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Demand U.S. Recognition of the Armenian Genocide

Ask your representative and senator to co-sponsor H. Res. 154 and S. Res. 140 to to bring Turkey to account for its genocide against Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks

Advocate for a Province for the Victims of Genocide in Iraq

Write your representatives to co-sponsor H. Con. Res. 152 to support the establishment of a province for the indigenous peoples of the Nineveh Plain

Support the Security and Stability of Lebanon

Ask your representative and senators to co-sponsor H. Con. Res. 852 and S. Res. 553 to support Lebanon

Latest News

IDC Commends President Trump’s Plans for Safe Zones

Washington, DC– Speaking at a rally in Florida last weekend, President Trump echoed his earlier statement from January that he intends to establish safe zones in Syria with the financial … Continue reading

Syrian safe zones: Trump’s best bet for refugee relief, regional stability

Op-Ed by IDC Vice President and Senior Policy Adviser Andrew Doran. “President Trump’s controversial ban on immigration from seven nations has dominated the news cycle of late. More significant, though … Continue reading

IDC Calls on Trump Administration to Designate Nineveh Province Safe Zone to Protect Religious Minorities in Iraq

Washington, DC– In Defense of Christians (IDC) calls upon the Trump administration to designate a Nineveh Province Safe Zone to protect the religious and ethnic minorities of the region who have suffered … Continue reading

Reaction to Trump preferred refugee status reveals ‘blind spot’ to Christian persecution

Interview with IDC Vice President and Senior Policy Adviser Andrew Doran: Mr. Doran pointed to the Obama administration’s lethargic response to the Islamic State’s Christian genocide, saying people who see Christians … Continue reading

Interview with IDC Executive Director Philippe Nassif

Philippe Nassif, who is executive director of In Defense of Christians, a Washington-based advocacy group supporting minority religious groups in Middle East countries, called for a quick end to the … Continue reading