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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.”

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.

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.

Muslims in Peshawar, Pakistan rally in solidarity with Charlie Hebdo murderer jihadists (Photo credit: EPA)

Shocking Killings In France Raises Question About Islamic Blasphemy Laws

January 14, 2015

Without a strong conviction on the rightness of true freedom, the United States cannot successfully assist freedom-lovers around the world, and is in danger of losing that freedom itself.

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Rethinking Christmas Lights, Part Two

December 23, 2014

How could liking pretty Christmas lights lead to apostasy? It’s What Lies Beneath that’s the problem!

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Christmas and “The Least Common Denominator Jesus”

December 18, 2014

Christians from a Muslim background do not look for fake similarities between Jesus and Isa, in hopes of appeasing those who oppose Christ’s Sonship.

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The Berlin Wall and the Hunger for Freedom: Then and Now

November 9, 2014

We should follow in the footsteps of Eastern Europeans, or someday there will be a memorial to America: “We just didn’t want Freedom enough.”

Former Lost Boys at IRD's Sudan Vigil 2002 w/  then U.S. Rep. Dave Weldon. (Photo: Steve Rempe)

The Good Lie: Honoring the Journey of South Sudan’s Lost Boys

October 30, 2014

Have you seen “The Good Lie” yet? Don’t miss seeing this wonderful story of Sudan’s Lost Boys. And don’t miss an opportunity to encourage Hollywood to make more movies with great values and messages.

Freedom of speech defender Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff and Sister Hatune Dogan at the Institute on Religion and Democracy (Photo credit: Baron Bodissey)

A Story by Sister Hatune

October 7, 2014

IRD hosted a meeting with Sister Hatune Dogan, a Syrian Orthodox nun that ministers to victims of persecution in Iraq and Syria.

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Reported Release for Christian Woman in Sudan Sentenced to Death on Charges of Apostasy, Adultery

June 23, 2014

A Christian woman sentenced to death by a Sudanese court after refusing to recant her faith has reportedly been released following the ruling of an appeal court.

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The Unfication of Religion and State in Sub-Saharan Africa

June 19, 2014

The danger of religious extremism in sub-Saharan Africa not only stems from radical beliefs but also from a fundamental misunderstanding of the secular state.

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Indonesia Destroying Churches as Islamist Influence Grows

June 12, 2014

Indonesia is the most populous Muslim country in the world. Its decline into extremism and intolerance does not bode well for the future.