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Prisoners of conscience

Jubilee Campaign works to secure the release of, or improve prison conditions for, religious prisoners of conscience. RPOCs, according to definition by USCIRF, are “individuals who are imprisoned, detained, under house arrest, or disappeared for their religious beliefs, non-belief, identity, activity and/or advocacy for FoRB related rights, provided that they have not used or advocated …

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Ann Buwalda to Testify Before the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations.

OPEN HEARING TESTIMONY Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Room 2200 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Executive Director of Jubilee Campaign USA, Ann Buwalda has been officially invited to testify at an open hearing entitled “A Global Crisis: Refugees, Migrant and Asylum Seekers.” The testimony will be rendered before the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global …

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NIGERIA UPDATE: Over 200 Dead in Plateau State After Fulani Militant Attacks

Attack on Kai village, Barkin Ladi LGA of Plateau State On Sunday, June 24, Fulani militants attacked over a dozen towns in the Barkin Ladi, Mangu and Riyom local government areas of Plateau State. The militants burned homes, plundered villages, and shot indiscriminately at innocent men, women, and children in a 48-hour siege. Over 200 …

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URGENT: Syria Update

URGENT SYRIA UPDATE: Call your congressman! On June 6, the U.S. State Department announced that the U.S. and Turkey have planned an enforced evacuation of the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) from the city of Manbij. Until recently, the U.S. has supported the YPG as one of the few forces successful in fighting ISIS in …

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Positive step for religious freedom in Indonesia

Discriminatory law overturned This month Indonesia’s Supreme Court declared that the law forcing adherents of indigenous religions to instead identify as one of the state-recognized religions on their national ID cards is unconstitutional and discriminatory. Indonesia only recognizes 6 religions- Islam, Protestantism, Catholicism, Buddhism, Hinduism or Confucianism. It is the most populous Muslim country in …

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Christian communities under assault in Nigeria

The latest development in the ongoing violent assault against Christians in Nigeria occurred in Plateau state, located in central Nigeria. Throughout September and October, repeated attacks against Christian communities left at least 75 dead. Our partners on the ground, Stefanos Foundation, reported on the attacks and interviewed the victims. Throughout the course of the violence, …

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Malaysia Day: church leaders call for prayer

September 16th marks Malaysia’s birthday, known as Malaysia Day. In the midst of many things to celebrate, Malaysian Christians remain burdened with realities that challenge Malaysia’s foundational principles of diversity, unity, and a high regard for human rights. Christians are facing rising discrimination for their faith and pressure to conform to the nation’s Muslim majority. …

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