Posts Tagged ‘ Christmas ’

CHRISTMAS FOR REFUGEES HOLDS FIRST PROGRAM IN NIGERIA

Dec 12th, 2017 | By
Christian children at Nigerian orphanage hold Christmas celebration

The Tabitha Evangel Ministries (TEM) orphanage houses about 190 children. Almost all of them are parentless. This past December they were able to celebrate a real Christmas including a puppet show, songs and games. Because none were available in the Jos area, coloring books celebrating the birth of Jesus were carried from the United States, something we rarely ever do as it is costly. But the coloring contests at the Christmas events are one of the most favorite activities for the children.

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Fearful Egypt Copts mark Christmas after church bombing

Jan 7th, 2017 | By
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It is Christmas Eve for Egypt’s Copts but Marie Labib is not in a festive mood, with dark thoughts haunting her weeks after a church bombing killed 28 members of her community. Copts, who make up about one tenth of Egypt’s population of more than 92 million and who celebrate Christmas on Saturday, have long complained of discrimination.

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Chairman’s Report For January 6, 2017

Jan 6th, 2017 | By

In this issue of the newsletter Update:   Christmas for Refugees program exceeds expectations in Iraq Update:   As many as 525 Christian refugee children at each Christmas party Update:   Christmas for Refugees expands in Jordan, as terror attacks increase           New:      Christian town of Qaraqosh in ruins; may have Christmas event in 2017 Cultural center used

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What Christians are Finding In the Nineveh Plain

Jan 4th, 2017 | By

Christians who are now returning to their homes in areas of the Nineveh Plains liberated from the Islamic State’s control are finding chaos and destruction. Sister Diana Momeka, a nun with the Dominican Sisters of Saint Catherine of Siena, ministers to those who have been displaced by ISIS: “(When) we went to see what happened

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Christmas for Refugees Featured on Fox News

Dec 28th, 2016 | By

Religious Freedom Coalition’s Christmas for Refugees program was featured on Fox News. Fox News correspondent Lauren Green interviewed William Murray and showed footage of one of the Christmas celebrations in a church in an undisclosed location in the region, where refugee children sang songs and visited with Santa Claus. Christmas for Refugees began in 2013

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Christmas for Refugees 2016 Update

Dec 19th, 2016 | By

Religious Freedom Coalition Chairman, William J. Murray, is currently overseeing the Christmas for Refugees program. The Christmas for Refugees program serves Christian refugee children from Iraq and Syria. The programs take place in Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq,and this year the program has expanded to include newly liberated towns in Iraq! Each program includes games, Gospel-themed

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Many Iraqi Christians Unable to Return Home for Christmas

Dec 12th, 2016 | By

Many Christian residents of towns surrounding Mosul that have been liberated from Islamic State’s control have started returning home only to find their homes booby-trapped, in ruins or uninhabitable. In August of 2014, the Islamic State drove many religious minorities, including Christians and Yazidis from their homes in order to establish their caliphate. Since then,

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Live Nativity on Capitol Hill

Dec 8th, 2016 | By

Religious Freedom Coalition Chairman, William Murray, took part in the annual Live Nativity on Capitol Hill put on by Faith and Action, a Christian outreach to top-level government officials located in Washington, DC. The Live Nativity displays the true meaning of Christmas for all in DC to see. Two live camels, a donkey, sheep and

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Christmas for Refugees Matching Fund Challenge

Nov 4th, 2016 | By
At this Christmas event north of Beirut one of the youngest girls began to cry when it was time to leave. At one point all chairs were stacked for the children to be able to play various organized games.

Christmas for Refugees now on countdown Benefactor steps forward again with major challenge: For the second year in a row, one generous man has stepped forward to help fund the Christmas for Refugees program. The benefactor’s help was not solicited, but rather his big heart and desire to see Christmas for Refugees not only fully

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RFC Chairman Participates in Live Nativity

Dec 5th, 2015 | By

Religious Freedom Coalition chairman William J. Murray participated in a live Nativity sponsored by Faith and Action on the steps of the Supreme Court and at the Capitol Building. He and other leaders in the Washington faith community read the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ aloud at several sites

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