The information out of Nigeria is horrifying: practically 300 women abducted, raped, and “on the block” for sale as slaves, and the mass murder of far more than 300 folks in a village in the northeastern portion of the country.
“Boko Haram” is an Islamist terrorist team that, above the previous several years, has murdered countless numbers, burned hundreds of church buildings, and sought to demolish Christianity in northern Nigeria. FRC was one of several groups last calendar year that called on the U.S. State Division to designate the Boko Haram as the Islamist terrorist group it is, following many years of the Obama Administration’s resistance to doing so.
Though the Obama Administration has been late in recognizing the severity of Boko Haram’s threat, FRC has partnered with our pals in the Jubilee Campaign, the Institute on Faith and Democracy, the Christian Affiliation of Nigerian-People in america, the American Centre for Legislation and Justice, and other groups to motivate awareness of and prayer with regards to this murderous firm. We have featured Nigerian human legal rights attorney and Christian activist Emmanuel Ogebe and a number of of his colleagues listed here at FRC, and FRC President Tony Perkins hosted Emmanuel on his November 2012 webcast on intercontinental Christian persecution.
FRC joins other Christian corporations and church buildings in standing with the persecuted church close to the globe. Persecution of individuals who declare the Identify of Christ is taking place on a around the world and intensifying scale, and we urge all believers to function and pray for these in jail or underneath risk for the sake of Jesus.
And we operate at residence for what we desire overseas: Religious liberty. For example, previously this week the Supreme Court dominated in favor of general public prayer just before governmental gatherings, and FRC played a function in this crucial choice with our amicus short signed by 49 Customers of Congress. From sustaining spiritual liberty in the navy to safeguarding and advancing our “first freedom” in each aspect of American daily life through lawful and political action, FRC is vigorously championing the spiritual liberty for which our forebears fought and died.
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