The Daily Telegraph, Australia’s second largest daily newspaper, comparable to the New York Times, ran a headline before the US election result was announced, which said; God Save America. This anti-God secular newspaper had no idea that this was exactly the prayer of both Australian and American Christians who have been praying in unity in the lead up to the American Election. Australian Christians called for prayer from all over the world for the American elections at a ‘Sunrise Prayer Relay’ on Tuesday 8 November 2016. Australia is 18 hours ahead of the USA.
Malteser International Americas, a Miami-based global humanitarian relief agency, today announced further relief measures for children and families in Haiti who are suffering from the devastating flooding of Hurricane Matthew.
Over the last several years Australia has led a worldwide call for extended periods of Prayer & Fasting for America. Now Australian prayer leaders are asking for prayer support from the USA and other parts of the world as they face the homosexual juggernaut of the political elites to redefine marriage in Australia. The current Turnbull government won the recent election but their policy for a ‘free people’s vote on marriage redefinition’ is being challenged by elite political forces.
In a letter issued on 25 August, addressed to Rev. Luca Negro, president of the Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy, World Congress of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit offered “heartfelt condolences to the people who lost family members and friends.” The letter follows the massive earthquake that hit central Italy in the morning hours of 24 August, taking hundreds of lives.
As the culture wars continue across the United States, a leading Australian public relations specialist who deals with churches and faith-based organizations across the world has urged American churches not to be afraid to speak out about their values.
In a major victory for natural marriage and the right of Romanian citizens to determine their own destiny, yesterday the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) approved as constitutional a voter initiative that would permanently memorialize marriage as the union of one man and one woman in Romania’s Constitution. More than three million Romanian citizens (in a country of less than 20 million people) signed the petition to place this issue on the ballot – by far the most signatures ever obtained on any referendum in Romania’s history. Today’s unanimous 8-0 decision by the CCR means that the referendum can now move forward.
Workers supported by Gospel for Asia (GFA) are holding 7,500 Vacation Bible Schools (VBS) across Asia this summer, teaching children important values, including respect and love for parents and friends as well as personal discipline through a variety of activities such as songs, skits and crafts.
Late on the afternoon of July 7, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law legislation against terrorism and extremism. An amendment in this law prohibits freedom of religion in a way that is considered the most restrictive measure in post-Soviet history.
Author and speaker Ruth Graham, daughter of famed evangelist Billy Graham, has voiced her support for the Ark of Noah foundation, www.ArkofNoah.org, asking the public to help fund its crowdfunding efforts. The life-size replica of the Bible’s Noah’s Ark is preparing to take sail from The Netherlands traveling to Brazil during the 2016 Olympic Games and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the Paralympic summer games. From there it will visit many other harbors on its journey through South, Central and North America. While still in the early planning phase, desired ports to visit include: Montevideo and Buenos Aires, Havana, Panama, Columbia and then off to the United States: San Diego, Long Beach, San Francisco and Seattle.
A suicide bomber killed at least 65 people, mostly women and children, at a park in Lahore on Sunday in an attack claimed by a Pakistani Taliban faction which said it had targeted Christians.
More than 300 other people were wounded, officials said.
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Author Reveals Practical Ways Each of Us Can Help Reduce the Number of At-Risk Children to Zero
CHICAGO, Jan. 7, 2016 — Children who have been abused, those living in poverty, foster kids aging out of a broken system, and those who don’t have enough to eat are easy targets for those who wish to misuse them. You want to help, but you don’t know where to begin. What can one person possibly do that will make a difference?
A coalition of Protestant and Catholic organizations has reached an agreement with the Italian government to provide travel and integration services for refugees from North Africa and the Middle East. The government will provide humanitarian visas to ensure the right to take up residence; the visas will not allow passage to other countries in the European Union. Christian agencies will furnish airline tickets to Italy as well as accommodation, assistance with asylum procedures, educational opportunities and Italian language courses.
Black lights and sensational music. Dancing. Prayer. Charity. A march of thousands of colors from more than 80 nations—a march in solidarity with Israel. In essence, it’s Jerusalem’s Christian Zionist Super Bowl.
Pope Francis begins his six-day tour of the United States on Tuesday with planned stops in Washington, New York and Philadelphia. In Washington, Francis will meet with President Barack Obama at the White House and holds the first-ever canonization Mass on U.S. soil for 25,000 ticket holders at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
Church World Service (CWS), Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, and other faith communities are urging the U.S. government to resettle 100,000 Syrian refugees this coming fiscal year, in addition to increasing the total U.S. resettlement commitment to 100,000 refugees from other parts of the world.
On Thursday, September 3, the U.S. Branch of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ) delivered to President Obama and Congressional leaders a third and final wave of signatures on its “Not One Bomb for Iran” petition signed by more than 60,000 Americans deeply concerned about the current agreement.