Posts Tagged ‘ Easter ’

The Chairman’s Report For April 27, 2018

Apr 27th, 2018 | By

In this issue of the newsletter Update:  Inspection of Christian homes destroyed by Muslim raiders – 26 dead
Update:  Easter celebration at Christian orphanage in Nigeria – Much help needed
New:  Easter morning service held at bombed church / Meeting with victims
New:   Visit to church where 113 murdered during service by Muslim invaders

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Visit to a bombed church

Apr 17th, 2018 | By
Car the suicide bomber drove on the grounds of the church as a reminder.

On Easter Sunday, I attended one of the churches that had been bombed in 2012.  That was a bad year for church bombings in Nigeria; many hundreds died and thousands were injured while in worship services at their churches.

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The Chairman’s Report for March 30, 2018

Mar 30th, 2018 | By
One of the many Christian homes destroyed by Muslim Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria.

In this issue of the newsletter
Attacks by Muslim raiders near orphanage we support,
Values Action Team – The Senate VAT wakes up for religious freedom,
 International Religious Freedom roundtable begins at the State Department,
Post Card program on HR-390 continues – Did your Senators contact you?

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The importance of Easter

Apr 15th, 2017 | By

On Good Friday former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich published this Easter message in his regular column in the Washington Times. Here he reminds readers of the love of God expressed by the Crucifixion and the growing hatred toward that love from an increasingly secularized America and radical Islamic actions.

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Egyptian Coptic Christians Cancel Their Easter Celebrations

Apr 14th, 2017 | By

Our religious freedom allows us to celebrate Easter this year — but we should remember those around the world who are persecuted for practicing their faith. Nearly 90,000 Christians were killed for their faith in 2016, according to a report from the Center for Studies on New Religions. “As many as 600 million were prevented

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Iraqi Christians fear extinction, see no relief from ISIS

Mar 28th, 2016 | By
Iraq has seen many attacks on churches in recent years.

Iraqi Christians gathered in Baghdad to mark Easter but celebrations were tempered by fears ISIS would eradicate their shrinking community, even as the army launched a U.S.-backed offensive to retake Mosul, their ancestral homeland.

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Neutering Religious Holidays

Nov 21st, 2014 | By

The Montgomery County Board of Education in Maryland has cut Christmas and Easter, as well as Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashana, from next year’s school calendar. No religious holiday will be mentioned by name. NPR reported on the origin of the decision: “The path to the board’s decision started about two years ago on something that was somewhat unrelated. Members of the county’s Muslim community — roughly estimated at around 10 percent of the more than 1 million population — were seeking to have two of their religion’s holy days added to the calendar of days off. They wanted Eid al-Adha the most.”

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KAZAKHSTAN: Jailed over Easter; new deportation order

Apr 25th, 2014 | By
Kazakhstan is one of the many Islamic "stans" that became a curse upon the civilized world after they broke away from the Soviet Union

Imprisoned for six days over Easter was Council of Churches Baptist Denis Yenenko. He refused to pay a fine in 2013 imposed to punish him for leading worship without the compulsory state permission. “He wasn’t fined for praying to God,” a Prosecutor’s Office official told news agency Forum 18. “He committed an offence and made no attempt to pay the fine.”

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Obama Praises Muslims During Easter Message

Apr 22nd, 2014 | By

Obama just can’t seem to help himself. His obvious love for Islam just seems to bubble up whenever he’s giving a speech. During his recent Easter message, he felt compelled to praise Islam as a tolerant, loving religious system.

According to Obama: Easter is a good time to remember the “common thread of humanity that connects us all – not just Christians and Jews, but Muslims and Hindus and Sikhs – is our shared commitment to love our neighbors as we love ourselves.”

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Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter Prayer Breakfast with invocation

Apr 15th, 2014 | By
Obama's Easter Bishop and his "husband" Mark Andrews

When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment.

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