Faith McDonnell

Faith McDonnell

Faith McDonnell has been with IRD since 1993. She is the Director of Religious Liberty Programs and of the Church Alliance for a New Sudan. She writes and speaks on the subject of the persecuted church.
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Funeral Procession of General William Booth, London. (Photo credit: The Salvation Army)

General William Booth and a Poet’s Vision

August 21, 2015

Vachel Lindsay’s poem about General William Booth’s death conveys the passion of the General’s life and the truth of the Gospel.

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South Sudanese Christians living in the North gather to attend Christmas day celebrations at a Catholic church in the Umbada locality of Omdurman, December 25, 2013.

3 Sudanese Christian Girls Found Guilty of ‘Immoral Dress’ After Being Forced to Strip Naked in Front of Police

August 17, 2015

IRD’s Faith McDonnell says that this incident is more proof that the Khartoum government is targeting Christians and restricting religious liberty to minorities.

Just one of many burned churches in northern and central Nigeria (Photo credit: Sharia Unveiled)

“This May Be Our Last Communion”

August 13, 2015

“You taught us that Jesus is worthy dying for,” the Nigerian Christians told their pastor. “This may be our last Communion. We will take it and die.”

Faith McDonnell speaking at the #BadDeal Rally. (Photo Credit: Chelsen Vicari IRD)

Demonstrating at the White House with Ted Cruz and Code Pink

July 27, 2015

A first-hand experience at the rally to protest the #BadIranDeal and call attention to the four Americans imprisoned in Iran.

Faith McDonnell with the great kids from Ride2Freedom at U.S. Capitol (Photo credit: Fiona McDonnell)

A Dream of a Free China

July 19, 2015

On Thursday, July 16, 2015, I participated in a rally for freedom in China at the U.S. Capitol. The rally was sponsored by the Falun Gong movement, a Chinese spiritual practice derived from Buddhism…

Faith McDonnell with (left) Andrew Doran and (right) Ambassador David Saperstein at the Council on Foreign Relations (Photo credit: Lisa Policano Pearson)

Institute on Religion and Democracy at the Council on Foreign Relations

July 6, 2015

You can watch the entire discussion from my CFR event on the Council on Foreign Relation’s video, but here is more information about the Biblical heritage of Iraq than I had time to speak about at the event.

Bahri Church destroyed, but the Cross remains.

Khartoum Judge Decides Trial of Sudanese Pastors Will Go Forward: PLEASE PROTEST

July 3, 2015

Caring individuals must continue to raise a huge outcry against the unjust treatment of these pastors. Increase the pressure, and the prayer, NOW!

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Save Sudan Pastors

June 30, 2015

I am pleased to announce the creation of a new website, Save Sudan Pastors, by our friends of Mute No More. As with efforts for Meriam Ibrahim last summer, we hope our Save Sudan Pastors advocacy will attract dozens of organizations to show solidarity.

Pastor Michael's little boy is missing his daddy.

Pastors in Prison on Father’s Day

June 21, 2015

Please pray today and make a special effort to pray every day leading up to the next hearing for the pastors on Thursday, June 25. Ask God for their speedy release so that they don’t miss any other Father’s Days or any days with their families.

(Photo Credit: DC Clothesline)

Members of Congress Urge White House Assist Persecuted Christians

June 19, 2015

The plight of Christians and other religious minorities being persecuted by violence has touched people around the globe, and particularly brought conviction to fellow Christians who feel helpless in the face of such evil.

Pray for Charleston

A Prayer for Charleston

June 19, 2015

All were our brothers and sisters in the family of the Body of Christ.

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)

IRD Condemns South Africa’s Failure to Arrest Indicted War Criminal President of Sudan

June 15, 2015

“It has been five years since the ICC brought charges against al-Bashir and two other Sudanese officials for genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity in Darfur,” says IRD’s Faith McDonnell. “It is past time that they were sent to The Hague for judgment.”