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Europe Should Learn Ethiopia’s ‘Islam Lesson’

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Yet another Christian church was destroyed by Muslims in Ethiopia—this time by local authorities, writes Raymond Ibrahim in an exclusive article for VIE. Heaven’s Light Church, which served some 100 evangelical Christians, was demolished last November 28.  The church had stood and functioned in the Muslim-majority city of Harar for five years.  In the days preceding the destruction, officials forcibly ... Read More »

Pope Francis: Maintain a lively faith, lest your churches become dust-filled museums

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In an address to the Swiss bishops on Monday, Pope Francis urged them maintain a lively faith, lest their country’s religious buildings become nothing more than dust-filled museums, writes Catholic News Agency. (Photo: CNA) The Holy Father also used the opportunity to encourage the bishops to live their episcopal fatherhood; to uphold the ministerial priesthood; to engage in frank ecumenism; ... Read More »

Isis in Syria: Only a few thousand Christians remain to defy militants

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Distraught priests tell Robert Fisk of the persecution that has brought their Church to its knees.  15 miles from the frontline of Isis, which persecutes their faith, the Christians of Qamishli gathered in the Church of the Holy Virgin for the wedding of Malek Aissa and Ilana Hacho, reports The Independent. (Photo: Damaged icons inside the church of the monastery of ... Read More »

Swiss, French call to bring home gold reserves as Dutch move 122 tons out of US

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The financial crisis in Europe is prompting some nations to repatriate their gold reserves to national vaults. The Netherlands has moved $5 billion worth of gold from New York, and some are calling for similar action from France, Switzerland, and Germany. (Photo: Reuters) “An unmatched pace of money printing by major central banks has boosted concerns in European countries over ... Read More »

Lessons Learned from the ‘Brave German Woman’

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Several are the important lessons learned from last year’s “Brave German Woman” incident, writes Middle East Expert Raymond Ibrahim for CBN. Context: On November 10, 2013, a Muslim imam was invited to give the Islamic call to prayer inside the Memorial Church of the Reformation in the city of Speyer, Germany—a church dedicated to honoring Martin Luther and the Protestant ... Read More »