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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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.

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No U.S. Consular Service for Meriam

June 10, 2014

Where are the President’s grand gestures to rescue this young Christian wife of an American? Will President Obama be Meriam’s knight in shining armor, as he has been for Bergdahl?

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Meriam’s Brother Shows No Brotherly Love: She Deserves to Die

June 8, 2014

Is Al Samani Al Hadi a devout Muslim trying to preserve the Islamic faith of his family, or is he a self-righteous hypocrite, using and reveling in the violence and supremacism of Sharia.

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Meriam’s Release (When It Happens) . . .

June 6, 2014

We now know, of course, that this one of the Khartoum regime’s usual games. Meriam is still in prison, under a death sentence for apostasy and an even more imminent flogging sentence for adultery.

Some of the heroes of Tiananmen Square, members of the 21 Most Wanted by the People's Republic of China, testify at a hearing by the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Human Rights. (Photo credit: Initiatives for China)

Remembering Tienanmen Square

June 4, 2014

In the wake of the dream of freedom for China crushed by Communist tanks at Tienanmen Square, many of the original heroes of the movement have embraced the freedom found in a relationship with Jesus Christ. The fusion of the pro-democracy movement and the Chinese Church is proving to be shaking up China as never before!