News From Around The World
September 18, 2014 News.com.au: CHURCH-goers in Sydney’s west have been left shaken after a stranger shouted death threats from a car bearing the Islamic State flag.
September 18, 2014 Dallas Morning News: At high noon in the Stockyards Station, just after the longhorn cattle drive down Exchange Avenue and just before the gunfight show, a congregation comes to worship.
September 18, 2014 UK Telegraph: The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, has disclosed that he questions whether God exists.
September 18, 2014 Religion News Service: ames Merritt spent years as senior pastor of an Atlanta-area megachurch that featured a mighty choir. Then he changed his tune
September 17, 2014 The Australian: BILL Shorten is considering proposals to boost the refugee intake, amid Left faction unrest over military intervention in Iraq.
The Opposition Leader’s move came as the Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, Glenn Davies, appealed to Tony Abbott “as a Christian leader” to restore the intake to 20,000 a year to help protect Iraqi Christians.
September 17, 2014 UK Telegraph: An Anglican clergyman is facing opposition from parishioners over a service in his local church to bless his same-sex civil partnership.
September 17, 2014 World Watch Monitor: What ISIS has done in Iraq, Boko Haram is doing in Nigeria, a Nigerian cleric says.
September 16, 2014 Washington Post: The Sudanese woman imprisoned for refusing to reject Christianity said in a televised interview airing Monday night that she was resolved to keep her faith even if it meant death.
September 16, 2014 Fox News: Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman sentenced to death for refusing to renounce Christianity, told Fox, “the situation was difficult but I was sure God would stand by my side.”
September 16, 2014 Daily Mail: Islamist police in Saudi Arabia have stormed a Christian prayer meeting and arrested its entire congregation, including women and children, and confiscated their bibles, it has been reported.
September 16, 2014 Sydney Morning Herald: Australia's refugee intake should be boosted as part of the Abbott government's humanitarian efforts in the Middle East, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has said, as he outlined clear parameters governing Labor's support for military action in Iraq.
September 16, 2014 Lithgow Mercury: THERE were no airs and graces when His Grace, the Anglican Archbishop of Sydney made his first official visit to the Lithgow parish at the weekend.
September 16, 2014 Telegraph: Rimbink Pato acts to break logjam by separating deliberations about broader asylum policy from resettlement arrangements.
September 16, 2014 Western Advocate: The Anglican Archbishop of Sydney will make his first visit to the Bathurst Diocese this weekend for the annual Synod meeting in the city.
September 16, 2014 Christian Post: A lack of concern for Christians and a lack freedom of expression for religious minorities in the Middle East is one of the reasons behind the rise of terror group ISIS in Iraq and Syria, said David Curry, the CEO and president of Christian persecution watchdog group, Open Doors USA.
September 15, 2014 UK Telegraph: Holy Trinity Church in Hartlepool now faces a £3,000 bill because their insurance firm, Ecclesiastical, excludes burglaries where a scaffold is used.
September 15, 2014 New York Times: WHEN the long, grim history of Christianity’s disappearance from the Middle East is written, Ted Cruz’s performance last week at a conference organized to highlight the persecution of his co-religionists will merit at most a footnote. But sometimes a footnote can help illuminate a tragedy’s unhappy whole.
September 15, 2014 Daily Telegraph: Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews said the Federal Government could be doing more to help couples adjust to the pressures and responsibilities that come with having a child.
September 15, 2014 Illawarra Mercury: Three in 20 children under the age of 15 are living in poverty in the Illawarra and South Coast according to a new report.
September 15, 2014 Calgary Herald: A unique Imam in Residence program is being launched at St. Martin’s Anglican Church in October in conjunction with the Al Madinah Calgary Islamic Assembly.