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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 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

The Christian Today U.K. Interviews IDC Executive Director Philippe Nassif

“It is our belief at IDC that these genocide victims who seek asylum should be prioritized and given accommodation on the basis of this status. But that does not mean … Continue reading

To End Another War: Safe Zones, Humanitarian Intervention, and American Interests; An Op-Ed by IDC Vice President and Senior Policy Adviser Andrew Doran

“The Trump administration wasted little time in quelling fears of American isolationism last week when it announced its support for the creation of safe zones in Syria. Immediately (and predictably), … Continue reading