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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.

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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.

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.

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Five Eastern Christian Patriarchs Meet with President Obama

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 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.