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Bible in Armenian Church in Iran (Photo credit: Nancy Hormozy)

Middle East Concern’s Update on Iranian Christians

November 17, 2014

Sharing Middle East Concern’s update on Iranian house church members imprisoned for their faith.

Washington National Cathedral (Photo credit: Faith J. H. McDonnell)

A Letter to Global South Anglicans

November 14, 2014

One wonders how far the Cathedral will go to accommodate the service. Will they remove the Cross?

The U.S.S. Scorpion (Photo Credit: Naval History and Heritage Command)

In Peril on the Sea

November 12, 2014

This was posted for Memorial Day, but I am reposting because it is about veterans, too.

Freedom Memorial at Checkpoint Charlie Museum, Berlin (Photo credit: Johann H. Addicks - de.wikipedia.org: 03:33, 21. Mär. 2006, free use)

The Berlin Wall and the Hunger for Freedom: Then and Now

November 9, 2014

We should follow in the footsteps of Eastern Europeans, or someday there will be a memorial to America: “We just didn’t want Freedom enough.”

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.

Satellite photo contrasting North and South Korea at night (Photo credit: globalsecurity.org)

Breaking: North Korea Frees Missionary, Other American

November 8, 2014

North Korea has released American missionary Kenneth Bae.

Poster for IDOP from University Bible Fellowship of Illinois institute of Technology.

International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

November 2, 2014

Today important issues clamor for our attention. In fact, many of those issues are represented in blog posts on Juicy Ecumenism. So it is a challenge to claim attention — even from Christians —…

Former Lost Boys at IRD's Sudan Vigil 2002 w/  then U.S. Rep. Dave Weldon. (Photo: Steve Rempe)

The Good Lie: Honoring the Journey of South Sudan’s Lost Boys

October 30, 2014

Have you seen “The Good Lie” yet? Don’t miss seeing this wonderful story of Sudan’s Lost Boys. And don’t miss an opportunity to encourage Hollywood to make more movies with great values and messages.

A Kurdish female fighter in the war against ISIS (Photo credit: Vocativ.com)

Twitter Success and Courageous Warriors

October 20, 2014

As tweets were flying, the war against ISIS was being fought on the ground by Syrian rebels and both male and female Kurdish soldiers, as well as by unusual new reinforcements — from the Netherlands and Germany.

(Photo credit: National Security Task Force)

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.

(Photo credit: Motive Entertainment and "The Good Lie.")

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.