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Man sought in alleged misuse of over $US30 million intended for Christian ministry in China

Dublin, Georgia, US AP Federal prosecutors are seeking a man charged in the misuse of more than $US30 million donated by religious groups and individuals for Christian ministry in China, including an Ohio-based group receiving donations from Amish and Mennonite communities. Jason Gerald Shenk, 45, formerly of Dublin, Georgia, is charged in a recently unsealed […]

Syria: Damascus churches damaged as Christian neighbourhoods hit

World Watch Monitor Two churches have been damaged in a fresh escalation of fighting in the Syrian capital, Damascus. Dozens of shells were fired from the rebel-held enclave of Goutha East last Tuesday, in the space of just a few hours, “at random” and without a specific goal, witnesses told AsiaNews. The attacks were concentrated on majority-Christian areas […]

Largest group of Mennonite churches in US leaves denomination


RNS Buggies head toward home after a Mennonite service. PICTURE: Creative Commons The Lancaster Mennonite Conference, the largest group of Mennonite congregations in the US, has officially separated from the broader Mennonite community after a long-term disagreement over sexuality and the church. The LMC, with 179 churches in Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York, voted to […]