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ISIS murderers and Ethiopian Christian martyrs. (Photo credit: Heavy.com)

A Rough Ninety-Six Hours in Libya: Observations on the Attempts to Destroy Christianity in Africa

April 20, 2015

The news originating from Libya over the last 4 days seems to be such that when one thinks it cannot possibly get worse, the next item in the news cycle is more horrific than the one before.

Pakistani Christians protest following the Taliban suicide bombings in Lahore (Photo credit: UCANews.com)

Helping Pakistani Christian Victims of Terrorism

April 7, 2015

Zahid Yousaf, the cousin of Church of the Holy Spirit’s Ruby Ilyas, was part of the security for Christ Church, Lahore. He halted the progress of a terrorist who exploded himself outside, instead of inside, the crowded building where hundreds had taken cover. Zahid is a martyr; he is one of ours.

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The Common Ground Christian Network calls American Christians to Stand Together

April 6, 2015

The Common Ground Christian Network calls American Christians to stand together as their religious liberties are threatened and as others face persecution across the globe. “The backlash to proposed religious freedom laws in Indiana, Arkansas…

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Kenya Attack Illustrates Threats against Christians, Recalls Easter Hope

April 3, 2015

Institute on Religion and Democracy Press Release April 3, 2015 Contact: Jeff Walton office: 202-682-4131, cell: 202-413-5639, e-mail: jwalton@TheIRD.org “We have a responsibility to our fellow Christians to pray for them – continuously and…

Pakistani Christians protest their lack of protection after churches are bombed by Taliban in Lahore (Photo Credit: Xinhuanet/Asad)

Follow Up on Pakistan Church Attacks

March 31, 2015

The bombing of two churches in Lahore by the Taliban “underscores growing intolerance towards minority groups” says Pakistan’s Ecumenical Commission on Human Development.

Girls mourn the death of a relative killed in the Lahore church bombing (Credit: Dawn.com)

Persecution in Pakistan and Remembering the Christians’ Most Brave Advocate

March 16, 2015

Pakistani Christians have turned the other cheek and have no cheeks left to turn. Who is championing their cause? Their greatest champion was murdered for trying to bring religious freedom to the country.

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Grassroots Prayer and Activism for Protection of People and Defeat of ISIS

March 13, 2015

Are you sickened by what ISIS is doing, and sick of people talking about ISIS and not doing anything? We have an organized plan to engage together in a 4Actions/4Friends/4ISISDefeat campaign.

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.

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No Longer the Iraq I Loved

January 29, 2015

After many visits to Iraq, I now returned to face a genocide of the Christians in Iraq I loved and the realization the Iraq I knew no longer exists.

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.

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The Lesson of Father Gleb

January 9, 2015

Today there are “Father Glebs” in Nigeria, Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Pakistan, Sudan, and elsewhere, self-sacrificially speaking out for the persecuted. When they hear these voices, does the Western Church care?

International Coalition of Parliamentarians with Charter on Religious Freedom signed today (Photo credit: Embassy of Canada in Norway)

More Good News: International Coalition for Religious Freedom Launched

November 8, 2014

Oslo, Norway hosted a gathering of parliamentarians from the world over to discuss how to jointly combat rising religious persecution and protect religious freedom globally.