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Release | Lifting Up Leah:  STPC webinar discussing abduction of a Christian Nigerian girl

MEDIA ADVISORY

For Immediate Release
April 28, 2022

CONTACTS:
Hamilton Strategies, Media@HamiltonStrategies.com,
Beth Harrison, 610.584.1096, ext. 105,
or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102

‘Lifting Up Leah:’ 
STPC webinar discussing the tragic abduction of Nigerian girl due to her faith in Christ

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Join Save the Persecuted Christians (STPC) for an important discussion about Leah Sharibu, a courageous Christian teenager stolen from her family by radical Islamic extremists who have said they intend to keep her as a “slave for life.” Taken with over 100 other female students in February, 2018, Leah alone was kept when the others were released. She was kept, said her captors, for refusing to renounce her faith in Jesus. She was just 14.

As her 19th birthday approaches on May 14, Leah — like so many thousands of other Nigerian women and girls — languishes in captivity. Those who could rescue her have not. Promises were made to the family by various members of the Nigerian government. None have been kept. They seem to have forgotten her.

But her family and STPC have not.

Join STPC for a webinar on April 28, 2022, at 4:30pm ET with Leah’s family, Dr. Gloria Puldu, president of the Leah Foundation, and others who have advocated for her return.

WHAT: Save the Persecuted Christians webinar, “Lifting Up Leah”

WHEN: 4:30 pm ET, Thursday, April 28, 2022

WHERE: Register to attend at https://savethepersecutedchristians.org/webinar-lifting-up-leah/

WHO:

Moderator:

  • Frank Gaffney, President and CEO of Save the Persecuted Christians

Host:

  • Dede Laugesen, Executive Director of Save the Persecuted Christians

Panelists:

  • Dr. Gloria Puldu, president of The Leah Foundation
  • Rebecca Sharibu, Leah’s mother
  • Brandon Showalter, reporter for Christian Post
  • Dr. Oluwasayo Ajiboye, president of Mission Africa International
  • Douglas Burton, contributor for The Epoch Times
  • Lawrence Zongo, founder of Rural Watch

The mission of Save the Persecuted Christians is to save lives and save souls by disseminating actionable information about the magnitude of the persecution taking place globally and by mobilizing concerned Americans for the purpose of disincentivizing further attacks on those who follow Jesus.

With so much of the world’s Christian population being imprisoned and/or harassed for their beliefs, such as Christians in Nigeria, the need has never been greater for the sort of grassroots campaign STPC’s SaveUs Movement is working to foster. Its efforts are modeled after a miraculously successful one that helped free another population suffering from heavy persecution—Soviet Jews—by penalizing those in the Kremlin responsible for such repression. Through this movement, Save the Persecuted Christians endeavors to provide American policymakers with the popular support they need to effect real change worldwide and alleviate systemically the suffering being experienced by so many of those following Christ.

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To interview a Save the Persecuted Christians representative, contact Hamilton Strategies, Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, Beth Harrison, 610.584.1096, ext. 105, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.

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