Faith McDonnell has been with IRD since 1993. She is the Director of Religious Liberty Programs and of the Church Alliance for a New Sudan. She writes and speaks on the subject of the persecuted church.
By Faith McDonnell
Working in advocacy for the persecuted Church around the world, one hears bad news far more often than good. So the events of this past weekend were a stunner! Good news from both Iran and Pakistan on Saturday, September 8, 2012.
Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has been acquitted and freed from prison where he had been held for 1062 days because of his Christian faith and witness. Just prior to his release, activists coordinated by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) in a ”Tweet for Youcef” campaign were reaching over 3 million Twitter followers a day! We have written extensively about Youcef at IRD, including in our flagship publication, Faith and Freedom.
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