Christians are among the poorest of citizens in Pakistan, and often their only resource is to borrow from wealthy Muslims. But when they are unable to repay the debts, the alternative can mean a lifelong sentence of indentured servitude.
When CFI president Jim Jacobson recently visited a brickyard in Pakistan, all of the workers that he met were Christians who worked long, grueling days to pay off family debts…some that had been passed down from generation to generation.
Many of the workers, including children, labor more than 10-12 hours a… Read more
SAULT STE. MARIE, MI — October 12, 2010 — Christian Freedom International (CFI), a Michigan-based organization that assists persecuted Christians around the world, is condemning the Defamation of Religions Resolution that will be proposed at the UN General Assembly in New York City late this fall.
The resolution, which will criminalize any words or actions determined to be adverse to a particular religion, is being proposed by the Organization of Islamic Conference, an inter-governmental body comprised of 57 states with significantly Muslim populations. The resolution has taken various forms that… Read more
Few people are aware of the fact that Christian persecution is one of the worst humanitarian crises in modern history. Many don’t know that, each year, untold millions of people around the world suffer the brunt of religious injustice through intimidation, ostracism, false imprisonment, physical abuse, torture, and even martyrdom simply because of their personal faith in Jesus Christ.
That’s why, in 1996, the World Evangelical Fellowship (WEF) coordinated the efforts of a group of churches and faith-based organizations to institute the first International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted… Read more
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CFI recently received this heartbreaking report from an indigenous co-worker about the state of two house churches in Bangladesh…
“Greetings to you in the Lord Jesus Christ. I have been getting letters from two of our pastors….They have been requesting prayers for them and their fellows. Rabinda is from Joypurhat district and Mukter is from Jamalpur district.
There are many families in this Muslim populated village [Jamalpur] who accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior. Most of these converted believers are daily laborers in the agricultural fields. Some of these families,… Read more
SAULT STE. MARIE, MI — October 6, 2010 — Christian Freedom International (CFI), a Michigan-based organization that assists persecuted Christians around the world, has announced the release of “Banned in Burma,” a DVD documentary that depicts the violent reality of Burma’s ongoing civil war.
The “Banned in Burma” film features a visit to the war-torn region by Bluetree, an Irish Christian rock band whose popularity in the U.S. skyrocketed with the release of their hit song, “God of this City.” Bluetree became outspoken supporters of CFI and their mission to… Read more
Dear Friend of the Persecuted Church,
I want to share my thoughts about recent incidents of individuals in America who burned copies of the Quran as a protest against Islam. In short, this is not helpful. In reality, it makes life so much more difficult for persecuted, minority Christians in Muslim majority nations. I know, I just returned from Pakistan, and believe me, this causes great harm to the cause of Christ and to vulnerable Christians in places like Pakistan. Christians in Pakistan asked me to tell my Christian brothers… Read more