“The Pastors” launch new talk show; first episode on abortion

Four South Carolina-based pastors have joined forces to create a new TV talk show. For their pilot episode on October 1, they discussed a challenging topic that is even controversial among Christians: Abortion.

They noted that since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, famed advocates for pro-life are experiencing extreme pleasure, as outspoken advocates for pro-choice are undergoing intense pressure. Yet, those suffering the most are women with the painstaking task of choosing either life or death for their unborn children.

Shane Wall, an Orangeburg, SC pastor and two-time bestselling author who spearheads and hosts the talk show, has been preaching for 39 years. During the episode, he asked, “What would you say to… a young girl who said to you that a family member [impregnated me]?” Glover Richberg, another Orangeburg, SC pastor who has been preaching for 11 years, responded, “That shame is not yours….”

Nicky Raiborde, a Columbia, SC pastor who has preached in over 80 countries in the past 25 years, said, “I actually felt a little bit guilty. I felt a little bit ashamed that all this time we’ve never taken the time to educate the people [concerning Abortion].” He continued, “…as a church, I think we have failed greatly in offering [a] proper response to abortion….” Brian Lee, a Columbia, SC pastor who has been preaching for 34 years, also remarked, “…much of the church and much of the world that is classified as pro-life are really pro-birth and not pro-life.”

When asked off-camera how they strategized to represent three ethnicities amongst the four of them, Wall said, “We never discussed or planned it.” Lee responded, “We never spoke about our races regarding the show. We’re just friends and brothers.”

The Pastors talk show aspires to support communities with love and commitment as pastoral members of society. Wall said, “I am in contact with several television stations and networks for future relationships.” The public is encouraged to subscribe to The Pastors’ YouTube channel at bit.ly/thepastors and their podcast at apple.co/3C1yqu7 to view and hear weekly episodes. The Pastors website is thepastors.tv. The talk show episodes feature practical next steps and generous offers from reputable companies providing free or affordable services relative to each episode’s topic.

Islamic Terrorists Attack Chibok Village in Northeast Nigeria

ABUJANigeria (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremist militants killed three Christians in an attack on a village of Chibok County, northeast Nigeria on Tuesday (Oct. 4) that wounded dozens of others and burned homes, sources said.

The terrorists attacked Njilang village, Borno state, in the latest of many acts of terrorism over several years targeting the Chibok area. An area resident identified the assailants as members of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), though local news reports attributed the assault to Boko Haram. A faction of Boko Haram in 2016 aligned with the Islamic State and changed its name to ISWAP, and many Nigerians still refer to the group as Boko Haram.

Area resident Daniel Musa said ISWAP militants attacked after 2:30 a.m. armed with high-powered weapons, surrounding the village about four kilometers from Chibok town and shooting at Christian villagers who tried to flee after waking to the sound of gunshots.

“The ISWAP terrorists also set fire on six houses and looted five shops belonging to Christians in the village, and afterwards burned down the shops,” Musa told Morning Star News in a text message.

Musa said ISWAP has attacked three other predominantly Christian communities in the area in the past two weeks.

Umar Ibrahim, chairman of the Chibok Local Government Council, confirmed that the attack on Njilang community.

“This is not the first time our communities are being attacked, because ever since Boko Haram insurgents began their destructions in Borno state, Chibok communities have been under constant attacks,” Ibrahim said in a text message. “Preliminary reports I have received indicate that so far three persons have been confirmed killed, while many houses were destroyed and shops looted by the terrorists.”

Military authorities said earlier this month that 98 of the 276 high school girls kidnapped from Chibok town by Boko Harm in 2014 remain missing.

Col. Obinna Ezuipke, head of intelligence the military high command in the northeast, said that 57 of the girls escaped in 2014, and 107 were released in 2018. Three of the girls were recovered in 2019, two in 2021 and nine have been rescued this year, leaving 98 who remain in captivity, he said.

Maj. Gen. Chris Musa on Oct. 1 told a Nigerian TV station that the military is still searching for Leah Sharibu, kidnapped on Feb. 19, 2018, alongside more than 100 other students of the Government Girls Science and Technical Secondary School in Dapchi, Yobe state. While the other girls were released in March 21, 2018 after the kidnappers’ negotiations with the government, the terrorists retained the then-16-year-old Leah because she refused to renounce Christ.

“We will not rest until Leah Sharibu and other Chibok girls are returned and united with their families,” Musa said. “We won’t rest until all of them are safely returned.”

Nigeria led the world in Christians killed for their faith last year (Oct. 1, 2020 to Sept. 30, 2021) at 4,650, up from 3,530 the previous year, according to Open Doors’ 2022 World Watch List report. The number of kidnapped Christians was also highest in Nigeria, at more than 2,500, up from 990 the previous year, according to the WWL report.

Nigeria trailed only China in the number of churches attacked, with 470 cases, according to the report.

In the 2022 World Watch List of the countries where it is most difficult to be a Christian, Nigeria jumped to seventh place, its highest ranking ever, from No. 9 the previous year.

Source : Morning Star News

Congregation and Family Mourns Death of Rev. Willie Boyd Jr in a Car Crash

MEMPHIS — A beloved Memphis pastor and youth advocate was killed in a car accident Saturday, said Bishop Emeritus Henry Williamson Sr. of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.

The Rev. Willie Boyd Jr., pastor of Greenwood CME Church, left behind three children and his wife, who were not in the car at the time of the accident, Williamson said.

“We miss him like a son or a brother,” Williamson said. “That’s how people thought about him. A son or a brother. He’s irreplaceable.”

Boyd, 44, was a native Memphian, attending White Station High School, LeMoyne-Owen College and Bethel College in McKenzie, according to an archived biography listed on his church’s website. He would later attend Grand Canyon University, receiving a Master of Education with a concentration in special education, and Memphis Theological Seminary.

Before his death Saturday, Boyd posted on his Facebook that it was his “birthday weekend.”

While a college student, Boyd served as youth pastor at his home church, Mt. Pisgah CME Church, and in 2003 was ordained a deacon and assigned to pastor Morris Chapel C.M.E. Church. In 2004, he was ordained an elder.

 

Boyd would later pastor the historic Martin Memorial Temple CME Church, also spending part of 2015-2016 assigned to a role in California.

Williamson named Boyd pastor of Greenwood CME about two years ago, Williamson said.

“We needed his skills and abilities to handle a major charge and a great congregation,” Williamson said. “And the people of his church both at Martin and at Greenwood loved him tremendously. He was a master pastor and administrator in the life of the church.”

Boyd “never met a stranger,” Williamson said, working well with people of all ages. He was “powerful in the pulpit,” a great singer and someone who “loved God and loved people.”

“Not only did he have a powerful influence as a pastor bringing people into the church and knowledge of Jesus Christ, but he worked with juveniles who had some criminal background and element, and he was able to reform them and help them to choose a better lifestyle,” Williamson said. Read more.

Source: Black Christian News

Evangelists Sustain Knife Wounds after Debates in Uganda

NAIROBIKenya (Morning Star News) – Two evangelists on Sept. 24 sustained deep knife wounds after leading several Muslims to Christ at debates on Islam and Christianity in eastern Uganda, sources said.

Andrew Dikusooka, 35, and 26-year-old Ronald Musasizi had debated Islamic scholars in several areas around Iganga District, and some attacked them after a Sept. 20-24 series of such debates in the district’s predominantly Muslim Nampirika village, said a leader of their ministry, unnamed for security reasons.

“The two evangelists are nursing terrible wounds on their sick beds in Iganga town after being attacked and beaten by radical Muslims,” the leader told Morning Star News.

Dikusooka said that after the last day of the debate, well-known Muslims were among those who put their faith in Christ.

“Many people gave their lives to Christ, including Muslims, witchdoctors and street vendors,” Dikusooka told Morning Star News. “The conversion of these people angered Muslims who began shouting to disrupt the occasion. When the meeting ended, we took the new converts aside and had a few minutes explaining the meaning of the new life in Christ and the commitment to follow Jesus Christ.”

They were halfway home at about 7:30 p.m. when a group of Muslims blocked them near a railroad crossing shouting, “They are the ones – beat them, beat them,” he said.

“They then started beating us with blunt objects, and one named Shafiki Mugendawala from Nasuuti, in Iganga, hit me with a sharp knife right on my head,” Dikusooka told Morning Star News. “Another named Musiitwa Manisuuli from Kigulu Iganga, struck my friend in the belly and hands.”

He knew the assailants because they had debated them on several occasions, he said.

“Both of us fell down as a bright light flashed from a coming vehicle that appeared from the opposite direction,” he said. “From that time onwards, we did not know what happened. We only found ourselves in the hospital in Iganga town with deep wounds.”

The driver of the vehicle was the one who rescued them and drove them to the hospital, they later learned.

At this writing the two evangelists were still recovering in the hospital.

“Since we know the attackers, after our release from the hospital we shall by all means file a case against them,” Dikusooka said. “Please pray for us for quick healing.”

The attack was the latest of many instances of persecution of Christians in Uganda that Morning Star News has documented.

Uganda’s constitution and other laws provide for religious freedom, including the right to propagate one’s faith and convert from one faith to another. Muslims make up no more than 12 percent of Uganda’s population, with high concentrations in eastern areas of the country.

Source : Morning Star New

Changes to British Royal Titles Since the Death of Queen Elizabeth II

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A lot of people don’t understand the royal titles, who, and why the titles is formally given to each person in the royal family. Usefulcharts had to explain this in a more simpler form.

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Someone said, ” I have the feeling that if and when Princess Anne passes away, her title The Princess Royal may be given to Charlotte since she will basically be in the same situation as Anne due to being the second born child but only daughter of the heir. The chances of Charlotte being Queen are very slim just like Anne’s were so giving charlotte that title in the future would make sense. ”

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Queen Elizabeth II laying in state at Great Westminster Hall

From today, at 15:30, Queen Elizabeth II laying in state at Great Westminster Hall, London , United Kingdom

Preparation for her funeral slated for Monday, 19th of September 2022 is underway.

PAKISTAN needs You

According to Claas, One third of Pakistan is under water. Villages are cut off, many people are homeless, and there is a high risk of water borne diseases such as cholera. People urgently need food, clean water, and shelter.

According to Reuters, as of 9th of September 2022:

    • 1500+ lives have been lost.
    • 33 million people affected.
    • 372,823 buildings destroyed.

Claas are working with their team in Pakistan to respond to this devastating situation and bring relief and hope in the midst of the catastrophe by distributing food parcels to families hit by the floods.

Your donation could provide essential support for a family who has had to leave their home or watch their livelihood be washed away.

Give to those in need:

    • £25 could provide an emergency supply of food, to a family for the short term
    • £50 could provide an emergency supply of food, to a family for a month
    • £100 could provide a food package, water and non-food items (e.g. blankets, soap and hygiene packs)

Your donation could save lives and support those in greatest need!

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Queen Elizabeth II has Died

Queen Elizabeth II the Queen of the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth realms has died this afternoon, the 8th of September, 2022.

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Christian woman in hiding after being threatened with death if she doesn’t convert to Islam

A Christian woman and her five children have been forced into hiding after she was threatened with death unless she agreed to convert to Islam.

Naseem Bibi is refusing to abandon her Christian faith even though it means she has had to flee her home with her children – four daughters aged 12, 14, 20 and 22, and one 8-year-old son.

She says an Islamic group has forced around a hundred people in her area – both Christians and non-Christians – to convert to Islam.

As part of a campaign to woo converts, she says her husband and his friend were both offered a house each and told that the group would cover the wedding expenses of their daughters.

Despite claims by the group that the conversions have happened voluntarily, Naseem says people like her have been put under pressure.

Tragically, she is being threatened by her own husband and his friend who are ready to accept the bribe for conversion, and says that they are now among those looking for her.

“We wanted to give an education to our children but due to our financial position, we could not send them to school,” she told the Centre for Legal Aid, Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS-UK), which is helping her.

“My eldest daughter is 22 and we don’t have money for her wedding but I cannot accept this offer of converting to Islam with my children and then marrying my daughters to a Muslim man.”

She fears that she and her children will be killed if her hiding place is uncovered and she again refuses to convert to Islam.

A local church has stepped in to provide Naseem and her children with temporary shelter but the pastor said that a few days ago, some people were asking about her.

“I am scared and trying to move to another safe place with my children,” she said.

“They are too powerful, and we have no resources to fight with them. We need urgent legal and financial support.”

She added, “I was born a Christian and will remain a Christian until my last breath and I’ll make every effort to make my children stronger Christians and make sure that they marry to Christian partners and not become Muslims.”

Nasir Saeed, Director of CLAAS-UK, said that while her case is a “tragedy”, sadly many Christians in Pakistan are being threatened like this.

“The national media isn’t paying any attention and is failing in its responsibility to highlight the ongoing suffering of non-Muslims,” he said.

“The reality is that the forced conversion of Christian and Hindu girls is happening in Pakistan and is one of the most serious concerns now for religious minorities in the country.

“Yet the government has failed to pass any legislation to stop it. At all levels – law enforcement, the courts, the government – young Christian and Hindu girls and their families are being failed by those in the position to help them.

“Religious minorities do not feel safe in their own country. Justice is not being done. Legislation must be drawn up to put a stop to the illegal and immoral forced conversion of young religious minority girls instead of targeting Christian organisations bravely speaking up about this issue.

“If the Pakistani government won’t do anything to stop it, then the international community must do more to put pressure on Pakistan’s leaders to protect human rights.”

To help support against Christian Persecution, contact CLAAS: info@claas.org.uk

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Liz Truss becomes UK’s 56th Prime Minister

Liz Truss become the United Kingdom 56th Prime Minister, and the 3rd UK female Prime Minister.

Mary Elizabeth Truss, born 26 July 1975, always known as Liz Truss, is a British politician who is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. She has served as the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs since 2021 when appointed by Boris Johnson and Minister for Women and Equalities since 2019.

She is a member of the Conservative Party, and has been Member of Parliament (MP) for South West Norfolk since 2010. She has served in various Cabinet positions under former Prime Ministers David Cameron, Theresa May and Boris Johnson.

Liz Truss attended Merton College, Oxford. In 1996, she graduated and joined the Conservative Party. Truss was elected for South West Norfolk at the 2010 general election. As a backbencher, she called for reform in several policy areas including childcare, mathematics education and the economy.

Truss served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Childcare and Education from 2012 to 2014, before being appointed to the Cabinet by David Cameron as Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in the 2014 cabinet reshuffle. Though she was a supporter of the Britain Stronger in Europe campaign for the UK to remain in the European Union in the 2016 referendum, she supported Brexit after the result.

After Cameron resigned in July 2016, Truss was appointed Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor by Theresa May.  After the 2017 general election, Truss was appointed Chief Secretary to the Treasury. After May resigned in 2019, Truss supported Johnson’s bid to become Conservative leader. He appointed Truss as Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade. She took on the additional role of Minister for Women and Equalities in September 2019. She was promoted to Foreign Secretary by Johnson in the 2021 cabinet reshuffle. She was appointed the Government’s chief negotiator with the European Union and UK chair of the EU–UK Partnership Council in December 2021.

Following Boris Johnson’s resignation, Liz Truss won the 2022 Conservative Party leadership election.