Operation Safe Havens: Rescuing Christians in Danger

Jun 12, 2015 by

By Dr Patrick Sookhdeo, Barnabas Fund: “Be a safe place for those on the run from the killing fields.” (Isaiah 16:4)* Operation Safe Havens: Rescuing Christians in Danger I recently returned from a trip to five countries of the Middle East. I have visited the region countless times over the last two decades and have seen first-hand the tragic deterioration of the situation for Christians, especially in countries like Syria and Iraq where they used to be treated with respect as equal citizens....

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Conciliation with Liberal Modernity is Not Possible

Jun 10, 2015 by

By James Kalb, Crisis Magazine: The transcendent aspects of religion have little meaning for most educated Westerners today. They may consider religion worthy of respect or at least toleration when it relates to practical matters like willingness to help others and accept them as they are. Otherwise, it’s “fundamentalist”—strange, irrational, dangerous, oppressive, and very likely fraudulent. So when the issue comes up, they want doctrine to be subordinated to social and personal concerns or...

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The lamps are going out all over the Middle East. They may not be lit again for decades

Jun 8, 2015 by

By Paul T Horgan, The Conservative Woman: There are many things that pollute our media experiences: events or persons who continually intrude upon the text and images we use to inform, educate and entertain ourselves. Although I do not watch televised talent shows, I have become aware that a dog has again won one of these. Kim Kardashian’s bottom seems virtually impossible to avoid and seems deserving of its own representation in the world of show-business. At least one man has chosen to...

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VE Day anniversary: Church bells ring across UK

May 9, 2015 by

From BBC News: Churches and cathedrals across the UK are ringing their bells as part of 70th anniversary commemorations of VE Day, the end of World War Two in Europe. Bells began ringing at 11:00 BST on the second day of celebrations, and a 1940s-themed concert will be held later at London’s Horse Guards Parade. Acts including Status Quo and Pixie Lott will perform at the event. On Friday, wreaths were laid at the Cenotaph and the Queen led a ceremony to light beacons across the UK....

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Religion is hugely overrated…as a cause of war

Oct 10, 2014 by

By Peter Franklin, Conservative Home: For atheists of a certain frame of mind, recent events in Iraq and Syria are confirmation that religion is the main cause of conflict in the world. John Gray, an atheist of a very different stripe, disagrees. In a book review for the New Republic, he provides some much needed perspective. For a start, one only has to start listing the great conflicts of history to see that there are countless of examples of wars where the cause is clearly non-religious....

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Vicar of Baghdad leaves Iraq

Oct 8, 2014 by

From ICN: The Anglican priest known as the ‘Vicar of Baghdad’ has left Iraq and won’t be returning in the immediate future because of the dangers there. Canon Andrew White, who is currently in Jerusalem, told Premier Christian Radio that his departure was on the advice of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, but his work there would continue. “I’m really stupid…I have no concept of fear,” he told Premier’s Marcus Jones in an exclusive radio interview. “I’m not frightened of anything so...

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