Human rights advocates and concerned individuals worldwide have spoken out on behalf of Asia Bibi, the 45-year-old Christian wife and mother who earlier this month became the first woman in Pakistan to be sentenced to death on blasphemy charges.
Bibi has been imprisoned since June 2009, after she was accused of allegedly insulting the Prophet Mohammed while attempting to share her faith with several Muslim co-workers, who had been pressuring Bibi for months to convert to Islam.
Even as Bibi’s lawyers began working to overturn the verdict, her death sentence… Read more
Join Christian Freedom International for a very special screening of Veggie Tales, “It’s a Meaningful Life”, December 4! Show will take place inside CFI’s Gift and Handcraft store located at 215 Ashmun St. Sault Ste. Marie, MI. The Veggie Tales movie begins at 1 PM EST. and will run for 50 minutes. This is a completely free show, and welcomes ages 1 to 100!
There will be free giveaways for children and refreshments and snacks will be available.
For further details please contact CFI, at 800-323-2273 or 906-253-2336.… Read more
Aung San Suu Kyi, one of the most famous democratic leaders in modern history, was released from her seven-year house arrest in Burma on Saturday, November 13.
The 65-year-old Nobel Peace laureate has been an icon of democracy in Burma, where the ruling military junta has continually attempted to silence her and her supporters, for the past 25 years. Suu Kyi has been placed under house arrest on numerous occasions throughout her political activist career. Her first detention occurred in July 1989, shortly after she helped found the National League… Read more
SAULT STE. MARIE, MI — November 11, 2010 — Asia Bibi, a Christian wife and mother of five, was sentenced to death this week in Pakistan for the crime of blaspheming the Prophet Mohammed. The verdict has brought forth an international rallying cry from human rights advocates, including Christian Freedom International (CFI), a Michigan-based organization that assists persecuted Christians around the world.
Bibi was sent to prison in June 2009, after a confrontation with several Muslim co-workers who had been relentlessly pressuring her to convert to Islam. After Bibi finally… Read more
Dear Friend of the Persecuted Church,
A few days ago, history was made in Pakistan.
Asia Bibi, a loving Christian wife and mother, was sentenced to death by hanging for the crime of blasphemy against the Prophet Mohammed. This “crime” took place one day when Asia was simply trying to share the love of Christ with Muslim co-workers. After being brutally attacked by these same workers, Asia was thrown into prison, where she spent 16 long months before being handed the shocking death sentence.
Why is this so historic? Because… Read more
Christians and humanitarian advocates around the world have risen up in protest of the grisly murders that took place at Our Lady of Salvation Church in Baghdad, Iraq on October 31.
Islamic gunmen, who took captive over 100 congregation members, invaded the church during the Sunday service. By the time Iraqi security forces ended the siege five hours later, 70 hostages and policemen had lost their lives in the violence.
In the days since the attack, thousands of protesters throughout Europe and the U.S. have staged demonstrations against the brutality.… Read more
The violence that killed over 52 hostages and law enforcement officials at an Iraqi church this week is a sobering reminder of the growing severity of Christian persecution, says Christian Freedom International (CFI), a Michigan-based organization that assists persecuted Christians around the world.
Our Lady of Salvation Church in Baghdad became the site of the country’s bloodiest attack in recent history when gunmen invaded last Sunday’s mass and took more than 100 churchgoers captive. When Iraqi security forces raided the church in a rescue attempt, dozens of hostages and police… Read more