Posts Tagged ‘ Easter ’

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.


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.


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.”


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.”


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.”


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.


The ‘Arab Spring’ and the Christian Nightmare

Apr 28th, 2013 | By
Fr. Peter-Michael Preble

Since the war began in March of 2011, more than 70,000 people have died. A February estimate places the internally displaced at 3.6 million, and an additional 1.3 million have been forced to flee Syria for neighboring countries as refugees, all the while the government of the United States continues to support the very people responsible for the killing.


Nigerian Pastor, Family Narrowly Escape Village’s Easter Carnage

Apr 9th, 2013 | By

Nigerian Christian leaders reported the destruction of eight area church buildings, 234 homes and the displacement of more than 1,500 Christians.

The attacks went on for three days without any response by Nigerian security forces, church leaders in the affected areas told Morning Star News. Gunfire on the settlements of the predominantly Christian Attakar ethnic group were finally brought to a halt on Easter Sunday (March 31).


Nigeria Easter Season Attacks Kill 80 Christians

Apr 4th, 2013 | By
Nigeria has seen much violence against Christians, including around Easter.

Nigerian Christians appealed for prayers Tuesday, April 2, after Easter season violence in troubled central Nigeria left as many as 80 people dead and displaced some 4,500 others.

At least 19 people were killed since Easter Sunday when gunmen believed to be nomadic Muslim cattle herders attacked the mostly Christian Atakar group in Kaura district, a remote area of Kaduna state, officials said.