Human Rights and the Human Quest

by Thomas K. Johnson
Views: 3995

Human Rights and Christian Ethics

by Thomas K. Johnson
Views: 4207

“He shall surely be executed” or “He shall be cut off from his people”

The Torah includes not only commandments concerning not only everday life and religious practice but also penalties for disobedience. Some, such as “He must die” or “He shall be stoned”, clearly intend capital punishment to be carried out by the people or its representatives. Theologians, however, still disagree on the meaning of “He shall be cut off from his people,” for the expression designates neither the party responsible for the administration of the penalty nor the manner in which was to be administered. James Jordan, for example, considers the term a command to excommunicate the guilty from society and from the sanctuary.
by Cambron Teupe
Views: 4219

Geneva Report 2005, A perspective on global religious freedom: challenges facing Christian Communities

The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) is honored to participate in the work of the 61st UN Commission on Human Rights. The WEA is a network giving worldwide identity and voice to more than 335 million Christians from 121 nations and over 100 international organizations. It maintains a wide net-work of about 2.000 members of parliament in 60 countries. Our organization seeks to promote integrity and justice at every level of society – individual, family, community and culture. The WEA strongly supports and stresses the right of every person to hold and practice their own religious convictions – or not to have any.
by World Evangelical Alliance
Views: 4068

Faith is a Human Right

by Thomas Schirrmacher
Views: 4241

Apostasy and Sharia

10 page long text on Sharia law in the Islamic countries - the early developments of Islamic law, the different schools of law and the application of Sharia.
by Christine Schirrmacher
Views: 4650

In the Shadow of the Cross

Join Glenn Penner as he explores suffering and persecution through the entire Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. Throughout the Scripture, the trials and persecutions of those who chose to live godly are revealed. From Cain to the prophets, from John the Baptist to the disciples, the world has always rejected (the) Truth. Included are observations and studies from nearly 200 Christian scholars, both ancient and modern. Never before has such an intensive study of persecution in the Bible been assembled. (315 pages)
by Glenn M. Penner
Views: 5434

Christian and Muslim Prayer

Muslim prayer differs fundamentally from Christian prayer in style, content, form and intention. Prayer is central significance in Islam. Its significance can hardly be overemphasised. When a Muslim mentions ‘prayer’, he generally means the mandatory ritual prayer, which he repeats five times daily. Ritual prayer is called “salat” in Arabic and must be performed daily at specific times by every adult Muslim, men and women, in Arabic, while facing Mecca. A Muslim who has forgotten or just omitted one of the five prayers must pray at a later point of time.
by Dr. Christine Schirrmacher
Views: 3707

Islamic 'Mission' (Da’wah)

Muslim apologists (defenders of their faith) frequently emphasize – not least of all in events featuring religious dialogue – that Islam, in contrast to the Christian churches, knows no kind of “mission”. In some cases, even a renunciation of Christian mission is demanded since, as is claimed, it is one of the greatest barriers to dialogue...
by Dr. Christine Schirrmacher
Views: 3563

Is Multiculturalism (Multi-Culti) at an End? The Lack of an Alternative to the Discussion of Values

“Multi-culti” – a catchword we all know. A concept that today is looked at rather critically but, in past decades, was to a large extent a guideline for the shared life of Christians and Muslims in Europe, even if by far not everyone was aware of this premise. Multi-culti – a result of an historical development into which we have stumbled rather than consciously planned and controlled. A development that, in addition, resulted from the false intellectual premises that accompanied the contemplation of the migration of Muslim workers to Germany, as well as from indifference and ignorance.
by Dr. Christine Schirrmacher
Views: 3795

Is the Bible a Falsification?

Among Muslims today, the idea that the text of the Bible has been falsified has long been a part of common belief. It is assumed that the Old as well as the New Testament originally were genuine revelations from God, but that in the course of time they were altered and distorted by human beings. Among Muslim non-theologians, there prevails only a vague knowledge about how these changes were undertaken and to which Biblical statements they are supposed to apply. Muslim theologians, on the other hand, attempt to corroborate the Islamic dogma of the falsification of the Biblical texts with arguments from the historical-critical exegesis of the Bible as practiced by Christian theologians.
by Dr. Christine Schirrmacher
Views: 4021

Qur'an and Bible Compared

The Qur'ân as well as the Bible recounts the story of Adam and his wife transgressing in paradise, of Mose and Israel's marching through the Red Sea, Qur'ân and Bible tell us of Jesus, Mary and John the Baptist. But not everything sounding similar has the same content and meaning. Let us look at some of the most remarkable similarities and differences between Bible and Qur'ân, between the Muslim and the Christian creed.
by Dr. Christine Schirrmacher
Views: 3719

Who is God in the Koran?

The Koran does not contain any passages which comprise any kind of systematic description of the characteristics of God. In Arabic he is called "Allah", which means simply "The God". God does not introduce himself in the Koran like he does in the Old Testament, with the words "I am who I am", (Exodus 3,14, NASB) but remains hidden - a mystery.
by Dr. Christine Schirrmacher
Views: 3740

Women in Islam

There is only very little that can be said in general about all women in Islam. The differences in the circumstances of life created by the urban or rural environment are too large; the gap between women in Afghanistan and Tunisia, between sternly religious families and secularized Muslims in the Western world, is too great. The question whether the woman concerned obtains access to schooling changes the circumstances of her life just as decisively as does her age at marriage and the view of the individual family about which Islamic regulations are to be applied in this family and how strictly. This article names several of these fundamental guidelines without, thereby, claiming automatically to describe the concrete living conditions of all Muslim women.
by Dr Christine Schirrmacher
Views: 3581

Gewalt gegen Abtreibungskliniken – ein evangelikales oder konservativ-katholisches Problem?

Nach einem Jahrzehnt Ruhe ist in den USA wieder ein Abtreibungsarzt erschossen worden. Scott Roeder erschoss den vielleicht bekanntesten Abtreibungsarzt Dr. Georg Tiller in Wichita (Kansas) vor seiner Kirchengemeinde.
by Prof. Dr. phil. Dr. theol. Thomas Schirrmacher
Views: 5453

Violence against Abortion Clinics – An Evangelical or conservative Catholic Problem?

After a decade of quiet, the United States has again experienced the murder of a doctor who performed abortions. Scott Roeder shot and killed Dr. George Tiller, perhaps the best known abortion doctor, in Wichita, Kansas in front of his church congregation.
by Prof. Dr. phil. Dr. theol. Thomas Schirrmacher
Views: 4121

The Islamic view of Christians: Qur'an and Hadith

A concise article that helps understand how Muslim view Christians and explains how Christian-Muslim relationships have evolved till our present days.
by Christine Schirrmacher
Views: 14705

2003, October Connections

Bulletin of the World Evangelical Alliance Missions Commission. Published three times yearly in  both print and electronic formats. The bulletin presents the work of the Missions Commission, it’s  Task Forces and Networks.
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