Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tag "Christianity"

    Everything is not okay in Nigeria, says sultan

Everything is not okay in Nigeria, says sultan

Muhammad Abubakar, sultan of Sokoto, says everything is not right in Nigeria.He said this when he received the Catholic bishops of Nigeria at his palace in Sokoto on Friday.He said the country is saddled with problems, hence, the need for religious leaders to unite and ensure a peaceful environment."Politics is a choice, like religion, therefore, let’s not fight each other [...]

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    Pastors, studies endorse marathon fasting

Pastors, studies endorse marathon fasting

Fasting in the Redeemed Christian Church of God is a serious exercise which lasts many days. Usually, the congregation expects Pastor Enoch Adeboye, leader of the Church, to announce‎ the schedule for the annual fasting session after reading out his prophecies at the cross-over service. "Some of you may be wondering if there will be fasting this year,” he said early [...]

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    CAN wants Nigeria to withdraw from all religious bodies 

CAN wants Nigeria to withdraw from all religious bodies 

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on the national assembly to compile the list of all organisations Nigeria belongs to, with a view to dropping “all the religious ones”.The Christian body said this at a meeting which prominent Christian leaders in the country held at the Shepherdhill Baptist Church in Lagos.Among those in attendance were Samson Ayokunle, president of [...]

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    How can a Christianised Nigeria be Islamised?

How can a Christianised Nigeria be Islamised?

I have been cogitating on the persistent kvetching of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) that the Buhari government is Islamising the country.I have laboured to find a remote or even an obtrusive reason for CAN’s shrieks, which by the way,  have become deafening. I must say, honestly, I have not seen any reason to align myself with the association [...]

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    EXTRA: I’m a Christian and practising Muslim — we serve one God, says Ooni

EXTRA: I’m a Christian and practising Muslim — we serve one God, says Ooni

Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the ooni of Ife, says he is a Christian, a practising Muslim, and a traditionalist -- serving one God.Speaking to Osasu Igbinedion on The Osasu Show, the monarch said he was born a Christian, but has seen the light that all religions serve one God."I am not a Christian alone, I can be called a Muslim too; I [...]

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    Muslim refugees converting to Christianity ‘to remain safe’

Muslim refugees converting to Christianity ‘to remain safe’

Many Syrian refugees are converting from Islam to Christianity in order to find safety in Lebanon.According  to UK Telegraph, the refugees revealed that they decided to convert to benefit from the generous aid distributed by Christian charities and to help their asylum applications to Europe, the United States, Canada and elsewhere.Ibrahim Ali, one of such converts, said people like him [...]

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    Zuckerberg: I’m no longer an atheist… religion is important

Zuckerberg: I’m no longer an atheist… religion is important

Hi atheists, Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook, is no longer with you. The multi-billionaire, who was raised in a Jewish family, says he is returning to the faith.In a Facebook message on December 25, 2016,  Zuckerberg brought Christmas greetings from his family."Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah from Priscilla, Max, Beast and me! Seeing the moments of joy and family shared on [...]

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People in the church are going through pains every day, says CAN president

Samson Ayokunle, a reverend and president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), wants the federal government to "buckle up" in addressing the nation's economic crisis.According to Ayokunle, the pains of the people are so widespread that people in the church are not excluded.Ayokunle was speaking on Saturday at a thanksgiving service organised by CAN to honour him and Joseph Otubu, vice-president [...]

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    Court frees Sudanese woman sentenced to death

Court frees Sudanese woman sentenced to death

Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman from an Islamic background who was sentenced to death for marrying a Christian, has had her death sentence upturned.Speaking with BBC, Meriam's lawyer said she had already been released from jail.The death-by-hanging conviction of the 27-year-old in May for apostasy — abandoning her father’s religion and refusing to renounce Christianity at the expiration of a deadline — sparked global condemnation that soon [...]

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    Exclusive: Tension at confab as CAN demands Nigeria’s withdrawal from OIC

Exclusive: Tension at confab as CAN demands Nigeria’s withdrawal from OIC

A delicate subplot at the National Conference has reopened the wounds in Nigeria's religious balance.The cold war between Christians and Muslims further deepened following the submission of "toxic memos" to the National Conference by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA).The memos were said to be "too hot" for the leadership of [...]

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