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  • President Putin Visits Stunning, Recently Restored “New Jerusalem” Monastery

    11/27/2017 5:54:13 PM PST · by marshmallow · 27 replies
    Russian Faith ^ | 11/22/17 | Staff
    This amazing monastery, which containing relics from empty tomb of Jesus Christ, was originally built by the Russian Church's most controversial leader, and now restored in all its gloryNew Jerusalem Monastery, founded in 1656 by Patriarch Nikon, remains one of Russia's holiest places. This patriarch's reforms to church services sparked a major schism in the Russian Church, creating the sect of Old Believers. While Patriarch Nikon may still be one of the most controversial figures of Russian Church history, one thing we can all agree upon is the beauty of his colossal monastery. President Putin was very impressed by its...
  • Communist "Liberation Theology", KGB, Russian Orthodox Church, & the World Council of Churches

    11/27/2017 6:38:55 AM PST · by ETL · 16 replies
    various sources (links provided) | Nov 27, 2017 | various authors
    Don't be fooled by outward appearances. The Russians are mighty clever when it comes to sophisticated acts of deception. The KGB and its successor the FSB were/are notorious for it. From the Russian Orthodox Church's website... WCC welcomes meeting of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill for unity and peace 12 February 2016 Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), has issued a statement on behalf of the Council hailing the historic meeting of Pope Francis, pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church, and Patriarch Kirill, primate of the Russian Orthodox Church.The two leaders...
  • Is Tim Kaine a Communist?

    09/22/2016 7:54:59 PM PDT · by pboyington · 15 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | September 22, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The Democratic PartyÂ’s nominee for the Vice Presidency, Senator Tim Kaine, spent his youth as a willing dupe for the KGB propaganda machine and its active measures in Latin America during the Cold War. In 1980, at age 22, Kaine interrupted his law studies at Harvard to sign up for a year long stint in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, which was heavily involved in various types of missionary work in Central America. During this time, the merde was indeed hitting the ventilateur south of the US border. Communist backed guerillas were intent on overthrowing the pro US government in El...
  • “Palestinian Messengers”: How Christ and Christians Are Used for the Palestinian Cause

    01/21/2014 7:50:06 AM PST · by juliosevero · 1 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    “Palestinian Messengers”: How Christ and Christians Are Used for the Palestinian Cause By Julio Severo Last Christmas, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Jesus was a “Palestinian” messenger. Even though Jesus was never a Palestinian or an advocate of a Palestinian cause, Abbas and his Muslim colleagues want to use Him to “ecumenically” unify Christians and Muslims to secure their cause. Christ has never been a Palestinian messenger, but there has been a number of Christian individuals and groups associating themselves with a Palestinian message. Knowingly or not, they have been used as Palestinian messengers. WCC and Liberation Theology The...
  • The UnChristian Behavior of the World Council of Churches

    11/08/2013 12:39:40 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 8, 2013 | Michael Curtis
    The World Council of Churches (WCC), the inter-Christian organization of mainstream Protestant churches, is at it again in its continuing campaign against Israel. In 2013, one of its units, the Palestine Israel Ecumenical Forum (PIEF), invited WCC member churches, faith-based communities, and civil society organizations working for justice, to join together for a week in a proclaimed World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel (WWPPI). The purpose was advocacy and action in support of an "end to the illegal occupation of Palestine and a just peace for all in Palestine and in Israel." Everyone with stakes in the Middle East,...
  • Catholicos of all Armenians elected chairman of world council of churches

    11/07/2013 7:43:23 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 2 replies
    ARKA News ^ | November 4, 2013 | ARKA
    Head of the Armenian Apostolic Church (AAC), Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II was elected Chairman of the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Holy See of Etchmiadzin said in an official statement, posted in Facebook. It said Catholicos Karekin II was elected unanimously in the South Korean city of Busan at the 10th assembly of the WCC for the next eight years. The presidium of the WCC includes eight people. Their mission is to encourage interfaith and ecumenical relations, human rights, justice and peace, the statement says. The World Council of Churches is an international ecumenical organization founded in...
  • Archbishop Welby: No Sacrifice too Great to Obey Christ’s Call to Unity

    11/04/2013 6:37:33 PM PST · by marshmallow · 38 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | 11/1/13
    (Vatican Radio) The head of the Anglican Communion, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, said he hopes to “produce a few surprises” with Pope Francis in terms of ecumenical relations between the two churches, but declined to disclose any details. The archbishop made the comment in an interview with Vatican Radio’s Philippa Hitchen at the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, currently underway in Busan, South Korea. Listen to the full interview: RealAudio MP3He also reflected on the challenges and concessions that need to be made for the sake of Christian unity. The longer Christians “exist in different...
  • World Council of Churches Stands By As Christians Perish, Churches Wither

    10/25/2013 10:39:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | October 22, 2013 at 5:00 am | Malcolm Lowe
    The World Council of Churches (WCC) in Geneva claims to represent and serve 345 churches worldwide. What has it done to help the persecuted churches in Iraq, Syria and Egypt? Or the flood of Syrian refugees into Jordan and Lebanon? Answer: it has devoted the whole of 2013 to promoting a World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel (September 22-28). That is, it has poured its Swiss francs into stirring up the one corner of the area that is currently almost calm. … The excuse for this absurd imbalance is that the WCC has maintained for decades, and insists on...
  • Cardinal Maradiaga backs Pope's call for greater protection of refugees

    07/11/2013 6:14:35 PM PDT · by haffast
    Vatican Radio ^ | 2013-07-09 | Vatican Radio
    (Vatican Radio) Caritas Internationalis President Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga has released a statement backing Pope Francis’ call to welcome refugees as our brothers and sisters. Cardinal Maradiaga issued his statement on Monday 8 July, the day in which Pope Francis journeyed to the Island of Lampedusa, the landing point of tens of thousands of migrants trying to reach Europe in hope of a better future. Please find below the full text of the statement issued by Caritas Internationalis: “The Pope’s visit to Lampedusa reminded us of the plight of millions of refugees around the world. Religious leaders and faith based...
  • Why the new pope matters to Jews

    03/14/2013 5:44:44 PM PDT · by haffast · 9 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 13, 2013 | Rabbi Abraham Cooper
    There are an estimated 2 billion Christians in the world led by a variety of religious leaders from Patriarchs to Metropolitans, and for many Protestant denominations, the World Council of Churches. Yet for World Jewry, there is but one Christian leader who has counted the most: The pope. In the tumultuous 20th Century what popes said and did not say to and about Jews impacted directly on the destiny of the Jewish people. In 1904, Theodor Herzl, the founder of modern Zionism asked Pope Pius X to endorse the Jewish people’s return to the Holy Land. “We are unable to...
  • California Church to Become Site of Islamist Convention

    12/04/2012 8:50:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    RSN ^ | Friday, 30 November 2012 06:23 | Ryan Mauro
    The Muslim Public Affairs Council’s choice of location for its 12th Annual Convention on December 15 is telling: The All Saints Episcopal Church of Pasadena, California. The group, founded by Muslim Brotherhood followers, says this is the “next step in its mission by crossing the interfaith line.” Yet again, the Islamists are taking advantage of naïve Christians with a desire to show off their tolerance. … Hassan Hathout says they sought to begin the “Islamic Movement” in the U.S., a term the Brotherhood uses to describe its ideology. In 1997, he predicted its success because “America needs Islam. If you...
  • Mainline church membership decline continues - but more slowly

    02/14/2011 5:54:53 PM PST · by SmithL · 29 replies
    Worldwide Faith News ^ | 2/14/11 | Philip Jenks
    Trends continue in church membership growth or decline, reports 2011 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches New York, February 14, 2011 -- Growing churches continue to grow and declining churches continue to decline, according to the National Council of Churches' 2011 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches. "The direction of membership (growth or decline) remains very stable," writ es the Yearbook's editor, the Rev. Dr. Eileen Lindner, in the newest edition released this week. "That is, churches which have been increasing in membership in recent years continue to grow and likewise, those churches which have been declining in recent years...
  • South Africa: Tutu Inspired Me, Says German Politician Who Joined Gaza Ship

    06/04/2010 1:56:59 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies · 219+ views
    allafrica.com ^ | June 2, 2010 | Anli Serfontein
    A member of the German parliament who was on the ferry Mavi Marmara when it was attacked by Israeli special forces has called on the World Council of Churches and other church organisations to get more actively involved in lifting the Gaza blockade. "I really hope that the Christian community and the WCC and others will really support us peace-loving people in the world to protest against this massacre and to really support our demands to lift the blockade to Gaza and see the Israeli security penalised who shot innocent people," Annette Groth, a member of the Bundestag, the lower...
  • Embracing the Tormentors

    05/26/2010 8:41:10 AM PDT · by ezfindit · 3 replies · 320+ views
    OrthodoxNet ^ | 5/25/2010 | Faith McDonnell
    Conducting “truth commissions” to denounce American armed forces and organizing divestment campaigns to cripple Israel are vital issues to some American church officials. Raising the banner of Intifada and expressing solidarity with Palestinians are also very important to this collection of liberal leaders. They “spiritualize” the Democratic immigration and health care reform agendas with pompous prayer, but their social justice-focused prophetic vision has strange blind spots. Leftist church leaders hardly ever see, let alone condemn, the imprisonment, enslavement, torture, and murder of Christians in the Islamic world, North Korea, and China. Church officials and partner organizations such as the National...
  • The Religious Left Targets Israel

    02/17/2010 1:47:50 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 7 replies · 269+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Mark D. Tooley
    Seemingly not content with its already extensive anti-Israel activism, the Swiss-based World Council of Churches, comprised of over 300 denominations, is highlighting a new anti-Israel initiative. The WCC’s blandly but revealingly named “Palestine Israel Ecumenical Forum” (PIEF) has been around a few years but has just unveiled its own website and newsletter, presumably in a new wave of protest against “The Occupation.” According to PIEF’s new website, it plans to “catalyze and coordinate new and existing church advocacy for peace, aimed at ending the illegal occupation in accordance with UN resolutions, and demonstrate its commitment to inter-religious action for peace...
  • Church bells to ring out warning on climate change

    11/12/2009 10:15:12 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 38 replies · 1,101+ views
    AFP ^ | Nov. 12, 2009
    The World Council of Churches on Thursday called on churches around the world to ring their bells 350 times during the Copenhagen climate change summit on December 13 as a call to action on global warming. The leading council of Christian and Orthodox churches also invited places of worship for other faiths to join a symbolic "chain of chimes and prayers" stretching around the world from the international date line in the South Pacific. "On that Sunday, midway through the UN summit, the WCC invites churches around the world to use their bells, drums, gongs or whatever their tradition offers...
  • Christ Calls Us to Be Neighbors to Immigrants, Says WCC Chief

    10/18/2009 7:30:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies · 666+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 2009 | Jennifer Gold
    LONDON – The head of the World Council of Churches has called upon Christians to live out the core message in Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan and treat others as their neighbors. The Rev. Dr. Samuel Kobia was speaking at the opening of the WCC’s conference on the response of churches to racism and other forms of discrimination and exclusion. Pointing to the unprecedented gains of anti-immigration parties in the recent European Parliament election, Kobia warned that racism was “still alive” in the world. He urged some 50 church leaders and theologians convening in Utrecht, in the Netherlands, to...
  • Breakthrough near in Honduras crisis: UN

    07/10/2009 6:43:14 PM PDT · by don-o · 78 replies · 4,466+ views
    Canada.com - Reuters ^ | July 9, 2009
    NEW YORK — The head of the United Nations General Assembly signalled Friday a breakthrough is imminent in talks to resolve the political crisis in Honduras. Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann spoke in New York as thousands of supporters of Honduras’s ousted president, Manuel Zelaya, held rallies in the Central American country. “I have a feeling that we are moving in that direction rather quickly,” the former Nicaraguan revolutionary, who is also a Catholic priest, told a news conference at the UN. Insiders suggested that a timetable had been laid out in which Zelaya, a rich landowner whose leftist policies led him...
  • Marxist Mel's Martyrs

    07/07/2009 11:49:07 PM PDT · by FromLori · 1 replies · 339+ views
    Front Page ^ | 7/7/09
    During the 1970s and 1980s, the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), then based in the United Methodist Building on Capitol Hill, vigorously lobbied for Nicaragua's Sandinista regime, the Cuban-style Marxist regime that shot its way to power in 1979. Today, WOLA pretends it is concerned about the rule of law in Honduras after the Honduran Congress and Supreme Court supported removing the leftist president for defying its constitution. WOLA and Jim Wallis' publication Sojourners have teamed up to spin Honduras' defense of its democracy as another example of a U.S.-supported, imperialist military coup. The constitutional coup in Honduras was...
  • Concern about Palestinian Christians?--The religious Left’s revealing silence.

    04/14/2009 5:32:01 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies · 368+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | April 14, 2009 | Mark D. Tooley
    The international Religious Left has very little interest in human rights or religious liberty in the world, outside territories occupied by or supposedly victimized by Israel. Never critical of radical Islam or Arab regimes, groups like the World Council of Churches (WCC) have an obsessive interest in the plight of Palestinians, whose plight would otherwise bore the WCC, if Israel, and by extension, the U.S., could not be blamed. Last month, the WCC dispatched a "Living Letters" team to Israel and "Palestine," purportedly to show solidarity with Palestinian Christians. But the attitude of Hamas and other Islamists towards the dwindling...