In early October I was counting down the days until my first trip to Africa. On October 18, I would fly to Nairobi for the second Global Anglican Fellowship Conference. Then I would visit South Sudan, including three days in Yida Refugee Camp, the current home to some 68,000 people from Sudan’s Nuba Mountains. This is the first of many reflections on that trip.
Over 1,200 bishops, clergy and lay leaders representing the majority of worldwide Anglicans will gather next week in Nairobi, Kenya to study scripture, worship, pray, and discern the Holy Spirit’s call to the churches.
Brian McLaren asks, “Why are Christians persecuted?” and “Why are Western Christians silent about the persecution of Christians?” His answer, explored in Part Two of this blog post, is that pro-Zionist Christians don’t want to call attention to the fact that Israel’s “occupation” of Palestinian lands causes unrest in the Middle East that affects Christians. But Israel is the safest place to be a Christian in the whole Middle East!
Under the “better late than never” category, Egyptian security forces entered the town of Delga in the Upper Egypt region of Minya on Monday, September 16, 2013, wresting control quickly from Muslim Brotherhood Islamists that had held Delga hostage for five weeks. In this case, better late than never is quite true. Although help for the beleaguered Copts in […]
This week, the Most Reverend Robert William Duncan, Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church in North America, urged the Church to pray for the Syrian Church. Duncan released the following call to prayer on Wednesday, September 4, 2013: Syria’s destructive civil war has now been raging for more than two years, and millions of helpless Christians are […]
Hundreds of Egyptian Americans and their various supporters had barely turned the corner of Fifteenth Street, NW onto K Street in downtown Washington, DC last Thursday, August 22, before Washington Post writers published an account of the demonstration that had just taken place outside their doors. As Post staff began to recover from the trauma […]
Yesterday, August 22, the temperature hovered around the 90 degree mark in Washington, DC. But that didn’t stop 30+ bus loads of Egyptian Americans from gathering at Lafayette Park in front of The White House to protest what they see as the Obama Administration’s blatant bias towards the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. They also came to […]
Williams’ comments raise a perplexing question. To say that Christians in the U.S. and the U.K have been made to “feel uncomfortable” is a bit of understatement…[I]n the U.K. it was only a matter of weeks ago that lawyers from the Conservative Government were arguing that a woman had no right to wear a crucifix while at work.
No, it’s not just me—Andrew Doran agrees over at the National Review. The Kristallnacht, an infamous series of attacks against Jews throughout Germany and parts of Austria, occurred in 1938. The “Night of Broken Glass” referred to all the smashed windows of shops, synagogues, and other buildings targeted for systematic vandalism. The actual crimes were committed by Nazi paramilitary groups and civilians; the National Socialist did not intervene on behalf of Germany’s Jewish citizens. The Kristallnacht marks the first chapter of the Holocaust.
Egyptian Americans are holding a rally on Thursday, August 22, in Washington, DC to condemn acts of terrorism by the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and to “expose the bias of the Obama Administration and the mainstream media” towards the group. Cataclysmic events are taking place in Egypt. A military led, but civilian inspired, resistance to the Muslim […]