Posts Tagged ‘Jubilee Campaign’

UN Report on Human Rights in North Korea

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

From the Jubilee Campaign, here is the link for the UN Report on Human Rights in North Korea. There is the link for the detailed testimony.

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Habila Adamu’s Christian Witness; On the Continuing Threat of Boko Haram

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

On 11/13/13, Habila Adamu, from the Yobe state in Northern Nigeria, gave very moving testimony before the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations and the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Non-proliferation and Trade Committee on Foreign Affairs of the US House of Representatives about the threat of the Boko Haram organization, which at long last was declared as a “Foreign Terrorist Organization” by the U.S. Department of State on 11/13/13.

Kudos to the Jubilee Campaign for their work in making the US Congress aware of the threat of Boko Haram.

Another recent testimony by Habila Adamu, describing how he was shot in the face by Boko Haram —

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The Suffering of Egypt’s Christians

Monday, August 26th, 2013

According to the Jubilee Campaign, “Last week’s [of 8/12/13] destruction saw over 80 Christian churches, ancient monasteries, and charities attacked by the Muslim Brotherhood throughout the country.”

Blogger Amira Mikhail and colleagues have been documenting the sectarian destruction, which appears to be “religicide.”

Despite growing coverage in the mainstream media, the slow response by the White House to the plight of Christians in Egypt, in Syria, and elsewhere in the Middle East has been astounding.

On 8/15/13, Cardinal Francis George, OMI, of Chicago sent a letter to Chicago Catholics asking for prayers for Christians in Syria. We can certainly add Egypt to this prayer list as well.

Something to think about: Are petrodollars from US vehicles destined in the end to burn down Christian churches?

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An Urgent Petition to Classify a Murderous Group as Terrorist

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

The Jubilee Campaign has put out a call for the US Government to classify the violent Nigerian faction Boko Haram as terrorist under US law. The recent 2012 Christmas Eve killing of Nigerian Christians while at worship has been attributed to Boko Haram, as have thousands of other killings.

Concerned citizens have until 12/29/12 to sign a White House petition to classify Boko Haram as terrorist.

Please sign this petition immediately. Thanks!

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Deadly Attacks on Christians in Nigeria

Friday, May 4th, 2012

The Jubilee Campaign reports more deadly attacks on Christians in Nigeria. Dozens of Christians at a time while at worship continue to be killed by Boko Haram fanatics.

It is hard to believe that the U.S. State Department has not classified Boko Haram as a terrorist organization. Perhaps they are too busy sending dissidents back to the Chinese government.

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Save Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Christian pastor Yousef Nadarkhani has been condemned under Iran’s blasphemy laws.

Please sign this petition from the Jubilee Campaign and write your governmental representative to help protect Yousef Nadarkhani’s life.

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The Terrible Plight of North Korean Refugees

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

The Jubilee Campaign has issued another statement on the horrific sufferings of North Korean Refugees.

Please follow up on the Jubilee Campaign’s action request on behalf of these poor, afflicted people.

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Near East and South Central Asia Religious Freedom Act of 2011

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

The Jubilee Campaign has issued a call for support of the Near East and South Central Asia Religious Freedom Act of 2011.

Religious minorities are systematically being driven from the Near East and from South Central Asia by extremists.

Please support this important legislation.

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Fr. Thaddeus Nguyen Van Ly’s Visitor Assaulted by Vietnamese Police

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

The Jubilee Campaign has issued an update on the situation of human rights activist Fr. Thaddeus Nguyen Van Ly, 63, who was violently prevented from being visited by an American diplomat, Christian Marchant, who was assaulted by Vietnamese police.

I’m posting the famous picture of Fr. Van Ly’s 2007 trial, during which he was muzzled while reading a statement or poem criticizing the communist leadership of Vietnam. Fr. Van Ly was a founder of the human rights organization Bloc 8406. Fr. Van Lee’s attorney, Nguyen Van Dai, has been imprisoned since shortly after Fr. Van Lee’s 2007 arrest.

For more details, please read the Jubilee Campaign notice. Fr. Van Ly is in poor health, having suffered recent strokes. He was reportedly moved to house arrest in 2010.

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Said Musa, a Christian Facing Trial in Afghanistan

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

International human rights organizations are working to free Said Musa, 45, who has been detained in Afghanistan since May, 2010, for his Christian beliefs.

For further information, please see this Compass Direct News post, a post by the Jubilee Campaign containing a letter-writing action item, and a copy of a handwritten letter by Said Musa.

Please note that Said Musa in Afghanistan is not the politician of the same name from Belize.

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