Tag: church

NEWS

France Mourns Jihadist Attack At A Church

The southern French city of Nice mourns the death of three people killed by a suspected jihadist attack at a church. This latest attack comes within a few weeks of a French teacher’s beheading by a Muslim extremist. A makeshift memorial has been set up outside the Notre-Dame basilica, where people have placed flowers and lit candles for the recent […]

NEWS

Turkey And Greece In Tongue Fight Over Hagia Sophia

Turkey and Greece are in a war of words over the conversion of Istanbul’s Church of Hagia Sophia, to now the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque. This comes on the heels of Islamic prayers held at the ancient site for the first time in 90 years. Built in 537 as the patriarchal cathedral of the imperial capital of Constantinople, it was […]

POLITICS

Reactions — Turkey’s Reconverting Church Into A Mosque

Following the decision by Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to reconvert Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia church as a place of worship to Muslims, some church leaders and top officials worldwide have expressed concerns and reacted negatively to Erdogan’s move. On the other hand, Muslims are gleeful that the President has taken what is described as a weighty decision. Here are […]

EDITORIAL

Erdogan Pokes World Leaders In The Eye

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decree of the reconversion of Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia church building into a mosque has met with sharp criticisms from world leaders. However, as is said on this side of the pond, talk is cheap, and Erdogan rests his case on the altar of sovereignty, and in his book, no one can do a damn […]

NEWS

President Trump — “People Liked My Walk…”

U.S. President Donald Trump, who was widely criticized for using the church and Bible for a photo-op, defended his position by stating, “People liked my walk to this historic place of worship!” Police officers had earlier cleared protesters outside the White House so that the President could pose for photographs outside a church damaged in the unrest gripping Washington DC. […]

NEWS

Philippines — Terrorists Struck In Bombing Roman Catholic Church

Islamic terrorists are accused of twin bombings that killed 20 people during a Sunday church service on Jolo Island, in the Sulu province, Philippines. This comes six days after a referendum on autonomy for the mainly Muslim region returned an overwhelming “yes” vote. The bomb blast wounded 81 and was one of the deadliest in recent years in a region […]

Jamaica

Governor-General Calls For The Building Of A Crime Free Nation

Jamaica’s Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Honorable Sir Patrick Allen, issued a call to all leaders in Jamaica to join forces and build a nation that is free from crime and violence. “We are blessed with the capacity to find solutions to the problems which we encounter. What we need is the will, the consistency and the fixity of purpose […]

EDITORIAL

Can Churches Help In Solving The Affordable Housing Crisis In Jamaica?

“And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.” — Luke 9:58-62 King James Version (KJV) The churches in Jamaica have been heavily criticized time and again by leading commentators and pundits in the media for its apathy in treating with the […]