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Drowned at sea. Christian Iraqi children who died on November 17 when their family tried to reach Europe. Not accepted for resettlement in the United States. (Photo Credit: Shai Fund)

The Ongoing Failure to Admit Syrian and Iraqi Christian Refugees

December 14, 2015

Now actually there is a biased test being applied, but the test has the effect of screening out Christians and other religious minorities while letting in thousands of Muslims.

Presbyterian Pastor and IRD Board Member Mateen Elass.

Islam and Presidential Politics

September 24, 2015

IRD Board Member Mateen Elass blogs about the President siding with a “Muslim student of color” over against school and law enforcement authorities. Did he further drive a wedge of division into elements of our society with regard to race and Islam?

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

On Hunger Strike for South Sudan

May 19, 2015

Simon Deng, wants President Obama to act quickly to stop the destruction of the world’s youngest nation, South Sudan.

Icon of the 21 Christian Martyrs killed by ISIS in Libya by Antoun Rezk (Photo credit: Antoun (Tony) Rezk)

Four Things You Should Read about ISIS & Christianity

February 24, 2015

To provide more understanding about the Islamic State, and how to pray against the demonic forces that control them, here described are four articles that you should read, along with my annotations!

We don't want to counter violent extremism, we want to defeat jihad. (Photo Credit: Center for Security Policy)

Countering Jihad Part 3: Take Action Now! What You Can Do This Week

February 17, 2015

You can help declare we do not want to “counter violent extremism” we want to #DefeatJihad, Wed, Feb 18, as part of Twitter Rally to shed light on the Countering Violent Extremism Summit at the White House.

A number of us who protested went into the Washington Hilton when the breakfast was over to try to educate people   about the man with whom they had breakfast. (Photo credit: E. Sprague)

The National Prayer Breakfast: The Protest

February 10, 2015

As President Obama condemned slavery in America, and the head of slave raids in South Sudan sat listening as an honored guest, we protesters stood outside as a witness to that outrage.

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Five Eastern Christian Patriarchs Meet with President Obama

September 20, 2014

It should be our hope and prayer that this meeting with President Obama was more than simply a photo op used by the administration to pacify Christian critics.

Christians from Mosul took refuge in this Iraqi town before ISIS attacked, forcing them to flee again. (Photo credit:  Allen Kakony for Aletia)

What Can YOU Do for Persecuted Iraqis? (Part 2)

August 18, 2014

We can’t force the U.S. government to save Christians and other religious minorities of Iraq from ISIS, but we can do what we can do: pray, be a voice, and urge our government not to look the other way.

The people of Ninevah repent and turn to the Lord after God sends Jonah to preach to them. (Christoph Weigel: Jonah in Ninevah)

What Can YOU Do for Persecuted Iraqis? (Part 1)

August 17, 2014

We are sickened by the destruction in Iraq at the hands of ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria). But what can we do, besides adopting the ن on social media, to help persecuted Iraqis?

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Dodging Bullets Over Religious Freedom

July 26, 2014

“Effectively, this writes a blank check to the Obama Administration (or future administrations) to force employers to pay for insurance coverage of any drugs, devices, and services…”

Obama Gun Control to Unveil

The Gospel at the Gates of Hell

July 14, 2014

One of the reasons governments feel free to deny their citizens religious freedom has to do with the Obama administration’s apparent lack of interest.

President Obama: Planned Parenthood's champion

Abortion: a false choice women shouldn’t have to make

January 27, 2014

“. . . Because this is a country where everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams.”  —President Obama’s concluding words in his statement yesterday celebrating the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe…