In commemoration of the Fortnight for Freedom, the Daily Vine spoke with Julie Aftab, a client at Catholic Charities of Galveston-Houston, about her experiences with religious oppression. Julie, a 25-year-old Pakistani refugee, was brought to the United States after two men attacked her and threw battery acid on her face and body because she refused to denounce her belief in Jesus Christ.
In this short video, Julie shares her story — and talks about why she values religious liberty as a cornerstone of her freedom today.
Founded in 1922, San Jose Clinic is one of the oldest charity clinics still in operation in the United States. The clinic has served the Houston area for more than 88 years, providing quality health care and health education to low-income, uninsured individuals and families. Supported by volunteer health care providers, the Clinic offers medical, dental and optometry services, as well as lab work and prescription medications at no additional cost to patients. It is the only health care entity owned by the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.