PLATINUM2023

Rescue the Persecuted Inc.

Powerful Religious Minorities Programs

aka Redeem the Oppressed | Heimish Giving | For African Jews   |   Phoenix, AZ   |  https://rescuethepersecuted.com/
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Mission

Rescue, support, and raise awareness for religious minorities who are persecuted, preserve and promote the cultural heritage of Jewish communities in Zimbabwe, and raise funds to support life-cycle and emergency family issues.

Ruling year info

2022

CEO & Board President

Max (Mosheh) Gibson

Director, CFO, Board Treasurer

Keith Davies

Main address

1201 W Piute Ave

Phoenix, AZ 85027 USA

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Formerly known as

Rescue Christians

EIN

88-3069203

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Redeem the Oppressed is working to address the problem of slavery and the persecution of religious minorities. Slavery continues to exist in many parts of the world, with millions of people around the globe forced to live as slaves. The labor industry employs 80% of modern-day slaves, while the sex industry employs 20%. Women and children account for more than 60% of modern-day slaves. Redeem the Oppressed is focused on ending slavery in the Indian subcontinent and Afghanistan, where hundreds of thousands of people are victims of slavery. The organization is also dedicated to defending and promoting the rights of religious minorities who face persecution and providing them with the support they need to break the cycle of poverty and avoid returning to slavery.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Redeem the Oppressed

Our mission is to rescue persecuted religious minorities from slavery and provide them with comprehensive support to help them break the cycle of poverty and avoid returning to slavery. To assist these families in building a better future, we provide good-paying jobs, affordable housing, initial funds for food and necessities, and educational opportunities for their children. Furthermore, we are committed to defending and promoting the rights of religious minorities who face persecution. We aim to execute rescue missions, combat blasphemy laws, forced conversions, rape, abduction, and modern slavery through our work, as well as provide legal aid and safe homes for victims of persecution. *Note the finances/history reflected include all our work which included 'Rescue Christians' and 'Emergency Committee to Save the Persecuted and Enslaved Inc.' 2023 'Redeem the Oppressed' reflects by-law-driven policy changes for transparency and governance.

Population(s) Served
Religious groups
Christians
Sex workers
Victims of crime and abuse
Orphans

Our mission is to provide free validation and certification services for charitable fundraising efforts within the Jewish community, ensuring that all contributions are tax-deductible and benefiting those in need. Guided by the values of Orthodox Jewish ethics, we will achieve this goal through volunteers and by offering premium services and marketing support. By helping to ensure the integrity and transparency of charitable giving and tax benefits to givers, we hope to make a positive impact on those who are most in need.

Population(s) Served
Jewish people
Extremely poor people
Working poor

Our mission is to support African Jews by providing resources for connection, education, celebration, and financial and professional development. We prioritize helping our community find remote job opportunities and offer financial assistance to those in need, including the elderly and those facing burial expenses. We also provide access to necessities like food. In addition, we celebrate Jewish heritage and observe holidays through activities like tutorials, crafts, and more. Our program is designed for African Jews who have a strong heritage and tradition in their culture and practice, and helps them establish communities within Judaism while preserving their unique traditions and culture.

Population(s) Served
Extremely poor people
Working poor
Jewish people
People of African descent

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of individuals enslaved or in immediate danger of death who have been freed and/or saved.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Redeem the Oppressed

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We classify 'saving a life' as 1) taking individuals out of slavery, 2) funding individuals in a "dire" state (ex. death sentence), and 3) individuals moved out of potential danger (ex. threats, etc)

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our organization, Redeem the Oppressed, has two main goals:

1) To rescue persecuted religious minorities from slavery and provide them with comprehensive support to help them break the cycle of poverty and avoid returning to slavery. This includes providing good-paying jobs, affordable housing, initial funds for food and necessities, and educational opportunities for their children.

2) To defend and promote the rights of religious minorities who face persecution. We aim to execute rescue missions, combat blasphemy laws, forced conversions, rape, abduction, and modern slavery through our work, as well as provide legal aid and safe homes for victims of persecution. We believe that everyone has the right to practice their faith without fear, and we strive to make that a reality for all persecuted religious minorities.

We are committed to achieving these goals through collaboration with other organizations, institutions, and corporate partners, as well as through rescue missions, legal aid, and awareness-raising campaigns and events. Our team has extensive experience in addressing human rights issues and has made significant efforts to rescue and assist those affected by slavery, particularly in Pakistan. To date, we have rescued over 35,000 people from slavery and provided them with the necessary support to rebuild their lives.

Building capacity at all levels, in particular in developing countries, to prevent violence and combat terrorism and crime through training programs, technical assistance, and other forms of support. This could involve collaborating with national institutions and international partners to develop effective strategies and practices for addressing these issues.

Promoting the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensuring equal access to justice for all by advocating for legal reforms and providing legal assistance to those in need. This could involve working with governments, civil society organizations, and other stakeholders to identify and address barriers to justice, such as corruption or discrimination.

Ensuring public access to information and protecting fundamental freedoms by supporting the development and implementation of laws, policies, and practices that guarantee these rights. This could involve lobbying for the adoption of strong freedom of information legislation, advocating for the release of prisoners of conscience, and raising awareness about the importance of these rights.

Broadening and strengthening the participation of developing countries in the institutions of global governance by advocating for increased representation and influence for these countries in international organizations. This could involve lobbying for the adoption of more inclusive and democratic governance structures, as well as supporting the capacity-building efforts of developing countries to enable them to effectively participate in global decision-making processes.

Redeem the Oppressed has a number of capabilities that could help it accomplish the targets and indicators you listed. The organization has budget, staff and tech, which can be used to support its efforts to prevent violence and combat terrorism and crime, promote the rule of law, ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, reduce illicit financial and arms flows, and broaden and strengthen the participation of developing countries in global governance.

Redeem the Oppressed also has relationships with the Hungarian Religious Persecution Counsel and the United Nations, which could provide valuable resources and support for its efforts. In addition, the organization has a strong track record of achievement, including providing healthcare to internally displaced people, rescuing victims during the 2010 Pakistan floods, campaigning against the abuse of blasphemy laws and providing legal assistance to victims, rescuing and reuniting abducted women and girls with their families, successfully freeing over 35,000 people from slavery and providing them with support to rebuild their lives, and providing food and supplies to Pakistani asylum seekers in Thailand. These past achievements demonstrate Redeem the Oppressed's ability to effectively address a range of issues related to human rights and persecution.

Redeem the Oppressed has accomplished a number of significant achievements, including:

Providing healthcare to internally displaced people (IDPs) in Khayber Pakhtoon Khawa for six weeks.
Hundreds of victims were rescued during the 2010 Pakistan floods.
Campaigning against the abuse of blasphemy laws and providing legal assistance to victims
Rescuing and reuniting abducted women and girls with their families.
Over 35,000 people have been successfully freed from slavery, with new jobs, housing, and basic necessities provided, and with local educational charities partnering to provide education for their children.
Providing food and supplies to Pakistani asylum seekers in Thailand, as well as putting pressure on the UNHCR to schedule refugee status interviews for them.
For seven months, Pakistani Christians and Ahmadi community members were fed in an immigration detention center in Bangkok.
Paying off hundreds of asylum seekers' fines to avoid imprisonment
Bailing out over 70 people who were falsely accused by paying 50,000 Thai Baht per person.
Relocating George Naz, a high-profile blasphemy victim, to a safe country
Acquitting the high profile cases of Amanat Masih, Shahzad Masih (Sajid Masih), and Arif Yousaf of blasphemy charges.

We have a strong strategic plan in place for Redeem the Oppressed for the year 2023. The plan we submitted clearly outlines the organization's mission and objectives, as well as the strategies and implementation plan for achieving those objectives. We have included an evaluation component to measure the success of your efforts and ensure that you are meeting our objectives. This will be crucial for ensuring that Redeem the Oppressed remains focused and effective in achieving its goals.

Financials

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Rescue the Persecuted Inc.

Board of directors
as of 01/27/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Max (Mosheh) Gibson

Rescue the Persecuted Inc.

Term: 2022 - 2025


Board co-chair

Keith Davies

Rescue Christians Organization

Term: 2025 - 2022

Keith Davies

Redeem the Oppressed

Simcha-Chaya Ben Avraham

For African Jews

Ann Leake

Heimish Giving

Naaman Griffin

Redeem the Oppressed

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/13/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability