A tragic example of Christian persecution in modern Africa. Lord, have mercy.
Despite persecution and the need to meet in secret, house churches in the war-torn nation of Afghanistan continue to meet and even to grow.
Group gives Protestants competition for souls, but also an ally on religious freedom.
CHR Comment: Russian legal process typically distinguishes between traditional religions, such as Baptists and Lutherans, and non-traditional groups that are new to the country.
The profanity-prone president and his country’s Catholic Church are at loggerheads, mostly over Duterte’s war on drugs, which has killed more than 7,500 people in less than a year.
CHR Comment: The pastoral letter from the bishops’ conference opposes the war on drugs as a reign of terror and opposes use of the death penalty. The Philippines are 80% Roman Catholic.
Meeting between ERLC president and Southern Baptist leader Frank Page results in ‘mutual understanding,’ not a firing.
CHR Comment: Moore was involved in presidential politics, supporting Trump, which offended Graham and others in the Southern Baptist Convention.
CHR Comment: The article describes the social ethics of Rauschenbusch, Hauerwas, and refers to some conservative social ethics movements.
(UPDATED) Eight staff members found safe and relocated.
CHR Comment: Tens of thousands are displaced. About 60% of south Sudanese are Christians. The famine is man-made due to fighting.
The pontiff suggests easing the rules could address a shortage of priests in some areas.
CHR Comment: The article gives an example of a Brazilian diocese where there are 700,000 Catholics served by only 27 priests.
Avoiding the subject of homosexuality will not prepare kids for the real world.
CHR Comment: The article expresses outrage that Franklin Graham and other conservative Protestants suggest the boycotting of a recent Disney film, which was announced to portray a homosexual character.
Recent, ugly nonsense about those who supposedly cannot refrain from sinful sexual relations is pastoral cruelty disguised as kindness. The voice of Archbishop Chaput, by contrast, strikes a welcome and profound note of clarity and true compassion.
CHR Comment: A brief essay concerning the Archbishop’s recent book, Strangers in a Strange Land, reflecting also on the importance of this bishop.