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We Are Lowly and Humble Confessors

April 22, 2015

Traditional forms of western Christianity like Anglicanism and Roman Catholicism use a form of meditative prayer, especially during Lent and Holy Week, called “The Way of the Cross” as a means of remembering the…

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A Rough Ninety-Six Hours in Libya: Observations on the Attempts to Destroy Christianity in Africa

April 20, 2015

The news originating from Libya over the last 4 days seems to be such that when one thinks it cannot possibly get worse, the next item in the news cycle is more horrific than the one before.

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What is the future of Christian support for Israel?

April 16, 2015

Institute on Religion and Democracy (IRD) President Mark Tooley writes about the future of Christian support of Israel and the IRD’s upcoming conference on Christian Zionism in The Washington Examiner: A majority of Americans of…

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The Common Ground Christian Network calls American Christians to Stand Together

April 6, 2015

The Common Ground Christian Network calls American Christians to stand together as their religious liberties are threatened and as others face persecution across the globe. “The backlash to proposed religious freedom laws in Indiana, Arkansas…

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Iran’s Spiritual Challenge to American Christians

March 3, 2015

Nine years ago liberal American religious activists like pacifist Jim Wallis of Sojourners created a “Words, Not War, With Iran” coalition to organize against decisive U.S. action against Iran’s nuclear program.  Revealingly they urged:…

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IRD to Sponsor “People of the Land” Conference Examining Christians and Israel

September 18, 2014

Polls show that U.S. Evangelicals remain strongly pro-Israel. But an increasing number in parachurch groups, Evangelical schools and missions groups are endorsing pro-Palestinian political activism.

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Jim Wallis: America and “Oil Economy” Created ISIS

September 16, 2014

In a recent radio appearance, Jim Wallis argued that the blame for ISIS lay with America and that prominent conservatives wanted to invade and occupy every country in the world.

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Activists Seek to Divide U.S. Evangelicals and Israel Amid Gaza Conflict

July 11, 2014

A new movement of young activists is seeking to change the historically strong support of U.S. Evangelicals for Israel.

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American Catholic Bishops Assist Iranian Regime’s PR

July 1, 2014

From March 11 to 17, a delegation from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops was in Iran to explore interfaith dialogue.

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Saturday Morning Prayer for the Worldwide Persecuted Church

May 30, 2014

Don’t sleep in on Saturday morning! Grab a cup of coffee and join hundreds of fellow believers around the U.S. in the 5/31 TOGETHER FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH National Conference Call/Prayer Summit for the persecuted church around the world.

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Religious and Political Leaders Warn of “Dying Middle East Religious Diversity”

March 27, 2014

Officials ranging from U.S. Catholic leaders to a former president of Lebanon are expressing concern about the increasing persecution of Christians throughout the Middle East.

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IRD Podcast: Religious Liberty Update

March 23, 2014

On our latest installment of IRD’s weekly podcast, a religious liberty update on Christians in Syria and Libya, an increase in Christian martyrs and a measure to protect Christians in the Middle East remains stuck in the U.S. Senate.