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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.
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!
June 30, 2015
I am pleased to announce the creation of a new website, Save Sudan Pastors, by our friends of Mute No More. As with efforts for Meriam Ibrahim last summer, we hope our Save Sudan Pastors advocacy will attract dozens of organizations to show solidarity.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
April 13, 2015
Tonight at 10PM ET, on Al Jazeera America, Fault Lines is broadcasting a special about South Sudan. “South Sudan: Country of Dreams” has been months in the making…I know, because I was interviewed in January.
March 31, 2015
Today, March 31, 2015 marks the tenth anniversary of the United Nations Security Council’s referral of the genocide in Darfur to the International Criminal Court. Several top leaders of Sudan’s National Islamic Front regime, including President Omar al Bashir, were indicted as war criminals. But, outrageously, up to now, there have been no arrests, no prosecutions of these genocidaires.
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: jwalton@TheIRD.org “The slaughter of Christians and other minority communities by ISIS has awakened many Christians to…