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Persecution of Christians has reached ‘genocidal’ proportions, conference concludes

Originally published in Church Times THE persecution of Christians around the world has reached “genocidal” proportions, and needs a response on the scale of the abolitionist or climate-change movements to raise awareness, a conference of politicians, bishops, and charities concluded. One in every seven Christians is facing discrimination and persecution daily — much of […]

World swimming body revises transgender rules to protect women competitors

UPDATE: World rugby follows swimming example — Transgender players banned from women’s international rugby league Originally published in The Christian Post World swimming’s governing body, FINA, has decided to prohibit some men who identify as female from participating in women’s competitions. However, some say the new policy is misguided and […]

SA Friends of Israel denounces UN report blaming Israel for conflict with Palestinians

‘Apartheid’ label has become antisemitic tool, says Olga Meshoe-Washington South African Friends of Israel (SAFI) published an open letter this week denouncing the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Commission of Inquiry (COI) report that blamed Israel’s “perpetual occupation” for the ongoing conflict with the Palestinians. In the letter, addressed to […]

OM acquires new ship, Doulos Hope

Missions organisation OM has purchased a new ship, the 3.37 gross ton Doulos Hope, to complement the larger 12.519 gross ton Logos Hope. “Together with OM leaders and partners around the world, we have been praying and considering how we can increase the effectiveness of ship-based ministry and in response, […]