Help Us Help Omer
“Omer”* is a 32-year-old Pakistani citizen fleeing religious persecution in his native country. Omer escaped Pakistan with the assistance of the Center for Inquiry U.S. (CFI). He is currently reasonably safe and secure in another country in the region. His case has been reviewed and confirmed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Omer hopes to come to Canada and has secured a Canadian sponsor under Canada’s Private Sponsorship of Refugees program.

Secular Rescue is a program of the Center for Inquiry designed to provide emergency assistance to writers, bloggers, publishers, and activists who face threats due to their beliefs or expressions regarding religion.


You can help by making a tax-deductible donation to the CFIC Secular Rescue Fund. All donations to this are applied exclusively to Secular Rescue.

Here are several ways you can make your donation:

Canada Helps (you can use any major credit card)

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Securely send your donation to (Please specify that you would like your donation to be directed to CFI Canada Secular Rescue.)



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PO Box 24006 Hazeldean RPO
Ottawa, ON K2M 2C3

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phone (or SMS text): 613-663-8198