In descending order of importance.
These guys really made out well yesterday. Mooooo.
1) Freedom of conscience, expression. The reason Boston, Chicago, and possibly Philly have threatened to ban Chik-Fil-A is because the owner had the audacity to express a belief that they find unfashionable. Seems Chicago values, Boston values, and Philly values don’t include tolerance or freedom of express... More
From the intertubes, spotted in the twitter feed of a friend, Mindy Belz writes of “Wins and losses: Christianity is a defeated thing that survives all conquerors”
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) released its annual report in March, citing 16 countries as the world’s worst religious freedom violators. Outgoing commissioner Nina Shea pointed out... More
Remind me again, in which type of country does an entire swath of people live in fear of persecution or even death due to their religious beliefs? Western nations? Or other ones?
Well there’s this…
Juan Pablo Pino, 24, who plays with the Al Nasr Soccer Club in Saudi Arabia, was wearing a sleeveless shirt while out with his pregnant wife at a mall in the capital city of Riyadh.
Locals w... More
I debated about whether to post these photos but I decided to for an important reason: to ask for prayers and to encourage us to support and appreciate the courage of Catholic pilgrims in Madrid who have had to face, at times, vicious anti-Catholic harassment. The photos tell the story (via Reuters FaithWorld):
Protestors light the WYD banner on fire directly in front of praying pilgrims
Two men s... More
Rhetoric gets pretty heated here in the States every now and then. One side accuses the other side of betraying America’s founding principles and being brainwashed by religious beliefs, and the other side accuses the first side of the same.
But we’re not at the point where a civil court is sentencing someone to death for apostasy.
So while the country is headed for a fiscal ... More
Kurdistan is divided among several countries but largely retains its own national identity.
The Christian population in Iraq is in dire straights. At nearly 1.4 million in the early 1990s, it is down to less than 400,000, according to Most Reverend Bashar Warda, archbishop of Erbil in the northern part of the country.
The archbishop was in England and Northern Ireland recently on a visit organized... More
This is getting worse and worse:
Egypt has recalled its ambassador to the Vatican in protest after Pope Benedict XVI urged the governments of several Muslim-dominated countries including Egypt to ensure that their Christian minorities are able to practice their faith without discrimination or violence.
“Egypt asked its ambassador in the Vatican to come to Cairo for consultation after the Vat... More
More violence against explicit Christian targets – this time young girls and women:
Less than two weeks after a church bombing in Alexandria left 21 Coptic Christians dead, an off-duty policeman shot four Christians on a train, killing a 71-year-old man. A fifth person was also wounded.
“This lunatic went up and down the coach looking for Christians,” said Coptic Orthodox Bishop Morco... More