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Archbishop Foley Beach received authority to lead the Anglican Church in North America from Archbishop Robert Duncan at the Anglican Church in North America Provincial Assembly at St. Vincent's College in Latrobe, PA on June 29. Beach will be formally installed as Archbishop in an Atlanta service October 9 (photo: ACNA).

Big Shoes to Fill: An Interview with Anglican Archbishop Foley Beach

June 30, 2014

Foley Beach of the Anglican Church in North America’s Diocese of the South was elected in a bishops’ conclave to succeed Archbishop Robert Duncan.

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Saturday Morning Prayer for the Worldwide Persecuted Church

May 30, 2014

Don’t sleep in on Saturday morning! Grab a cup of coffee and join hundreds of fellow believers around the U.S. in the 5/31 TOGETHER FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH National Conference Call/Prayer Summit for the persecuted church around the world.

Incoming NCC President and General Secretary Jim Winkler (R) opened the council's 2014 Christian Unity Gathering with NCC Chair Dr. A. Roy Medley,  general secretary of American Baptist Churches USA (Photo: National Council of Churches)

New NCC Chief Winkler Kicks off Christian Unity Gathering

May 23, 2014

Seeking to rebound from an extended period of difficulty and reorganization, the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC) convened this week inaugurating a new structure, president and mission working against mass incarceration and for interreligious relations with a focus on peace.

The College of Bishops of the Anglican Church in North America praying for the Bishop of Iran during their meeting in January 2013. (Photo credit: Anglican Church in North America).

41 American Anglican Bishops Stand in Solidarity with Persecuted Believers

May 9, 2014

Forty American Anglican (U.S.) bishops, as well as the Most Rev. Robert Duncan, the Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America, have signed on to a Pledge of Solidarity & Call to Action on behalf of Christians and Other Small Religious Communities in Egypt, Iraq, and Syria. The Anglican bishops represented the largest single group to declare their solidarity with the persecuted in these three beleaguered nations.

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Brotherhood Influence Op Inside U.S. Academia: Success

May 9, 2014

In 1988, the FBI was warned that the Muslim Brotherhood planned on getting “peacefully get inside” U.S. academia. It has happened.

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Alleluia is Our Song

April 20, 2014

For many Christians around the world, Good Friday is always present. But even those who live with oppression, hunger, imprisonment, torture, and death know in their hearts the reality that they are Easter People, and “Alleluia” is their song.

Vladimir Putin visiting Zhukovsky military airport (premier.gov.ru/eng)

Putin’s Crusade Against Pro-Western Christianity

April 16, 2014

Putin’s Christian Marxism was originally promoted by the KGB. As a former KGB officer himself, this version of the faith would appeal to Putin as a way of reconciling Russian nationalism, service to the state and personal religious beliefs.

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Aid to Syrians: What Christians are Doing

April 2, 2014

“Syria was a safe place for Christians until the imploding civil war,” notes Bishop Julian Dobbs, an official with the Christian aid agency Barnabas Fund in Washington D.C. “Many of the rebel forces who are trying to remove President Assad are afflicted with Islamic terrorist groups and are determined to dismantle the Christian presence in Syria.”

Lord Alton at the Parliamentary launch for the e-book "Taken." (Photo credit: Antislaveryday.com)

Lord Alton Challenges West: Respond to Persecution!

March 20, 2014

Speaking at Brentwood Cathedral, Essex for Lent, Lord Alton of Liverpool criticized the response of the West to global Christian persecution. “Secular society has got its priorities wrong but so have western churches which too easily become intoxicated with their own introspective navel-gazing,” Alton declared. He challenged Western Christians to more courageously decide “what to do with the time that is given us.”

As Jim Winkler passes the baton, will his successor follow in his footsteps?  (Photo credit: Jay Mallin / United Methodist News Service)

Staff-Dominated and Well-Funded, UMC’s Lobby Office Continues without Winkler

January 31, 2014

As longtime chief Jim Winkler exits, it is worth examining the institutional momentum of the United Methodist Church’s GBCS as it continues without him.

Why the lack of progressive Christian compassion for victims of the world's most brutal dictatorship?  (Photo credit: wikipedia.org)

Are Persecuted Christians Worthy of Concern in Syria but not North Korea?

January 30, 2014

Why is the United Methodist Church’s lobby office concerned for persecuted Christians in Syria but not in North Korea?

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Al-Qaeda vs. Al-Qaeda Lite in Syria

January 10, 2014

Don’t get too excited by the headlines of a new“revolution” in Syria against Al-Qaeda. The offensive is led by the Islamic Front, a Salafist coalition backed by Saudi Arabia with the explicit goal of instituting Sharia. These are not the saviors of Syria’s Christian minority and other opponents of Islamism.