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International News - 2007Archive

Anglican Church in "full-blown schism"
Anglican Church leader Ed Hird placed the blame for the schism on church leaders who chose to change Anglican doctrine.

U.S. Officials Probe Reports of Bible Ban at Beijing Olympics
A story posted on the Catholic News Agency website cited a list of prohibited items that was said to include Bibles.

Major Evangelical Group Sets Sights on Iraq
Geoff Tunnicliffe, the Canada-based international director of the World Evangelical Alliance, shares the WEA's plans to open a branch in Iraq next year.

Adventist Church Expects Joint Statement with World Evangelical Alliance
The Seventh-day Adventist Church and the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) are expected to announce a joint statement within the next few months identifying common goals.

Christian Zionist Leader Denounces Evangelicals' Pro-Palestinian Letter
Dr. Jim Hutchens acknowledges a "deep chasm" among evangelicals regarding Israel. He contends that the country is part of God's plan for the Jewish people.

Evangelical Theologian: Bottom Line is Mormons are not Christians
Mormons believe in a false gospel and are not Christians, concluded a preeminent U.S. evangelical in what appeared to be the close of an online debate over Mormonism.

Abortion is a "Perfect demonic system" Says Human Life International President
It "offers a perverse form of worship to the devil."

Legendary Bible Smuggler Urges Christians to Join the Real Jihad
Legendary missionary Brother Andrew who smuggled Bibles behind the Iron Curtain, is calling on Christians worldwide to join the "good jihad" for the souls of Muslims.

Reformed Church Head Rebuts Vatican's 'One True Church' Claim
The head of a global body of Reformed churches has challenged the Vatican's claim that the Catholic Church is the only true church of Jesus Christ.

'Christian' Nations Dominate World's Best Religious Freedom Spots
Countries with Christian backgrounds have the best religious freedom record, according to the initial findings of an extensive report on the status of religious freedom in the world on Monday.

Christianity Spreading in Iran via Multimedia
Christianity is expanding in the closed, heavily Muslim country of Iran through multimedia technology, according to a Christian persecution watch group.

Billy Graham's Wife Ruth Dies at 87
Ruth Graham died Thursday in her home at 87 years of age. She was surrounded by her husband and five children. It's a great loss for the entire Body of Christ.

Study Sizes Up Gaps Between Christians, Atheists and Agnostics
A new study on America's atheists and agnostics compared the no-faith audience to those who actively participate in the Christian faith.

Poll: 2 of 3 U.S. Muslim Converts Left Christian Roots
A study reveals that 67 percent of all converts to Islam in the United States came from a Protestant background.

Jerry Falwell Led Fundamentalists Out of Self-Imposed Seclusion
Jerry Falwell left a lasting legacy. His efforts opened the doors for many to public life.

Canada to Tighten Laws Against Sex Trafficking with Proposed Bill Blocking Stripper Visas
Bill C-57 is intended to protect vulnerable foreign workers that could easily be exposed to sexual exploitation, harassment and abuse.

Mega-Church Pastor Under Fire over Media Mogul Parishioner's Porn Channels
Christian leaders in the US are demanding that Rick Warren discipline a prominent parishioner for involvement in the pornography industry.

EFC Reports Religious Progress in Vietnam
The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada's Religious Liberty Commission has released a 14-page report about Vietnam, indicating that attitudes are changing toward Christianity.

Evangelical Body Affirms Concern for Global Warming
In the U.S. the board of the National Association of Evangelicals affirmed that "creation care" is an important moral issue deserving the organization's support and commitment.

Evangelical Leaders Warn Against Christian Involvement in "Climate Change" Hysteria
A group of U.S. evangelical Christian leaders, including Dr. James Dobson, urge separating legitimate environment concerns from extremists' anti-human directions.

An Anglican Future Made in Africa
The north to south shift in the centre of Christianity just made its first global impact. The Anglican Church is reasserting the centrality of sin, mercy, healing, salvation and liberation.

The Islamification of Palestine
The Fatah-Hamas summit has made it abundantly clear that Palestinian Christians have new cause to worry about their religious liberty.

Israeli Politicians Court Canadian Evangelicals
Two Israeli politicians urged evangelical Christians to support their nation at a Victoria, B.C., event, one of their stops during their Canadian tour.

Burma Plans to Wipe Out Christianity
A leaked secret document claims to reveal plans by the Burmese military regime to wipe out Christianity in that country.

British Airways Lifts Religious Symbols Ban
After a massive row over the airline's decision to forbid a check-in worker from wearing a cross, the airline announced "symbols of faith" can be wore openly.

British Airline Bans Bible on Saudi Arabia Flight
British Airlines recently forbid a flight attendant from carrying her personal Bible to Saudi Arabia and the British Foreign Office has backed the decision.

Prof in Trouble for Attending Iran's Holocaust Conference
A Canadian political science professor has been severely criticized for attending a controversial conference whose delegates are Holocaust deniers.




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