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#NigerianChristiansMatter

August 17, 2015

The world has become aware of ISIS and its depredations in Syria, Iraq, and Libya and for its deleterious and expanding influence across the Middle East and North Africa. Despite the massive death toll,…

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 (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!

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.

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.

Cherrie Anderson from Ooberfuse with Iraqi Christian refugee children. (Photo credit: Ooberfuse.com)

Ooberfuse Answers My Prayer

May 7, 2015

“We want those persecuted for standing steadfast to their faith to feel encouraged,” said St. John…to know that although the international community is slow to coordinate an effective response, ordinary people around the world are in solidarity with them right now.”

My God is my Rock, in whom I take refuge. (Photo Credit: Faith J. H. McDonnell, El Capitan, Yosemite)

Praying Psalms for the Persecuted Church

May 5, 2015

Wouldn’t it be great if Christians in the West all committed daily to praying a Psalm on behalf of our persecuted brothers and sisters?

Pakistani Christians protest their lack of protection after churches are bombed by Taliban in Lahore (Photo Credit: Xinhuanet/Asad)

Follow Up on Pakistan Church Attacks

March 31, 2015

The bombing of two churches in Lahore by the Taliban “underscores growing intolerance towards minority groups” says Pakistan’s Ecumenical Commission on Human Development.

Girls mourn the death of a relative killed in the Lahore church bombing (Credit: Dawn.com)

Persecution in Pakistan and Remembering the Christians’ Most Brave Advocate

March 16, 2015

Pakistani Christians have turned the other cheek and have no cheeks left to turn. Who is championing their cause? Their greatest champion was murdered for trying to bring religious freedom to the country.