You're Viewing Faith McDonnell Archives - Juicy Ecumenism

With Simon Deng and his friend Elijah in front of the White House.  (Photo credit: Passing Tourist)

Former Slave Goes on Hunger Strike for South Sudan

May 20, 2015

A South Sudanese activist and former slave is calling on President Obama to act quickly to stop the destruction of the world’s youngest nation, South Sudan.

ird-logo

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…

Nuba Conflict

Latest Sudan Attacks are Largest Offensive Since 2011

March 6, 2015

Institute on Religion and Democracy Press Release March 6, 2015 Contact: Jeff Walton office: 202-682-4131, cell: 202-413-5639, e-mail: jwalton@TheIRD.org “The slaughter of Christians and other minority communities by ISIS has awakened many Christians to…

Source: Mark Hackett/Operation Broken Silence

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…

Duke University Chapel (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

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Plans to begin issuing the Muslim call to prayer from a bell tower at North Carolina’s Duke University have been withdrawn after public outcry.

gleb

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.

Meriam Protests 082

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.

Photo Credit: Chelsen Vicari

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?

Photo Credit: www.syracuse.com

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.

Faith

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.