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IRD: Where are the Christian Refugees from Syria?

November 17, 2015

“The U.S. government’s response has been woefully inadequate,” says IRD’s Faith McDonnell. “Neither helping these minorities defend themselves and stay, nor providing them asylum to leave.”

USCIRF Annual Report includes map with CPC countries outlined (Photo credit: USCIRF)

Fighting for USCIRF: US Global Religious Freedom Advocacy Under Threat Again

September 1, 2015

IRD was at the forefront of the fight to pass the International Religious Freedom Act in the late 1990’s. Today IRD is part of the battle to save a key part of the Act, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). from attempts to cripple and even dismantle it.

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Members of Congress Urge White House Assist Persecuted Christians

June 19, 2015

The plight of Christians and other religious minorities being persecuted by violence has touched people around the globe, and particularly brought conviction to fellow Christians who feel helpless in the face of such evil.

Iraqi Christian refugees ask if Christians in the West care what happens to them. (Photo credit: Philos Project)

State Department Says No to Iraqi Christians

May 15, 2015

For the most part, Iraqi Christians are given the exact opposite of preferential treatment. To deem it preferential would be laughable, and Western Christians should be working to change the narrative.

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?

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.

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38 House Members Write to Kerry About Persecuted Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim

June 21, 2014

The bi-partisan letter, cc’d to Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, was spearheaded by U.S. Rep. Trent Franks. It is just the latest in a number of efforts to save Meriam.


No U.S. Consular Service for Meriam

June 10, 2014

Where are the President’s grand gestures to rescue this young Christian wife of an American? Will President Obama be Meriam’s knight in shining armor, as he has been for Bergdahl?


Media Misses Role of ‘Honor’ in Conviction of Sudanese Woman

May 24, 2014

Meriam Ishag, a Christian, was sentenced to death for apostasy in Sudan. Her Muslim brother turned her in because of “honor.”

U.S. citizen, Martin Wani, son of Meriam and Daniel, is in prison in Khartoum with his mother! (Photo Credit: Hardwired Global Social Justice Movement)

State Department Stands Idly By as Pregnant Christian Awaits Execution

May 17, 2014

For U.S. citizens, the first priority must be to push our own government — Congress and the Obama administration alike — into action. It is unacceptable that the wife and mother of U.S. citizens be allowed to be put in this position.

Gathered together at the Diocese of CANA East Synod. (Photo credit: Raymond Dague)

American Anglicans Show Solidarity with Persecuted Nigerian Christians

May 6, 2014

A resolution expressing support for Christians in Nigeria, under siege by the Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram, passed unanimously at the Annual Synod of the Missionary Diocese of CANA East on Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Wayne, PA.