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Longing For Liberty: Susan Jacoby’s New Book Traces Conversion’s Connection To Religious Freedom

source:  https://www.au.org/church-state/april-2016-church-state/books-ideas/longing-for-liberty-susan-jacobys-new-book-traces April 2016 Books & Ideas By Sarah E. Jones Strange Gods: A Secular History Of Conversion by Susan Jacoby, Pantheon Books, 464 pp. Susan Jacoby, the author of The Age of Unreason, Freethinkers and other books, tackles the thorny subject of religious conversion in her compelling new release from ... Read More
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How faith conversion affected kings and their empires throughout history

http://www.duquoin.com/article/ZZ/20160305/NEWS/303059923 For most of us today, religious faith is considered a very personal, private and individual thing. Throughout world history, though, nations have often followed the religious beliefs and ideologies of their rulers. For most of us today, religious faith is considered ... Read More

The dirty little secret about religious conversion stories

By Daniel Burke, CNN Religion Editor Updated 5:25 PM ET, Wed November 11, 2015 Why reporters must scrutinize politicians' pasts 04:57 (CNN)There's a strange resemblance between religious conversion stories and weight-loss ads: both rely on astutely edited "before" and "after" images. To sell slimming products, the ... Read More

Why did Gospel For Asia send money to India in students’ backpacks?

http://www.christiantoday.com/article/why.did.gospel.for.asia.send.money.to.india.in.students.backpacks/54323.htm (Crusadewatch editor's note: GFA is one of the most radical, ethicless missionary organization running the conversion business in the name of 'Bellievers church) Gospel For Asia (GFA) is fending off accusations of financial impropriety and putting students at risk following revelations ... Read More

Money Travels With the Passengers on Gospel for Asia Mission Trips to India

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2015/05/14/money-travels-with-the-passengers-on-gospel-for-asia-mission-trips-to-india/ Gospel for Asia sponsors frequent “vision trips” to India. These trips help inspire donors and prospective ministry workers to give time and money to the work of GFA. In Texas, GFA runs a School of Discipleship and the students at the school ... Read More

Jagdish Bhagwati | The false alarm over Christians in India

http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/lNKcsuArsta4yushnlQ9cI/Jagdish-Bhagwati--The-false-alarm-over-Christians-in-India.html Alarmist views about Indian Christians being under threat are overplayed and must be forcefully exposed as such Jagdish Bhagwati A recent opinion piece by Julio Ribeiro, the much-admired scourge of Khalistainis, complains plaintively that he is on “a hit list” today from ... Read More

USCIRF hypocrisy: It’s about the Protestant worldview, not religious freedom

http://www.firstpost.com/world/uncirf-hypocrisy-protestant-worldview-not-religious-freedom-2237900.html By Jakob De Roover The annual reports of the US Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) have long irked politicians and citizens from countries placed on its ‘watch list’. This is no different in India. In the 2015 report released about ... Read More

WHEN I WENT LOOKING FOR HOMECOMING CHRISTIANS IN GUJARAT

http://scroll.in/article/697493/When-I-went-looking-for-homecoming-Christians-in-Gujarat “The world knows this is my maal,” said Mohan Bhagwat, the head of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, last Saturday in Kolkata. By maal, which means "goods" in Hindi, Bhagwat was referring to Muslims and Christians in India. “If I take back my maal, what’s ... Read More

CONVERSION: WITH TARGETS & INCENTIVES, NEW BREED OF EVANGELICAL GROUPS ARE LIKE START-UPS

http://blogs.economictimes.indiatimes.com/et-commentary/conversion-a-new-breed-of-evangelical-groups-that-are-like-hyper-growth-startups/ By TV Mohandas Pai The Rajya Sabha has been paralysed by the Opposition on the “Ghar Vapasi” programe of a few organisations from the right. However, if you follow the debate, it is clear that this is a political battle by ... Read More

Church now a commercial venture in Ghana

http://www.spyghana.com/church-now-commercial-venture-ghana/ Right Reverend Francis Amenu, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Evangelical Presbyterian (E.P) Church, on Sunday said “false prophets” were making the church a commercial venture in Ghana. They “adulterate the Church of Christ through miracles” and confuse their followers ... Read More
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