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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USCIRF Commends House Passage of Genocide Accountability Act Urges Senate Action  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 9, 2017   USCIRF Commends House Passage of Genocide Accountability Act Urges Senate Action   USCIRF declares that “the perpetrators of genocide must be held to account”   WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) commends the passage on June 6, 2017, in the U.S. House of

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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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Kurdistan Region of Iraq: New USCIRF Report on Religious Minorities in the KRI

In January, William J.Murray personally was escorting three trucks of supplies to the NPU, one two-ton truck with food and two pickups filled with bottled water, when the Peshmerga stopped us at their main checkpoint between Erbil and Qaraqosh. I had authorized the aid, which amounted to a 20-day supply of food for the 300-man

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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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A disturbing situation in Jordan for Christian children

Government orders changes at Christian camp: As I mentioned in the last Chairman’s Report I received an urgent call from Jordan, from the ministry we work with that runs a summer camp for Christian children and youth. The camp was opened early this year to allow entire Christian refugee families to come and enjoy fresh

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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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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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National Day of Prayer 2017

Yesterday, May 4, Religious Freedom Coalition Chairman William J. Murray joined Faith & Action Institute in front of the Supreme Court for the National Day of Prayer. Prayers were held for nation and its leaders. Prayer was once illegal on the grounds of the United States Supreme Court.

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?

Chairman’s Report For March 17, 2017

In this issue of the newsletter New:        Radical feminists rally around leader who is convicted Muslim terrorist Update:   United Nations should not be the ones “vetting” refugees to the US Update:   New wave of Christian refugees flee city of Mosul where they were trapped Convicted Muslim terrorist leading “Women’s March” Woman gained US citizenship after

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Chairman’s Report for February 24

In this issue of the newsletter: CIA “anti-terrorism” award goes to a Saudi Prince in line for throne / “Travel ban” blocked our Iraqi ministry partner from entering USA / United Nations should have no part in “vetting” refugees / Second year of Diapers for Refugees program begins in March!

Chairman’s Report For January 6, 2017

In this issue of the newsletter Update:   Christmas for Refugees program exceeds expectations in Iraq Update:   As many as 525 Christian refugee children at each Christmas party Update:   Christmas for Refugees expands in Jordan, as terror attacks increase           New:      Christian town of Qaraqosh in ruins; may have Christmas event in 2017 Cultural center used

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Gearing up for 2017 with Diapers for Refugees

In December, the Diapers for Refugees program delivered 160,000 more high-quality disposable diapers to the Ashti 2 refugee camp in Ankawa, Iraq. This marked the final delivery for 2016. Earlier in 2016, the Diapers for Refugee program set a goal of delivering 640,000 diapers to Christian refugee families that have been ignored by the Islamic-run

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Christmas for Refugees Featured on Fox News

Religious Freedom Coalition’s Christmas for Refugees program was featured on Fox News. Fox News correspondent Lauren Green interviewed William Murray and showed footage of one of the Christmas celebrations in a church in an undisclosed location in the region, where refugee children sang songs and visited with Santa Claus. Christmas for Refugees began in 2013

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Christmas for Refugees in Iraq

The Religious Freedom Coalition’s Christmas for Refugees program is now in its 2nd year in Iraq and has grown from 600 children to more than 2,000 children participating. New photos and video of events in Iraq are now available.

Photos of Christmas for Refugees 2016 Events

Photos from some of the 2016 Christmas for Refugees parties in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq held for displaced Christian children have been posted. The size of the events varied from 75 to as many as 525 children and were surprisingly orderly. Communications from the Middle East have made real time posting difficult.

Christmas for Refugees 2016 Update

Religious Freedom Coalition Chairman, William J. Murray, is currently overseeing the Christmas for Refugees program. The Christmas for Refugees program serves Christian refugee children from Iraq and Syria. The programs take place in Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq,and this year the program has expanded to include newly liberated towns in Iraq! Each program includes games, Gospel-themed

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First report from Lebanon for Christmas 2016

The first Christmas for Refugee events began on the December 12th in Lebanon and will begin in Jordan on December 19th in Jordan and December 20th in Iraq. The character of the Christmas parties for the children vary not only from nation to nation, but from region to region.

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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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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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A disturbing situation in Jordan for Christian children

Government orders changes at Christian camp: As I mentioned in the last Chairman’s Report I received an urgent call from Jordan, from the ministry we work with that runs a summer camp for Christian children and youth. The camp was opened early this year to allow entire Christian refugee families to come and enjoy fresh

[continue reading…]

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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The importance of Easter

On Good Friday former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich published this Easter message in his regular column in the Washington Times. Here he reminds readers of the love of God expressed by the Crucifixion and the growing hatred toward that love from an increasingly secularized America and radical Islamic actions.

On Cuba, Sanctions and Really Smart Tour Guides

By William J. Murray, Chairman Almost every adult in Cuba has a college education, provided at no cost. The result of this level of education for all became evident to me when my wife and I recently took an evening tour of Havana. Our tour guide, Susanne, was a lawyer fluent in Spanish, German and

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RFC Newsletters

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?

Chairman’s Report For March 17, 2017

In this issue of the newsletter New:        Radical feminists rally around leader who is convicted Muslim terrorist Update:   United Nations should not be the ones “vetting” refugees to the US Update:   New wave of Christian refugees flee city of Mosul where they were trapped Convicted Muslim terrorist leading “Women’s March” Woman gained US citizenship after

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Chairman’s Report for February 24

In this issue of the newsletter: CIA “anti-terrorism” award goes to a Saudi Prince in line for throne / “Travel ban” blocked our Iraqi ministry partner from entering USA / United Nations should have no part in “vetting” refugees / Second year of Diapers for Refugees program begins in March!

Chairman’s Report For January 27, 2017

In this issue of the newsletter New:   The “Nobel Peace Prize President” goes to war – Again and again and again New:   The Deep State led the “Peace President” to war but didn’t win even once New:   The CIA supported Clinton – Attacked Donald Trump when he won New:    Why did the “Deep State” try

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