Peter Storey to Florida Methodists: “No Americanism for You!”

by (@bjgingerich) June 18, 2013

by Barton Gingerich (@bjgingerich) During last week’s Florida United Methodist Annual Conference, the unofficial Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA) featured Peter Storey as speaker for its simultaneous events. Storey is the former president of the autonomous Methodist Church of Southern Africa, past president of the South African Council of Churches, and served as the […]

Tyler Wigg-Stevenson’s Advice for Christian Activists

by (@TheIRD) June 13, 2013

Kristin Rudolph (@Kristin_Rudolph) As a young generation of activist-minded, idealistic evangelicals confronts the brokenness and frustration of the real world, Tyler Wigg-Stevenson is calling for a “calibration check” to determine what it means for Christians to “have a faithful commitment to doing good.” In the first of a new webcast series from Q Ideas, Wigg-Stevenson told […]

One Million Bones on the National Mall

by (@Cuchulain09) June 4, 2013

By Faith J. H. McDonnell (@Cuchulain09) The IRD is a founding member of Act for Sudan, a bi-partisan alliance of activists who advocate for an end to genocide and mass atrocities in Sudan. This weekend, June 8-10, Act for Sudan is co-sponsoring an unprecedented event to demonstrate the enormity and devastation of genocide. Lives lost in such […]

Evangelical Immigration Table Doesn’t “Need to Know the Details” of Reform

by (@bjgingerich) April 18, 2013

by Barton Gingerich (@bjgingerich) Yesterday morning, Christians from many walks of life gathered to the Evangelical Immigration Table to advocate for comprehensive immigration reform. Prominent voices of many races, ages, and cultural backgrounds spoke and prayed at the Hill’s historic Lutheran Church of the Reformation. That parish is no stranger to political activism: it hosted […]

Being Millennial at the March for Marriage: A Real World Perspective

by (@bjgingerich) March 30, 2013

by Barton Gingerich (@bjgingerich) Last Tuesday, IRD participated in the March for Marriage (that’s some of us at the top there, sans cross-dressing dancer who was 15 feet off, stage left). As you may notice, several of us were born in the 80s. I thought it might be worthwhile, in my younger years, to offer […]

Protestants and Abortion

by (@markdtooley) January 31, 2013

he following article appeared on the American Spectator website. Over 100,000 people turned out this year’s March for Life. (Photo credit: Catholic Philly)   Last week about 100,000 or more marched in the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. This year they commemorated 40 years since the 1973 Supreme Court decision constitutionalizing abortion on demand. Supporting […]

Evangelical Immigration Table Hoping for “Grassroots” Movement

by (@TheIRD) January 16, 2013

This week the Evangelical Immigration Table launched the “I Was a Stranger” campaign, which is based on Jesus’ words, “I was a stranger and you invited me in” from Matthew 25:35. The campaign aims to guide evangelicals “toward principles that we believe should inform both the interpersonal ways that we interact with our immigrant neighbors and the […]

Thunderous Support for Sudan

by (@Cuchulain09) October 6, 2012

Dear President Obama, Dear Governor Romney: What about Sudan? Act for Sudan, an alliance of Sudan advocacy groups and individual activists that includes IRD, hopes to challenge the Presidential contenders with this question in the days leading up to the election. We are challenging you to join us in raising thunderous support for Sudan. It’s […]

Moral Equivalency on Display: A Statement on the Two Sudans

by (@Cuchulain09) September 23, 2012

On Friday, September 21, 2012, the U.S. Department of State released a “Joint Statement by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Norwegian Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide, and United Kingdom Foreign Secretary William Hague,” directed towards the Presidents of Sudan, South Sudan, and the leaders of the opposition forces in Sudan, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement […]

Pulpit Politics

by (@TheIRD) September 10, 2012

Discussing political issues in church is always difficult, but during an election year the challenge becomes even greater. Addressing this tricky issue earlier this year, pastors at The Gospel Coalition (TGC) conference discussed the question: “Is the Pulpit Political?” TGC is a fellowship of churches committed to renewing the centrality of the gospel in the […]