About Us

Mission Statement

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. We are dedicated to this mission and will work tirelessly to rescue families, raise funds, and form partnerships to achieve our goal. 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 to 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.

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The Team

  • Pastor Aneel Saleem
    • Pakistan (Indian Continent) Director
    • Rescue Team Coordinator
    • Project Director
    • Asylum and Refugee Consultant
    • Board Member
  • Keith Davies
    • Founder
    • Board Treasurer / CFO
    • US Director
  • Simcha Chaya Ben Avraham
    • Board VP
    • Africa Director
    • Communications / Outreach
  • Sally Davis
    •  Board Member
    • Outreach
  • Ann Leake
    • Board Secretary
    • Communications / Outreach 
  • Naaman Griffin
    • Board Member
    • Church Communications / Outreach
  • Max Gibson (Mosheh) 
    • Founder
    • Board President
    • Israel Director

If you’d like to learn more about the dedicated staff and inspiring history of our charity, just click the button below. You’ll be able to read brief biographies of our team and find out more about the work we do and the difference we make. Thank you for your interest in our organization.

Our FAQ page provides in-depth answers to commonly asked questions about our organization, its mission, and its operations. Topics covered include how we verify that individuals and families we rescue are truly victims of slavery, how we use funds effectively to achieve our goals, how we measure the success and long-term impact of our efforts, and how we navigate local laws and cultural norms. The FAQ page is an important resource for anyone interested in learning more about our organization and the work we do.

Details on the Mission

Redeem the Oppressed is a 501c3 nonprofit organization based in the United States and operates Internationally. Our organization is dedicated to assisting communities and countries in eliminating poverty and assisting families facing religious persecution. Our primary goal is to bring modern-day slavery to an end in the Indian subcontinent. 

Slavery has existed for thousands of years, but recent economic and social forces have allowed for its revival. We are aware of the prevalence of forced labor and modern-day slavery in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal, where hundreds of thousands of people are victims of chattel slavery. Every year, millions of people around the world are forced to live as slaves. Despite efforts to abolish slavery, the slave population continues to grow.

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. Many people may find it difficult to believe that slavery is still as brutal and inhumane as it once was.

Our organization’s goal is to rescue then provide these slave families with the means to restart their lives in a better way, allowing them to escape their miserable lives. We are focusing on creating new jobs, housing, education for children, and counseling classes to assist them in integrating into society.

Our team is made up of people who have extensive experience (over 20 years) in human rights and religious and social discrimination against minorities around the world. We have raised the plight of these communities in international forums such as the United Nations.

Tens of thousands of people have been liberated and rescued from slavery in Pakistan thanks to the efforts of our team. Pakistan, which ranks third in the world in terms of slavery, is also one of the most abusive countries in terms of child labor. The majority of these slaves were forced to work in brick kilns, farms, and factories.

Our organization’s goal is to eradicate slavery worldwide. To achieve our objectives, we collaborate with institutions, corporate organizations, and other non-profits. We operate from the United States and have offices in Pakistan, Germany, Thailand, Israel and Zimbabwe.  We have ambitious plans to expand wherever slavery is still rampant.

Among our previous accomplishments are campaigns against the misuse of blasphemy laws and legal assistance to victims, research on religious discrimination and persecution, and the organization of awareness campaigns and events. We have been able to rescue over 35,000 people from slavery since 2010 and provide them with the assistance they needed to rebuild their lives.

Your donations make this all possible.

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