Unexpected guest welcomes chance to engage in real interfaith dialogue
Editor’s note. “Interfaith dialogue” is a big thing right now in the West, as churches seek to understand the Muslim population growing up around them due to immigration. But much of what passes for “dialogue” is nothing more than a contrived discussion about a “common word” and the “same god” theories while glossing over core beliefs that clearly clash. Below is one woman’s experience at a recent event in which a church is targeted for conversion to a mosque, first reported last week by LeoHohmann.com. She writes under the pen name Helen Abousamra.
By HELEN ABOUSAMRA
On a dreary, rainy Sunday in Southeast Michigan, my husband and I decided, after attending church in Troy, that we would drive over to nearby Sterling Heights where the former St. Mark Lutheran Church is being converted into a Sunni mosque.
A group of Pakistanis had circulated flyers in the community advertising an “Open House” from 12-6 p.m. on July 22. We thought we’d take them up on it.
Iraqi Christian refugees on edge following earlier mosque battle that divided community
With wounds still fresh from a divisive plan to build a massive mosque in a residential area of Sterling Heights, Michigan, a group of Pakistanis are moving forward with plans for another project, and this one involves the conversion of a church into a house of Islamic worship.
The group held an “open house” last weekend at the former St. Mark Lutheran Church on 16 ½ Mile Road in Sterling Heights. But a group of Christians who attended said it was unlike any open house they’d experienced.
Rashida Tlaib says it’s time to rewrite Civil Rights Act of 1964, giving it more teeth
By LEO HOHMANN
A Muslim woman who is running for Congress says she has plans to expand the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in a way that would shield “communities of color” from a whole host of negative outcomes, including racial profiling by police, utility shutoffs for delinquent bill-payers and the denial of a bank loan based on a bad credit score.
Trump should open US doors to the truly persecuted in Mideast, Africa
By LEO HOHMANN
Have you ever wondered why the U.S. accepts so few Christian refugees, when studies consistently show that Christians continue to be the most persecuted faith-group in the world?
Just last week we heard reports of deadly attacks on Iranian Christians at a UN refugee camp in Greece, and continued attacks on Christian villagers in Nigeria [you must look for these reports at Christian websites such as OpenDoors.org, Persecution.org and the Barnabas Fund because they are almost never covered by the mainstream media.]
The U.S. Supreme Court issued two rulings today that strike to the heart of the cultural civil war overtaking America. One had to do with abortion, the other with immigration. Both were settled by razor-thin 5-4 margins.
The first ruling gave a victory to pro-life crisis-pregnancy centers that were targeted by a California law. The law in question forced privately funded, pro-life counseling centers to inform their clientele, pregnant women, about taxpayer-funded abortion and contraception services available in their community.