William J. Murray on the Hagmann Report

Religious Freedom Coalition Chairman William J. Murray discusses his book, Utopian Road to Hell and his work in the Middle East on the Hagmann Report.

Chairman’s Report for August 11, 2017

In this issue of the newsletter: Report from Qaraqosh: Families receive food, hygiene supplies and diapers / Report from Dohuk, Iraq: Meeting with Assyrian leaders / Aid for Camp Odrana / Report from Jordan: Security updates at Christian summer camp complete / Children from traditional Christian families find personal relationship with Jesus

The Forgotten Assyrian Christians

As with the Kurds, the Assyrians are also a distinct ethnic group, although not treated as such by the West despite their rather high-profile history during Old Testament times. In 721 B.C., the Assyrians captured Samaria and essentially ended the northern kingdom of Israel, carrying off the Israelites as slaves. Later the Assyrians laid siege to Jerusalem.

USCIRF Praises Nomination of a New Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) welcomes the White House nomination of Governor Sam Brownback of Kansas as the Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. As a Senator from 1996-2011, he was at the forefront of international religious freedom issues.

President Trump Nominates Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback To Religious Liberty Post

Last week, President Trump announced that he has picked Kansas Governor Sam Brownback to become the ambassador-at-large for the international religious freedom at the State Department.
Brownback is a long-time friend of the First Amendment when he served in the Senate.

Donald Trump Just Made a Smart Foreign Policy Decision, But The Media Won’t Tell You About It

Trump ends covert CIA program to arm anti-Assad rebels, a move sought by Moscow,” read the headline late Wednesday at the Washington Post.

Christians Account for Bigger Percentage of US Refugee Arrivals Under Trump

Since Trump took office in January,  more Christian than Muslim refugees have been admitted to the United States, reversing a trend that had seen Muslims outnumber Christians in the final fiscal year under President Barack Obama

Chairman’s Report for July 14, 2017

In this issue of the newsletter: Report from Iraq: Threats at Christian IDP compound – “must be cut” / Four camps for displaced Christian families visited – Diapers distributed / Downtown Erbil – Christian women cannot go into street alone / Small Christian IDP camp needs more than 47,000 gallons of water per month

NGOs Sign Letter to Senate Leaders in Support of HR 390

Religious Freedom Coalition Chairman, William J. Murray signed a letter to Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer demanding unanimous consent for the bipartisan bill H.R. 390, The Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act. Other signers are Nina Shea, Director of Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom; David

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Spread the Word- Diapers for Refugees

Need a basic overview of our Diapers for Refugees program? Look below and feel free to share with friends and family to help spread the word!  

Chairman’s Report for June 30, 2017

In this issue of the newsletter Update:   HR-390 has passed the House – Your letters and calls made the difference Update:   HR-390 must now pass the Senate under “rules of suspension” New:        Family of concert suicide bomber fought on US side in Libya New:        Obama/Hillary “Grand Plan” for Middle East spread jihadist terror WE WON

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June Diaper Delivery Update

We are currently in our second diaper distribution of the year! Our ministry partners in Iraq are continuing to roll out diapers from our first distribution. This month already, five more Christian refugee camps received diaper and sanitary pads. On June 16, 90 families received 2 packs of diapers per child, totaling 180 diaper packs

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Conversations with a Senator

By: William J. Murray “We have no one else to fight the Islamic State”: I cannot report the name of the Senator this column concerns, because all comments recorded here were made “off the record.” I attend many “off the record” meetings on Capitol Hill which are meant to give those invited “background” information, but

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HR 390 Passed in the House

MAJOR VICTORY – HR-390 has passed in the HOUSE Your post cards and calls to Congress did the job! HR-390, The Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act, was introduced by our friend Congressman Chris Smith on January 10th of this year, shortly after the 115th Congress began its first session. Within a

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The Chairman’s Report for June 2, 2017

In this issue of the newsletter: Christian summer camp in Jordan will meet government deadline / Religious Freedom Coalition pays for camp fencing, floodlights and cameras / America’s plan to defeat ISIL: Give weapons to the enemy of our enemy / Still no vote on HR-390 and Leadership stalls bill in the House

Diapers for Refugees Continues to Help Christian Refugees in Iraq

March kicked off the 2017 Diapers for Refugees delivery program in Iraq. Our ministry partners in Iraq are continuing to roll out diapers from our first distribution. In May, four more Christian refugee camps received diaper and sanitary pads. On May 1, 75 families received 2 packs of diapers, totaling 150 diaper packs distributed. Later

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March and June Diapers for Refugees

In March more than $18,000 was transferred to our ministry partner in Iraq to begin year two of the Diapers for Refugees program. The first distribution of 160,000 diapers was conducted last year in March. The cost has remained stable over the last year and our cost for absorbent, high quality diapers made in Turkey

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William J. Murray on the Hagmann Report

Religious Freedom Coalition Chairman William J. Murray discusses his book, Utopian Road to Hell and his work in the Middle East on the Hagmann Report.

The Forgotten Assyrian Christians

As with the Kurds, the Assyrians are also a distinct ethnic group, although not treated as such by the West despite their rather high-profile history during Old Testament times. In 721 B.C., the Assyrians captured Samaria and essentially ended the northern kingdom of Israel, carrying off the Israelites as slaves. Later the Assyrians laid siege to Jerusalem.

USCIRF Praises Nomination of a New Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) welcomes the White House nomination of Governor Sam Brownback of Kansas as the Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. As a Senator from 1996-2011, he was at the forefront of international religious freedom issues.

Dear-Colleague Letter Regarding Reports of Roll Back of Genocide Declaration

A dear-colleague letter authored by Reps. Smith, Eshoo, Fortenberry, and Franks, regarding reports that some in the State Department are seeking to roll back the declaration of genocide against religious minorities in Iraq and Syria by ISIS is currently circulating to supporters of the HR 390 bill.

Can Ayaan Hirsi Ali Liberate Islam from Islamism?

Moderate calls for a “paradigm shift that recognizes how violent jihad is intertwined with the ideological infrastructure of dawa,” the “subversive, indoctrinating precursor to jihad.”  The question remains: “Can Islam actually become a religion of peace?”

Spread the Word- Diapers for Refugees

Need a basic overview of our Diapers for Refugees program? Look below and feel free to share with friends and family to help spread the word!  

RFC Newsletters

Chairman’s Report for August 11, 2017

In this issue of the newsletter: Report from Qaraqosh: Families receive food, hygiene supplies and diapers / Report from Dohuk, Iraq: Meeting with Assyrian leaders / Aid for Camp Odrana / Report from Jordan: Security updates at Christian summer camp complete / Children from traditional Christian families find personal relationship with Jesus

Chairman’s Report for July 14, 2017

In this issue of the newsletter: Report from Iraq: Threats at Christian IDP compound – “must be cut” / Four camps for displaced Christian families visited – Diapers distributed / Downtown Erbil – Christian women cannot go into street alone / Small Christian IDP camp needs more than 47,000 gallons of water per month

Chairman’s Report for June 30, 2017

In this issue of the newsletter Update:   HR-390 has passed the House – Your letters and calls made the difference Update:   HR-390 must now pass the Senate under “rules of suspension” New:        Family of concert suicide bomber fought on US side in Libya New:        Obama/Hillary “Grand Plan” for Middle East spread jihadist terror WE WON

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The Chairman’s Report for June 2, 2017

In this issue of the newsletter: Christian summer camp in Jordan will meet government deadline / Religious Freedom Coalition pays for camp fencing, floodlights and cameras / America’s plan to defeat ISIL: Give weapons to the enemy of our enemy / Still no vote on HR-390 and Leadership stalls bill in the House

The Chairman’s Report for May 12, 2017

In this issue of the newsletter Update:   Post Cards to Congress Campaign – Congress swamped with post cards Update:   Calls to Congressional leaders needed to move HR-390 forward Update:   Iraqi ministry calls for help: Expanded Christmas and diaper programs? New:        Jordanian authorities demand changes at Christian summer camp Congress swamped with HR-390 post cards HR

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William J. Murray and Congressman Trent Franks

Chairman’s Report For April 12, 2017

In this issue of the newsletter: Postcards to Congress Campaign – Victory as HR- 390 passes committee / Visits with congressmen and Senators increase to support HR-390 / Diapers for Refugees program delivery in March – feminine products added / Did Assad, already winning a war, use a weapon of desperation?