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Archive for September, 2009

-Pope: Europe Should be Reminded of Her Christian Roots

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

(Pope Benedict -by miqul via Flickr) In an address to church leaders in the Czech Republic Pope Benedict encouraged European Christians to remind those who want to marginalize Christianity that the culture and freedoms that they presently enjoy are due to their Christian heritage and roots: “Attempts to marginalise the influence of Christianity upon public […]

-Iran’s Response to UN Critics: War Games and Missile launches

Monday, September 28th, 2009

(Image by azrainman via Flickr) Iran reported today that they have test-fired their most advance missile and it was successful. This comes on the heals of all the UN criticism that they received last week concerning their Nuclear weapons development program. The missile test is in addition to a full-out mobilization of troops engaged in […]

-Muslims Pray for ‘Soul of America’ in Washington DC

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

(Image by talkradionews via Flickr) An estimated crowd of 3,500 Muslims gathered at the U.S. Capitol building on Friday (Sept. 25) in Washington DC to pray for "the soul of America". The rally was the first-ever Muslim Friday prayer event on the Capitol grounds. It was organized by the Dar-Ul-Islam mosque from Elizabeth, N.J., as […]

-Women in Afghanistan–Truth is Just as Strange as Fiction in This Case

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

  According to the UN nearly 90% of the women in Afghanistan suffer from some kind of domestic abuse and so do many of their children. Apparently one the greatest sins that an Afghan woman can be guilty of is being barren. Also, this is a country that seems to excuse rapists and punish the […]

– ‘See You at the Pole’: Today Millions of Students Gather to Pray

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Millions of public school students are committed to gather at their flagpoles on campuses all across the country today and pray. According to Doug Clark, a spokesman for the national SYATP 2009 organization the theme for this year’s observance-= "Engage: Go and pray"- is taken from II Kings 22: “…it’s a great story to look […]

-60,000 Show Up for Prayer in Times Square NY

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

(Image by MCSimon via Flickr)  60,000 folks showed up in Times square New York City last Sunday afternoon (Sept 20) to pray for the future of the city and the nation. This was sponsored by 200 Christian churches and the response was far greater than the 15,000 or so they had planned on. New York […]