Slavery in the Brickyards

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...

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CFI Condemns Proposed UN Resolution

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...

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Nov. 14, Unite and Pray For The Persecuted

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)...

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Desperation, Hunger, and Prayer Requests in Bangladesh

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...

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