News From Around The World
December 22, 2014 Jerusalem Post: Christians represented more than half (53%) of all incoming tourists to Israel in 2014.
December 22, 2014 Sydney Morning Herald: One of Australia's best-known welfare organisations, the Salvation Army, has dropped 17 places from last year in the 2014 AMR Charity Reputation Index, a yearly survey which measures the overall reputation of the country's 40 largest charities .
December 22, 2014 Wall Street Journal: Thousands pack the services of the evangelical Redeemer Presbyterian Church, most of them single and under 35.
December 21, 2014 BBC News: The Archbishop of Canterbury has said he is trying to bridge a split in the Anglican Church over same-sex marriage.
December 21, 2014 ABC News: There have been emotional scenes in Cairns this morning as family members attended a memorial near the home where eight children were killed on Friday.
December 21, 2014 The Japan Times: My local supermarket plays Christmas music. Yours probably does too. My neighbors have Christmas trees. So do yours, no doubt. At this time of year, in the major cities if not nationwide, you might almost think you were in a Christian country.
December 19, 2014 ABC News: First this morning, hundreds of Sydney residents and community leaders gathered at St Andrews Cathedral last night for a memorial service to the victims of this week's Martin Place cafe siege.
December 19, 2014 Illawarra Mercury: What started as a casual Facebook challenge to friends by Dannielle Hare has ended in hundreds of strangers donating a mountain of food to charities in the Illawarra.
December 19, 2014 Sydney Morning Herald: More than 30 babies born to asylum seeker mothers in Australia will be able to stay in the mainland with their families and not be processed on Nauru under a secret deal struck by crossbencher Ricky Muir.
December 19, 2014 Fox News: They went to church to hunt Christians, again. The blood had splashed everywhere, even on the ceiling of the Our Lady of Salvation church in Baghdad. The terrorists had arrived dressed as security guards. Then they locked the doors and unloaded their weapons.
December 19, 2014 World Watch Monitor: Christmas is an occasion mostly associated with joy and celebration. But since the start of the holiday season, India’s minority religious groups of Christians and Muslims have been especially under pressure.
December 18, 2014 Sky News UK: The Archbishop of Sydney, Glenn Davies, told Sky News there are questions which need to be raised about the events leading up to the siege, but that the evening service was focused on empathising with people in their grief.
December 18, 2014 BBC News: Reverend Libby Lane has been announced as the first female bishop for the Church of England, just a month after a historic change to canon law.
December 17, 2014 Radio 2UE: The Governor of NSW, General David Hurley, and Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione will attend a special service at 6pm tonight in St Andrew's Cathedral at Sydney Square, for the aftermath of the Martin Place siege.
December 17, 2014 BBC News: Militants from the Pakistani Taliban have attacked an army-run school in Peshawar, killing 141 people, 132 of them children, the military say.
December 17, 2014 Sydney Morning Herald: Malcolm Turnbull holds back tears outside a church service for the victims of the Sydney siege, saying Australia has too much love to be corrupted by hatred and violence.
December 16, 2014 CBS News: Pakistani officials say Taliban gunmen have stormed a military-run school in the northwestern city of Peshawar, killing more than 80 students and wounding many more. At least one security officer was also killed in the initial siege, according to a hospital official.
December 16, 2014 USA Today: When it comes to religious holiday displays, Americans show that their views are a bit complicated.
December 16, 2014 Washington Post: Kirk Cameron can breathe easy: the War on Christmas is over. Jesus won.
December 16, 2014 The Australian: THE last of the asylum-seeker families held on Christmas Island began leaving for the Australian mainland yesterday as part of Immigration Minister Scott Morrison’s deal with crossbench senators.