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Mideast Christians, Immigration & Social Justice

August 20, 2014

As an Evangelical, I believed that “social justice” was meant especially for persons persecuted for their faith, including Mideast Christians…

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?

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ACNA Archbishop Calls For End To Christian Persecution

August 5, 2014

The recently-elected Archbishop of the Anglican Church of North America (ACNA) Rev. Foley Beach has issued a call to prayer and action on behalf of persecuted Christians in the Middle East.

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Time Running Out for Condemned Christian Woman After Giving Birth in Sudanese Prison

May 30, 2014

Now that Ibrahim has given birth, the clock is ticking towards her execution for her refusal to renounce her faith in Jesus Christ…

Daniel Wani and Mariem Yahya Ibrahim (Photo credit: Gabriel Wani)

Senators Call for Asylum for Imprisoned Christian as State Dept. Demands DNA Test

May 28, 2014

Sudan is making an example of Meriam Yahya Ibrahim. Now it is up to the United States government and concerned citizens to make their response to Sudan’s treatment of Ibrahim an example – an example of effective, aggressive advocacy.

Nigerian Christians traumatized by the slaughter of friends and families, and made homeless refugees because of jihadist attacks.  (Photo credit: Barnabas Fund)

Nigeria Christians Mourn Deaths in Massive Killings

March 22, 2014

Our friends at BosNewsLife write about the most recent killings of northern Nigerian Christians. Although the U.S. State Department has finally designated Boko Haram as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) (after four years of intense pressure from the Nigeria Task Force of which IRD’s Religious Liberty Program is a founding member), they continue to deny the specific targeting of Christians by both Boko Haram and by the Fulani “herdsmen” who were killing Christians in northern Nigeria long before Boko Haram was even founded!

Lord Alton at the Parliamentary launch for the e-book "Taken." (Photo credit: Antislaveryday.com)

Lord Alton Challenges West: Respond to Persecution!

March 20, 2014

Speaking at Brentwood Cathedral, Essex for Lent, Lord Alton of Liverpool criticized the response of the West to global Christian persecution. “Secular society has got its priorities wrong but so have western churches which too easily become intoxicated with their own introspective navel-gazing,” Alton declared. He challenged Western Christians to more courageously decide “what to do with the time that is given us.”

Christ Church Anglican Cathedral, Stone Town, Zanzibar (Photo credit: Anton Zelenov)

Bomb Blast Today at Zanzibar Anglican Cathedral – Just the Latest Jihadi Attack in Tanzania

February 24, 2014

The bombing of beautiful Christ Church Cathedral is just the latest in a series of attacks by Islamist supremacists in a jihad against Christians in Tanzania.

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Going Global: House Hearing Documents Worldwide Persecution of Christians

February 18, 2014

Persecution of Christians is the “premier human rights issue of the early 21st century, as well as the most untold story about global Christianity in our time,” Boston Globe reporter John Allen stated in prepared remarks on February 11, 2014. Addressing a House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing, Allen and other panelists ominously delineated Christianity’s threatened state around the world.

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Indonesians Concerned Over Proposed Mandatory Prayer Law

January 28, 2014

A province in Indonesia may pass a bylaw requiring residents to take part in Islamic prayers several times a day. A bylaw is a law or regulation that is made by a local government and applies only to that local area.

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Christians in Turkey fear Increased Persecution

January 27, 2014

Christian leaders in Turkey are concerned that recent attacks over Christmas and the New Year could be a sign of more severe persecution.