Posts Tagged ‘Pentecostalism’

Flashback: 27,000 people march for Jesus in Wellington Comments 0

Monday, October 30th, 2017

They expected a couple of hundred people but   27,000 people from all Christian faiths turned up, writes Damian George. Organiser Gordon Copeland was hoping a few hundred people would turn out to “March for Jesus” on an October day in 1972. Continue reading Related Posts:Christian Activist on a speaking tour in New ZealandPop Pope Francis Read more

The power and problems of Pentecostalism Comments 0

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

John Allen has reported here on the surge of Pentecostalism across Africa and the threat it presents to established Catholicism. Here is what he has to say: Today the primary competition stems from Africa’s sprawling galaxy of Pentecostal and Evangelical churches, some part of global denominations but most home-grown. In many parts of the continent, Read more

Francis takes different ecumenicism track from Benedict XVI Comments 0

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Pope Francis’s approach to ecumenism is setting him apart from his predecessors, says the head of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. Cardinal Kurt Koch told a German Catholic website that Francis lays more emphasis than Benedict XVI did on strengthening ecumenical relationships through joint prayer, activities and encounters. The reason for this is Read more