Posts Tagged ‘ Religious Freedom Coalition ’

Why the sudden rush for passage of HR-390?

May 18th, 2018 | By

The bill was on hold by the Senate Leadership until the last week of April, when it was suddenly put on  a “fast track” as an election tool to get Christians to vote Republican this fall. But it simply was not the same bill that passed the House last year and Senator Rand Paul was right to put a hold on it until Senator Corker’s language is removed.



Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Benue State

May 17th, 2018 | By
William J. Murray arrives at an IDP camp with aid for Christians who were forced to flee from their homes by Muslim attackers

Before arriving at the IDP camp we stopped by the “Modern Market” We were there to buy diapers and feminine products, as we had been told there was a desperate need for them at this particular camp.



The Chairman’s Report For April 27, 2018

Apr 27th, 2018 | By

In this issue of the newsletter Update:  Inspection of Christian homes destroyed by Muslim raiders – 26 dead / Easter celebration at Christian orphanage in Nigeria – Much help needed / Easter morning service held at bombed church / Meeting with victims / Visit to church where 113 murdered during service by Muslim invaders



Nigeria mission trip success as attacks continue.

Apr 23rd, 2018 | By

Our Easter event at the orphanage had to be cut short to move children out of the camp for safety. The orphanage is under constant threat as are all Christian institutions in the “Middle Belt.” All we can really do is show love and support by helping wherever we can.



Visit to a bombed church

Apr 17th, 2018 | By
Car the suicide bomber drove on the grounds of the church as a reminder.

On Easter Sunday, I attended one of the churches that had been bombed in 2012.  That was a bad year for church bombings in Nigeria; many hundreds died and thousands were injured while in worship services at their churches.



The Chairman’s Report for March 30, 2018

Mar 30th, 2018 | By
One of the many Christian homes destroyed by Muslim Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria.

In this issue of the newsletter
Attacks by Muslim raiders near orphanage we support,
Values Action Team – The Senate VAT wakes up for religious freedom,
 International Religious Freedom roundtable begins at the State Department,
Post Card program on HR-390 continues – Did your Senators contact you?



The Chairman’s Report for March 13, 2018

Mar 13th, 2018 | By

In this issue of the newsletter
Meeting with our new Ambassador for International Religious Freedom,
Christian refugees sent back to Iran – but rich Iranians can buy a Green Card,
Our Nigerian mission continues despite new kidnappings of school girls,
Diaper program expands in Iraq / Post Card program on HR-390 continues



The Chairman’s Report for February 16, 2018

Feb 16th, 2018 | By

In this issue of the newsletter
Update:  Capitol Hill – HR-390 postcard campaign restarted for 2018/
State Department may send 100 Christians back to Iran – Why?
Sam Brownback is now Ambassador for International Religious Freedom/
Nigeria orphanage trip; Diaper program expanding in Iraq



Original HR-390 language must be reinstated

Feb 6th, 2018 | By

The original bill had three main purposes:  First, HR-390 would give assistance for victims of genocide; Second, HR-390 demanded accountability for the perpetrators of genocide and Third, HR-390 would give Christian victims of genocide priority refugee status.



The Chairman’s Report for January 19, 2018

Jan 19th, 2018 | By

In this issue of the newsletter
Update: Christmas in Qaraqosh … Taking Jesus back to an ancient Christian town/ Update: Three events held rebuilt church hall that was destroyed by the Islamic State/ Update: More about our mission to the West Bank – Dinner with tortured Christians/ New: Can we do more in northern Nigeria to help persecuted Christians?