by James Jacob Prasch
Last updateÂ -Â 09:36 13/09/2008
By Shlomo Shamir and Natasha Mozgovaya
Five American religious organizations have announced plans to host a dinner to break the Ramadan fast with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during his upcoming visit to the United States.
The Mennonite Central Committee, the Quakers, the World Council of Churches, Religions for Peace and the American Friends Service Committee are sponsoring the meeting with President Ahmadinejad on September 25 in New York City. Continue reading
Vatican City, Jun 13, 2008 / 05:50 pm (CNA).- Today as President Bush and Pope Benedict XVI met at the Vatican, the English newspaper, The Telegraph reported thatÂ Bush may be considering converting to Catholicism at the end of his presidential term.
The Telegraph indicated that various Italian newspapers have been commenting on the news, especially Il Foglio.
Il Foglio explains that the circulating rumors could be correct: ‘anything is possible, especially for someone reborn like Bush.âÂ Yet, similar to former Prime Minister Tony Blair, ‘if anything happens, it will happen after he finishes his period as president, not before. It is similar to Blair’s case, but with different circumstances.’ Continue reading
by Prof. Johan Malan
South Africa (March 12, 2008)
All Scripture quotations are from the New King James Version, unless otherwise stated.
Christianity experiences unprecedented attacks on its foundational truths. These attacks are motivated and coordinated by evil forces that are intent on deceiving all people as a prelude to revealing the Antichrist and physically establishing Satanâs kingdom on earth. Their main obstacle is biblical beliefs in the deity, atoning death, resurrection and second coming of Jesus Christ. As a result, attacks against evangelical Christianity are on the increase, being aimed at discrediting the canonical books of the Bible, and thus also the God and Saviour of the Bible. Continue reading
by James Jacob Prasch
Matthew Murray, the deranged shooter who murdered four and attempted to murder hundreds of other Christians in his armed attacks onÂ a missionâs centerÂ in Arvada, Colorado and on an Evangelical church in Colorado Springs had been until recently a member of the spiritually and doctrinally warped ‘Youth With A Mission’ (YWAM) organizationÂ founded by Loren Cunningham andÂ promoted by Danny Lehman. Continue reading
by Peter Hitchens
9th February 2008
The poor old Ayatollah of Canterbury doesn’t actually deserve all the slime now being tipped over his modernised mitre. Just some of it. Of course it is absurd for the chief of the Christian Church in this country to cringe publicly to Islam. But at least Archbishop Williams is open about his unwillingness to defend the faith â as is his colleague, the wretched Bishop of Oxford, who recently announced that he was perfectly happy for loudspeakers to blare the Muslim call to prayer across that city. Even on their own liberal terms, this pair are clueless about sharia and its scorn for women. Continue reading
By Beth Griffin
Catholic News Service
NEW YORK (CNS) — For the first time, representatives of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints participated in a papal prayer service — and it all started over coffee.
In an interview with Catholic News Service and other reporters before the start of the ecumenical prayer service at St. Joseph’s Church in New York April 18, Father James Massa, executive director of the U.S. bishops’ Secretariat of Ecumenical and Interrreligious Affairs, said that during a coffee break at a recent meeting a representative of the Latter-day Saints asked him if there was any possibility of their participation in the papal visit. Continue reading
By Alex Kirby
BBC News Online
As George Carey retires as the Archbishop of Canterbury, there are difficult times ahead for successor Rowan Williams.
The Church of England is heading for a bitter row over whether lesbian and gay Christians can expect it to accept them. It has spent the last decade trying to come to terms with its decision to ordain women priests. Continue reading
by Sandy Simpson, ACT
Let Us Reason Ministries
This article is a response to an email we received from Ted Haggard on April 7, 2003. Haggard was responding to our Open Letter To The NAE. Keep in mind that Ted Haggard did not want us to use the word “official response” but graciously gave us permission to use his comments. The reason we asked if his email to us was an official response to our open letter was because we wanted to find out if he stood behind what he claimed in his emails to us. We did this so that we would be able to give a thoughtful response and not expect him to take some other position after the fact. This letter is not meant to be disrespectful. Our intent is to be honest in our position and response. The following is the section of Haggard’s email where he gave us permission to use his response. Continue reading
Campolo’s Campus Appearance Called Into Question Christian College Ignoring ‘False Teacher,’ Says Pennsylvania Group
By Jim Brown
(AgapePress) – A Christian group is asking an Assemblies of God Bible college in Pennsylvania to drop a frequent guest chapel speaker because of his heretical beliefs. But the school’s president is defending his decision to invite a man who holds to universalist theology and an unbiblical view of homosexuality. Continue reading
By Sarah Junk – CNSNews.com
(CNSNews.com) – When the Rev. Sun Myung Moon and his wife were crowned the “King and Queen of Peace” on March 23rd — inside the Dirksen Senate Office Building with Members of Congress looking on — few news outlets took notice.
But in the months since Moon’s March 23rd “coronation” as Messiah, a growing number of people are questioning the appropriateness of allowing a “coronation” to take place inside a government building. Continue reading
by Peter Shadbolt
With his church in danger of fracturing over same-sex unions, the head of the Anglican Church in Australia, Peter Carnley, is urging followers to adjust their attitudes to homosexuality and think of gay relationships as merely “friendship”.
In a bid to chart a perilous course between Anglican progressives and conservatives, Dr Carnley opened over the weekend what could prove to be one of the most divisive general synods in the history of the Australian church. Continue reading
Nov 29, 2007 at 05:35 PM
Posted by Ruth Gledhill
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, today presided at a ‘secret’ eucharist for the Clergy Consultation, as we reported that he would back in September. As we report, he gave a talk on ‘present realities and future possibilities for lesbians and gay men in the church.’ The venue, originally at St Peter’s Eaton Square, was switched to another location in London, All Hallows-by-the-Tower, to avoid media attention after new of the meeting emerged first on the Church Society website. In a speech on ecumenism in Rome last Friday, translated from German for me by Chris Gillibrand, Cardinal Walter Kasper spoke of the irrevocable divisions emerging from Anglicanism’s present crisis.
The Cardinal said: ‘While we in old matters of controversy we try to overcome old divisions, presently in ethical questions new divisions open up. This applies in particular to the protection of life, to marriage and the family, and issues of human sexuality. The joint public testimony is thereby weakened or impossible. The internal crisis for the churches is most evident in the Anglican community, but not only there.’ Continue reading
By Jonathan Wynne-Jones
Religious Affairs Correspondent
Last Updated: 11:44PM BST 05/07/2000
Senior Church of England bishops have held secret talks with Vatican officials to discuss the crisis in the Anglican communion over gays and women bishops.
Feeling the strain: Tension rises in York, where the General Synod will tomorrow debate whether to let women become bishops. Continue reading