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U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry displays the symbol for Christians painted by ISIS on their houses. (Photo credit: Faith McDonnell)

“Silence is Full of Blood”

September 16, 2014

“In the Middle East and in Africa, silence is not ‘golden’ anymore. Silence is full of blood.”

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ELCA Presiding Bishop Goes on Pro-Hezbollah TV Station

September 11, 2014

ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton recently appeared on Al Mayadeen TV. The only problem is that Al Mayadeen is a pro-Hezbollah, pro-Iran, and pro-Assad propaganda outlet.

ISIS plan to build the Caliphate (Photo credit: ISIS, I guess via Daily Mail)

Six More Facts about ISIS

September 10, 2014

Six more somewhat random facts about the brutality and strategy of ISIS that all add up to an extremely bad situation.

Congressman Frank Wolf addresses a crowd of Christian leaders who have pledged solidarity with the persecuted. Photo credit: Faith J. H. McDonnell

Virginia Congressman Calls for Military Force Against Jihadists

September 4, 2014

During a week that includes the 13th anniversary of 9/11 and the 2nd anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack on Benghazi, U.S. Rep. Frank R. Wolf (R-VA) will introduce legislation authorizing military force against terrorists.

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…”

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Mideast Christians, Immigration & Social Justice

August 20, 2014

As an Evangelical, I believed that “social justice” was meant especially for persons persecuted for their faith, including Mideast Christians…

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?

U.S. Congressman Frank R. Wolf (R-VA) (photo: Washington Free Beacon)

IRD Thanks Rep. Wolf Spotlighting Iraqi Christians’ Plight

August 6, 2014

Over the past two weeks, U.S. Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA) has given a series of speeches on the House floor detailing atrocities committed against religious minorities in northern Iraq and insisting that the U.S. Congress and Administration respond.

Archbishop Foley Beach received authority to lead the Anglican Church in North America from Archbishop Robert Duncan at the Anglican Church in North America Provincial Assembly at St. Vincent's College in Latrobe, PA on June 29. Beach will be formally installed as Archbishop in an Atlanta service October 9 (photo: ACNA).

Big Shoes to Fill: An Interview with Anglican Archbishop Foley Beach

June 30, 2014

Foley Beach of the Anglican Church in North America’s Diocese of the South was elected in a bishops’ conclave to succeed Archbishop Robert Duncan.

(Photo credit: Southern Nazarene University)

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.

Incoming NCC President and General Secretary Jim Winkler (R) opened the council's 2014 Christian Unity Gathering with NCC Chair Dr. A. Roy Medley,  general secretary of American Baptist Churches USA (Photo: National Council of Churches)

New NCC Chief Winkler Kicks off Christian Unity Gathering

May 23, 2014

Seeking to rebound from an extended period of difficulty and reorganization, the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC) convened this week inaugurating a new structure, president and mission working against mass incarceration and for interreligious relations with a focus on peace.

The College of Bishops of the Anglican Church in North America praying for the Bishop of Iran during their meeting in January 2013. (Photo credit: Anglican Church in North America).

41 American Anglican Bishops Stand in Solidarity with Persecuted Believers

May 9, 2014

Forty American Anglican (U.S.) bishops, as well as the Most Rev. Robert Duncan, the Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America, have signed on to a Pledge of Solidarity & Call to Action on behalf of Christians and Other Small Religious Communities in Egypt, Iraq, and Syria. The Anglican bishops represented the largest single group to declare their solidarity with the persecuted in these three beleaguered nations.