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Former Lost Boy Rev John Daau at IRD

VIDEO: Former “Lost Boy” Speaks at IRD

April 25, 2016

Watch the Rev. John Chol Daau’s talk at the Institute on Religion and Democracy about his new book “God’s Refuge” on his life and ministry in South Sudan.


Former Sudanese “Lost Boy” Speaks on Being “God’s Refugee”

April 18, 2016

“IRD has been working with John Chol Daau for some 15 years. We never cease to be amazed by all that he has done for the Kingdom of God.”

Cuba Prayer

IRD: Will Cuba’s Religious Restrictions Be Loosened after Obama Visit?

March 21, 2016

No other country in the Americas is so restrictive when it comes to religious practice.

John Kerry

U.S. State Department Designates ISIS Crimes as Genocide

March 17, 2016

Designation of a group as one targeted for genocide has significant policy implications for American refugee policy.

Faith & Chelsen: A new blog on the Patheos Evangelical Channel. (Photo Credit: Fiona McDonnell)

IRD’s Vicari, McDonnell “Rattle Your Conscience” with new Evangelical Women’s Blog

February 4, 2016

Vicari and McDonnell aim to tackle issues centered upon the justice and welfare of others and the furtherance of God’s kingdom.

Flag in Chains

When Liberalism Undermines Freedom

November 8, 2015

The passion of the liberalism which emerged out of the 1960s to win the battles it has chosen is such that it overwhelms all other considerations, common sense, and the general freedom of thought and action which served as the inspiration of liberalism in its original struggle against the pre-modern world.

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.

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.”

With Simon Deng and his friend Elijah in front of the White House.  (Photo credit: Passing Tourist)

Former Slave Goes on Hunger Strike for South Sudan

May 20, 2015

A South Sudanese activist and former slave is calling on President Obama to act quickly to stop the destruction of the world’s youngest nation, South Sudan.


Kenya Attack Illustrates Threats against Christians, Recalls Easter Hope

April 3, 2015

Institute on Religion and Democracy Press Release April 3, 2015 Contact: Jeff Walton office: 202-682-4131, cell: 202-413-5639, e-mail: “We have a responsibility to our fellow Christians to pray for them – continuously and…

Nuba Conflict

Latest Sudan Attacks are Largest Offensive Since 2011

March 6, 2015

Institute on Religion and Democracy Press Release March 6, 2015 Contact: Jeff Walton office: 202-682-4131, cell: 202-413-5639, e-mail: “The slaughter of Christians and other minority communities by ISIS has awakened many Christians to…