A leading Christian nongovernmental organization says they are alarmed at allegations that one of their employees funneled millions of dollars from their budget to a Palestinian terrorist organization.
In a statement posted on its website Thursday, World Vision – which has been operating in Israel and the Palestinian territories for more than 40 years – said they were "shocked" to learn of charges against Mohammed El Halabi, operations manager of its Gaza branch.
Israeli security officials arrested Halabi on June 15 at the Israeli-Gaza border and held him in state detention for several weeks before formally charging him with providing material support to Hamas on August 4. more >>
A Hungarian Archbishop has warned that European nations are making a big mistake by allowing mass Muslim immigration, and said that Islam is guided by a "will to conquer," which is driving millions to come onto the continent.
"Jihad is a principle for Muslims that means they must expand," Catholic Archbishop Gyula Marfi of Veszprém said in an interview on Wednesday, according to Breitbart News. "The earth must become dar al-Islam, that is, Islamic territory, by introducing Shariah — Islamic law."
Marfi argued that the Muslim "will to conquer" is one of the key factors behind the millions of Muslim immigrants seeking refugee status in Europe, which has created a humanitarian crisis. more >>
A Christian pastor in India was reportedly beaten to death in the east Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh state by hundreds of Maoist rebels who thought he was a police informer.
Fides News Agency reported that Pastor Yohan Maraiah was killed on July 29 by Maoists, who left a note at the murder scene accusing him of being "a police informer" and "accumulating disproportionate wealth exploiting Tribals."
Sajan K George, chairman of the Global Council of Indian Christians, said this was not the first time the pastor had been targeted. more >>
As hundreds of people attended the funeral on Tuesday for Rev. Jacques Hamel, the French priest killed by Islamic State supporters, the archbishop of Rouen revealed Hamel's last words as he tried to push away his attackers: "Go away, Satan."
Archbishop Dominique Lebrun led the funeral mass at Rouen cathedral, The Associated Press reported, and reflected on Hamel's last moments, when the priest had his throat slit by two teenagers who pledged their allegiance to IS during morning Mass at his Rouen church.
"Evil is a mystery. It reaches heights of horror that take us out of the human," Lebrun said. more >>
A Swedish priest from the Evangelical Lutheran national church says the brutal killing of Father Jacques Hamel in France by radical jihadists last week reveals that Islamists have declared war on Christianity.
Annika Borg's comments are one of a number of different reactions from Christians across Europe following the violent murder by two teenagers who pledged their allegiance to the Islamic State terror group that named the priest on a 2015 hit list.
Others, however, such as Roman Catholic Church leader Pope Francis, insist that if one talks about Islamic violence, then violence carried out by Catholics must also be addressed. more >>
The words of the Bible promise a better world than one that science and technology could ever create, says famed evangelist the Rev. Billy Graham.
In Thursday's "My Answers" post on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website, Graham was asked where one can find the promise of a better future in light of modern upheavals.
"I used to believe that if we just worked hard enough and tried to understand each other, we'd make the world a peaceful place, but I'm not so sure anymore. Does the Bible give us any hope for a better world?" asked the person. more >>