Looking for a unique and meaningful way to spend the summer? CFI has the perfect opportunity!
We are searching for a team of volunteers to perform a variety of maintenance tasks at CFI’s Vocational School in Mae Sot, Thailand this June and July. Our Vocational School has helped to bring about a positive and life-changing difference for dozens of Christian refugee students from Burma, and its success is largely attributed to the dedication and selfless generosity of many CFI volunteers. This year, you and your family, friends, or church group… Read more
Christian Freedom International (CFI), a Michigan-based humanitarian organization that assists persecuted Christians around the world, has produced a video documentary portraying the somber reality of modern-day slavery for hundreds of Christian laborers in Pakistani brickyards.
In the 15-minute online video, “The Brickyards,” CFI first explains what life is like for most minority Christians in Muslim-dominated Pakistan — life filled with persecution, abuse, and grinding poverty. In particular, many impoverished Christians who owe financial debts to Muslims are often forced to work in brickyards as a means of repayment. But with… Read more
In yet another episode of civil unrest in Egypt, thousands of Muslims are protesting the appointment of Christian governor Emad Mikhail, who was recently appointed as a replacement for former governor Madgy Ayoub, who was also a Christian.
Many protesters, who have continuously rallied outside the governor’s Qena office in southern Egypt, claim that the experience of a Coptic governor has failed and done nothing to resolve conflict between Muslims and Christians. Other protesters object to the Qena province always allegedly being governed by Christians, as the majority of the… Read more
For tens of thousands of Burma’s refugees, life in America means many things: a home of their own, freedom to work, freedom to pursue an education…but most of all, freedom to worship without fear of persecution or oppression.
On Sunday, April 10, a gathering of more than 100 guests and Karen churchgoers came together for a special two-year anniversary celebration, commemorating the establishment of the Karen Baptist Church in Lansing, Michigan. “Once we were in the jungle and wanted to worship in freedom, but we didn’t have that,” says Winner… Read more
A new constitution in Nepal that may limit an individual’s rights to convert others from one religion to another has concerned many leaders in the nation’s Christian community.
The Nepalese government, which has been attempting to reform what was once the world’s only Hindu kingdom into a secular democracy since the country’s civil war ended in 2006, has drafted a new constitution that is scheduled to be put into effect by the end of May 2011. A provision under the draft’s “freedom of religion” section prohibits anyone from attempting to… Read more