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IRD Podcast on Christian Persecution

April 28, 2014

IRD Podcast On our latest installment of IRD’s weekly podcast, an update on the situation for Christians in Nigeria and Iraq.

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58 Students Killed By Islamic Militants in Nigeria: Prayer and Fasting Are Underway

February 28, 2014

According to reports from CBS News, female students were spared in the attack. The news reports from Damaturu Nigeria say the attackers went to the female dormitories told the young women to go home and get married and abandoned Western education.

Abdullahi Bego, the spokesman for the governor of Yobe state says troops were “mysteriously withdrawn hours before the attack.”


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….


Suffer the Little Children: Recent Nigerian Legislation Raises the Specter of Child Marriage

July 31, 2013

Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), discussed the threat of Islamic child marriage facing Nigeria during two successive Washington, DC, briefings on July 25, 2013. Stating that banishing this danger will require a “huge outcry” from women’s groups and others, Oritsejafor declared, “We need strong voices from this nation.”

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Items for ACTION from the Global Religious Freedom Roundup

July 29, 2013

It is important to know what is going on around the world, and, as my friend Erick Stakelbeck (author of the brand new bestseller The Brotherhood: America’s Next Great Enemy) said recently, to be…

Who Will Cry for the Christians of Northern Nigeria?

December 13, 2012

By Faith McDonnell Dr. Musa Asake, the General Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), described the horrors of living under the constant threat of Boko Haram, the Islamist terrorists targeting northern Nigeria’s Christians….