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 Government ramps up attacks in Darfur and Nuba Mountains (Photo credit: Nuba Reports)

Sudan. The Other Caliphate Builder.

February 28, 2015

We have quickly discovered the truth about ISIS. But, as I mentioned here, ISIS is not alone in caliphate-building, nor are they the first Islamist group to revive the agenda and methods of the war-time Mohammed.  The…

Icon of the 21 Christian Martyrs killed by ISIS in Libya by Antoun Rezk (Photo credit: Antoun (Tony) Rezk)

Four Things You Should Read about ISIS & Christianity

February 24, 2015

To provide more understanding about the Islamic State, and how to pray against the demonic forces that control them, here described are four articles that you should read, along with my annotations!

We don't want to counter violent extremism, we want to defeat jihad. (Photo Credit: Center for Security Policy)

Countering Jihad Part 3: Take Action Now! What You Can Do This Week

February 17, 2015

You can help declare we do not want to “counter violent extremism” we want to #DefeatJihad, Wed, Feb 18, as part of Twitter Rally to shed light on the Countering Violent Extremism Summit at the White House.

Brother Rashid and some tough truth telling.

Countering Jihad Part 2: Fighting the Islamic State in the War of Ideas

February 17, 2015

We must remember the bigger picture: A global caliphate, a world dominated by Islam, is the goal of IS and other Islamist groups.

Iraqi children displaced by the Islamic State (Photo credit: Dale Gavlak for CNS)

Countering Jihad Part 1: Religious and Ethnic Minorities in Iraq Can’t Wait

February 16, 2015

Christians and other minorities in Iraq cannot wait for the United States government to grasp adequately the ideology behind what it terms “violent extremism.”

A number of us who protested went into the Washington Hilton when the breakfast was over to try to educate people   about the man with whom they had breakfast. (Photo credit: E. Sprague)

The National Prayer Breakfast: The Protest

February 10, 2015

As President Obama condemned slavery in America, and the head of slave raids in South Sudan sat listening as an honored guest, we protesters stood outside as a witness to that outrage.

Source: Mark Hackett/Operation Broken Silence

Perpetrators of Sudan’s Genocide Invited to National Prayer Breakfast

February 4, 2015

Sudan’s foreign minister, a hardcore Islamist with a long history of orchestrating mass atrocities and other crimes against humanity, has been invited to attend the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC on Thursday, February…

Ali Ahmed Karti, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Sudan. (Photo: www.herald.co.zw)

IRD Protests Sudan’s Genocidal Officials at National Prayer Breakfast

February 4, 2015

Alarmed at the invitation of two alleged war criminals, Sudanese activists plan to protest outside the annual National Prayer Breakfast Thursday in Washington, D.C.

(Photo credit: www.jn17.org)

Preparing for Spiritual Battle: A Disclaimer

January 30, 2015

Much spiritual warfare seems focused on personal and “culture war” issues, and evangelism, not issues beyond our borders. We need spiritual warfare waged on behalf of the persecuted church.

Northern Irish Worship Band Rend Collective leads powerful praise at the Patriot Center (Photo credit: Natalie J. Plumb, Catholic Diocese of Arlington)

Life is VERY Good When We are One

January 26, 2015

It was good to know that, Catholics and Protestants together, we are one — not only in our concern for the unborn and others vulnerable in this culture of death — but one in the Body of Christ!

Aragorn's speech at the Black Gate (Photo credit: The Return of the King)

THIS DAY WE FIGHT!

January 21, 2015

Some Christians are in denial about the evil we face, and pray passively “for peace,” but the Bible tells us do battle against principalities, powers, the rulers of the darkness of this world, and against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Duke University Chapel (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

IRD: Duke University Correct to Reverse Course on Muslim Call to Prayer

January 15, 2015

Plans to begin issuing the Muslim call to prayer from a bell tower at North Carolina’s Duke University have been withdrawn after public outcry.