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

What Can YOU Do for Persecuted Iraqis? (Part 2)

August 18, 2014

We can’t force the U.S. government to save Christians and other religious minorities of Iraq from ISIS, but we can do what we can do: pray, be a voice, and urge our government not to look the other way.

The people of Ninevah repent and turn to the Lord after God sends Jonah to preach to them. (Christoph Weigel: Jonah in Ninevah)

What Can YOU Do for Persecuted Iraqis? (Part 1)

August 17, 2014

We are sickened by the destruction in Iraq at the hands of ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria). But what can we do, besides adopting the ن on social media, to help persecuted Iraqis?


Dodging Bullets Over Religious Freedom

July 26, 2014

“Effectively, this writes a blank check to the Obama Administration (or future administrations) to force employers to pay for insurance coverage of any drugs, devices, and services…”

Obama Gun Control to Unveil

The Gospel at the Gates of Hell

July 14, 2014

One of the reasons governments feel free to deny their citizens religious freedom has to do with the Obama administration’s apparent lack of interest.

With Alexander/Ramadan at the Nairobi Hilton

Meeting Kelly’s Friends, And Then Some!

November 26, 2013

It was Sunday, October 27, and the sun was shining just as it had every day that I had been in Nairobi. Soon I would be leaving for South Sudan. But first, I had an appointment to keep.

IRD is proud to support Act for Sudan's National Call-in Day efforts (Photo Credit: Act for Sudan)

Together We Can Thunder for the People of Sudan

October 2, 2013

As part of the Act for Sudan alliance, IRD is asking you to consider joining the National Call-In Day for Sudan that takes place tomorrow, October 3, from 9AM-5PM. Act for Sudan says: As…

T-shirt expresses the desire and hope of all those who care about the people of Sudan, including U.S. Rep. Frank R. Wolf. (Photo credit: T-shirt designer - Kimberly Hollingsworth)

Rep. Wolf Tells President Obama: Arrest Sudan’s Bashir

September 24, 2013

Yesterday, September 23, the office of U.S. Representative Frank Wolf (R-VA) spoke out about the proposed visit of Sudan’s President Omar al Bashir to the United States for the United Nations General Assembly meeting…

Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR).
Source: EA Diocese of the ROCOR.

American Orthodox hierarchs add voices to ecumenical witness on plight of Syrian Christians

September 12, 2013

On Saturday, September 7, the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR) became the latest body of Orthodox bishops in North America to comment publicly on the perilous situation…

Act for Sudan’s Obama’s Stained Legacy Logo (Photo credit: Act for Sudan)

Save My People: A Sudanese Bishop’s Plea to President Obama

September 6, 2013

On Friday, September 6, 2013, Act for Sudan, an alliance of Sudan activists that includes IRD, released an open letter to President Barack Obama from the Rt. Reverend Andudu Adam Elnail, Bishop of the Diocese of Kadugli,…

The Most Reverend Robert Wm. Duncan, Archbishop and Primate, Anglican Church in North America (Photo Credit: Faith J. H. McDonnell)

Leader of the Anglican Church in North America Issues Call to Prayer on Syria as Legislators, Others Debate the Wisdom of U.S. Involvement

September 5, 2013

This week, the Most Reverend Robert William Duncan, Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church in North America, urged the Church to pray for the Syrian Church. Duncan released the following call to prayer on Wednesday,…

IRD supporter Claudia with Egyptian Americans showing their support for the Egyptian Army and its overthrow of Muslim Brotherhood terrorism in Egypt. (Photo credit: Faith J. H. McDonnell)

Egyptian Americans Demonstrate Against Washington’s Muslim Brotherhood Support

August 23, 2013

Yesterday, August 22, the temperature hovered around the 90 degree mark in Washington, DC. But that didn’t stop 30+ bus loads of Egyptian Americans from gathering at Lafayette Park in front of The White…

American Copts protest outside The White House in April 2013
(Photo credit: Faith J. H. McDonnell)

A Clarion Call: Show Solidarity with the Egyptian People

August 20, 2013

Egyptian Americans are holding a rally on Thursday, August 22, in Washington, DC to condemn acts of terrorism by the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and to “expose the bias of the Obama Administration and the mainstream…