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Gaza's Christians bury their first casualty of the war

Gaza - Jalila Ayyad's widower George still had a black eye and bloodstains on his shirt as he processed ahead of her coffin, hours after the air strike that destroyed their home.Jalila, 60, was the first Christian casualty of a bloody Gaza war.
In the Media by John Davison (AFP)

Sudanese Christian woman spared death sentence meets Pope

Rome - A Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence for renouncing Islam sparked a global outcry that eventually led to an acquittal, met Pope Francis after arriving in Italy en route to the United States.
In the Media by AFP

U.S. 'delighted' by impending arrival of Sudanese Christian convert

Washington - The White House said it was "delighted" over the release by Sudan of a Christian woman sentenced to death for renouncing Islam, and welcomes her arrival "soon" in the United States.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Christians are under siege in the Middle East

Mosul - As the world turns their attention to the continued tragedy of more war and death in Gaza, Christians in the Middle East are fleeing like Palestinians from Israeli bombs.
In the Media by Ben Morris - 1 comment

Jihadists destroy mosques and shrines in Iraq

Baghdad - Jihadists who overran Mosul last month have demolished ancient shrines and mosques in and around the historic northern Iraqi city, residents and social media posts said Saturday.
In the Media by AFP

Ukrainian Orthodox Church leader Volodymyr dies

Kiev - The head of Ukraine's Moscow-linked parish of the Orthodox Church died Saturday, the ex-Soviet country's largest Church said.
In the Media by AFP

Sudan Christian woman faces new legal challenge: Lawyer

Khartoum - Muslim "relatives" of a Sudanese Christian woman hiding at the US embassy are taking her to court to try to prove she belongs to their family, a lawyer said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

Christian group peacefully protests Seattle gay pride Special

Seattle - A group of Christian protesters was escorted by police along 4th Avenue prior to the start of Seattle's annual gay pride parade.
Digital Journal Report by Kevin Fitzgerald - 6 comments

Sudan Christian's lawyers to seek dismissal of forgery rap

Khartoum - Lawyers for a Sudanese Christian woman who has sought refuge at the US embassy will seek dismissal of forgery charges against her so she can then leave Sudan, one of them said Saturday.
In the Media by AFP

Relief for Sudan Christian family in US embassy refuge

Khartoum - The husband of a Sudanese Christian woman facing threats after her apostasy death sentence was overturned expressed relief on Friday that the family has been given refuge at the US embassy.
In the Media by Ian Timberlake (AFP)

Husband of Sudanese 'apostate' says fearful family wants out

Khartoum - A Sudanese Christian woman who faces death threats after a court cleared her of apostasy has been charged with forgery, after trying to leave the country, a lawyer said."She is arrested," Mohanad Mustafa told AFP on Wednesday.
In the Media by Ian Timberlake (AFP)

U.S.: Sudan has not re-arrested freed Christian woman

Washington - The United States said Tuesday that it had received assurances a Sudanese Christian woman has not, as reported, been re-arrested, one day after a court annulled her death sentence for apostasy.
In the Media by AFP

Freed Christian woman detained trying to leave Sudan

Khartoum - A Sudanese Christian woman was detained at Khartoum airport on Tuesday, one day after an Islamic court annulled her death sentence for apostasy and released her from prison.
In the Media by Ian Timberlake (AFP) - 2 comments

Death-row Sudanese Christian freed but fears for life: lawyer

Khartoum - A Sudanese Christian who gave birth in prison after being sentenced to hang for apostasy was freed Monday but immediately went into hiding, fearing for her life, a lawyer said.
In the Media by Ian Timberlake (AFP) - 1 comment

Catholic Church loses bid to use word 'Allah' in Malaysia

Kampong Bangkahulu - Malaysia's highest court on Monday dismissed a bid by the Catholic Church for the right to use the word "Allah", ending a years-long legal battle that has heightened religious tensions in the Muslim-majority country.
In the Media by Shannon Teoh (AFP) - 2 comments

Sudan death row 'apostate' mother unchained: lawyer

Khartoum - Sudanese jailers removed the chains from a Christian woman sentenced to death for apostasy after she gave birth in prison last month, one of her lawyers said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

US condemns Sudan over Christian woman's death penalty

Washington - US Secretary of State John Kerry criticized Sudan for sentencing a Christian woman to hang for apostasy, urging Khartoum to repeal its laws banning Muslims from converting.
In the Media by AFP - 2 comments

Survey: Born-again Christians love website for affairs

The site Ashley Madison created a survey to find a connection between religion and cheating. They were not let down by the results.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Sudan denies mother sentenced to hang to be freed soon

Khartoum - Sudan denied on Sunday a Christian Sudanese woman sentenced to hang for apostasy would be freed soon, saying quotes attributed to a foreign ministry official had been taken out of context.
In the Media by AFP

Hundreds of thousands of evangelicals march in Rio

Rio De Janeiro - Hundreds of thousands of evangelical Christians held a "March for Jesus" Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, a show of their churches' growing heft in the world's largest Roman Catholic country.
In the Media by AFP

British PM appalled by 'barbaric' Sudanese death sentence

London - British Prime Minister David Cameron said Saturday he was "appalled" by the "barbaric" death sentence given to a Sudanese woman for apostasy.
In the Media by AFP

Sudanese ordered to hang for apostasy 'gives birth in jail'

Khartoum - A Christian Sudanese woman, sentenced to hang for apostasy in a case that has sparked international outcry, has given birth in jail, her husband said Tuesday."Until now I did not see them. They didn't allow me to go in and see," Daniel Wani told AFP.
In the Media by AFP

Sudanese ordered to hang for apostasy 'gives birth in jail'

Khartoum - A Christian Sudanese woman sentenced to hang for apostasy has given birth in jail, a Western diplomat said on Tuesday."She gave birth to a girl today," said the diplomat, who is familiar with the case of Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, 27.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: 'Walk by Faith, not by sight,' says San Francisco pastor Rev. G Special

San Francisco - To meet with Rev. Roland Gordon, pastor of the Ingleside Presbyterian Church is like meeting with a friend. Once you get to know him, he insists on a more mellow approach and likes to be addressed simply as “Rev. G.”
Digital Journal Report by Jonathan Farrell - 2 comments

Op-Ed: The darkest season: A ‘Christian Winter’ in the Middle East

New York - Originally lauded as a progressive alternative to tyranny in the Middle East, the Arab Spring has been a season of persecution for Christians. As persecution reaches pandemic proportions, the very survival of Christianity in the region is in question.
In the Media by Shawn Kay - 4 comments

Sudan judge orders Christian woman to hang for apostasy

Khartoum - A Sudanese judge sentenced a heavily pregnant Christian woman to hang for apostasy, a ruling that Britain denounced as "barbaric" and left the United States "deeply disturbed".
In the Media by Abdelmoneim Abu Idris Ali (AFP)

Displaced Syrian Christians dream of return to Maalula

Damascus - In the Bab Tuma district of Syria's capital Damascus, Fadi Mayal dreams of returning home to the ancient Christian town of Maalula which was retaken by government forces this week.
In the Media by Roueida Mabardi (AFP)

Pastafarianism now an official religion in Poland

The Church of Flying Spaghetti Monster is now accepted as an official religion in Poland after a 2013 ruling was overturned on Tuesday.
In the Media by Eliana Robinson - 5 comments

Clothing optional at White Tail Chapel, Virginia nudist church

Ivor - A church in southeastern Virginia is encouraging worshippers to come as they are, even if they aren't wearing any clothes.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 2 comments

Vatican trove shows Catholic persecution in samurai-era Japan

Tokyo - A trove of ancient documents unearthed at the Vatican could shed light on the brutal crackdown on Christianity in isolationist Japan under its samurai rulers, scholars say.
In the Media by Hiroshi Hiyama (AFP)
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The Church of the Redeemer is located at the corner of Avenue Road and Bloor Street. It has been around since 1871 and is a church of diversity that welcomes: singles, married, homosexuals, children and the elderly.
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A gay pride reveler blows kisses to the passing protesters.
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The Church of the Redeemer is located at the corner of Avenue Road and Bloor Street.  It has been ar...
The Church of the Redeemer is located at the corner of Avenue Road and Bloor Street. It has been around since 1871 and is a church of diversity that welcomes: singles, married, homosexuals, children and the elderly.
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The parade marching along Bloor Street.
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Rev. G is honored and thankful to have been blessed with the life's work and ministry outreach as Pastor of Ingleside Presbyterian.
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One of the protesters stands with her sign shortly after the conclusion of the group's march.
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Rev. G points to the sunlight that streams in to the sanctuary of the church. Ingleside Presbyterian is over 100 years old. "At its peak there were over 500 members in the congregation. When Rev. G took on the job as preaching on Sundays while still in the seminary, back in 1978 Ingleside Presbyterian had only four members. Since that time, attendance has been high and low. Today membership is over 75. Yet, Rev. G believes the congregation is in the midst of a renewal. It is all part of his str
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Parade passing the corner of Bay Street and Bloor Street.
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