19 Feb 2018

29 Jan 2018

28Jan18 SYRIAN CHURCHES SEEK SUPPORT


SYRIAN CHURCHES SEEK SUPPORT
The Christian Post carries a report that says ‘Christian churches in Syria are crying out for help and assistance amid deadly attacks by Turkish forces on Kurdish areas of the civil war ravaged nation. Churches in Afrin are calling on the international community not to ignore their plight as they face "great danger from Turkey and its jihadist alliance," which began a military campaign in the Afrin region recently on grounds that Kurdish militias pose a "security" threat.’

TRAINING COLLEGE NEEDS REVIVING
Eternity Magazine reports that an Indigenous Christian leader says the Indigenous church is at risk of losing potential future leaders if the broader Australian Christian community doesn’t act soon to fill an educational gap for Aboriginal men and women who want to go into ministry. The Aboriginal Evangelical Fellowship is seeking church support for its efforts to revive the Bimbadeen Aboriginal Training College at Cootamundra in NSW.

MARY MAGDALENE MOVIE
Scheduled for cinema release on March 22, the film Mary Magdalene will tell the story of Mary’s spiritual journey as she leaves her small fishing village and traditional family to follow Jesus of Nazareth. Queensland-based organisation Movies Change People are offering interested churches and individuals Bible study resources prior to the film’s release in Australia.

22 Jan 2018

21Jan18 WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS COUNTRIES



WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS COUNTRIES
Eternity Magazine reports that Afghanistan is rivalling North Korea as the most dangerous country for Christians in 2018, according to the recently released World Watch List. The ten most dangerous places to be a Christian in 2018 are: North Korea, Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan, Pakistan, Eritrea, Libya, Iraq, Yemen and Iran.

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI
A widely referenced quote often attributed to St. Francis of Assisi was likely never spoken by the famous Medieval saint, according to Catholic scholars quoted in The Christian Post. Known for his love of animals and profound spiritual statements, Francis is often quoted as having said something often rendered "Preach the Gospel and when necessary, use words." However, according to Fr. Michael Cusato, a historian whose work centres on Francis and the early years of his monastic order, the quote is not legitimate even though it does reflect the essence of Francis’ ministry.

POPE HIGHLIGHTS NUCLEAR DANGER
Pope Francis said recently that he was really afraid about the danger of nuclear war and that the world now stood at “the very limit” according to Reuters News Service. His comment, made as he flew off for a visit to Chile and Peru, came after Hawaii issued a false missile alert that provoked panic in the U.S. state and highlighted the risk of possible unintended nuclear war with North Korea.