The American missionary couple Martin and Gracia Burnham turns one year old today under the captive of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), a terrorist group operating in the Southern Philippines and believed to have links to the Al Qa'ida network in Afghanistan.
Christians in the Maluku provincial capital of Ambon are appealing to U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan to send peacekeeping forces in the wake of recent terrorist attacks.
A $300,000 ransom payment has failed to free American missionaries Martin and Gracia Burnham from a militant Muslim group in the Philippines linked to Osama bin Laden's terrorist network.
When fleeing Palestinian fighters forced their way into Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity April 2, Israeli soldiers found themselves laying siege to one of Christianity's holiest sites.
Some time ago I was invited to present a two-day seminar in a church about the Middle East conflict. During the course of those sessions, we used an abundance of scriptures, carefully presented in their context, to clearly explain why the land is God's, that He entrusted it to Israel as a permanent possession, and what are the challenges of Islam. At the end of the two days, the senior Pastor told a couple in his church: "Well, I'd like to hear the Palestinian side..."
New Tribes Mission has issued a news release denying "any participation in attempts to pay ransom or raise money for ransom" for the release of missionaries Martin and Gracia Burnham who were kidnapped in the Philippines on May 27 of last year.
Unidentified terrorists hurled grenades into a Protestant worship service in the diplomatic quarter of Pakistan's capital city yesterday, killing five worshippers and wounding another 40 members of the congregation.
An American missionary couple held hostage in the southern Philippines for eight months by the Muslim rebel group Abu Sayyaf has cried out for help, at a time of emotional and physical pain.
Christian Aid's contact in Indonesia has just returned from a visit to the Poso and Tentena area and shares the following update on the current situation.--John Lindner, Editor
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Over 50,000 Christians are in grave jeopardy as they are surrounded by jihad terrorists in central Sulawesi Island, Indonesia.
Jihad terrorists have mounted a campaign on Christians in Central Sulawesi, according to reports from Indonesia. For the past three months, jihad militants have been pouring into the area.
Five weeks after Islamic extremists gunned down 15 Pakistani Christians in a Sunday morning worship service, church leaders across Pakistan admitted that their congregations remain "tense and fearful" as Christmas approaches.
A high rank military official here who spoke on condition of anonymity told ASSIST News Service that American missionary couple Martin and Gracia Bunrham will have a white Christmas as they will have their freedom from their captors before Christmas.
BANGALORE, India (Compass) -- The Indian government has launched its own "war on terrorism" against two fronts: terrorists and missionaries. The Hindu fundamentalist government is planning to introduce two bills that are being condemned as "draconian" by religious minorities in India.
Listening via television to evangelist Billy Grahamâ€™s stirring words of spiritual comfort and encouragement at the national prayer and memorial service in Washington DC on Friday, I recalled that the last time I saw the towering World Trade Center was the same day I spoke at his ministry headquarters in Minneapolis. It was a great honor to address his staff of over 300 dedicated workers last August 6 just before boarding a plane to Newark airport on my way back to my home at the center of the world, Jerusalem Israel.
Rescue Operations Continue
Missions Insider - Since January a total of 1400 Christians trapped by radical Muslim warriors in the islands of North Maluku in Indonesia have been rescued. These Christians are among the more than 7000 who were being held hostage by Muslim Jihad fighters.
Since January a total of 1400 Christians trapped by radical Muslim warriors in the islands of North Maluku in Indonesia have been rescued. These Christians are among the more than 7000 who were being held hostage by Muslim Jihad fighters.
In a new twist to the violence against Christians in eastern Indonesia's Maluku Islands, Muslim Jihad fighters dressed like Japanese "ninjas" have begun targeting individuals under cover of darkness.
Sharply different perspectives on religious persecution in Indonesia have been laid before the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom.
Thus says the Lord: I have returned to Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem
Yesterday (February 5, 2001) the American Secretary of State, Colin Powell, retreated from Bush's campaign promise to start moving the Embassy of the United States from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. President Bush had promised that his first step on taking office would be to move the Embassy.