Alleluia is Our Song

by (@Cuchulain09) April 20, 2014

For many Christians around the world, Good Friday is always present. But even those who live with oppression, hunger, imprisonment, torture, and death know in their hearts the reality that they are Easter People, and “Alleluia” is their song.

Putin’s Crusade Against Pro-Western Christianity

by (@RyanMauro) April 16, 2014

Putin’s Christian Marxism was originally promoted by the KGB. As a former KGB officer himself, this version of the faith would appeal to Putin as a way of reconciling Russian nationalism, service to the state and personal religious beliefs.

More Muslims May Be Coming To Christ in Iran Than Anywhere Else

by (@TheIRD) April 11, 2014

Open Doors estimates Iran has 370,000 “new Christians from a Muslim background.” The organization says many Iranians have become Christians because of Christian television programming from other nations.

Refugees from Iran say that Christians have boldly begun discussing their faith with Muslim neighbors.

UN: Unprecedented Christian Persecution in Iran

by (@RyanMauro) March 27, 2014

Oppression under the “moderate” President Rouhani is even greater than under the more vocally extreme President Ahmadinejad.

Iran & David Duke Salute Presbyterian Church USA

by (@RyanMauro) February 26, 2014

If the Iranian state media and former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke salute your church’s work, your church is doing something wrong. The Presbyterian Church (USA) has published a new pamphlet that makes the case against Zionism and therefore, the premise behind Israel’s existence.

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.

Staff-Dominated and Well-Funded, UMC’s Lobby Office Continues without Winkler

by (@JohnLomperis) January 31, 2014

As longtime chief Jim Winkler exits, it is worth examining the institutional momentum of the United Methodist Church’s GBCS as it continues without him.

Are Persecuted Christians Worthy of Concern in Syria but not North Korea?

by (@JohnLomperis) January 30, 2014

Why is the United Methodist Church’s lobby office concerned for persecuted Christians in Syria but not in North Korea?

Persians Bearing Gifts: The Iranian Christmas Charm Offensive

by (@HashtagGriswold) December 27, 2013

While Iranian leaders tweet their cheery Christmas blessings to the world, Christians within the Islamic Republic face persecution for their beliefs, especially during the Christmas season.

Pastor Saeed’s Life in Danger, Wife Urges Congress

by (@TheIRD) December 18, 2013

A curtain is all that separates U.S. citizen Saeed Abedini from the murderers and rapists in Iran’s deplorable Rajai Shahr prison. Robbed, tortured, and promised release if he denounces his Christian faith, Abedini continues to be deprived of basic human and religious rights.