Faith McDonnell

Faith McDonnell

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.
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Morning and Evening Prayers for Iraq

August 20, 2014

If you’re serious about praying for persecuted Iraqi Christians and other religious minorities like the Yazidis, here are 2 prayers to pray daily as a spiritual discipline & an offering to the Lord on behalf of the persecuted.

Christians from Mosul took refuge in this Iraqi town before ISIS attacked, forcing them to flee again. (Photo credit:  Allen Kakony for Aletia)

What Can YOU Do for Persecuted Iraqis? (Part 2)

August 18, 2014

We can’t force the U.S. government to save Christians and other religious minorities of Iraq from ISIS, but we can do what we can do: pray, be a voice, and urge our government not to look the other way.

The people of Ninevah repent and turn to the Lord after God sends Jonah to preach to them. (Christoph Weigel: Jonah in Ninevah)

What Can YOU Do for Persecuted Iraqis? (Part 1)

August 17, 2014

We are sickened by the destruction in Iraq at the hands of ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria). But what can we do, besides adopting the ن on social media, to help persecuted Iraqis?

Rabbi David Saperstein speaks in 2013 at the World Economic Forum. (photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Rabbi David Saperstein Nominated for Religious Freedom Post

July 29, 2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Monday the nomination of Rabbi David Nathan Saperstein for the position of ambassador at large for international religious freedom.

Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim is shown with her two children and Lapo Pistelli, Italy's vice-minister for foreign affairs, on a flight from Khartoum to Rome. (photo: Lapo Pistelli/Facebook)

Christian Woman Previously Sentenced to Death Successfully Departs Sudan

July 24, 2014

A Christian woman sentenced to death by a Sudanese court after refusing to recant her faith has at last been permitted to depart Sudan.

Girls abducted from Chibok, Nigeria by the Islamist group Boko Haram are shown in video footage made by the insurgency.

IRD, Allied Groups to Rally for Abducted Nigerian Schoolgirls Awaiting Rescue from Boko Haram Militants

July 23, 2014

Over 200 schoolgirls from northeastern Nigeria remain captives of the militant Islamist group Boko Haram 100 days after their abduction.

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Fight for Meriam’s Freedom!

July 7, 2014

Meriam inspired thousands by defying Shariah’s claims to her body, mind, and spirit! She encouraged the Sudanese people by opening her mouth and speaking truth. Will you open your mouth and speak for Meriam?

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Meriam Ibrahim: Arrested, Released, Re-arrested, Re-released

June 27, 2014

The current confusion could very well be deliberately caused by the Khartoum regime for no further reason than to inflict parting trauma on the infidels before they leave the country. Or it could be more nefarious…

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Victory for Meriam

June 25, 2014

UPDATE: Sadly, Meriam’s freedom did not last long. As you will see in more recent articles, Meriam and her family were re-arrested at Khartoum Airport while trying to leave the country.

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Reported Release for Christian Woman in Sudan Sentenced to Death on Charges of Apostasy, Adultery

June 23, 2014

A Christian woman sentenced to death by a Sudanese court after refusing to recant her faith has reportedly been released following the ruling of an appeal court.

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38 House Members Write to Kerry About Persecuted Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim

June 21, 2014

The bi-partisan letter, cc’d to Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, was spearheaded by U.S. Rep. Trent Franks. It is just the latest in a number of efforts to save Meriam.

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IRD, Over Three Dozen Groups to Demonstrate Against Apostasy Death Sentence for Sudanese Christian

June 11, 2014

Over 40 organizations are joining together in protest of a death sentence ruling handed down by the Government of Sudan to a Sudanese Christian woman accused of adultery and apostasy from Islam.