December 31, 2012

Happy New Year from IRD!

Mark Tooley - Institute on Religion and Democracy PresidentIt’s been a great year for IRD, thanks to the prayers and support of many, by God’s grace.

Here’s my wrap up in American Spectator today of 2012 religion news highlights, many of which directly involved IRD.

We’re especially grateful for The United Methodist Church affirming biblical beliefs at its 2012 General Conference, avoiding the schism and spiral afflicting other old line denominations. And we’re grateful that United Methodists and Presbyterians rejected anti-Israel divestment this year. Amid threats to domestic religious liberty, we’re encouraged that Catholics and Evangelicals are working together against the Obamacare contraceptive/abortifacient mandate on religious institutions. And amid much greater threats to religious liberty globally, we’re grateful for the release of the Christian teenage Pakistani girl charged with blasphemy but finally released from jail. We pray for the Iranian pastor who had been released but is now back in jail for his faith in Jesus Christ.

Please stand with IRD’s ministry of church reform and advocacy for the persecuted and religious liberty with your prayers and a special end of 2012 donation, easily made online here. Your mailed checks dated today will credit to 2012.

Thank you and Happy New Year!

Sincerely,

Mark Tooley

IRD President

P.S. Your donation of $25 or more will ensure you receive our quarterly “Faith and Freedom” journal with special updates on church controversies and religious liberty battles. Please note you can designate your gifts for denominational programs, religious liberty work, or general IRD work.


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