Vladimir Yakunin at “Peace With Russia” Conference in Berlin

German media has some interesting coverage of a recent conference in Berlin that was attended by Vladimir Yakunin (or “Wladimir Jakunin” in German transliteration), a close confidant of Vladimir Putin who has featured a number of times on this blog due to his involvement in soft power initiatives using culture and religion. The conference – titled Frieden […]

Religious Relics Transferred From Moscow to East Ukraine

Russian news-source RIA Novosti reports that relics of St George and a fragment of the Holy Cross have been transferred from Moscow to a cathedral in Donetsk (trans. via Google, tidied up a bit): “We took them to the holy land, holy relics will remain here forever. We want bloodshed in Donbas to cease, and to […]

Anti-Vax HCG-Tetanus Conspiracy Theory Backed By Catholic Groups In Kenya

From LifeSiteNews: …According to a statement released Tuesday by the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association, the organization has found an antigen that causes miscarriages in a vaccine being administered to 2.3 million girls and women by the World Health Organization and UNICEF. Priests throughout Kenya reportedly are advising their congregations to refuse the vaccine. “We sent six […]

Yehuda Glick Supporters Reject “Extremist” Tag

From the JTA, via the Forward: Yitzhak Glick cannot stand hearing his younger brother referred to as a right-wing “extremist.” “He is a man of peace and a huge supporter of religious dialogue,” he told JTA on Tuesday, one week after his brother Yehuda was shot in the chest and stomach outside Jerusalem’s Menachem Begin Center […]

Larry Jacobs on the WCF: “We’ve Never Said we’re Against Anything”

The Deseret News reports on a planning meeting for next year’s World Congress of Families event in Utah: The managing director of the World Congress of Families said the group has no animosity toward anyone but simply wants to affirm and defend the natural family. “We’ve always focused on the positive,” Larry Jacobs told the Deseret […]

Abuse of Children Accused of Witchcraft in UK Cited in USA as Evidence of Witchcraft

From Jennifer LeClaire, news editor at Charisma News: It started a little later than usual, but spiritual witchcraft is rising—and rising rapidly—in South Florida this October. My community is home to a large population of witches, pagans, Wiccans and other heathens who practice one form of witchcraft or another. Your community may not have palm trees […]

No, 4-Year-Olds in Canada Are Not Being Taught “How to Behead”

A lurid headline at WND: Canada Mosque Teaches 4-Year-Olds How To Behead The obvious implication is that very young children are being recruited to perform what has now become the most notorious killing method of Jihadi fanatics in Syria and Iraq. As WND hack Chelsea Schilling explains: Video footage of the Islamic Jaffari Center in Thornhill, Ontario, shows children […]

Chinese “Angel” Used To Promote Nigerian Witch Hysteria

Nigerian sceptic Leo Igwe has drawn attention to a Facebook post by a certain Pastor I.C. Ezeugwu, in which Ezeugwu describes an event he held in “a remote village in Edo State”: I titled the crusade “Operation Kill the Witches”. This title was necessitated as a result of the activities of witches in that village which included […]

Ted Cruz Tells Middle East Christians To “Stand With Israel”

From Tristyn Bloom at the Daily Caller: Sen. Ted Cruz was booed offstage at a conference for Middle Eastern Christians Wednesday night after saying that “Christians have no greater ally than Israel.” …”If you will not stand with Israel and the Jews,” he said. “Then I will not stand with you. Good night, and God bless.” […]

Yakunin Outfit Hides Involvement of Larry Jacobs and Don Feder in Conference Committee

At Mother Jones, Hannah Levintova has an interesting detail about what happened when she asked the World Congress of Families about its involvement with a “Large Families: The Future of Humanity” conference currently taking place in Moscow:  WCF managing director Larry Jacobs and WCF communications director Don Feder were listed on the forum’s seven-member organizing committee. As of […]