Posts tagged "christian missionaries"

The Zeal of the Re-Convert

28 December 2005 There’s an elephant-sized religion story behind this short news item from The Times of India, which reports the re-conversion of 16 Christians in the Indian state of Orissa, who returned to their original Hinduism — by far the predominant religion in the province — this week, becoming a handful of the 733...

Tsunami Water Metaphors

19 December 2005 The Telegraph (UK) assesses the sea changes in Nam Khem, the Thai town hit hardest by last December’s tsunami, almost a full year after the fact. In that time, the number of churches in the immediate area has risen from zero to approximately 20, due largely to the work of U.S. evangelical...

Daily Links 18 January 2005

The Accidental Abductee Archbishop Basile Georges Casmoussa, the “much-loved” 66-year old head of the archdiocese who was kidnapped at gunpoint yesterday by Iraqi insurgents in the crime-filled northern city of Mosul, was¬†released today¬†without the payment of any ransom. Speaking on Vatican Radio, Casmoussa said he’d been treated well by his captors, and that they seemed...