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Churches affirm place of Christian values in European politics and society

As Europe prepares for the 2024 EU elections in June, representatives of various Churches gathered in Thessaloniki, Greece, on 15-17 May 2024 to highlight the role of Christian values in European politics and society...

Princeton Theological Seminary Students visit Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s Residence where he wrote his book Dianetics

KingNewsWire. Professor Afe Adogame led Princeton Theological Seminary students on a tour of L. Ron Hubbard's former residence in Bay Head, NJ, where Hubbard wrote "Dianetics." The visit, enriched by historical insights from Mayor...

Urgent Appeal: Religious Persecution of Orthodox Christians in Ethiopia

On April 30, 2024, a global coalition from the International Religious Freedom (IRF) Roundtable, comprising 70 concerned organizations and advocates, hand-delivered a multi-faith letter regarding the escalating persecution of Orthodox Christians in Ethiopia to Senator Cory Booker, Senator Tim Scott, Representative John James and Representative Sara Jacobs.

Spectacular simultaneous SWAT raids on Romanian yoga centers (II): Fact-checking of the operation in Buthiers, France

Disproportionate use of police forces in search of… inexistent victims of MISA On 28 November 2023, just after 6 a.m., a SWAT team of around 175 policemen wearing black masks, helmets, and bulletproof vests, simultaneously...

A Decade of Divine Discovery: How the Catholic Mass Times App is Revolutionizing Worship

In today’s era technology intertwines with every facet of our lives including matters of spirituality and faith. This month commemorates a decade since the launch of the Catholic Mass Times App, a solution that...

Fleeing from Jordan to Greece because of their change of religion

It has been almost one year since Basir Al Sqour, a 47-year-old former military officer in the Jordanian army with the rank of "major," had to leave his country in a hurry because of...

France, the new law to fight against “sectarian abuses” in the field of health, subject to the control of the Constitutional Council

On April 15th, over sixty members of the National Assembly and over sixty Senators referred the newly adopted law “to reinforce the fight against sectarian abuses” to the Constitutional Council for an a priori control of constitutionality pursuant to Article 61-2 of the Constitution.

Prophecy of the destruction of Jerusalem

By prof. A. P. Lopukhin Chapter 21. 1-4. The widow's two lepts. 5-38. Prophecy of the destruction of Jerusalem and the Second Coming of Christ. Luke 21:1. And when he lifted up his eyes, he saw...

In Russia, a special course for the militarisation of theological schools

The course towards the militarisation of theological schools was taken after the meeting of the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church

In Norway are counting the “witches” burned in the Middle Ages

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology presented the results of a study that investigated "wizard" trials. Scholars have found that similar trials in Norway did not end until the 18th century, and hundreds...

The turning of water into wine at the wedding at Cana

By prof. A. P. Lopukhin John, chapter 2. 1 – 12. The miracle at the wedding in Cana of Galilee. 13 – 25. Christ in Jerusalem. The cleansing of the temple. 2:1. On the third day...

Can the Orthodox Church help with the exchange of prisoners of war between Ukraine and Russia

On the eve of the greatest Orthodox holiday, wives and mothers of prisoners of war from Russia and Ukraine are asking that everyone cooperate with the authorities for the release of their loved ones

PACE defined the Russian Church as an “ideological extension of Vladimir Putin’s regime”

On April 17, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a resolution related to the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The adopted document said the Russian state "persecuted and...

Patriarch Bartholomew: It is scandalous to celebrate the Resurrection of Christ separately

In his sermon, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew sent heartfelt wishes to all non-Orthodox Christians who celebrated Easter on Sunday, March 31, after leading the Sunday Divine Liturgy in the Church of St. Theodore" in the...

“That the world may know.” The invitation from the Global Christian Forum.

By Martin Hoegger Accra, Ghana, April 19, 2024. The central theme of the fourth Global Christian Forum (GCF) is taken from the Gospel of John: “That the world may know” (John 17:21). In many ways,...

Faith-based organizations making the world better through social and humanitarian work

A conference at the European Parliament to make the world better The social and humanitarian activities of minority religious or belief organizations in the EU are useful for European citizens and society but are too...

Covered in controversy: France’s bid to ban religious symbols imperils diversity at Paris 2024 Olympics

With the 2024 Paris Olympics fast approaching, a heated debate over religious symbols has erupted in France, pitting the country’s strict secularism against the religious freedoms of athletes. A recent report by Professor Rafael...

Cape Coast. Laments from the Global Christian Forum

By Martin Hoegger Accra, April 19, 2024. The guide warned us: the history of Cape Coast - 150 km from Accra - is sad and revolting; we must be strong to bear it psychologically! This...

Cape Coast. Laments from the Global Christian Forum

By Martin Hoegger Accra, April 19, 2024. The guide warned us: the history of Cape Coast - 150 km from Accra - is sad and revolting; we must be strong to bear it psychologically! This...

Faith and Freedom Summit III, “Making of this one, a better world”

The Faith and Freedom Summit III NGO coalition, concluded its conferences showing the impact and challenges of Faith-Based Organizations on serving the European community In a welcoming and promising environment, within the walls of the...

Russia, Jehovah’s Witnesses banned since 20 April 2017

World Headquarters of Jehovah’s Witnesses (20.04.2024) - April 20th marks the seventh anniversary of Russia’s nationwide ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses, which has led to hundreds of peaceful believers jailed and some brutally tortured. International human rights advocates are decrying...

The Estonian interior minister proposed Moscow Patriarchate to be declared a terrorist organization

Estonian Minister of the Interior and leader of the Social Democratic Party, Lauri Laanemets, intends to propose that the Moscow Patriarchate be recognized as a terrorist organization and thus banned from operating in Estonia. The...

Global Christian Forum: Diversity of global Christianity on display in Accra

By Martin Hoegger Accra Ghana, 16th April 2024. In this African city teeming with life, the Global Christian Forum (GCF) brings together Christians from more than 50 countries and from all families of Churches. Of...

Holy Orders on Trial, The French Legal System vs The Vatican

In a growing dispute that reveals the relationship, between governmental institutions the Vatican has officially voiced its worries regarding the decisions made by French officials in the matter of a nuns removal citing violations...

First Vaisakhi Purab in European Parliament: Discussing Sikh Issues in Europe and India

Issues faced by Sikhs in Europe and in India were discussed while celebrating Vaisakhi Purab in the European Parliament: Binder Singh Sikh community leader ‘Jathedar Akal Takht Sahib’ could not attend due to administrative reasons,...
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