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Plans to begin issuing the Muslim call to prayer from a bell tower at North Carolina’s Duke University have been withdrawn after public outcry.

Muslims in Peshawar, Pakistan rally in solidarity with Charlie Hebdo murderer jihadists (Photo credit: EPA)

Shocking Killings In France Raises Question About Islamic Blasphemy Laws

January 14, 2015

Without a strong conviction on the rightness of true freedom, the United States cannot successfully assist freedom-lovers around the world, and is in danger of losing that freedom itself.

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Christmas and “The Least Common Denominator Jesus”

December 18, 2014

Christians from a Muslim background do not look for fake similarities between Jesus and Isa, in hopes of appeasing those who oppose Christ’s Sonship.

Muslims bow in Friday prayers at the Washington National Cathedral on November 14, 204 (Photo Credit: Washington National Cathedral)

National Cathedral Hosts Muslim Friday Prayers

November 14, 2014

For the first time, the Episcopal Church’s Washington National Cathedral has hosted a Muslim service of Friday prayers at the landmark national church.

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Does Islam Oppress Women? A Feminist Says No

October 15, 2014

Let’s turn to the Qur’an and Hadith to find out what Islamic holy text has to say about women’s “equality.”

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“A Terrible Slaughter is Coming”: Kobani, Lepanto, and the Cycle of Terror

October 15, 2014

“For those who know little history,” writes theologian Michael Novak, “today’s battle with the Islamic State in the Middle East may seem new and unprecedented. It is not…. What we are seeing in 2014 has a history of more than 1,300 years — a very bloody, terror-ridden history.”

Freedom of speech defender Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff and Sister Hatune Dogan at the Institute on Religion and Democracy (Photo credit: Baron Bodissey)

A Story by Sister Hatune

October 7, 2014

IRD hosted a meeting with Sister Hatune Dogan, a Syrian Orthodox nun that ministers to victims of persecution in Iraq and Syria.

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The Lost Boys and “The Good Lie”

October 6, 2014

I remember when the Sudanese Lost Boys arrived, with little more than the clothes on their backs. The one prized possession that many clutched was the Bible.

The Pentagon after the 9/11 attack. (U. S. Naval photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Michael W. Pendergrass)

Remembering a Victim of Terror

September 6, 2014

On the mirror of her bedroom dresser, Angie kept a Bible verse that reflected the significance of her highest level security work at the Pentagon, monitoring the ongoing geopolitical and military movements that could be a threat to American forces.

Dr. Michael Youssef, pastor of Church of the Apostles in Atlanta, GA and founder and president of Leading the Way.

Michael Youssef on the Islamist Threat to Christianity

September 4, 2014

Speaking at Southern Seminary, Dr. Michael Youssef warned Christians about the threat posed by radical Islam and denounced those who water down Christianity to “Chrislam” to gain Muslim converts.

Israeli settlers protest in West Bank

Irrefutable: Israel’s Case for Legitimacy

August 29, 2014

Amidst all struggles, Israel reborn as a modern, thriving Jewish state “is undeniably a miracle of God…”

Christians from Mosul took refuge in this Iraqi town before ISIS attacked, forcing them to flee again. (Photo credit:  Allen Kakony for Aletia)

Is ISIS Prompting Reappraisal of Pacifism and Just War?

August 21, 2014

ISIS invasion of Iraq and subsequent horrors, for which Iraq’s dwindling Christian minority is a chief victim, has reanimated talk about Christian Just War teaching.