A report published by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has revealed documented evidence of extreme human rights abuses against the Chin population in Burma.
Hundreds of the Chin, an ethnic group which is estimated to be about 90 percent Christian, participated in an anonymous survey regarding the Burmese government’s ethnic cleansing campaign, where soldiers are known to use abduction, torture, rape, conscription, and forced labor to control or harm residents of the Chin state in western Burma. Respondents also reported on the confiscation of food, livestock, and other property, while… Read more
Weeks after receiving the death penalty for blaspheming the name of the prophet Mohammed, Pakistani prisoner Asia Bibi remains in prison — and more afraid for her life than she’s ever been before. And Christian Freedom International (CFI), a Michigan-based ministry that assists persecuted Christians around the world, is calling on Christians everywhere to rally on the condemned woman’s behalf.
Asia Bibi, a Christian wife and mother of five, has been in prison since the summer of 2009, after a charge of blasphemy — which she has always denied —… Read more
Blankets. Most of us own several of them — whether they’re fancy or plain, old or new. And most likely, we use them nearly every day in winter without a second thought.
But for many impoverished Christians who are struggling to survive in the midst of a brutal cold snap, a blanket can make a lifesaving difference.
CFI’s co-worker in Bangladesh has reported that many poor, converted believers are suffering from illness caused by frigid temperatures that has gripped the region in recent weeks. With so few resources like adequate… Read more
Christian Freedom International (CFI), a Michigan-based organization that assists persecuted Christians around the world, has denounced the latest incident of violence carried out against six Christians in Egypt.
Amer Ashour Abdel-Zaher, an Egyptian police officer, opened fire on a passenger train after he boarded in Samalout, a town just south of Cairo, on January 11, 2011. One Coptic Christian, 71-year-old Fathy Ghattas, was killed in the attack, and five other Copts, including Ghattas’ wife, were severely wounded.
While it was not immediately clear whether Abdel-Zaher had deliberately targeted the Christians,… Read more
The recent shooting death of a 71-year-old Christian man in Egypt has ignited a new sense of rage in hundreds of Christians throughout the country, just days after the bombing that killed 21 Coptic Christians who were attending a New Year’s Eve mass in Alexandria.
The incident took place on January 10, when an off-duty police officer who was on his way to work suddenly opened fire on a train, killing the Christian man and injuring his wife. Four other riders, most of whom were also Christians, were wounded in… Read more
LAHORE, PAKISTAN —The governor of Pakistan’s Punjab’s province was murdered today by his own security guard, angered by the governor’s support of a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy. According to CFI coworkers in Pakistan, “Governor Salman Taseer was murdered because of the blasphemy law as he tried to support Asia Bibi’s case. The guard surrendered himself and said that he only murdered Taseer because he was trying to favor Asia Bibi.”
CFI coworkers in Pakistan plead for urgent prayer. “There is a great havoc in the whole country… Read more
The humanitarian organization Christian Freedom International (CFI) has joined the ranks of outspoken critics around the world that have condemned the recent bombing of a church in Alexandria, Egypt — one of the bloodiest attacks against minority Christians in the country’s recent history.
The bomb detonated in a car that was parked in front of Saints Coptic Orthodox Church on December 31, 2010, while hundreds of parishioners were attending the New Year’s Eve Mass. The bomb contained over 100 kilograms of explosives and was strong enough to shatter windowpanes throughout… Read more