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Archive for March, 2008

-China to Exert More Control Over Religion in Tibet

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

The Chinese authorities have long sought to exert greater control over the Tibetan Buddhist religion. First they chose the current Panchen Lama. Now they are demanding that he be recognized as the top Tibetan religious leader rather than the Dalai Lama who is in exile.  Now China’s security chief,  Meng Jianzhu, is calling for “patriotic […]

-Muslim Baptized by Pope Now in Danger?

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Pope Benedict baptized a 55-year-old, Egyptian-born -Magdi Allam at an Easter eve service that was broadcast around the world. Now the new Christian convert is in danger of being under a death sentence?  Also, Muslims are said to be upset with the Pope over the event. Response: Christians are free to become Muslims, however if […]

-Happy Resurrection Day!

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

Here’s a great article for Easter- “Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead?” by William Lane Craig, professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California. He looks at the facts concerning the resurrection of Jesus–a timely pursuit for the Easter season: “To answer the question of Jesus’ resurrection from a historical […]

-Good Friday: Nigerian Christians Ask for Prayers

Friday, March 21st, 2008

From J. Lee Grady, Fire in My Bones, Charisma Online, Wednesday 19, 2008:   An Urgent Cry From Nigeria’s Christians–Nigerian Christians have asked the world to pray for them on Good Friday as they face the growing threat of Muslim violence. A quote from the article by Grady: “I am linking arms with my Nigerian […]

-Bin Laden: He’s Back–and Now He Threatens Europe?

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

In a new audiotape posted late Wednesday, Osama Bin Laden threatened Europe over the Danish Cartoons depicting Muhammad: “The response will be what you see and not what you hear and let our mothers bereave us if we do not make victorious our messenger of God,”…”You went overboard in your unbelief and freed yourselves of […]

-Amish Religious Rights Being Violated by NY Town?

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

Ten Old Order Amish men are being prosecuted in Morristown, N.Y. for building homes without permits. If convicted, the Amish men would be fined and could face jail time, along with homes being destroyed. Morristown officials are adamant about forcing the Amish to follow the laws and say that they have ‘no choice’ but to […]

-China Taken off State Dept. ‘List of Worst Human Rights Offenders’–Now Tibet?

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

It was announced by the US State Department on March 13, that China was no longer on its ‘ list of Worst Human Right Offenders’.  Response: This is really among the worst cases of poor timing ever. Not only have the Chinese authorities been involved with an ongoing roundup of Christian ‘house church’ leaders lately, […]

-Muslim Leaders Against Defamation: Is This What They Want?

Monday, March 17th, 2008

Last week Muslim leaders decried the freedom to ‘defame’ Islam in the West and searched for ways to control the Western Media and the growing problem of ‘Islamophobia’.  Here are 2 examples over the weekend from Muslim countries which may demonstrate what they expect from Western countries? : 1. Saudi arabia: Major Cleric Calls for […]

-Muslim Leaders call for Action against ‘Islamophobia’ and Defamation

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

Muslim leaders at the Organization of the Islamic Conference meeting this week in Senegal denounced the rise of ‘Islamophobia’ in the Western countries and called for tough measures and legal action to be taken against Western defamation of Islam. The Muslims were angry at Western countries for allowing ‘freedom’ to include ‘cartoons’, films, documentaries, and […]

-Iraq: Kidnapped Archbishop Found Dead

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho, has been found dead in Mosul. The Archbishop had been abducted by Islamic radicals on February 29, when a group of gunmen attacked his car in eastern Mosul, killing his driver and two guards in the process. The Islamists were demanding a huge ransom from the Christian community for […]