‘Religion Poisons Everything’

A commenter going enigmatically by “notme” once responded to my rundown of a controversy over Scripture classes in schools: What has religion got to offer but War, Intolerance/hatred (of other religions and minority groups),and poverty? religion should not only be banned from classrooms but from the whole planet I faithfully reproduce the comment as is, […]

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Global Sikh Consultation: Calling Sikhs To Christ

Recently, I had the privilege of convening the Global Sikh Consultation (GSC), the first Lausanne Movement consultation on Sikhism. The organizers of this event were all Edmontonians, mostly Filipinos, passionately involved in global missions and local evangelism. The vision to gather mission enthusiasts began over prayer meetings at Starbucks and McDonalds. These friends include five […]

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Cape church leaders inspired to counter misinformation, antisemitism

From the left, Julie Berman executive director South African Zionist Federation Cape Council, Dr Laurie Cardoza-Moore founder and president of Proclaiming Truth and Justice, and Vivienne Myburgh national director of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem in South Africa. They addressed a pastors’ gathering in Cape Town last week on the topic of combatting antisemitism. About […]

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Pennsylvania senate takes up debate over sexual abuse victims’ lawsuits

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania — Pennsylvania’s Legislature moved closer Wednesday night to settling a yearslong battle over lifting criminal and civil statutes for child sexual abuse crimes in a debate growing out of Roman Catholic Church scandals. The Republican-controlled state Senate voted to dramatically expand statutes of limitation in sexual abuse cases where children as well as […]

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Do more to fight poverty, say European bishops, Caritas

OXFORD, United Kingdom — The Brussels-based commission representing European Catholic bishops has urged the European Commission to do more to combat poverty, warning that one in five EU citizens now face poverty. “Unemployment, adverse economic and working conditions, especially among young people, are affecting millions of families,” the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the […]

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