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  • BIBLE PROPHECY REVEALED AUGUST 7, 2016 - NEW BOKO HARAM LEADER TO KILL EVERY CHRISTIAN (video)

    08/07/2016 2:04:13 PM PDT · by Lera · 2 replies
    Calvary Melbourne Australia ^ | AUGUST 7, 2016 | Pastor Andrew Russell
    Facebook deletes Israel from the list of Olympic participants .... Anti-Semitism in the UK is the highest since 2009 and the Gaza conflict .... Israel bitterly rejects Obama's claim how it backs now the Iran deal .... The new leader of Boko Haram, who is associated with ISIS, makes a vow to kill every Christian and blow up every church .... Obama will reach next month's target of letting 10,000 Syrian refugees, all Sunni Muslims, into the country .... Clinton got millions from the world's biggest Sharia Law education firm .... Muslim Brotherhood members are part of the Obama administration...
  • New Boko Haram Leader Vows to Bomb Every Church, Kill All Christians

    08/07/2016 1:29:37 PM PDT · by Lera · 16 replies
    christianpost ^ | August 5, 2016 | Samuel Smith
    The Islamic State is trying to change up the leadership of Nigerian-based Boko Haram and has appointed a new leader who is vowing to bomb churches and kill all Christians. IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) announced Wednesday in its al-Nabaa newspaper that Abu Musab al-Barnawi is the new leader of its Nigerian-affiliated outfit, calling him the "Wali" (governor) of its West African Province. In an interview published by the IS news source that was translated by the SITE Intelligence Group, al-Barnawi vowed to kill less Muslims and more Christians. Under the leadership of Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram has...
  • African cardinal rebukes Cardinal Marx’s call for apology to homosexuals

    06/29/2016 8:28:40 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 28, 2016 | Claire Chretien
    In a pithy tweet on Saturday, a prominent South African cardinal rebuked German Cardinal Reinhard Marx’s claim that the Church should “apologize” to homosexuals. “God help us! Next we’ll have to apologise for teaching that adultery is a sin! Political Correctness (PC) is today’s major heresy!” Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier tweeted. Napier posted his tweet in response to African pro-life and pro-family activist Obianuju Ekeocha, the founder of Culture of Life Africa, who tweeted an Irish Times article about Marx’s comments. Marx, the Archbishop of Munich and Freising, said that up until “very recently” the Catholic Church had been “very...
  • Desmond Tutu's daughter: 'painful' to give up ministry after marrying woman

    06/09/2016 6:46:44 AM PDT · by Cronos · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9 June 2016 | Harriet Sherwood
    For someone who is in love and recently married, a wedge of “very odd pain” is lodged in Mpho Tutu van Furth’s heart. It is caused by the South African Anglican church’s refusal to allow the daughter of one of the world’s best known Christian leaders to continue to work as a priest after she married the person with whom she has pledged to share the rest of her life: a woman. “It was hard for me to give up my [priest’s] licence, it felt incredibly sad,” Tutu van Furth – whose father, Desmond Tutu, won the Nobel peace prize...
  • Passenger says Muslims protected Christians in Islamist attack on Kenyan bus

    12/22/2015 5:12:10 AM PST · by grundle · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 21, 2015 | Joseph Akwiri
    MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) – Somali Islamist militants sprayed a Kenyan bus with bullets on Monday, killing two people, but a passenger said he and fellow Muslims defied demands from the attackers to help identify Christians traveling with them. The attack took place in Mandera, in northeast Kenya. A year ago, al Shabaab gunmen stormed a Nairobi-bound bus in the same area and killed 28 non-Muslim passengers execution-style. Abdi Mohamud Abdi, a Muslim who was among the passengers in Monday’s incident, told Reuters that more than 10 al Shabaab militants boarded the bus and ordered the Muslim passengers to split away...
  • Kenyan Muslims shield Christians in Mandera bus attack

    12/21/2015 1:13:14 PM PST · by bigdaddy45 · 64 replies
    A group of Kenyan Muslims travelling on a bus ambushed by Islamist gunmen protected Christian passengers by refusing to be split into groups, according to eyewitnesses. They told the militants "to kill them together or leave them alone", a local governor told Kenyan media. At least two people were killed in the attack, near the north-eastern village of El Wak on the Somali border. The Somali based al-Shabab group says it carried out the attack.
  • German Bishops’ Conference Says Church in Africa Growing Only Because of Ignorance and Poverty

    11/29/2015 7:06:15 PM PST · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    The Stream ^ | November 28, 2015 | First Things
    Björn Odendahl, an editor at Katholisch.de, writes the following in the course of commenting on the Pope’s plans for Africa in a piece entitled “The Romantic, Poor Church”: So also in Africa. Of course the Church is growing there. It grows because the people are socially dependent and often have nothing else but their faith. It grows because the educational situation there is on average at a rather low level and the people accept simple answers to difficult questions(of faith) [sic]. Answers like those that Cardinal Sarah of Guinea provides. And even the growing number of priests is a result...
  • Gays fail once more at UN, abortion language also rolled back

    11/27/2015 7:37:01 PM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Lifesite ^ | 11/27/15 | Stefano Gennarini, J.D.
    A paragraph about sex education in a resolution on the rights of children stalled debate in the General Assembly on Tuesday and forced a vote on the resolution, which has traditionally been adopted consensually. Europeans and Latin Americans sponsoring the resolution could not be swayed, and insisted throughout the weeks leading up to the vote that the resolution on children must contain a specific prescription for “comprehensive evidence-based education on human sexuality,” and no alternative would satisfy them. Delegations implored the sponsors of the resolution to show “sensitivity” and to recognize the lack of consensus to no avail as they...
  • African Bishops Keep Fighting the Good Fight

    08/24/2015 3:05:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 8/24/15 | Ryan Fitzgerald
    African bishops continue to fight for life, marriage and family in their country. Following a pro-life rally that drew more than 1,000 supporters, the Ghana Catholic Bishops' Conference (GCBC) issued a statement resolving to resist evils such as abortion, population control, adulterous remarriages, promiscuity and sodomy. 1. Every human being is created in the image and likeness of God (Gen. 1:26–27). Human life is God's gift and this life begins at conception. Thus, every nation, every institution, every man and woman must respect, protect and uphold the dignity and sanctity of every human life from the moment of conception until...
  • Archbishop of Lagos lauds Buhari for rejecting same sex marriage

    08/09/2015 8:27:20 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Vanguard ^ | 8/05/15
    Lagos – The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Adewale Martins on Tuesday praised President Muhammadu Buhari for dissociating Nigeria from same sex marriage. Martins, who spoke at the 3rd anniversary of his ordination and installation as the Archbishop of Lagos held at the Holy Cross Cathedral, Lagos, said that Buhari’s rejection of same sex marriage on behalf of Nigeria indicated that he was a responsive leader. “About a week ago, the President won the applause of most Nigerians when during his visit to the United States he made it clear that Nigeria considers same sex union as contrary to...
  • Obama pledges gay rights push in Africa

    07/24/2015 6:40:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 24, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama said he will voice support for gay rights during his Friday trip to Africa, despite warnings from some leaders to steer clear of the issue. In an interview with the BBC on Thursday, Obama said he has delivered a "blunt" message on gay rights to African leaders in the past and the topic will be "front and center" when he visits Kenya and Ethiopia.
  • Kenyan Pastors to Obama: Don't Bring 'The Gay Talk' Here

    07/23/2015 5:01:30 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 10 replies
    CBN News ^ | July 22, 2015 | George Thomas
    NAIROBI, Kenya -- President Barack Obama heads to Kenya this week for a global economic summit. It will be Obama's first visit as president to his father's homeland. While some hope the trip will bring closer ties between our two countries, there's one subject many Kenyans don't want the president to talk about: gay rights and same-sex marriage. The streets are already buzzing in anticipation of his arrival, with polls showing Obama enjoys widespread popularity among Kenyans. "I think this is a guy who really appreciates his roots," said one resident of the capital city. "Because he is our brother,...
  • 2 pastors in Sudan face death over Christian faith

    06/02/2015 1:23:52 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/26/15 | Lisa Daftari
    Two Christian pastors from South Sudan who traveled north to Sudan and were arrested on charges of spying could face the death penalty when their trial begins next week, according to their attorneys. Yat Michael Ruot and Peter Yein Reith, both Presbyterian pastors from the breakaway Christian nation of South Sudan, are being held by Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services on charges of undermining the constitution and espionage. Their supporters say their arrest and pending trial is just the latest effort by the militant Islamist government in Khartoum to stamp out Christianity.
  • Pastor, More than 70 Christians Killed in Plateau State, Nigeria

    05/19/2015 3:18:55 PM PDT · by detective · 7 replies
    Right Side News ^ | May 14, 2015
    Gunmen killed a church pastor and more than 70 other Christians in Plateau state in the past month, sources said. Setting fire to church buildings and houses in attacks that continued this week, Fulani Muslim herdsmen on May 2 killed the Rev. Luka Gwom of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) in the town of Foron, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area (LGA).
  • Hundreds of Kenyan pastors to Obama: Stop preaching homosexuality

    05/17/2015 12:21:15 PM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | May 17, 2015 | Michael F. Haverluck
    Hundreds of Kenyan pastors have had enough of President Barack Obama’s aggressive push for African nations to forsake their religious convictions and fully embrace homosexual behavior and same-sex “marriage.”The Evangelical Alliance of Kenya, comprised of 700 pastors, welcomes Obama to visit their nation this summer — provided he stop pressuring Kenyans to forsake their religious convictions by endorsing the homosexual lifestyle. “President Barack Obama is welcome to visit Kenya this summer — but please, leave the preaching to us,” the ecumenical coalition of religious leaders proclaimed. Bishop Mark Kariuki, a megachurch pastor who advises some 700 pastors as the leader...
  • 'No Room' For Gays in Kenya, Says Deputy President

    05/04/2015 5:16:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Kenya's deputy president has said there is "no room" for homosexuality in Kenyan society, a widely-shared view in African countries that puts their leaders at odds with Western aid donors who back gay rights. William Ruto made the remarks at a church service on Sunday, the day U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived for talks. The United States has been at the forefront of calls for gay rights in Africa and criticizes anti-gay laws on the continent. "The Republic of Kenya is a republic that worships God. We have no room for gays and those others," Ruto told a...
  • ISIS slaughters 30 Christians on beach in Libya

    04/20/2015 9:19:47 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | April 20, 2015
    Terrorists release propaganda video showing two massacres of Christians from Ethiopia ISIS has released another video depicting the slaughter of Christians in Libya, showing footage of two massacres in which 30 Ethiopian Christians were killed.Before the executions a masked militant said: “To the nation of the cross, we’re back again… Muslim blood that was shed under the hands of your religion is not cheap.”“We swear to Allah … you will not have safety even in your dreams until you embrace Islam,” he added.Later a militant with a Yemeni accent said: “Those who convert to Islam are safe. Those who...
  • laughter On The Beach: ISIS Behead And Shoot Ethiopian Christians In Sickening New Propaganda Video

    04/19/2015 10:28:50 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    Daily Mail(UK) ^ | April 19, 2015 | LYDIA WILLGRESS
    Slaughter On The Beach: ISIS Behead And Shoot Ethiopian Christians In Sickening New Propaganda Video Video seems to show militants in Libya holding one group of at least 16 captive on a beach and 12 others in a desert Before the killings a masked fighter in black brandishes a pistol as he vows to kill Christians if they do not convert Ethiopia unable to confirm its citizens were killed by militants in the footage but condemned the 'atrocious act' It comes two months after 21 Egyptian Christians were beheaded by extremists in a similar video from Libya By LYDIA WILLGRESS...
  • Slaughter on the beach: ISIS behead and shoot Ethiopian Christians

    04/19/2015 12:58:15 PM PDT · by NRx · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04-19-2015 | Lydia Willgress
    The 29-minute video, titled 'Until It Came To Them - Clear Evidence', shows dozens of militants holding two separate groups captive, thought to be in the south and the west of the country. At least 16 men, described by Islamic State as the 'followers of the cross from the enemy Ethiopian Church', are lined up and shot in a desert area while 12 others are filmed being forced to walk down a beach before being beheaded.
  • Boko Haram: 200,000 Christians at Risk of Massacre in Nigeria

    02/14/2015 10:34:55 AM PST · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/14/15 | Robert Windrem and Alexander Smith
    Boko Haram forces appear poised to attack Maiduguri, a city of 2 million in northeast Nigeria -- meaning that 200,000 Christians could be at risk of slaughter by the Islamist terror group, say U.S. intelligence officials and experts on Nigeria. "An attack on Madiguri is very likely," said J. Peter Pham, director of the Africa Project at the Atlantic Council, echoing U.S. intelligence officials. Pham believes, as do other experts, that Boko Haram has already placed "sleeper cells" among the tide of refugees who have fled the group's murderous rampage through Africa's most populous nation. "They've done it everywhere else...
  • ‘Our Daddy is in Heaven’ — Daughters of Christian Family Slaughtered in Libya

    01/04/2015 10:33:08 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/04/15 | Ramond Ibrahim
    Coptic Christian family — mother, father, and daughter — killed in Libya More information about the Coptic Christian family — mother, father, and daughter — killed in Libya continues to surface. In an interview with the mother’s brother, he explained how the murderers broke into the house in the middle of the night. They handcuffed and killed the father. Then they entered the children’s bedroom, three girls. The mother was there, cried out, tried to fight back, and was killed. They took the oldest daughter, Katherine, and fled with her. The girl’s body was later found in the desert, shot...
  • Lest We Forget...Obama Campaigned for Violence Against Christians

    08/13/2014 5:24:01 AM PDT · by Hillary'sMoralVoid · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/13/014 | HMV
    Lest we forget. Obama campaigned for violence against Christians. Not in America. In Kenya. In violation of the Logan Act. On a "fact-finding" trip to Africa. Funded by our government. He campaigned for Raila Odinga, a distant relative running for President of Kenya. Supporter of Muslim constituencies. Promoted violence against Christians, burned Christian churches. Why did Obama not act against ISIS sooner? View the past to understand the future. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUaGe63Aqv4
  • Muslims Take 100 Christians, Burn Them Alive, Slit Their Throats, Shoot Them, And Hack Them To Death

    08/11/2014 2:15:50 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 65 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 8/11/14 | Theodore Shoebat
    Muslims in Nigeria took a 100 Christians and murdered all of them in the most horrific ways, burning them alive, slitting their throats, hacking them to death, and shooting them. They also burned down several churches. As one report says: The shooting, fire-bombing and slashing of men, women and children in Gwoza, Borno state, as initially the military reportedly fled before an insurgent force backed by international terrorist groups, began at about 4 a.m., producing eyewitness assertions that Boko Haram, which seeks to impose sharia (Islamic law) throughout Nigeria, had taken control of the town of more than 276,000 people....
  • Sudanese mother sentenced to death for 'converting to Christianity' freed after international outcry

    06/23/2014 7:22:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 06/23/2014 | DAMIEN GAYLE
    A court in Sudan today ordered the release of the 27-year-old woman sentenced to death last month for converting from Islam to Christianity, the state news agency said. The case of Meriam Ibrahim, who is married to a Christian American, triggered an international outcry. She gave birth to a baby daughter while in prison. 'The appeal court ordered the release of Mariam Yahya and the cancellation of the (previous) court ruling,' Sudan's SUNA news agency said. The couple's 20-month-old son was also held in prison with Ms Ibrahim and her newborn daughter. A government official had told Reuters on May...
  • U.S. takes further actions against Uganda for anti-LGBT law

    06/19/2014 3:01:05 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 32 replies
    MetroWeekly ^ | 06/19/2014 | Justin Snow
    The Obama administration will take additional actions against Uganda for their enactment of an anti-LGBT law, including restricting entry to the U.S. by Uganda officials involved in anti-LGBT human rights abuses. National Security Council spokesperson Caitlin Hayden announced Thursday the additional measures, building upon a series of cuts in aid to the African nation announced earlier this year.
  • 'My husband told them we were Christians and they shot him in the head...

    06/16/2014 11:04:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 12:50 EST, 16 June 2014 | By Tara Brady and Matthew Blake
    Somali militants who murdered 48 people in a Kenyan village as they watched the World Cup went door to door asking residents if they were Muslim or spoke Somali - and shot them dead if either answer was 'no', witnesses revealed today. The attack on the coastal village of Mpeketoni, about 30-miles southwest of the tourist centre of Lamu, came at the end of a weekend of bloodshed that has exposed the world to the shocking depravity of terrorists, apparently emboldened by each other's acts. Witnesses told how about 30 gunmen - believed to be members of Somali terror group...
  • Muslim Gunmen Attack Church in CAR

    05/29/2014 12:14:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Voice of America ^ | May 28, 2014
    Muslim rebels have killed at least 11 people seeking refuge in a church in the capital of Central African Republic. Witnesses to the attack Wednesday in Bangui say as many as 30 were killed. They say Muslim gunmen threw grenades and fired bullets into the church compound. It was the worst attack blamed on Muslims since their Seleka rebel group was ousted from power in January. Chaos and violence has run rampant in CAR since Seleka rebels seized power last year. They began looting and killing Christians, who formed a militia that launched reprisals against Muslim civilians. Thousands of Muslims...
  • Dozens killed, including Catholic priest, during Church attack in Central African Republic

    05/31/2014 5:06:51 PM PDT · by narses · 11 replies
    Rome Reports ^ | May 29, 2014
    Muslim rebels attacked a Catholic parish in Bangui, the embattled capital of the Central African Republic, killing as many as 30 people, including the parish priest. The attack took place on Wednesday, when the Seleka rebels stormed the Our Lady of Fatima church compound with gunfire and grenades. Dozens of people, Christian and Muslim alike had taken refuge there to escape the fighting. The archdiocese of Bangui confirmed the death of Paul Emile Nzale. The 76-year-old parish priest. He's the second priest killed in the country this year, as a result of the on-going fighting. Both the Seleka and the...
  • Sudanese woman sentenced to die for Christian faith to be freed, report says

    05/31/2014 3:59:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 31, 2014
    The Sudanese woman sentenced to death earlier this month after refusing to renounce her Christian faith will reportedly be freed in the next few days. A foreign ministry official told the BBC that Meriam Ibrahim, 27, is guaranteed religious freedom in the country, despite a judge's earlier ruling that she should be hanged for apostasy. Ibrahim gave birth to a girl early Tuesday at a prison clinic in Omdurman, near Khartoum, one of her attorneys told FoxNews.com by phone.
  • Meriam Ibraham Reportedly to “Be Freed” After Death Sentence for Rejecting Islam (details)

    05/31/2014 4:29:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | May 31, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    Multiple international news reports Saturday indicate Meriam Ibrahaim would “be freed” after getting a death sentence from the government of Sudan for rejecting Islam. Meriam gave birth this week to a baby girl named Maya. The decision comes after the Sudanese government faced mounting pressure from the international community over her “barbaric” treatment. However, the London Telegraph newspaper reports “her lawyers say they will not believe it until they see her walk out of prison.”Meriam languishes in a notoriously rank Sudanese prison with her 20-month-old son and her newborn daughter. Hundreds of thousands of people have signed petitions urging Sudan...
  • C. African Republic muslim rebels kill 16 at hospital; 3 MSF staffers

    04/28/2014 6:19:57 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 6 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Monday April 28 2014
    BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) Heavily armed Muslim rebels opened fire inside a hospital in a remote corner of Central African Republic, killing at least 16 people including three local health workers employed by Doctors Without Borders. The medical aid group confirmed that three staff members had been killed in Nanga Boguila, a town located in the northwest near the border with Chad. The attack on the Boguila hospital came after it was surrounded by more than 40 armed rebels on Saturday. Inside the hospital staff members from Doctors Without Borders were meeting with several dozen local village chiefs from...
  • The Spirit of a Pure Christianity: Exploring Ethiopia's Stunning Subterranean Churches

    04/20/2014 4:33:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    The Independent (UK) | 4/20/14 | Evgeny Lebedev
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  • Kenyan church attack leaves four worshippers dead and 17 injured

    03/23/2014 9:27:31 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 8 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Sunday 23 March 2014 08.44 EDT
    A bible next to a pool of blood inside the Joy Jesus church in Likoni near Mombasa. Photograph: Str/EPA At least four people were killed when two gunmen burst into a crowded church and opened fired on worshippers near the Kenyan port of Mombasa. The attack, which left about 17 wounded, came despite increased security in Kenyan cities amid heightened warnings of extremist violence. Robert Mureithi, a local police chief, said: "They were shot by gunmen who shot indiscriminately at worshippers and then fled.". There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Kenya has been hit by a series of...
  • Herdsmen Kill 100 In Attacks On Nigerian Villages [Translation: Muslims Murder Christians]

    03/16/2014 12:15:03 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 11 replies
    NBC News ^ | 16 March 2014
    Gunmen shot, hacked and burned to death at least 100 people and razed homes in central Nigeria.
  • Kenyan Church Pastor Bans Female Parishioners From Wearing Underwear

    03/04/2014 4:58:29 AM PST · by Gamecock · 68 replies
    CBSDC ^ | March 3, 2014 | March 3, 2014
    NAIROBI, Kenya (CBSDC/AP) - A local pastor has ordered all women who attend service at Lord’s Propeller Redemption Church to refrain from wearing undergarments while attending so that they can more easily receive the spirit of Jesus Christ. The Kenyan Daily Post is reporting that a pastor identified only as “Reverend Njohi” claimed bras and underwear are not godly. Additionally, the paper says Njohi wants women who attend service at the church to be “free,” and that there would be consequences for those who do not comply. According to the UK Metro, most women did, in fact, show up at...
  • Ugandan president signs anti-gay bill, defying the West

    02/24/2014 5:22:34 PM PST · by markomalley · 67 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/24/2014
    Uganda's president signed a law imposing harsh penalties for homosexuality on Monday, defying protests from rights groups, criticism from Western donors and a U.S. warning that it will complicate relations. The new bill strengthened existing punishments for anyone caught having gay sex, imposing jail terms of up to life for "aggravated homosexuality" - including sex with a minor or while HIV-positive. It criminalized lesbianism for the first time and made it a crime to help individuals engage in homosexual acts. Gay rights activists in Uganda said they planned a legal challenge. Ugandan officials broke into loud applause as President Yoweri...
  • (Effin') Kerry to Uganda: Repeal anti-gay law — or else

    02/24/2014 4:02:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/24/14 | Julian Pecquet
    Secretary of State John Kerry demanded Monday that Uganda “repeal” its new anti-gay law and warned that the State Department has begun a “review” of U.S. assistance to the impoverished East African nation. “This is a tragic day for Uganda and for all who care about the cause of human rights,” Kerry said in a statement. “Ultimately, the only answer is repeal of this law.” President Yoweri Museveni signed into law on Monday legislation enacting tough prison sentences for homosexual acts, which were already illegal in Uganda. Kerry threatened to cut the more than $400 million the country receives in...
  • Gunmen kill at least 62 in Nigeria, including in church

    01/28/2014 2:30:11 PM PST · by Petrosius · 11 replies
    Rueters ^ | January 27, 2014 | Imma Ande
    YOLA, Nigeria, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Suspected insurgents armed with guns and explosives killed at least 62 people in northeast Nigeria, including at a church service, in a region where Islamist sect Boko Haram is resisting a military crackdown, witnesses said on Monday.
  • Six Million African Muslims Convert to Christianity Each Year (?!)

    06/14/2013 7:29:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Muslim Times ^ | April 18, 2012 | Rafiq A. Tschannen
    This translation of a televised conversation reveals a rare glimpse into the outlook of Muslim scholars who are concerned about Christianity’s growth. The invited guest is Sheikh Ahmad Al Katani; the president of The Companions Lighthouse for the Science of Islamic Law in Libya, which is an institution specializing in graduating imams and Islamic preachers. Katani starts off describing the overall problem: Islam used to represent, as you previously mentioned, Africa’s main religion and there were 30 African languages that used to be written in Arabic script. The number of Muslims in Africa has diminished to 316 million, half of...
  • Uganda priest ostracized for publicizing clergy sex abuse

    05/06/2013 11:00:57 AM PDT · by BlueDragon · 75 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | May 6 2013 | Brett Wilkins
    Kampala - A popular Ugandan priest has been ostracized from the Catholic Church after exposing what he calls an 'open secret'-- the rampant sexual abuse of children by clergy members. Earlier this year, Ghanian cardinal and papal candidate Peter Turkson raised eyebrows when he told CNN that the international clergy sex abuse scandal couldn't happen in Africa because "African traditional systems kind of protect... its population against this tendency" and "in Africa homosexuality... [is] not countenanced in our society." But one African priest strongly disagrees. Anthony Musaala, a gospel music star known as the "Dancing Priest," has been publicizing sex...
  • President Mugabe says new Pope must visit Africa

    03/19/2013 9:40:33 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies
    mmail.com.my ^ | March 20, 2013
    ZIMBABWEAN President Robert Mugabe said on Tuesday the newly elected Roman Catholic Church leader, Pope Francis, should take time to visit the African continent during his tenure as well as treat all believers in the church equally. President Mugabe, a devout Catholic, joined scores of international leaders and hundreds of thousands of Catholics who thronged St Peter’s Square in the Vatican City, for Pope Francis’s inauguration mass, Zimbabwe's news agency New Ziana reported. Pope Francis, formerly the Arch-Bishop of Buenos Aires in Argentina was appointed to the helm of one of the world’s oldest churches last week, replacing 85-year-old Pope...
  • Voices from Catholic Africa: Church modernization is a mistake

    03/08/2013 1:54:44 PM PST · by annalex · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Mar 8, 2013 2:07am EST | Elias Biryabarema
    (Women walk on a street with the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussokro, a Roman Catholic church, seen in the background in Yamoussokro February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon ) Voices from Catholic Africa: Church modernization is a mistake "Homosexuality is a globalization issue," he said to illustrate his point. "It's a virus, if I can use today's computer language. It's a computer virus that's spreading. Even animals do not do it." ... "The new pope needs to maintain and even tighten traditional Church teaching," said brickmaker Frederick Lule, 25, who struggles to feed his wife and two...
  • Top candidate to be next Pope has ties to creation of global economic system

    02/13/2013 8:43:02 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 75 replies
    Examiner ^ | 11 Feb 13 | Kenneth Schortgen Jr
    On Feb. 10, the world was shocked to hear that Pope Benedict would step down from his Papal office on Feb. 28, and become the first leader of the Catholic church to resign from office in over 500 years. However, speculation for his replacement is already under way, and the front runner to become the next Pope has strong ties to the creation of a global economic system, as well as being a prime candidate to an ancient Catholic prophecy suggesting he would help lead the world into a new order. “The front runner to be the next pope...
  • African Anglicans Say Gay Bishops Affirmation 'Shatters Hopes of Reconciliation'

    01/11/2013 2:21:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/13/2013 | By Stoyan Zaimov
    Anglican leaders in Africa have expressed their outrage over the Church of England's decision to approve gay bishops in its order, saying that the decision could put an end to hopes of healing broken relationships in the Communion. Archbishop Nicholas Okoh of Nigeria, one of the world's largest provinces of the Anglican Communion with 17 million members, said that the affirmation of gay bishops "could very well shatter whatever hopes we had for healing and reconciliation within our beloved Communion," Reuters reported. Okoh added that the Church of England has given into "the contemporary idols of secularism and moral expediency,"...
  • African Leaders Warn Welby: Anglican Church is ‘Fractured’

    11/12/2012 5:56:42 AM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11/9/12 | John Bingham
    The new Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is taking over a Church in “spiritual and institutional crisis” leaders representing 31 million African Christians warned tonight.A group of Bishops and senior clerics from Nigeria and Kenya issued a call for the Archbishop of Canterbury effectively to be replaced as leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion by an elected chairman. Meanwhile the Anglican church in Uganda offered Bishop Welby its support but warned the Church is “fractured” over questions such as homosexuality and the interpretation of the Bible. The remarks come following a meeting of Anglican leaders from around the world in...
  • Explosion Rocks Church In Bauchi During Morning Mass!

    09/23/2012 11:15:42 AM PDT · by annalex · 9 replies
    The Street Journal ^ | September 23, 2012
    Explosion Rocks Church In Bauchi During Morning Mass! By NewsAdmin on September 23, 2012A bomb explosion hit the St. John’s Catholic Church, around the Bayan Gari area of Bauchi(*) on Sunday morning as a suicide bomber detonated a bomb while the church was holding a morning mass. The intensity of the explosion was reportedly high as people in the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Hospital claimed to have heard it loudly. Police sources said only the suicide bomber died while about 46 people were injured. Red Cross sources disclosed that three people died while about 50 were injured. Security operatives have...
  • Suicide bombing in Nigeria kills two at church

    09/23/2012 9:42:03 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/23/2012
    A suicide car bomber attacked a Catholic church conducting Mass in northern Nigeria on Sunday, killing two people and wounding another 45 in a region under assault by a radical Islamist sect, officials said. The attack took place in the city of Bauchi, which has seen a number of bombings and shootings blamed on the sect known as Boko Haram. The blast appeared to hit a parking lot alongside the St. John's Catholic Church in the city. Police and military surrounded the church and did not allow journalists inside the cordon. Later at a nearby hospital, Bauchi deputy police commissioner...
  • Nigerian Woman Writes to Melinda Gates: We Don't Need Your Contraception

    08/16/2012 2:35:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | August 16, 2012 | Obianuju Ekeocha
    CHESAPEAKE, VA. (Catholic Online) - This letter,offered below, was written by Obianuju Ekeocha, a 32-year-old Nigerian woman. For the past six years she has been living and working as a biomedical scientist in Canterbury, England. Most of her family and many friends still live in Nigeria. She is active in her parish and says she is grateful to God for the graces she receives as she serves the Church. She praises Catholic radio in America, specifically the programs of Teresa Tomeo and Al Kresta, for keeping her "informed and inspired in all the things that 'matter most,'" and for providing...
  • Report shows global Christianity shifting to Africa

    02/07/2012 5:08:18 PM PST · by wmfights · 13 replies
    The Baptist Standard ^ | February 03, 2012 | G. Jeffrey MacDonald
    With 2.18 billion adherents, Christianity has become a truly global religion over the past century, as rapid growth in developing nations offset declines in Christianity's traditional strongholds, according to a recently released report. Billed as the most comprehensive and reliable study to date, the Pew Research Center's "Global Christianity" reports on self-identified Christian populations based on more than 2,400 sources of information, especially census and survey data. Findings illustrate major shifts since 1910, when two-thirds of the world's Christians lived in Europe. Now only one in four Christians lives in Europe. Most of the rest are distributed across the Americas...
  • Ivory Coast: Muslims crucify Christian brothers

    06/30/2011 3:56:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Jiihad Watch | 6/30/11 | Robert
    "The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter." -- Qur'an 5:33 It looks as if these brothers' apparent support for the Christian Gbagbo over the Muslim Ouattara constituted "waging war against Allah and His Messenger." "Brothers crucified by Ouattara forces in Ivory Coast," from Barnabas Aid, June 8 (thanks...