30 December 2011

Day of prayer and fasting in Nigeria

Following the bombings by the Islamist sect Boko Haram - which is still not on the U.S. list of terrorist groups - that killed at least 200 Christians in Nigeria on Christmas Day, the Bishops of Nigeria have declared tomorrow, December 31, to be a day of prayer and fasting.

I will join in solidarity tomorrow with our persecuted brothers and sisters in Nigeria.  Please join me in praying for them and fasting with them.

6 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:24 AM

    Hey folks, Is going to be the U.S. much better off keeping Syria's Assad?

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  2. I'm not sure I understand your question.

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  3. I think he's asking if the U.S. should favor Assad's survival in Syria given that pro-Assad Christians might suffer in the aftermath. My own take is that Syria's prospects aren't especially bright in the short-term regardless.

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  4. You're right about the situation of the Christians, Brian, which is why the Copts have chosen to support Assad. Something like the devil you know is better than the devil you don't, I suppose.

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  5. Do you mean Syrian Christians? Copts are Egyptians and Ethiopians; Most Syrian Christians are Eastern Orthodox and Jacobite.

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  6. Yes, I did; thanks for the correction. Too many things flying through my mind today, I suppose.

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