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Act Now – Time Running Out For Religious Freedom Commission

Posted on November 13, 2014 by

by Kristin Wright, Director of Advocacy at Open Doors USA @bykristinwright ISIS continues to tear across Iraq and Syria, ruthlessly persecuting Christians and other religious minorities. In Nigeria, more than 200 schoolgirls remain in captivity. Just last week, a Pakistani…
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The Best Ways To Help Children Fleeing ISIS This Winter

Posted on November 7, 2014 by

by Kristin Wright, Director of Advocacy at Open Doors USA Erbil, Iraq: Streets covered in trash, families desperately seeking shelter, and winter fast approaching – for Christians and other minorities fleeing the onslaught of ISIS, the nightmare only gets worse….
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The Importance of Religious Freedom Meetings at the United Nations

Posted on October 31, 2014 by

by Kristin Wright, Director of Advocacy at Open Doors USA On a beautiful, sunny day in New York last week I was privileged attend a series of meetings with the United Nations Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Religion and Belief….
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Being A Voice For The Voiceless: A Congressional Briefing On Iraq And Syria

Posted on October 23, 2014 by

Last Thursday I was honored to participate as a panelist in a Congressional briefing titled, “The Ongoing Threat to Vulnerable Communities in Iraq and Syria – Challenges & Solutions.” This event, hosted by the International Religious Freedom Congressional Caucus, featured…
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Advocating For Refugees In Beirut, Lebanon

Posted on October 10, 2014 by

by Kristin Wright, Director of Advocacy at Open Doors USA I recently had the opportunity to work together with several Open Doors colleagues from offices around the world to arrange a series of advocacy meetings in Beirut, Lebanon. Our goal…
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Open Doors Co-Hosting a Congressional Briefing on Iraq and Syria

Posted on October 2, 2014 by

by Kristin Wright, Director of Advocacy at Open Doors USA I recently returned from a trip to Lebanon where I had the opportunity to visit Syrian refugees and witness firsthand the work of Open Doors on the ground in this…
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Three Practical Ways to Help Syrian Children Right Now

Posted on September 25, 2014 by

by Kristin Wright, Director of Advocacy at Open Doors USA Twitter @bykristinwright I’m sitting inside the small home of a Syrian refugee family in Beirut, Lebanon, watching 8-year-old Sarah show me her homework. “Look at the eyes!” she giggles, pointing at…
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In The Shadow Of ISIS: Visiting Refugees In Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley

Posted on September 16, 2014 by

by Kristin Wright, Director of Advocacy at Open Doors USA Twitter @bykristinwright Kristin chronicles her visits with Syrian refugees in Lebanon, witnessing firsthand the work of Open Doors in this region. I’m climbing a hill that overlooks one of the…
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One Christian Child Tells of Surviving ISIS Persecution

Posted on August 21, 2014 by

By Kristin Wright, Director of Advocacy at Open Doors USA @bykristinwright Staring down at the hand-drawn Orthodox cross on his arm, 10-year-old Aws explains why he doesn’t want to go home. Aws was born into a Christian family living in…
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