Religious Freedom Defenders in Ottawa

by (@Cuchulain09) April 3, 2014

Last week I traveled to Ottawa for a consultation of religious liberty organizations working in partnership. Being with others who have a passion for the persecuted was very encouraging. So were messages from Canada’s Ambassador for Religious Freedom and from a member of the Canadian Parliament.

Christian Girls in Egypt Kidnapped, Raped, Converted

by (@RyanMauro) March 29, 2014

Two factors lie behind the abuse of Christian girls in Egypt, according to a study: Societal misogyny and Islamist indoctrination.

Free the China 16!

by (@Cuchulain09) June 14, 2013

By Faith J. H. McDonnell (@Cuchulain09) Very often church members and other concerned citizens ask me what they can to help the persecuted church around the world. They also express their frustration at being overwhelmed by the scope of the problem – all of the countries and all of the people who are affected. They […]

International Conventions, the Human Rights Regime, and Religious Freedom

by (@RickPlasterer) May 19, 2013

Photo credit: by Rick Plasterer As was noted in an earlier posting, there are several prominent instruments that can be used to impose socially liberal rules on an unwilling nation state or an unwilling majority. These include the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the Convention on the […]

Cold War and Culture War

by (@RickPlasterer) May 18, 2013

European Court of Human Rights Photo credit: by Rick Plasterer For Christians struggling to be faithful to God’s revelation given in Scripture, the modern world seems to be an unending series of seemingly intractable challenges. Despite great difficulties, enormous evils of the past have been overcome in God’s providence. In our own day, the […]

Global Assault on Christians

by (@TheIRD) March 28, 2013

By Mark Tooley (MarkDTooley) Religious liberty scholar Paul Marshall, journalist Lela Gilbert, and human rights lawyer Nina Shea have released a new book on international torment of Christians by Islamists and communists called Persecuted: The Global Assault on Christians (Thomas Nelson). Their launch was March 27 at the Hudson Institute, where all three are affiliated, with Dietrich […]

Reverend Graylan Hagler Fronts ‘No Blank Check for Israel’ Rally

by (@TheIRD) January 22, 2013

By Aaron Gaglia This last Saturday, a group of pro-Palestinian activists gathered in Farragut Square for a rally speaking out against Israeli policies toward Gaza and the West Bank. This rally featured a combination of religious and non-religious activists alike urging President Obama to stop U.S. aid to Israel. Participants then marched to the White […]

A Congressman’s Crusade for Human and Religious Rights

by (@TheIRD) January 15, 2013

By Faith McDonnell (@Cuchulain09) Evoking the moral apathy and failure of the past, U.S. Representative Frank R. Wolf (R-VA) recently asked church leaders around the United States to use their influence for those who are persecuted. In his January 9, 2013 letter to over 300 Catholic and Protestant leaders, Wolf reminded them of the words of German […]

McDonnell: Action Needed in Sudan

by (@TheIRD) January 9, 2013

FRED GRANDY of the Center for Security Policy discusses the bleak future of the Defense Department’s budget, as well as the laughable hypocrisy of Al Gore selling his Current TV to oil-rich Qatar. Former Congressman PETER HOEKSTRA gives his concerns for the future of the Middle East in 2013 and the threat posed by Al […]

IRD, @HudsonInstitute Premiere New Film about Genocide in the Sudan

by (@TheIRD) January 8, 2013

Contact:  Jeff Walton 202-682-4131, 202-413-5639 cell What:             Washington premiere of “Across the Frontlines: Ending the Nuba Genocide” Who:             IRD, End Nuba Genocide Alliance, Hudson Institute Where:           Hudson Institute 1015 15th St, NW 6th Floor Washington, DC 20005 When:            Friday, January 11, 2-3:30 p.m. RSVP:    or 202-682-4131 Washington, DC—For almost two years the regime of Sudanese President and indicted […]