Faith McDonnell Discusses Consultation of Religious Liberty Partners

by (@TheIRD) 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 in Ottawa, Ontario Canada

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

by (@JeffreyHWalton) 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.

Media Advisory: With a Nod to Global South Leadership, Anglicans Gather in Nairobi

by (@TheIRD) October 18, 2013

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.

Traditionalist Anglicans Prepare to Convene in Nairobi

by (@JeffreyHWalton) October 18, 2013

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.

Press Release: IRD Joins Public Coalition Letter Opposing U.S. Visit of Sudan President

by (@TheIRD) September 20, 2013

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.

9/11: The End of Illusions

by (@Cuchulain09) September 11, 2013

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

IRD Press Release: Sudanese Bishop and Genocide Survivor Asks President Obama for “Prompt Action to Save Those Still Alive”

by (@TheIRD) September 6, 2013

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.

Press Release: IRD to U.S. Christians: Show Solidarity with The Egyptian People

by (@TheIRD) August 29, 2013

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.

Hoping Against Hope for Equality in Egypt

by (@Cuchulain09) July 15, 2013

“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 […]

Bounty and Blindness

by (@TheIRD) June 7, 2013

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 […]