Union Responds to ACLJ Letter on Genocide

By Jay Sekulow1518706218879

We have just received two critical responses from key world leaders in our global campaign to protect Christians facing genocide. (You can read about the second response from a representative of the British Prime Minister here .) For the past several years we have been telling you about the...

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Pastor Andrew Brunson's Heartbreaking Message

By CeCe Heil1518103732690

It’s been 16 months since his arrest, and Pastor Andrew Brunson, an innocent U.S. citizen, remains locked away in a Turkish prison, seemingly held as a political prisoner while his emotional and physical state deteriorate. This week Pastor Andrew and his Turkish attorney had a formal meeting with...

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Standing Up for Victims of Genocide at the UN

By ACLJ.org1518015600000

As part of our ongoing advocacy campaign to bring relief to the victims of genocide, last week we submitted our fifth written testimony to the U.N. Human Rights Council. As we have previously told you , ISIS is on the run and Christians and other victims of the genocide are finally beginning to...

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Pastor Andrew is Not a “Bargaining Chip”

By ACLJ.org1517867726163

Pastor Andrew Brunson is a U.S. citizen who has been falsely imprisoned in Turkey for over a year. As we recently reported, his case “ is gaining the attention of world leaders .” Yesterday, through our European affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ) we submitted our second...

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Filing at the U.N. HRC for Christians in Pakistan

By ACLJ.org1517583600000

Through our international affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), we have just filed a report with the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) for its thirty-seventh session, documenting the Islamic Republic of Pakistan’s ongoing violations of human rights, specifically...

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