IDC Activities

On October 11, IDC Senior Advisor Kirsten Evans presented “The Historical Context of the Rise of Christian Persecution in the Middle East in the 20th Century” to the Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem. On October 12, IDC Senior Advisor Andrew Doran joined a coalition of organization to meet with the Clinton and Trump campaigns urging them to address mounting religious persecution.

IDC congratulates President-Elect Trump, calls on his administration to protect religious minorities in the Middle East. On October 30 IDC Senior Advisor Kirsten Evans presented at the Lewinsville Presbyterian Church in McLean Virginia a lecture on “The Current Crisis for Christianity in the Middle East.” On November 10, IDC Senior Advisor Kirsten Evans  addressed the students and faculty of the Catholic University of America in an open event titled “Genocide: What’s Next?” On November 17, IDC Advisory Board Member Dr. Thomas Farr of Georgetown University’s Religious Freedom Project hosted Senator Ben Sasse at Georgetown University for a religious freedom symposium. On November 19, IDC Senior Advisor Kirsten Evans and Iraq Advisor Loay Mikhael represented IDC at Washington DC’s 3rd Night of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.

IDC Chapter Events

IDC Denver chapter will  be hosting a screening of Our Last Stand, Directed and Produced by IDC Senior Adviser Jordan Allott, on December 6th at 6pm  at the Colorado Christian University. IDC Los Angeles chapter will be hosting a screening of Our Last Stand, on December 7th at 8pm at the Ahrya Fine Arts Theater in Beverly Hills, followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers. RSVP to

IDC in the News

Christian Post, Samuel Smith, November 24, Iraqi Christians Fear Future Persecution in Post-ISIS Iraq IDC Senior Advisor Kirsten Evans: “These communities need a place to go home to. We need a place to resettle them.”

Christian Post, Samuel Smith, 
November 20, Mariam Ibraheem, Christian Mother Who Gave Birth in Chains, and Other Persecuted Christians Share Testimonies in DC Persecuted Christians from the Middle East and Africa gave their testimonies at the third-annual night of prayer for the persecuted church in the presence of IDC and other organizations.

EWTN News Nightly, 
November 17IDC Executive Director Philippe Nassif interview with White House Correspondent Lauren Ashburn Go to minute 9′:14″ “What needs to happen is that we need to have an autonomous area for these people to be able to live freely and safely and worship.”

The Gospel Herald, Suzette Guetierrez Chachila, 
 November 2, 1,131 Christians Identified by Name Killed by ISIS, Says Report “The report , entitled “Genocide Against Christians in the Middle East,” was submitted by Knights of Columbus and the nonprofit organization In Defense of Christians to Secretary of State John Kerry in March.”

The Armenian National Committee of America’s Upcoming 10th Annual Banquet We Are #ArtsakhStrong The Armenian National Committee of America is having its 10th Annual Banquet, sponsored by the ANCA Eastern Region Endowment Fund, on Saturday December 3rd at the Westin Arlington Gateway  in Virginia. For more information, visit ANCA’s  website or please contact or (917) 428-1918.Please support IDC with a tax-deductible donation. Your generous support makes the work of IDC possible.

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