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Met. Hilarion Calls for Prophetic Witness Against Radical Islamism, Militant Secularism

November 6, 2013

Addressing the World Council of Churches (WCC) this past Friday, Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev, the public face of the Russian Orthodox Church, says the continued relevance and existence of the WCC depends on how effectively…

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The “Funeral Selfie” and How We Deal with Death

November 2, 2013

A tumblr entitled “Selfies at Funerals” is the latest variation on the theme of spiritual entropy facing the modern world. The tumblr consists of self portraits of pretty youngsters making goofy expressions or showing off…


Nigeria’s Blood Cries Out: Persecuted Nigerian Christians Seek Protection

December 17, 2012

[Editors note: IRD recently hosted the Secretary General Dr. Musa Asake of the ecumenical Christian Association of Nigeria. The Secretary shared the most recent news concerning religious freedom in Africa's most populous country, which Andrew Harrod...


Regent University Anti-Trafficking Gathers Local, National Leaders

December 13, 2012

by Addie Darling Last Wednesday, Regent University and the Protecting Children Foundation hosted The Model City Conference, a gathering on Regent’s Virginia Beach campus to discuss the growing problem of sex trafficking in the…


A Christian in Israel

December 11, 2012

Author Lela Gilbert just delivered a talk about her fascinating new book Saturday People, Sunday People: Israel Through the Eyes of A Christian Sojourners. She spoke at the Hudson Institute, where she is an…


Notre Dame Hosts Conference on the Persecution of Christians at Home and Abroad

November 28, 2012

Icon of the Martyrdom of St. Stephen. (source: holy-icons.com) by Nathaniel Torrey On the eve of the election, Notre Dame University hosted a conference highlighting  the rise of Christian persecution and martyrdom in the 21st…


On Godly Dominion: 64th Evangelical Theological Society on Earth Stewardship

November 21, 2012

(Photo credit:www.ilovefarmers.org) By Nathaniel Torrey The relationship between Christianity and environmentalism was the theme of the 64th annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, entitled “Caring for Creation.” Some of the plenary speakers included…


President Carter’s Mixed Feelings on Religion and Health

November 14, 2012

By Matthew Tuininga There is no denying that President Jimmy Carter has spent the years following his presidency admirably. A vocal advocate for human rights who is not afraid to criticize the foreign policy…


Weigel: The ‘Word of the Lord’ in English, Please

November 7, 2012

By George Weigel Biblical translation is an inexact science: a truth of which I was reminded on a recent visit to the American Bible Society’s Museum of Biblical Art in New York, where I…


Religious Freedom an Issue in U.S. Election

November 6, 2012

Politics have an impact on religious freedom around the world, like it or not. At this election time in the USA, Mission Network News looks at how the presidential election will impact not just…


An Unexpected and Dangerous Trajectory

November 6, 2012

By George Weigel The trajectory of history rarely follows a predictable arc. Addressing the Greater Houston Ministerial Association during the 1960 presidential campaign, Sen. John F. Kennedy may have imagined that he was striking…


United Methodist Thought for Election Day

November 5, 2012

Mainline Protestants were once commonly renowned for their stately spiritual care for the nation.  Dating back four centuries of our history, Mainliners traditionally exuded a unique sensibility regarding American democracy. United Methodist megachurch pastor…