Migrants ‘Express’-Baptized in Swimming Pool to Church of Finland’s Chagrin

CC0

Sputniknews - 17/1/18 Due to high demand among Muslim asylum-seekers wishing to convert to Christianity, "fast-track" baptism procedures have arisen in Finland. In the city of Oulu, a swimming pool has been repurposed for the traditional sacrament. The Church of Finland has been highly critical of the religious innovation, which was pioneered by parishes that don't belong to the Evangelical Lutheran Church, ...

Acts of Faith: Refugees Switch to Christianity to Avoid Deportation From Finland

CC0

Sputniknews - 30/7/17 When in Finland, do like the Finns do. This must be the logic of Muslim asylum seekers from Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq who according to recent reports are converting to Christianity by the hundred. Many of the apostates suggest they are facing persecution as infidels, which is why returning to their home countries ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Meets with Head of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 25/3/17 HELSINKI, FINLAND: On March 20, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; met with Archbishop Kari Mäkinen, Archbishop of Finland and Turku and Head of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland. The meeting was held in the Lutheran Evangelical Cathedral Hall of Helsinki, as part ...

WCC’s Trondheim Central Committee meet forges decisions around Pilgrimage of Justice, Peace – Exclusive

From Our Gulf News Correspondent - OCP News Service (Exclusive) - 5/7/16 TRONDHEIM, Norway: The World Council of Churches (WCC) Central Committee which recently concluded its 2016 meeting in Trondheim, an important Christian pilgrimage site, had its theme on “Pilgrimage: Discerning the Landscapes Together.” The week-long meeting which concluded on June 28 was the second gathering since ...

Islam should be taught in all German schools – Bavarian bishop

www.rt.com - May 2016 Islam must be taught in all German schools to help “immunize” pupils from radical leanings, Bavarian bishop of the Lutheran Church argues, calling on Muslim organizations to take responsibility for religious education. Introduction of “extensive Islam classes” in all German schools would best safeguard young Muslims from “fundamentalists’ temptation” towards them, Head of the ...

Tanzania: Six Churches Torched in One Week

Raymond Ibrahimc- September - October 2015 Over the course of last week, six Christian churches were burned down in northwest Tanzania. On September 23, the Living Waters International Church, Buyekera Pentecostal Assemblies of God, and Evangelical Assemblies of God Tanzania Church — three churches in total — were burned down. Three days later, on September 26, the ...