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Perpetrators of Sudan’s Genocide Invited to National Prayer Breakfast

February 4, 2015

Sudan’s foreign minister, a hardcore Islamist with a long history of orchestrating mass atrocities and other crimes against humanity, has been invited to attend the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC on Thursday, February…

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IRD: Duke University Correct to Reverse Course on Muslim Call to Prayer

January 15, 2015

Plans to begin issuing the Muslim call to prayer from a bell tower at North Carolina’s Duke University have been withdrawn after public outcry.

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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?

Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim is shown with her two children and Lapo Pistelli, Italy's vice-minister for foreign affairs, on a flight from Khartoum to Rome. (photo: Lapo Pistelli/Facebook)

Christian Woman Previously Sentenced to Death Successfully Departs Sudan

July 24, 2014

A Christian woman sentenced to death by a Sudanese court after refusing to recant her faith has at last been permitted to depart Sudan.

Girls abducted from Chibok, Nigeria by the Islamist group Boko Haram are shown in video footage made by the insurgency.

IRD, Allied Groups to Rally for Abducted Nigerian Schoolgirls Awaiting Rescue from Boko Haram Militants

July 23, 2014

Over 200 schoolgirls from northeastern Nigeria remain captives of the militant Islamist group Boko Haram 100 days after their abduction.

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Reported Release for Christian Woman in Sudan Sentenced to Death on Charges of Apostasy, Adultery

June 23, 2014

A Christian woman sentenced to death by a Sudanese court after refusing to recant her faith has reportedly been released following the ruling of an appeal court.

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To My Fellow Millenials: Christian Persecution is a Social Justice Issue

May 10, 2014

Millennial evangelicals have big hearts. We know that social justice is an important facet of Christianity. So why are we ignoring the voices of our brothers and sisters in Christ who are being harassed, kidnapped, arrested, beaten, beheaded, and burned alive for their faith?

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Rallies Worldwide Call on Nigerian Government to “Bring Back Our Girls”

May 6, 2014

Rallies have been held throughout the world to call on Nigerian authorities to return the girls to their families, and a social media campaign using the Twitter hashtag #BringBackOurGirls has raised awareness of their plight.
As this campaign got underway, Secretary of State John Kerry called on Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan to take more action to rescue more the girls, abducted on April 14 from a school in the country’s rural northwest.
On May 3, rallies were held in London and in several U.S. cities including New York and Oakland, California.

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Podcast: Dennis Crowley Interviews Faith McDonnell on Boko Haram

April 21, 2014

Based on 2012 data, Nigeria alone accounted for almost 60 percent of Christians killed globally.

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Sports Mirror the Battles of Life

April 19, 2014

We say we “play” golf, tennis, soccer, football, and other games. Even professionals “play” their sport. The problem is that we’ve figured out a way to “play” these sports without actually playing.


Faith McDonnell Discusses Consultation of Religious Liberty Partners

April 10, 2014

Dennis Crowley interviews Faith McDonnell, director of religious liberty programs and of the Church Alliance for a New Sudan.   She discusses the consultation of religious liberty partners held at the end of March…

President Obama gives remarks at a past Congressional Prayer Breakfast in February of 2009 (photo: White House/Pete Souza)

IRD Commends President’s Prayer Breakfast Remarks on International Religious Freedom

February 6, 2014

“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.