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Russia: Churches Saw Growth and Difficulties in 2006

Jan 22, 2007

The churches in modern Russia can be grouped generally as follows: * The highly influential Russian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate (ROC MP) is the church recognised by both the government and most of the people. It is statistically large with 70 per cent of the population saying they belong

Micah Challenge Reflection - Deborah and Justice

Jan 22, 2007

The story of Deborah only takes two chapters in the Bible, in the book of Judges, but she makes an impact. Her story – the victory of God’s people over Canaan - can help us see how we can have victory in the fight against poverty and injustice. Deborah is a prophet and a jud

Micah Challenge Prayer, Jan. 12, 2007

Jan 22, 2007

Welcome! We hope you will enjoy using these reflections with us! Reflection Drawing on the story of the prophetess Deborah, Amanda Jackson, coordinator of Micah Challenge , comments that Micah Challenge is more than a human “battle” against poverty. It is a spiritual battle for Godly

Iran: Seduction and Persecution of the Church

Jan 16, 2007

According to the Shia Islam of Iran, in the end times the Muslim prophet Jesus will return with the Imam Mahdi, the hidden 12th Imam - the Shiite Messiah. The Shiite Jesus will worship the Imam Mahdi and lead the final jihad. As it says in the Quran, \'. . . and on the Day of Resurrection he [Jesus]

Peace - not as the world gives

Jan 2, 2007

“Peace I leave with you My peace I give to you not as the world gives do I give to you.” John 14:27 We prepare our hearts these weeks for the advent of the Prince of Peace and we do so in a world that knows little of peace. War in …turmoil in and &helli

Micah Challenge Prayer, Dec. 22, 2006

Jan 2, 2007

Welcome and Merry Christmas!! We hope you will enjoy using these reflections with us! We\'ll take a short Christmas break and send the next prayer email for Friday 5 January 2007. Reflection At Christmas we are celebrating the birth of the ‘Prince of Peace’ – but what does this mea

Christmas 2006: Peace and Unity Through Jesus Christ

Dec 21, 2006

The Christian theologian, pastor and eventually martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer spent the Christmas of 1943 in the military section of Tegel Prison in Berlin as a prisoner of the Nazis. On 22 December he wrote that fear could only be overcome, and pain and suffering could only be borne, through faith. \'

Gifts to the Needy

Dec 20, 2006

God “scatters abroad” and “gives to the poor” (2 Corinthians 9:9). So should we. Let’s return for a moment to Christmas giving. I described it earlier as a feast of mutual delight in exchange of gifts within the circle of family or friends. But there is something very o

Micah Challenge Prayer

Dec 20, 2006

If Christmas giving is a feast of mutual delight in exchange of gifts within the circle of family or friends, how do we reconcile this with a world of massive and unrelenting need? Croatian born theologian Miroslav Wolf reflects that the son of God did not dwell among humans just to open our eyes to

Southern Sudan: Serious Clash Threatens Peace (plus Iraq update)

Dec 14, 2006

For many years prior to January 2005, the plight of the long-suffering, intensely persecuted, predominantly Christian peoples of Southern Sudan was a regular feature in these WEA Religious Liberty Prayer (RLP) Bulletins. The Southern Sudanese suffered 21 years of aerial bombardments, helicopter guns