NEW ZEALAND: Confessing Anglican Bishop Condemns Prohibition of Conversion Practices

Sep 25, 2021 by

NEW ZEALAND: Confessing Anglican Bishop Condemns Prohibition of Conversion Practices Unwarranted state intrusion Bill is contrary to fundamental rights and personal autonomy By Bishop Jay Behan Special to Virtueonline www.virtueonline.org September 23, 2021 Bishop Behan was making his case against the Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill 1. Thank you for this opportunity to submit on the Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill (“the Bill”). This issue is...

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What is wrong with the Assisted Dying Bill

Sep 19, 2021 by

“What it means to be human — and what it means to destroy human life — is not ours to create and invent; it is given to us. It is part of the created order, of the way things are. And true freedom is to live your life along the grain of the deep hidden order of the creation……..In place of a simplistic utilitarian philosophy that sees suffering and pain as entirely negative and evil, the Christian faith provides a richer and more nuanced understanding. Suffering...

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Britain, America and Nato morally responsible for Christians in Afghanistan

Sep 2, 2021 by

Andrew Carey writes in the Church of England Newspaper for September 3rd: Patrick Sookhdeo of Barnabas Fund has advised military missions to Afghanistan and Iraq. He served as cultural adviser to the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan in 2010. He recounts that in an attempt to convince very conservative Pashtun people that President Karzai’s government was compliant with Sharia law, ISAF funded a programme of commissioning ‘fatwas’ (religious judgements) from leading Imams...

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35 killed in Nigeria attacks

Sep 2, 2021 by

Report in the Church of England Newspaper September 2 2021 Suspected Fulani militants have killed more than 35 resident of a Christian community in northern Nigeria. Gunmen invaded Yelwan Zangam, a village in Plateau State on the evening of Tuesday 24 August, firing gunshots. A bridge providing an escape for the community was destroyed and the raid lasted for hours, with numerous houses and vehicles set on fire, according to a report by Barnabas Fund, a persecuted church relief agency. A...

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Britain is ignoring the fate of Afghan Christians – George Carey

Sep 1, 2021 by

RESCUE AFGHAN CHRISTIANS – SIGN PETITION HERE Britain is ignoring the fate of Afghan Christians It’s not too late to give Christians and other “apostates” the same priority in escaping the Taliban that we have to cats and dogs GEORGE CAREY 1 September 2021 • I love animals but it is astonishing that so much attention was given to the campaign to airlift out of Afghanistan some of the cats and dogs of Kabul in the hold of a specially chartered flight. In contrast, I am dispirited...

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Does defeat in Afghanistan spell the end of the West?

Aug 19, 2021 by

An interview with Barnabas Fund’s Patrick Sookhdeo Church of England Newspaper August 20 2021 It is the end of the West, Patrick Sookhdeo agrees as our Zoom call buffers and sputters. By this he means that a rules based international order is an increasing rarity, but also that for the sake of peace a strong alliance of western forces is needed. His involvement in Afghanistan goes back to 2005 when he began advising British, US military and Nato on Islamist terrorism. He lectured and advised...

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