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Barnabas Fund: Freedom to report the persecution of Christians threatened

Editorial – 26/01/2017 The freedom to report both incidents of anti-Christian persecution and the ideology motivating such attacks is central to what Barnabas Fund and other organisations have done for many years. Yet those freedoms are now under threat, particularly in the UK, but also in other Western countries. This is a three-pronged attack. First, although the press has been ... Read More »

Islamists admit pressuring police to register “blasphemy” case against Indonesian Christian governor

Barnabas Fund – 26/01/2017 One of the prosecution’s witnesses in the “blasphemy” trial of Jakarta’s Christian governor, Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, has admitted to threatening to potentially incite mob violence to get police to press charges. The secretary of an Islamic organisation, who reported Ahok to police for “blasphemy” in September for an alleged anti-Islamic comment made online, has admitted ... Read More »

Gambia’s new president signals era of positive relations with Christian minority

Barnabas Fund – 26/01/2017 There are encouraging signs that Gambia’s new president, Adama Barrow, may ease the pressure on Christians in the West African country, following years of creeping Islamisation. Gambia’s previous president and de facto dictator, Yahya Jammeh, who seized power in a coup in 1994, had increasingly promoted an Islamist agenda. In 2015, Jammeh declared that Gambia was an ... Read More »

Attacks on churches in the West – Patterns emerge from the Christmas and New Year period

Barnabas Fund – 19/01/2017 For many years now Barnabas Fund has warned that Islamist attacks on churches happen particularly at Easter, Christmas and New Year – with Islamists tending to assume that the latter is a specifically Christian holiday. More recently we have begun to warn that the current spate of attacks on churches in the Middle East and other ... Read More »

The ongoing case of Tourlakis vs Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board

Father appeals ruling upholding forced LGBT indoctrination in Ontario schools Lianne Laurence Reporting – LifeSite News – Friday 6th January 2017 HAMILTON, January 6, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — A father of two is appealing an Ontario judge’s decision upholding the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board’s refusal to disclose when morally sensitive subjects such as homosexuality and abortion are discussed. Steve Tourloukis ... Read More »

Letters from Taybeh: Nativity Greetings

Dear Friends of Saint George Taybeh, It was very exciting this evening for the first time to have a wonderful Christmas scouts parade on the main street in Taybeh. This has been a beautiful Bethlehem tradition that this year also spread to Ramallah and Nazareth just like we celebrate receiving the Miracle of the Holy Fire from the Holy-Life-Giving-Tomb-of-Christ in Jerusalem. Thus from the land ... Read More »

Revolution of the Mind: TALKS TO END THE CYPRUS REPUBLIC

Andreas C Chrysafis The first round of talks between President Anastasiades and the Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci in Mont Pelerin in Switzerland raised great expectations. They finished in a euphoric mood that an agreement was within reach and a new meeting was set for the following week to exchange maps. A very good start! The euphoria was short lived! ... Read More »

Barnabas Fund: Are persecuted Christians an embarrassment to Western governments?

Editorial – 08/12/2016 Last week we revealed how three archbishops from Iraq and Syria were refused visas to attend the consecration of the UK’s first Syriac Orthodox cathedral. As we previously reported, they were not the only ones. In the last few months, a number of Christian leaders from contexts of persecution who have been invited to undertake speaking engagements in the ... Read More »

Revolution of the Mind: ERDOGAN TRIES TO HUMILIATE THE GREEKS

Andreas C Chrysafis Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called Greek Cypriots ravenous chickens in a barn! Only a madman and not a head of a state would speak in such an uncivilized and insulting manner against another nation. This dangerous man to regional peace threatens that one way or another Cypriots will learn their lesson; he wants to have the Cyprus ... Read More »