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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.

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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.

ISIS murderers and Ethiopian Christian martyrs. (Photo credit: Heavy.com)

A Rough Ninety-Six Hours in Libya: Observations on the Attempts to Destroy Christianity in Africa

April 20, 2015

The news originating from Libya over the last 4 days seems to be such that when one thinks it cannot possibly get worse, the next item in the news cycle is more horrific than the one before.

Saint Michael the Archangel (Photo credit: Image Buddy)

Grassroots Prayer and Activism for Protection of People and Defeat of ISIS

March 13, 2015

Are you sickened by what ISIS is doing, and sick of people talking about ISIS and not doing anything? We have an organized plan to engage together in a 4Actions/4Friends/4ISISDefeat campaign.

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“A Terrible Slaughter is Coming”: Kobani, Lepanto, and the Cycle of Terror

October 15, 2014

“For those who know little history,” writes theologian Michael Novak, “today’s battle with the Islamic State in the Middle East may seem new and unprecedented. It is not…. What we are seeing in 2014 has a history of more than 1,300 years — a very bloody, terror-ridden history.”

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Twitter Rally Wednesday to Urge Congress Act Against ISIS

October 14, 2014

On Wednesday, October 15, from 12 noon to 10 PM Eastern Time, hundreds of concerned citizens will participate in a Twitter campaign on behalf of the persecuted and beleaguered people of the Middle East…

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Church of England Vicar Promotes Christian Jihad in Iran

October 8, 2014

Stephen Sizer is a Vicar for the Church of England, a noted author, and dynamic speaker. He can now add to his CV, pawn for Iran’s Ayatollah and pitchman for Syria’s Assad. It is…

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.

Senator Ted Cruz speaking at the White House rally for imprisoned Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim. (Photo Credit: Jonathan Fuller for IRD)

Unity with the Persecuted

September 22, 2014

“Speak up for your brothers & sisters. Repent of silence. Rejoice to be in the Lamb’s Book of Life.” Metaxas spoke of unity not because of nationality or politics – but because the Church must speak with one voice against evil.

U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry displays the symbol for Christians painted by ISIS on their houses. (Photo credit: Faith McDonnell)

“Silence is Full of Blood”

September 16, 2014

“In the Middle East and in Africa, silence is not ‘golden’ anymore. Silence is full of blood.”

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ELCA Presiding Bishop Goes on Pro-Hezbollah TV Station

September 11, 2014

ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton recently appeared on Al Mayadeen TV. The only problem is that Al Mayadeen is a pro-Hezbollah, pro-Iran, and pro-Assad propaganda outlet.

ISIS plan to build the Caliphate (Photo credit: ISIS, I guess via Daily Mail)

Six More Facts about ISIS

September 10, 2014

Six more somewhat random facts about the brutality and strategy of ISIS that all add up to an extremely bad situation.