The first 100 days of 2016 have already witnessed more than 50 incidents of targeted violence against Christians in India. In some of these incidents, even the First Information Report (FIR) is yet to be registered. On the contrary, FIRs have been registered against the victims on the basis of false complaints.
Hong Kong Diocese petition calls on pope intercession on freedom of religion.
Posted on April 25, 2016, 1:52 PM
Retired Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun of Hong Kong leads a prayer service calling for an end to religious persecution in China. (Photo supplied) Hong Kong:
Leading a prayer service in front of China's Hong Kong liaison office, retired Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun of Hong Kong called on Beijing to end the persecution of Christians and allow religious freedom.
"Facing all this persecution, we cannot take it for granted. We cannot stand idly. If we keep silent, we are accomplices," Cardinal Zen told a group of about 100 people who attended the April 24 service.
wisemen crafted the manipulative stories that democracy equals liberty, man evolved from monkies,
According to a study by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life,[ii] less than 20% followers of these religious groups make more than $75,000 a year. By comparison, 67% of the Reformed Jews, 65% percent Hindus, and 57% Conservative Jews earn more than $75,000/year. The finding that American evangelicals[iii] are poorer than the Roman Catholics surprised Pew Researchers who had thought that the economic miracle of the “modern” age was Protestantism’s fruit.
The study raises questions such as: Has American evangelicalism lost Protestantism’s original DNA? Do American missions still carry the “good news for the poor?” (Luke 4:18) Or, is their success, spectacular in some countries, a tribute to the original and still-lingering image of Protestantism? Why did Christianity lose the power that gave it influence over education and economy, government and law, press and entertainment? How can the Church recover the power to prevail over the forces of evil?
President Obama has conceded that unjust invasion of Libya was his Presidency's worst mistake. His desire to replace Gaddaffi's dictatorship with democratic freedom plunged that oil rich nation into a terrible civil war. Various militias, including the Islamic State, are controlling splintered parts of that nation. A man may not be able to feed his children but he has to obtain a gun to defend them - law and order, peace, security, jobs have disappeared. A winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace, President Obama is yet to repent of spending 500 milion dollars of tax-payers money to train and arm Syrian militias that are making millions homeless.
Tony Blair, UK's former Prime Minister, has confessed that supporting President George Bush's unjust war in Iraq to depose Saddam Hussain was a terrible mistake. It did usher in constitution, election, and democracy .... But not liberty and peace. A 'Born-Again' President's aggression based on the story of non-existent weapons of mass destruction (WMD's) has fragmented that nation, plunging it into multiple civil wars. It created the monstrosity called the Islamic State. President Bush is yet to repent of the stories his administration fed to the global media to justify the unjust war.
New Delhi (Agenzia Fides) - A group of about 40 Hindu extremists in a Pentecostal Christian Assembly stormed during a prayer meeting, interrupting the worship, threatening the faithful and seizing Bibles: as reported to Fides by the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), the incident took place last Sunday, April 3, in Kawardha district in the Indian state of Chattisgarh.
Sajan K George, president of the GCIC told Fides: "Chattisgarh has earned a record of infamy for radicals who illegally suppress religious freedom. Last month alone 25 extremists beat men, women and children and a church was vandalized, in Raipur district".