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Archive for October, 2008

-Kabul: Taliban Guns Down Christian Charity Worker

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Gayle Williams- via SERVEAfghanistan.com The Taliban took responsibility for gunning down a woman in Kabul claiming that she was spreading her religion. A spokesman for the militant group, Zabiullah Mujahid, told the Associated Press: “This woman came to Afghanistan to teach Christianity to the people of Afghanistan. Our (leaders) issued a decree to kill this […]

-Egyptian Sisters Facing Prison for Professing Christ

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

Picture- Wikipedia Two sisters are facing 3 years in jail for professing to be Christians. Apparently their father converted to Islam, so legally the sisters became Muslim whether they wanted to or not under Egypt’s unequal religious laws. It is illegal for Muslims to convert to Christianity, however Christians are encouraged to convert to Islam. […]

-Persecution in Iraq: Making it Personal

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

Picture via Wikipedia Sitting in our very comfortable and secure homes in America makes it sometimes very hard to identify with Christians that are being terrorized and persecuted around the world. This article from the Persecution Blog really brings it all home and makes it personal: Imagine with me for a second that you and […]

-Muslim Leaders Condemn Attacks on Iraqi Christians

Friday, October 17th, 2008

(Photo: Episcopal Life Online / Matthew Davies) Seventeen prominent Muslim leaders condemned the recent attacks on Christian families in Mosul, Iraq and said that there was no Islamic justification for such terrorism. The leaders were deeply troubled to hear about the violence which has now forced over 8,300 Christians flee from their homes in the […]

-College Students Face Expulsion for Praying?

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Apparently praying on campus at the College of Alameda in California will earn you an expulsion from the school. The Pacific Justice Institute (PJI), which has a different take on the issue, is filing a lawsuit in support of two students currently facing expulsion from the school for exercising their 1st amendment rights. According to […]

-1st Grade Field Trip: A Lesbian Wedding?

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Only in San Francisco would an elementary school sponsor a field trip for 1st graders to attend a lesbian wedding. The 18 first graders,  ages 5 and 6, were taken to San Francisco City Hall to witness the wedding of their teacher and her lesbian partner, an event which the principal of the school characterized […]