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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?

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.

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38 House Members Write to Kerry About Persecuted Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim

June 21, 2014

The bi-partisan letter, cc’d to Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, was spearheaded by U.S. Rep. Trent Franks. It is just the latest in a number of efforts to save Meriam.

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No U.S. Consular Service for Meriam

June 10, 2014

Where are the President’s grand gestures to rescue this young Christian wife of an American? Will President Obama be Meriam’s knight in shining armor, as he has been for Bergdahl?

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Media Misses Role of ‘Honor’ in Conviction of Sudanese Woman

May 24, 2014

Meriam Ishag, a Christian, was sentenced to death for apostasy in Sudan. Her Muslim brother turned her in because of “honor.”

U.S. citizen, Martin Wani, son of Meriam and Daniel, is in prison in Khartoum with his mother! (Photo Credit: Hardwired Global Social Justice Movement)

State Department Stands Idly By as Pregnant Christian Awaits Execution

May 17, 2014

For U.S. citizens, the first priority must be to push our own government — Congress and the Obama administration alike — into action. It is unacceptable that the wife and mother of U.S. citizens be allowed to be put in this position.

Gathered together at the Diocese of CANA East Synod. (Photo credit: Raymond Dague)

American Anglicans Show Solidarity with Persecuted Nigerian Christians

May 6, 2014

A resolution expressing support for Christians in Nigeria, under siege by the Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram, passed unanimously at the Annual Synod of the Missionary Diocese of CANA East on Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Wayne, PA.

Aftermath of jihad attack on  Abuja bus station, April 14, 2014. (Photo credit: AFP)

Slaughter in Nigeria — Where Is the State Department?

April 17, 2014

An explosion devastated a busy bus station on the outskirts of the Nigerian capital of Abuja on Monday, April 14, 2014. It was the latest in a series of terrorist attacks on Africa’s most populous nation. No group had claimed credit for the attack as of Monday, but Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan laid the blame at the feet of Boko Haram, the Islamist terrorist group seeking the eradication of Christians and the Islamization of Nigeria.

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New Efforts Against Northern Nigeria’s Jihadists, Boko Haram

August 12, 2013

Northern Nigerian Christian political leader describes the agony of the Christians under Boko Haram attacks. (Photo Credit: Faith McDonnell) United States Action Attacks by Boko Haram, the northern Nigerian jihadists dedicated to eliminating the…

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Boko Haram: Terrorists With or Without Designation

August 1, 2013

Cowardly terrorists – Boko Haram members live among the people, but cover their faces to slaughter their neighbors. (Photo Credit: PressTV) Numerous petitions and efforts in Congress have not succeeded in pressuring the U.S….


Report Highlights Dangers to ‘Defamation’ Protections

May 23, 2013

By Paul Marshall There is good news about the State Department International Religious Freedom Report, released on May 20. First, the report is, by and large an excellent resource. While slightly slimmer than in most…