In a predominately Muslim country like Pakistan with strict Blasphemy Laws, minority Christian groups are often targeted and falsely accused or even imprisoned for life. Blasphemy is a charge so sensitive that anyone accused risks a violent death at the hands of a mob.
In these cases, Christians have no one else to turn to but the Church. ACN is helping to fight for justice for Maira Shahbaz, a 14-year- old Catholic girl from near Faisalabad who was forced into marriage, raped and converted. Maira’s lawyer has warned that even if she wins her case, she will not be safe.
Please help us provide legal aid to people like Maira along with pastoral and spiritual counselling to those who face injustice and suffer persecution for their faith.