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Christians Constitute Largest Immigrant Group In America

July 31, 2013

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According to a recent Pew report, the majority of U.S. immigrants are Christians and the number of Christians has risen over the past twenty years. Currently, Congress is mulling over an immigration bill that will hugely impact the lives of immigrants in the nation. Some in Congress oppose amnesty, while others seek to lay out a path to citizenship.

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Polling and Analysis – Religious Affiliation of U.S. Immigrants: Majority Christian, Rising Share of Other Faiths

…While Christians continue to make up a majority of legal immigrants to the U.S., the estimated share of new legal permanent residents who are Christian declined from 68% in 1992 to 61% in 2012… unauthorized immigrants, by contrast, come primarily from Latin America and the Caribbean, and the overwhelming majority of them – an estimated 83% – are Christian. That share is slightly higher than the percentage of Christians in the U.S. population as a whole (estimated at just under 80% of U.S. residents of all ages, as of 2010). These are among the key findings of a new study by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life examining recent trends in the geographic origins and religious affiliation of immigrants to the United States.

http://www.pewforum.org

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14-Year-Old Christian Girl From Pakistan Granted Asylum In Canada After Being Framed For A Crime She Did Not Commit And Facing The Death Penalty

June 30, 2013

Rimsha Masih

14-year-old Pakistani girl, Rimsha Masih, has been granted asylum in Canada, after her neighbor lied to officials stating she had burned the pages of the Islamic book the Qu’ran, making her eligible for execution. After death threats and arrest, Masih was found to be innocent. The Canadian government has graciously granted Masih and her family asylum in Canada, where they have begun a new life. Compendius wishes the Masih family the very best. May God be with you always.

Malala Yousufzai has been granted asylum in Britain, after the Taliban tried to murder the young Muslim woman for seeking an education

Rimsha is now going to school in Canada, something forbidden by terrorists groups in Pakistan, who also tried to murder 15-year-old Malala Yousufzai for seeking an education. Everyone in society should be free to pursue an education. Women are not property, but people entitled to human rights.

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Liberal Group Seeks To Stifle Religious Freedom At The Pentagon Targeting Christian Soldiers

April 30, 2013

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The liberal organization the Military Religious Freedom Foundation is attempting to suppress free speech at the U.S. Pentagon. The Constitution guarantees free speech, but the organization is targeting Christian soldiers for court martialiing if they speak of their faith in God. This is an abuse of soldiers’ civil rights that is unconstitutional.

Could Christian Chaplains Be Silenced Under Pentagon Rules? Military Policy Bans Religious Proselytizing

April 30th, 2013 at 03:13 PM | – Religious liberty groups have grave concerns after they learned the Pentagon is vetting its guide on religious tolerance with a group that compared Christian evangelism to “rape” and advocated that military personnel who proselytize should be court martialed.

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation is calling on the Air Force to enforce a regulation that they believe calls for the court martial of any service member caught proselytizing.

President Mikey Weinstein and others from his organization met privately with Pentagon officials on April 23. He said U.S. troops who proselytize are guilty of sedition and treason and should be punished – by the hundreds if necessary – to stave off what he called a “tidal wave of fundamentalists.”…

http://www.redstate.com

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Christians Need To Create Blogs To Encourage People Who Are Hurting And Suffering

February 28, 2013

Blogs have become an important communications outlet, allowing everyday people to reach the world via the written word. Many successfully blogs started from nothing and grew into worldwide sites, due to the impact of what was written.

Christians should make use of this wonderful tool, via sites such as Blogger and WordPress (templates are available) creating blogs to share the faith and inspire hope in others. With so many people in the world hurting from the troubles of life, a good word in season, via blogs sharing hope and faith, will encourage those who are struggling, while edifying others.

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Christians In America Hold A Massive Rally For The Nation

September 30, 2012

Christians held a massive two day “America For Jesus 2012″ rally in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on the Independence Mall, to pray for the nation ahead of the November 6 presidential election.  America has hit a number of lows over the past several years and the rally is aimed at uplifting the country. Thousands turned out for the rally each day, which is being labeled a success.

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Questions About Mitt Romney’s Religion Vs. Obama’s Beliefs Still An Important Election Issue

 August 31, 2012

Mitt Romney and running mate Paul Ryan

Questions still linger in the 2012 presidential election in America about candidate Mitt Romney’s religion, Mormonism and what Mormons believe. They do believe in Jesus, but their religion has an additional person named as a prophet and messenger of Christ (Joseph Smith).

Barack Obama and VP Joe Biden

Questions also surround President Obama, due to his slip ups in interviews, leading many to believe he is Muslim and not Christian as he states, which is being labeled dishonesty to get in office on his part. Since he has attained office, President Obama’s choices and tone has been adversarial towards Christians and Christianity on the whole. Romney has not made such statements or acted in a manner against the faith. Neither has his running mate, Paul Ryan.

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Chick-Fil-A Receives Increase In Public Support

August 31, 2012

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This is a follow up to last month’s article regarding Compendius urging people to support Chick-Fil-A restaurants. Others did as well and the next day was declared Chick-Fil-A day by former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. As a result, Chick-Fil-A saw an increase of 500,000 customers, who came out to support them.

I know times are tough, but I urge the public to keep the support going in any way they can, even if it is buying a small item at Chick-Fil-A. Christians need to help and support each other, especially regarding attacks from those hostile to our peaceful faith.

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Athletes Like Jeremy Lin And Tim Tebow Popularize Christian Based Clothing

March 31, 2012

Jeremy Lin

NBA basketball players Anthony Tolliver and Lanny Smith have created a fashion line called IJNIP, which stands for “In Jesus Name I Play.” It has been popularized by other Christian athletes, such as Jeremy Lin, Demaryius Thomas, Stephen Curry and Micah Owings. For more on the line please visit https://myactivefaith.com.

Active Faith: Pro Athletes Bring Christian Apparel to the Masses

Posted by Mark J. Miller on March 30, 2012 03:33 PM – There have always been Christian athletes in the ranks of professional sports. Guys would pray together in the end zone or in the locker room. Last year, some pro teams even started to add religion-themed promotional fan days.

The San Francisco Giants, for example, added days had game promotions for Christian, Jewish, and Mormon fans planned, according to USA Today, which didn’t sit well with Muslim fans of the team. Oakland A’s yarmulkes were handed out a Jewish Heritage Night that team held. The rise of new New York Jet Tim Tebow and the New York Knicks’ Jeremy Lin, two very devout Christians (and pals, apparently), has drawn attention to how religion and professional sports mix.

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Christian Athletes Sharing Their Faith With The World

February 29, 2012

Tim Tebow

For years, Christian athletes like A.C. Green and Wayne Simien have been sharing their faith in the Lord with the public, proclaiming Christ apart of their lives. Football player, Tim Tebow and basketballer, Jeremy Lin can be added to the list of those apart of the faith.

Jeremy Lin

In encouraging others through their testimony, they can provide a sense of hope to those experiencing difficulties in life. There is nothing wrong with being proud of one’s faith in God. Said faith has taken many through troubles and crisis, serving as comfort in the storm, when problems seem to overwhelm.

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Coptic Christians Face Religious Persecution And Death

January 31, 2012

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With the ongoing religious conflicts in Egypt and other parts of the Middle East, regarding Muslim opposition to Christians worshiping freely, it is easy for some to forget the freedoms people enjoy in the West. As Christians we must exercise our right to worship God without hindrance or fear of retaliation. We must retain our faith through the trials and tests of life. No one should deprive us of these freedoms, as to do so would constitute serious human rights abuses.

Christians fear losing freedoms in Arab Spring movement

Updated 10h 44m ago – CAIRO – From her home in a labyrinth of stonewalled alleyways, Samia Ramsis holds a key chain bearing the face of the Virgin Mary as she sits in her yellow pajamas on the morning of Orthodox Christmas. Mina Bouls worships with other Coptic Christian deacons at St. George Coptic Orthodox Church in Philadelphia on Orthodox Christmas Eve.

Sunlight pours in through a window. Outside, visitors come to look upon the spot where Egypt’s Christians — most known as Copts — believe the Holy Family found refuge after fleeing Bethlehem and assassins sent by King Herod to kill the baby Jesus.

Once crowded with Christians, Cairo’s Coptic quarter where Samia lives with her husband, Mounir, and two children is home to fewer than 50 Christian families. “We know many Christians have left,” says Mounir Ramsis, speaking not only about this quarter but about all of Egypt. “But we love this country and will stay until death.”

http://www.usatoday.com

U.S. Copts Decry Egyptian Persecution of Christians (VIDEO)

January 30, 2012 2:03 pm – Christian martyrdom Christian monasticism coptic christians Coptic suffering Dr. Douaa Girgis Egypt Christians hosni mubarak Maspero riots muslim brotherhood Rhode Island church. The service of prayer for Christian unity took place at the Coptic Orthodox Church of St. Mary and St. Mena, in Hope, Rhode Island.

Coptic Christians in Rhode Island told their Christian neighbors about the suffering their friends and relatives have endured in Egypt in the aftermath of the Jan. 25, 2011 uprising that resulted in the ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak.

http://www.algemeiner.com

Terrorism Against Christians Update, January 31, 2012

Tuesday, 31 January 2012 20:15  – Orissa, India, January 31 (Compass Direct News) – A Hindu extremist in Adigar, Phulbani, Kandhamal district on Jan. 25 attacked a pastor’s hut and harassed his family, according to the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC). Jaleshwar Pradhan threw stones at the home of Pastor Patiba Mohan Kota while he was away, verbally abused his wife and pushed his daughters, shouting, “You Christians must not live here – it is not your land; the last time your houses were only damaged, this time all of you will be buried here,” the GCIC reported. Though damage to the house was minimal, the pastor and his family were anguishing in fear as Hindu extremists have previously tortured him physically, causing partial loss of eyesight and hearing, reported the GCIC. The pastor was among those whose houses were destroyed during anti-Christian violence in

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