Telegraph: Egyptian Christians say They are ‘Under Organised Attack’

Source: The Telegraph A priest whose church was at the centre of sectarian riots at the weekend has said Egyptian Christians were "under organised attack" as religious authorities warned the country was at risk of civil war. Armed troops and riot police guarded the streets around St Mena's church and nearby burned-out shops and apartment blocks in the impoverished, crumbling Cairo suburb of … [Read more...]

Presbyterian Church to Ordain Gays as Ministers

This article has a bias. For example: Chaves said his father, a voting member of his presbytery, was persuaded to vote for it due to the vitriol of opponents. The best commentary however are provided by Fr. John Peck on Journey to Orthodoxy. Fr. John writes that Christians have conflated pastoral ministry with the demand by the homosexual lobby for moral parity. He concluded with this … [Read more...]

From Russia, with Love

Source: Christianity Today Orthodox Metropolitan Hilarion offers evangelicals more than an olive branch. Hilarion Alfeyev, the Metropolitan of Volokolamsk, located 80 miles northwest of Moscow, has a very big job. As head of external relations for the Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church, Hilarion is responsible for talking to global Christianity on behalf of the 150 million … [Read more...]

ROC: Bin Laden Killing Reason to Step up Fight Against Terrorism, No Cause for Joy

Source: Interfax | May 3, 2011 The elimination of the 'number one terrorist' does not solve the terror problem, said Archpriest Georgy Roschin, deputy head of the Russian Orthodox Church Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations. "The Russian Orthodox Church will not welcome the jubilation that we have seen in some countries. Whoever is caught by death, be they the greatest evil or … [Read more...]

Bartholomew I: “Peace is a Matter of Choice”

This is sure to warm the heart of religious liberals who are always on prowl looking for new ways to establish their righteousness. Global warming is disintegrating like the Death Star penetrated by Luke Skywalker's missile and another cause has to be found quick. Maybe they can dust off the 'peacemaker' jargon. It has a relatively short shelf-life (except when conservatives are in power) but the … [Read more...]

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