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Archive for August, 2008

-Beijing, China: House Churches Forced to Close during Olympics?

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Now comes the report that Christian house churches were forced by the government to close during the Olympics. Many house church leaders were apparently forced to sign a document–an agreement to: “refrain from organising and joining illegal gatherings and refrain from receiving donations, sermons and preaching from overseas religious organisations and groups". The leaders were […]

-Ahmadinejad at it Again–More Anti Israel Rhetoric

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

In preparation for a trip to Turkey, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gave the press another anti Israel rant: "Western countries should not support them (Israel) so much. The life of this regime has come to an end." "Our position is clear on this issue. A referendum should take place in Palestine. If they withdraw from […]

-Bush: China Needs Greater Political and Religious Freedom

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

  President Bush is keeping the pressure on the Olympic hosts while he is in China when it comes to political and especially religious freedom in the country. The President had spoken earlier on this subject the day before his arrival in China. The Bush’s began their day with a Sunday worship service at Beijing’s Kuanjie […]

-California: Home-Schooling Ok’d by Judge

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

A state appellate court ruled Friday that parents in California could continue to legally home school their children even if they don’t have teaching credentials. The ruling reverses an earlier court decision in February by the 2nd District Court of Appeal which had ruled that those teaching in home schools needed to be credentialed. This […]

-Son of Hamas Leader Declares Faith in Christ

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

Masab Yousef, the oldest son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a political leader of the Hamas organization of the West Bank, speaks out about his faith in Christ and gives some insight into the terrorist organization that he was raised in. He gave his life to Christ in 2004 after reading the Bible and finding answers […]

-Beijing China: Olympics Bring Additional Persecution of Christians?

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

I just heard yesterday from a Korean-American friend who has some contact with underground Christian leaders in China. The word that he brings is that the Chinese authorities rounded up many of the ‘house church’  leaders in Beijing and transported them out of the area or ordered them to leave. The government was wanting to […]