Finally! The Little Sisters of the Poor Score a Win
By JOHN A. SPARKS

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GROVE CITY, PA — July 15, 2020 — The 181-year-old religious order, the Little Sisters of the Poor—unlikely litigants before the high court—finally got a victory. For over six years this charitable order has had to defend itself against the federal government under the Obama administration and, more recently, against dogged state administrations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Now, the …

TribuneFinally! The Little Sisters of the Poor Score a Win
By JOHN A. SPARKS

Hagia Sophia: Turkic Fables vs. Historic Facts
By RAYMOND IBRAHIM

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JULY 15, 2020 — Millions of Orthodox and other Christians around the world were either shocked, angered, and/or saddened to learn recently that Turkey has just approved the transformation of the Hagia Sophia museum—which was originally built, and for a millennium functioned, as an Orthodox cathedral—into a mosque. In a long speech rationalizing this decision, which he personally spearheaded, Turkish …

Raymond IbrahimHagia Sophia: Turkic Fables vs. Historic Facts
By RAYMOND IBRAHIM

Extremist Islam Threatens Christians Across the Middle East
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — July 13, 2020 — International backlash is growing over Turkey’s decision this week to allow what was once a landmark church to be converted into a mosque.  While not as bloody (yet) as the purging of ancient Christian communities throughout the Middle East by ISIS and other Arab and Moslem extremists, Turkey is betting that it can …

eHeziExtremist Islam Threatens Christians Across the Middle East
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

Extremist Islam Threatens Christians Across the Middle East
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

Jonathan Feldstein Community, Europe, Governance, History, House of Worship, International, Israel, Jordan, Law, Middle East, Political Analysis, Politics, Religion Leave a Comment

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — July 13, 2020 — International backlash is growing over Turkey’s decision this week to allow what was once a landmark church to be converted into a mosque.  While not as bloody (yet) as the purging of ancient Christian communities throughout the Middle East by ISIS and other Arab and Moslem extremists, Turkey is betting that it can …

Jonathan FeldsteinExtremist Islam Threatens Christians Across the Middle East
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

Truth Telling Forums – Hudson Valley

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NEWBURGH, NY — July 1, 2020 — Representing many different organizations and perspectives, Hudson Valley residents are organizing a series of Truth Telling Forums starting on Monday, July 6, 2020 at 7 pm at Baptist Temple Church at 7 William Street in Newburgh, NY. The forums have two central purposes: first, to provide people who have been mistreated by law enforcement …

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The Black Lives Matter Movement is the Enemy of African Americans
By LESLIE TAHA

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TACOMA, WA — June 20, 2020 — The first thing that I have to say is that I am an African American man living in the Minneapolis area. I have to state this now; otherwise I would probably be called a racist. Most people think that Black Lives Matter is a grass-roots, black created, black run organization dedicated to fighting …

eHeziThe Black Lives Matter Movement is the Enemy of African Americans
By LESLIE TAHA

Five Years Since Mother Emanuel Church Shooting
By Congressman ELIOT L. ENGEL

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THE BRONX, NY — June 17, 2020 — Five years ago today, a heinous act of domestic terrorism took the lives of nine innocent Americans at the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. This act of hate shook the national consciousness, and reminded us once again that the scourges of racism and gun violence remain a …

TribuneFive Years Since Mother Emanuel Church Shooting
By Congressman ELIOT L. ENGEL

How to Connect Your Kids to Israel this Summer

Jonathan Feldstein Community, History, House of Worship, Israel Leave a Comment

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — June 17, 2020 — In response to parents not knowing what to do with their children who had been sent home from closed schools this spring, Verses for Zion was born as an exciting, biblically rooted project specifically connecting Christian children to Israel, as an opportunity to engage them in a multigenerational project with parents and grandparents. …

Jonathan FeldsteinHow to Connect Your Kids to Israel this Summer

Today in History: Islam Ascends a European Field of Carrion
By RAYMOND IBRAHIM

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Today, June 15, 1389, a pivotal military encounter between Islam and the West took place: the Battle of Kosovo.  In its wake, Islam became a dominant force in Eastern Europe, subjugating much of the Balkans ’til the early twentieth century.  The story of that battle — and why Eastern Europe’s modern-day descendants remain wary of the religion of Muhammad — follows: As …

Raymond IbrahimToday in History: Islam Ascends a European Field of Carrion
By RAYMOND IBRAHIM

The Presence of the Holy Trinity in the George Floyd Protests and In Communities During the Pandemic
By CARDINAL DOLAN

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NEW YORK, NY — June 10, 2020 — On yesterday’s episode of “Conversation with Cardinal Dolan”, host Cardinal Dolan talks about the presence of the Holy Trinity in the George Floyd protests and in communities coming together during the Coronavirus pandemic. Cardinal Dolan says: “We’ve all kind of come together…we feel closer even though we were kind of isolated for …

TribuneThe Presence of the Holy Trinity in the George Floyd Protests and In Communities During the Pandemic
By CARDINAL DOLAN