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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…

Source: Mark Hackett/Operation Broken Silence

Perpetrators of Sudan’s Genocide Invited to National Prayer Breakfast

February 4, 2015

Sudan’s foreign minister, a hardcore Islamist with a long history of orchestrating mass atrocities and other crimes against humanity, has been invited to attend the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC on Thursday, February…

Duke University Chapel (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

IRD: Duke University Correct to Reverse Course on Muslim Call to Prayer

January 15, 2015

Plans to begin issuing the Muslim call to prayer from a bell tower at North Carolina’s Duke University have been withdrawn after public outcry.


The Lesson of Father Gleb

January 9, 2015

Today there are “Father Glebs” in Nigeria, Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Pakistan, Sudan, and elsewhere, self-sacrificially speaking out for the persecuted. When they hear these voices, does the Western Church care?

Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim is shown with her two children and Lapo Pistelli, Italy's vice-minister for foreign affairs, on a flight from Khartoum to Rome. (photo: Lapo Pistelli/Facebook)

Christian Woman Previously Sentenced to Death Successfully Departs Sudan

July 24, 2014

A Christian woman sentenced to death by a Sudanese court after refusing to recant her faith has at last been permitted to depart Sudan.

Girls abducted from Chibok, Nigeria by the Islamist group Boko Haram are shown in video footage made by the insurgency.

IRD, Allied Groups to Rally for Abducted Nigerian Schoolgirls Awaiting Rescue from Boko Haram Militants

July 23, 2014

Over 200 schoolgirls from northeastern Nigeria remain captives of the militant Islamist group Boko Haram 100 days after their abduction.