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October, 2018

 

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Kroger shooting suspect tried to access black church – Chicago Sun-Times

Bush was jailed on $5 million bond Thursday on two counts of murder and 10 counts of felony wanton endangerment. Source: Kroger shooting suspect tried to access black church – Chicago Sun-Times


As does World Relief, so does HIAS, work with refugees

World Relief Statement on Terrorist Attack

STATEMENT October 29, 2018 World Relief Statement on Terrorist Attack On Saturday, a gunman took the lives of eleven people at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The alleged perpetrator was reportedly motivated by anti-Semitic views as well as by his hostility toward HIAS, an organization rooted in the Jewish faith, which for more than a century has assisted refugees and other immigrants. Because World Relief, like HIAS, is among the nine national organizations that partner with the U.S. State Department to resettle refugees, this horrific attack hitsRead More


Affirm that seeking asylum is not a crime.

Catholic Leaders Issue Statement Urging Humane Action Towards Those Seeking Protection

October 29, 2018 WASHINGTON— Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Migration, Sean Callahan, President and CEO of Catholic Relief Services, and Sister Donna Markham OP PhD, President and CEO of Catholic Charities USA issued the following statement urging all people of goodwill to speak and act with compassion towards those migrating north and seeking refuge from violence and poverty. The full statement follows: “As Catholic agencies assisting poor and vulnerable migrants in the United States and around the world, weRead More


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If You Hate Jews, You Hate Jesus – Russell Moore

We should say clearly to anyone who would claim the name “Christian” the following truth: If you hate Jews, you hate Jesus. Anti-Semitism is, by definition, a repudiation of Christianity as well as of Judaism. This ought to be obvious, but world history, even church history, shows us this is not the case. Source: If You Hate Jews, You Hate Jesus – Russell Moore


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Gab, the Pittsburgh Shooting, and the Danger of Echo Chambers – CT

Gab is a cesspool of racism, not a free speech cause. Source: Gab, the Pittsburgh Shooting, and the Danger of Echo Chambers – CT


Greear: ‘Lie of the enemy’ led to synagogue murders

by Diana Chandler PITTSBURGH (BP) Oct, 27, 2018 — Anti-Semitism spouted by the accused Pittsburgh synagogue murderer of 11 today (Oct. 27) is “a despicable lie of the enemy which we unequivocally reject,” Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear tweeted. Police have arrested 46-year-old Robert Bowers and described the shootings as a hate crime, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. Bowers disturbed the Jewish Sabbath at the Tree of Life Synagogue and shouted, “All Jews must die,” before opening fire around 10 a.m. Eastern time. Six injured in addition to the killingsRead More


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Harvest Bible Chapel Sues Former Members, Julie Roys for Defamation – CP

The multi-campus Harvest Bible Chapel in greater Chicago along with founder James MacDonald, has slapped several former workers and independent journalist Julie Roys with a defamation lawsuit alleging the publication of false information about the church, its finances and governance that resulted in the loss of 2,000 members. Source: Harvest Bible Chapel Sues Former Members, Julie Roys for Defamation – CP


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Van Jones taken aback by Pat Robertson comment – CNN

CNN’s Van Jones reacts to Pat Robertson’s controversial comment about the Khashoggi crisis. Source: CNN (video)


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Eugene Peterson Has Completed His Long Obedience – CT

Family says Message author joyfully looked toward heaven as he neared death, saying, “Let’s go.” Source: Eugene Peterson Has Completed His Long Obedience – CT


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Kim Jong Un’s audacious gesture to Pope Francis – CNN

Kim Jong Un invited Pope Francis to visit North Korea. CNN’s Brian Todd has the details.Source: CNN (video)