An official agency for the United Methodist Church has some good online resources for observing the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church this month.
Across the Middle East, Christians face intimidation, violence, church-burnings, and even murder. Why doesn’t the West do more to address these catastrophes? According a Christian historian, its all Evangelicals and Zionists’ fault.
Boykin, Paul, and others indicated throughout VVS that adherents of Judeo-Christian morality and theology are under siege in a two-front war waged culturally by secular-sexual agendas at home in Western countries and literally abroad by what Paul termed a “fanatical element of Islam.”
Editor’s note: A version of this article was published by the Christian Post. Click here to read it. Malala Yousafzai survived the Taliban’s attack on her life. She rallies for the rights of girl’s right to education. She is the youngest Nobel peace prize nominee and the winner of the European Union’s prestigious Freedom of […]
“Must my religious freedom from a place of power and privilege be used to deny another woman her freedom to attain contraception?” questioned the young female graduate student to a panel discussion “Does Every Person Everywhere — Religious or Not— Need Religious Freedom?”
A dozen years ago today, the 9/11 attacks brutally awakened the American people to the global reality of terrorism – of lethal groups like al Qaeda and the Taliban, which manipulate religion in violent pursuit of totalitarian aims.
In the ensuing years, the nation rightly focused on these groups, and especially on the regions of South Asia – including Afghanistan and Pakistan – and the Middle East.
Prudence and watchfulness in our particular political context is not somehow “less holy.” I know we want people to like us, but seriously, there are real threats to ordered liberty happening in our legislative, executive, and judicial branches.
The wide ranging assault on religious freedom occurring in America under the Obama Administration, and mirrored throughout the western world,currently focuses on the HHS contraceptive/abortifacient mandate, requiring religious institutions that are not houses of worship and businesses owned by objecting religious proprietors to supply goods that violate their consciences. But another area of assault, which […]
Judicially mandated acceptance of homosexuality, and delegitimizing of opposition to it (moving toward across the board prohibition) has continued apace in the summer of 2013, with the Windsor decision in the early summer voiding the Defense of Marriage Act, declaring that Judeo-Christian morality is impermissible “animus,” and the New Mexico Supreme Court in mid-August denying liberty of conscience against facilitating homosexual behavior, holding it to be the price of citizenship for Christian photographer, Elaine Huguenin.
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.