“Religious liberty advocates are particularly appreciative that the President mentioned the egregious blasphemy and defamation laws such as those of Pakistan,” says IRD Religious Liberty Director Faith McDonnell.
Washington, DC—The Institute on Religion and Democracy will be sending a team to the 2013 Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) meeting in Nairobi, Kenya this October.
Over 1,200 bishops, clergy and lay leaders representing the majority of worldwide Anglicans will gather next week in Nairobi, Kenya to study scripture, worship, pray, and discern the Holy Spirit’s call to the churches.
Washington, DC President Omar al Bashir of Sudan has applied for a visa to attend the U.N. General Assembly meeting next week in New York. Bashir has been indicted on 10 counts of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court, and is currently prosecuting multiple wars in his own country.
Five days before the jihadists we came to call “9/11 terrorists” commandeered American airplanes and crashed them into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a Pennsylvania field, it was the same kind of beautiful, sunny day in Washington, DC that it was on that horrible day. On that sunny September 6, 2001, former U.S. Senator John Danforth became the first-ever U.S. Sudan Special Envoy, with the mandate of trying to bring peace to that war-torn region
Washington, DC—President Obama should intervene in the ongoing conflict in Sudan, according to a prominent Anglican bishop who is also a survivor of attacks in the region.
Washington, DC—Christians in the United States should show solidarity with Egyptian Christians facing attacks and church burnings, according to an official with the Institute on Religion and Democracy.
“At last, Egypt is now free from the oppressive rule of the Muslim Brotherhood!” This exclamation came from the Most Rev. Dr. Mouneer Hanna Anis, the Bishop of the Episcopal/Anglican Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa. Bishop Anis, who is also the current President-Bishop of The Episcopal/Anglican Province of Jerusalem […]
By Faith McDonnell (@Cuchulain09) On June 3, 2013, the U.S. Department of State made the surprising and welcome announcement that its “Rewards for Justice” program is offering a bounty on information leading to the capture of key leaders of terrorist organizations in West Africa. The top reward, up to $7 million, is for Abubakar Shekau, leader of Boko […]
June 6, 2013 Contact: Jeff Walton 202-682-4131, 202-413-5639 cell “We renew our calls to the State Department to designate Boko Haram itself as a Foreign Terrorist Organization.” -Faith J.H. McDonnell, IRD Religious Liberty Director Washington, DC—Officials with the U.S. Department of State have announced that its Rewards for Justice program is offering a bounty on information leading […]