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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.

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 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.

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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.

South Sudanese pastors Yat and Yen at their trial in Khartoum.

Snookered by Sudan (When Being Innocent as a Dove is Not Enough)

June 8, 2015

The sad truth is that statements that create doubt about Sudan’s persecution and genocide – and about the regime that perpetrates it – give the U.S. government and the world community one more excuse to not act to stop it.

Life in the Nuba Mountains (Photo credit: Nuba Reports)

Four Years of Madness

June 5, 2015

Four years ago today, the Government of Sudan began a war against the people of the Nuba Mountains that is still raging. It is madness to expect the regime to stop its genocidal jihad.

Rev. Yat Michael Ruot, now in a Khartoum prison (Photo: Fox News)

Pastors from South Sudan on Trial for Their Lives in Khartoum

May 29, 2015

There must be an outcry that signals to Khartoum that fellow Christians and other concerned citizens are aware of the egregious persecution of the Revs Yat Michael Ruot and Peter Yen Reith, considered Sudan’s “marginalized people” – marginalized for both their Christian faith and their African ethnicity.

The USS Scorpion (Photo Credit: Naval History and Heritage Command)

In Peril on the Sea

May 24, 2015

Dennis didn’t live long enough to become a veteran and ride a Harley. He went down with the ship, along with the other 98 crewmen of the USS Scorpion, a nuclear submarine that was lost on May 22, 1968.