New episodes of violent turmoil have caused thousands of Egyptian Christians to protest the growing religious persecution that has plagued the country in recent months.
The latest attacks took place last Saturday, May 7, and were the result of a rumor that a Christian woman who wanted to convert to Islam was being held against her will at the St. Mena Coptic Orthodox Church, one of the oldest churches in Egypt. When a crowd of angry Muslims descended upon the church on Saturday, hundreds of Christians rushed to defend it,… Read more
May 1, 2011…one of the most unforgettable days in recent history. It was the day when the United States announced to the world that special military forces successfully carried out the assassination of Osama bin Laden, the FBI’s most wanted terrorist, in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
His death has been considered an enormous victory for America’s decade-long war on terror. And while many believe that al-Qaeda may be plotting retaliation against the United States, there are millions of individuals overseas who are also at risk of becoming the victims of more ruthless… Read more
Like many suffering Christians in Vietnam, Christopher Hien was an impoverished young man who was struggling to exist one day at a time. He often prayed for a business plan that would earn him enough money to live on, while also allowing him the time to pursue work in the ministry.
One day in 2007, Christopher visited the local markets in search of a small gift to give to an American Bible teacher. As he observed merchants selling jute products, coconut husks, and bamboo, God suddenly answered his prayers with… Read more
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