Posts Tagged ‘Christians’

The plight of Christians in Palestine Comments 0

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

On 6 December, Donald Trump officially recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. “It has been the capital of the Israeli people since ancient times,” said the President. “It’s undeniable, it’s just a fact.” Christians in Bethlehem responded to the news by burning photos of the American president. They held signs saying: “Jerusalem, Palestine’s heart, is not Read more

Jerusalem for all Abrahamic religions, not just one Comments 0

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Jerusalem was formally recognised by the United States (US) as the capital of Israel on Wednesday. At the same time, President Trump announced plans to eventually relocate the US Embassy to the holy city. Pope Francis responded to the change in US policy, saying he wants the “status quo” to remain. He says he is Read more

Muslims in Christmas adverts prompt racist storm Comments 0

Monday, November 13th, 2017

UK supermarket chain Tesco is fighting off online bigotry after including Muslim families in its pre-Christmas advertising. Some customers have threatened to boycott Tesco because of advertising scenes showing a Muslim family exchanging gifts. Others say the Muslims’ inclusion is “very wrong”. Those who support the “Everyone’s Welcome” ad are using social media to explain Read more

Christians are Israel’s best friends Comments 0

Monday, October 16th, 2017

The Israeli prime minister says Christian communities are Israel’s best friends. Benjamin Netanyahu was speaking to a group of Christian media professionals at the Christian Media Summit in Jerusalem. His comments and the event itself reflect the close ties and staunch support for Israel in the evangelical world. Read more Related Posts:Benjamin Netanyahu – hero Read more

Half Iraqi, Syrian Christians have fled their homelands Comments 0

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Iraqi and Syrian Christians have fled their homelands in huge numbers since 2011. About half of them have have left so far, says a report released by Christian advocacy groups Open Doors, Served, and Middle East Concern. Read more Related Posts:Iraqi Christian refugees’ situation critical and…Iraqi archbishop caught by US ban on visitorsUK Catholics welcome Read more

Having lost the culture wars, should Christians withdraw? Comments 0

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Conservative Christians in America are enjoying fresh winds of political favor. In his first month in office, President Trump upheld his promise to nominate a conservative Supreme Court justice. Last week, his administration rescinded former guidelines allowing transgender students to use the public school bathrooms of their choice. And evangelical leaders report having direct access Read more

Standing with persecuted Christians Comments 0

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

In 1988, Ronald Reagan went to the newly restored Danilov Monastery in Moscow. Founded in the 13th century, the monastery had been restored not by the generosity of the Soviet state but by, as Reagan noted, “35 million believers” who had given “personal contributions.” “Our people feel it keenly when religious freedom is denied to Read more

Israeli restrictions for Holy Week worry Christians Comments 0

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Restrictions imposed by the Israeli government are preventing Christians from worshipping freely in the Holy Land this Holy Week. Yusef Daher, secretary-general of the Jerusalem Interchurch Center, said the network of Israeli police barriers disrupt the flow and number of people who are able to reach the church of the Holy Sepulchre for Good Friday Read more

Catholic charity expresses concern over cross removal in China Comments 0

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

The Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need expressed concern over the reported increase of incidents of persecution of Christians in China. The concern follows reports that Chinese officials ordered the removal of a cross from a church in Zhejiang province last week. “This incident fits into a pattern of government aggression … involving the Read more

Europe Parliament: ISIS killing of Christians is genocide Comments 0

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

The European Parliament has recognised as genocide the Islamic State’s killing of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East. This is the first time the European Parliament has acknowledged an ongoing conflict as genocide. Lars Adaktusson, the Swedish MEP who tabled the resolution, said the significance of the move is the obligations that Read more