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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A Kurdish female fighter in the war against ISIS (Photo credit: Vocativ.com)

Twitter Success and Courageous Warriors

October 20, 2014

As tweets were flying, the war against ISIS was being fought on the ground by Syrian rebels and both male and female Kurdish soldiers, as well as by unusual new reinforcements — from the Netherlands and Germany.

(Photo credit: National Security Task Force)

Twitter Rally Wednesday to Urge Congress Act Against ISIS

October 14, 2014

On Wednesday, October 15, from 12 noon to 10 PM Eastern Time, hundreds of concerned citizens will participate in a Twitter campaign on behalf of the persecuted and beleaguered people of the Middle East…

Freedom of speech defender Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff and Sister Hatune Dogan at the Institute on Religion and Democracy (Photo credit: Baron Bodissey)

A Story by Sister Hatune

October 7, 2014

IRD hosted a meeting with Sister Hatune Dogan, a Syrian Orthodox nun that ministers to victims of persecution in Iraq and Syria.

(Photo credit: Motive Entertainment and "The Good Lie.")

The Lost Boys and “The Good Lie”

October 6, 2014

I remember when the Sudanese Lost Boys arrived, with little more than the clothes on their backs. The one prized possession that many clutched was the Bible.

Lost Boys on 400 mile walk to Ethiopia after attack by muharaleen Islamists on their village. (Photo credit: The Good Lie/Motive Entertainment)

Sudan’s Lost Boys and “The Good Lie”

October 3, 2014

“The Good Lie” is the first film to drop you into the beginning of the Lost Boys’ story.

Lost Boy preaching at Kakuma Refugee Camp (Photo credit: The Good Lie/Motive Entertainment)

The Good Lie and The Lost Boys: A True Story

October 2, 2014

On Friday, 10/3, the new Warner Brothers film, The Good Lie, opens in 40 cities across the USA. If you are in one of those cities, I hope you will go see this film about Sudan’s Lost Boys right away, opening weekend!

Senator Ted Cruz speaking at the White House rally for imprisoned Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim. (Photo Credit: Jonathan Fuller for IRD)

Unity with the Persecuted

September 22, 2014

“Speak up for your brothers & sisters. Repent of silence. Rejoice to be in the Lamb’s Book of Life.” Metaxas spoke of unity not because of nationality or politics – but because the Church must speak with one voice against evil.

U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry displays the symbol for Christians painted by ISIS on their houses. (Photo credit: Faith McDonnell)

“Silence is Full of Blood”

September 16, 2014

“In the Middle East and in Africa, silence is not ‘golden’ anymore. Silence is full of blood.”

In "Prince Caspian," the Pevensie children are delighted to be back in Narnia, but don't yet know what battles lie ahead for them. (Photo credit: Skandar Keynes website)

Everything You Know is About to Change: Why I Will Never Forget 9/11

September 11, 2014

I mourn the loss of the innocence, deception or not, that our country possessed prior to 9/11. I mourn the loss of the thousands of our best and brightest young men and women in the armed forces.

From the Never Forget 9-11 Facebook Page

Never Forget 9/11

September 11, 2014

A poem in honor of their fallen brothers written by a number of firefighters.

ISIS plan to build the Caliphate (Photo credit: ISIS, I guess via Daily Mail)

Six More Facts about ISIS

September 10, 2014

Six more somewhat random facts about the brutality and strategy of ISIS that all add up to an extremely bad situation.

Firefighters from Farmingville, NY 
entering ground zero  through dust and smoke of the destroyed World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. (Photo by: cedarpostsblogspot.com)

Living Victims of 9/11

September 9, 2014

The venomous evil directed at us that day poisoned us in many ways, but this becomes more than metaphor when applied to thousands of living victims, sick and dying from illnesses and injuries.