UK-registered Islamic charity has described Qassim Soleimani as a “great martyr”

Jan 8, 2020 by

by Robert Mendick, Telegraph: A UK-registered Islamic charity has described Qassim Soleimani, the Iranian general assassinated by the US, as a “great martyr”. The Charity Commission said yesterday it was “currently assessing” the statement issued in praise of Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard by the Islamic Centre of England (ICE), who was killed in a drone strike last week. The charity, which is entitled to tax relief and gift aid, hosted a vigil for Soleimani at its...

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The Martyrs and Missiological Damage

Dec 19, 2019 by

by Matt Kennedy, Stand Firm: It is no secret that the Church of England is in trouble. Several years ago, I likened the contemporary English Church to the Episcopal Church in 1999. That was my first year as an M.Div student at Virginia Theological Seminary. I remember thinking at the time that while there were many powerful people promoting same-sex blessings, formal approval of such arrangements would be a long time coming. There were strong, smart orthodox leaders still exercising influence...

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The Martyrs of Uganda who died for their Faith did not do so in Vain

Jun 3, 2019 by

by Kabiza Wilderness Safaris, Kabiza.com: The Martyrs of Uganda who died for their Faith – June 3 is Martyr’s Day where the Catholic Church and the Anglican Church of Uganda honor the Martyrs that gave their lives for the whom they believed in and became the seed of the Uganda Church its Faith and Beliefs. There were 22 Catholics, and 23 Church of Uganda (Anglican) were executed for their faith and refusal to renounce it by Kabaka Mwanga. The execution for most was on June 3rd, 1886. The Day...

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“UNASHAMED OF BEING A GLOBAL ANGLICAN”: A Contention for Martyrs’ Day

Jun 3, 2019 by

by Stephen Noll, Contending Anglican: This past week I received an email and video from Archbishops Ben Kwashi and Foley Beach, commending the observance of “Gafcon Sunday” on 30 June. I hope many bishops and parish leaders will act on this request. I want to go farther and contend that every church within the Gafcon fellowship should recognize Gafcon and support its work. Or may I put it this way: Every member of a Gafcon church should be unashamed of being known as a Global Anglican. (Note:...

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Bonhoeffer: the prophet against the culture-controlled church

Apr 9, 2019 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. Today (April 9th) is the 74th anniversary of the execution of Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Nazi guards in Flossenburg camp, just a month before the end of the war. A doctor witnessing the hanging later said “I have hardly ever seen a man die so entirely submissive to the will of God”. Eric Metaxas’ masterful account of Bonhoeffer’s life shows clearly how he was formed by insights gained during the early years of his ministry. The brilliantly talented young...

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Uganda Martyrs Observance in Uganda 2018

Jun 3, 2018 by

by David W Virtue DD, Virtueonline: Thousands of Christians from Uganda and neighboring countries arrived this weekend in Namugongo for special services to commemorate the Ugandan Martyrs. On June 3, 1886, the Kabaka — or King — of Buganda, Mwanga II, killed 32 young Anglicans and Roman Catholic men — who worked as his pages — by burning them alive at Namugongo. They were among 23 Anglicans and 22 Roman Catholics who were put to death by the king or killed by him for...

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