Remember the Persecuted this Christmas

Remember the Persecuted this Christmas

As we find ourselves celebrating another holiday season – a season traditionally filled with friends, family, and good times – CFI encourages you to remember one important word. Eternity. This Christmas, as we remember the miraculous birth of Christ, please also remember that the support you give to our persecuted brethren around the world will have an eternal impact on the lives of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of believers who suffer in...

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Friend of CFI Co-Worker Shot in Pakistan

Friend of CFI Co-Worker Shot in Pakistan

Birgitta Almby, a 70-year-old Christian charity worker in Pakistan, is in critical condition after being shot by unknown assailants earlier this week. Almby was heading home from the Full Gospel Assemblies office where she worked in Lahore when she was shot in the chest by two men, believed to be Muslim fundamentalists, as they rode past her on a motorcycle. According to local sources, Almby’s assailants had apparently been following her to her...

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Christians Flee Egyptian City Under Fear of Assault

Nine Christian families have fled from their homes in the city of Rafah, Egypt, after receiving death threats from Islamic extremists. Muslims reportedly distributed flyers throughout the town, demanding that local Christians leave the area of face violent assaults on their homes, businesses, and churches. Although the threats were reported to local authorities, no action was taken to investigate the matter or heighten security in the city. The...

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Danger Grows for Egyptian Christians Following Embassy Attack

Danger Grows for Egyptian Christians Following Embassy Attack

CFI’s Egyptian co-worker has reported that danger is on the rise for Coptic Christians in Egypt, in the aftermath of the U.S. embassy attack that took place on September 11. The attack, which was reportedly in retaliation for an anti-Islamic film created by an Israeli-American filmmaker that blasphemed the prophet Mohammed, was carried out this week in conjunction with a similar attack that occurred at the U.S. embassy in Libya. Four people,...

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Libya, Egypt Attacks Will Increase Christian Persecution, says Christian Freedom International

Libya, Egypt Attacks Will Increase Christian Persecution, says Christian Freedom International

Christian Freedom International (CFI), a Michigan-based organization dedicated to assisting persecuted Christians around the world, is expressing concern that Middle Eastern Christians will feel extended repercussions of the recent bombings in Libya and Egypt that killed four American workers, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Chris Stevens. The bombings came in retaliation for the anti-Islamic film “Innocence of Muslims,” a 14-minute video...

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