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Five Eastern Christian Patriarchs Meet with President Obama at White House

September 20, 2014

It should be our hope and prayer that this meeting with President Obama was more than simply a photo op used by the Obama administration to pacify Christian critics…

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Pope Decries Persecution of Christians in Sunday Angelus

September 19, 2014

“While we contemplate and celebrate the Holy Cross, we think of so many of our brothers and sisters who are being persecuted and killed because of their faith in Christ…”

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.”

07 Apr 2006, Taiyuan,  Shanxi , China --- Chinese Catholics walk during a pilgrimage for the Virgin Mary. (Photo credit: Reinhard Krause/Reuters/Corbis)

War on the Cross

August 25, 2014

The cross is a constant reminder that we need to take human nature as it actually is, a great contradiction of good and evil, virtue and vice, love and hatred. It is also a symbol announcing that ultimate loyalty cannot be to this world and its powers.

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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.”