CFI To Aid Egyptian Christians
By CFI Field Staff on February 23, 2011
As Egypt’s civil unrest contributes to skyrocketing food and oil prices throughout the world, Christian Freedom International (CFI), a Michigan-based humanitarian organization, is preparing to deliver desperately needed food supplies to Egyptian Christians.
The existing global food shortage has been just one factor at the heart of Egypt’s turmoil that caused thousands of demonstrators, demanding an end to the dictatorial Mubarak regime, to take to the streets in recent weeks. Now, as Egypt faces an uncertain future in a post-Mubarak… Read the rest
Persecution of Christians on the Rise in Egypt
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CAIRO, EGYPT – A CFI coworker in Cairo (for security reasons the CFI coworker’s name must remain anonymous) affirmed that on February 19, “Muslims broke into the home of a Christian family and abducted their 18 year old daughter, Nesma Sarwat.”
The abduction occurred in Talbiya, within the Omraniya neighborhood of Giza.
During the abduction, the abductors painted messages on the home’s wall. One of the messages proclaimed, “Islam is the solution,” the slogan for the Muslim Brotherhood.
According to… Read the rest
American Missionaries Murdered
By CFI Field Staff on February 22, 2011
“We are very saddened by the execution style murder of four American Christians off the coast of Somalia,” said CFI president Jim Jacobson.
Scott and Jean Adam, the owners of the yacht Quest, along with their guests, Bob Riggle and Phyllis Macay were on a mission to distribute Bibles to remote places in the world.
According to the Adam’s website, their ten year mission was to “…allow the power of the Word to transform lives.” As stated on their website,… Read the rest
Emergency Alert: Red Cross Worker Faces Execution
By CFI Field Staff on February 8, 2011
CFI has learned of an Afghan Christian who is scheduled for execution unless he converts to Islam.
Said Musa, a Red Cross worker, has been detained for the past eight months in a Kabul prison, where he has reportedly been tortured and sexually abused. Musa was recently visited by a judge, and was told that he would be hanged within three days unless he reconverted to Islam.
Defense lawyers have refused to take his case.
Although this brave Christian soldier… Read the rest
Christian Families Murdered In Egypt
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Two Coptic Christian families have been murdered by Islamists in the village of Sharona, Egypt, near the Maghagha, Minya province, according to a report from the Assyrian International News Agency.
On January 30, the families were in their homes with the doors locked when members of two Islamic groups broke into their houses through the roofs. The attackers killed eleven Christians, including several young children, and wounded four before looting the houses of money and furniture, as well as livestock… Read the rest
Stand Up For Egyptian Christians
By CFI Field Staff on February 1, 2011
U.S. Needs to Stand Up For Egyptian Christians
Jim Jacobson, president of the Michigan-based humanitarian organization Christian Freedom International (CFI), is calling on the Obama administration to send a clear message to Egypt in the midst of the ongoing chaos: protect your nation’s minority Christians.
Jacobson, whose organization assists thousands of persecuted Christians in countries like Burma and Bangladesh, believes that the current anti-government protests and demands for the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is justifiably concerning for millions… Read the rest
Abuse of Burma’s Chin Population
By CFI Field Staff on January 31, 2011
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… Read the rest
Please Pray for Asia Bibi
By CFI Field Staff on January 25, 2011
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… Read the rest
Urgent: Blankets Needed in Bangladesh
By CFI Field Staff on January 21, 2011
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… Read the rest
CFI Condemns Shooting in Egypt
By CFI Field Staff on January 20, 2011
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… Read the rest
Anti-Christian Violence Continues in Egypt
By CFI Field Staff on January 14, 2011
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… Read the rest
Urgent Prayer Request for Pakistan
By CFI Field Staff on January 11, 2011
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… Read the rest
CFI Condemns Church Bombing
By CFI Field Staff on
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… Read the rest
Glory in the Highest
By CFI Field Staff on December 23, 2010
1 And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.
2 This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria.
3 So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city.
4 Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and… Read the rest
By CFI Field Staff on December 20, 2010
Being a Faithful Steward Christian Freedom International strives to maintain Biblical standards and openness with our financial procedures. CFI is a member of the Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability (ECFA). ECFA members are held to the highest standards in financial accountability, fundraising and board governance. Christian Freedom International is subject to an annual independent audit.… Read the rest