Posts Tagged ‘missionaries’

Western Missionaries in Mongolia: Faith Today, Socio-Political Agenda Tomorrow

In the 1990s, Mongolia created a new legal basis for the activities of foreign religious organizations: The law allowed free missionary and religious education activities of foreign organizations in the country. This step was not simply a decision to ensure genuine religious freedom for the citizens of a democratic state. It was a decision made […]

Haiti Missionaries Describe Daring Escape to Evade Kidnappers

(BBC) – Twelve missionaries who were abducted in Haiti managed to get away on their own, their organization has said. The group escaped their captors at night and used the stars for navigation to trek through dense bush for hours, a spokesman said. Christian Aid Ministries announced the group were finally free last week, after being […]

Haitian Gang Releases 2 Missionaries Held Hostage, 15 Still Being Held

(Fox News) — A Christian missionary group announced that two of its 17 missionaries have been released after being held hostage by a Haitian gang. Christian Aid Missionaries, which is based in Ohio, made the announcement on Sunday but did not provide further information about the individuals released. “We have learned that two of the hostages in Haiti were […]

Haiti Kidnappers Threaten to Kill U.S. Missionaries if Ransom Doesn’t Arrive

The criminal gang that kidnapped 17 North American Christian missionaries in Haiti last weekend has threatened to kill them if a $17 million ransom is not forthcoming. On October 16, members of the 400 Mawozo gang abducted 17 missionaries from the Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries near the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince. A bus carrying the […]

Notorious Gang Kidnaps U.S. Missionaries in Haiti, Including 5 Children

[embedded content] (NBC News) — A group of American missionaries kidnapped in Haiti over the weekend are being held by one of the country’s most notorious gangs, according to a Haitian police official. Sixteen U.S. nationals and one Canadian were visiting an orphanage on Saturday as part of their work for Christian Aid Ministries, according to a statement from […]

U.S. Religious Group Says 17 Missionaries Kidnapped In Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A notorious Haitian gang known for brazen kidnappings and killings was accused by police Sunday of abducting 17 missionaries from a U.S.-based organization. Five children were believed to be among those kidnapped. The 400 Mawozo gang kidnapped the group — which also included some elderly people — in Ganthier, a commune […]

Gospel Association: Many Central Asian Missionaries Came to Faith While in Prison

Photo Credit: Rodnae Productions/Pexels Kazakhstan (Mission Network News) — Eric Mock of the Slavic Gospel Association says Kazakhstan has been tinkering with its penal code ever since becoming an independent country when the Soviet Union fell. … Some estimate as many as one in four pastors in Kazakhstan had been in prison before being called into…

Humanist Group Sues Okla. School District for Allowing ‘Missionaries’ to Teach Students About Christianity

STILWELL, Okla. — The American Humanist Association, along with an unidentified couple and their five-year-old daughter, have filed suit against a public school district in Oklahoma for allowing Christian missionaries to teach a monthly class to pre-K through eighth grade students. According to the lawsuit, a class simply called “missionaries” had been held once a […]

Bibles Delivered to Yali Tribe 52 Years After First Missionaries Martyred

Photo Credit: Mission Aviation Fellowship/Facebook Indonesia (Mission Network News) — A plane laden with 2,400 Bibles was recently welcomed by the joyful chanting and swaying of Yali tribal women in Papua, Indonesia. The Yali people requested more Bibles in their native language and Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) was eager to respond. What makes this particular […]

Youth in Paraguay Saved From Broad Path Through Work of Christian Missionaries

(Christian Aid Mission) — Abandoned by his parents, a boy in rural Paraguay had not yet hit his teenage years when he began seeing how theft made him feel self-sufficient and tough. His friends were stealing and assaulting people, and he could feel the anger in him finding release if he had to beat people […]

Muslim Fulani Attacks in Nigeria Displace Local Missionaries

Photo Credit: Ovinuchi Ejiohuo Unsplash (Christian Aid Mission) — The slaughter of Christian men, women and children by Muslim Fulani herdsmen in north-central Nigeria accelerated in recent weeks to unprecedented levels, with a three-day series of assaults displacing five native missionaries and their families, the leader of a native ministry said. The local missionaries and […]

Canadian Missionaries in Africa and the NGO Model

For more than a century Canadians have gone abroad to do good in poorer parts of the world. Whether they spurred positive change or simply became foreign agents should be of interest to international non-governmental organizations. Last week the Globe and Mail reported on the Canadians Christians who set off to proselytize in China in […]

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