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Colo. Springs pastor indicted on theft charges

| May 22, 2009 | 0 Comments



A grand jury has indicted a pastor accused of embezzling money from an Episcopal church in Colorado Springs before breaking from it and joining another congregation. Police said a 20-count indictment of theft charges against the Rev. Donald Armstrong was handed down Wednesday. Armstrong is free on bail.   http://www.examiner.com/a-2030637~Colo__Springs_pastor_indicted_on_theft_charges.html




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Brazilian Police Thwart Neo-Nazi Bombing of Synagogues

| May 22, 2009 | 0 Comments



(IsraelNN.com) Brazilian police have thwarted an attempt by neo-Nazis to bomb at least two synagogues in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre. Police inspector Paulo Cesar Jardim said that a "major tragedy" was prevented. He said that the neo-Nazi group is comprised of about 50 well-organized dangerous criminals. A statement by the group said […]




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NY police: Terror suspects aimed for ‘jihad’

| May 21, 2009 | 0 Comments



NY police: Terror suspects aimed for 'jihad' Authorities say men arrested for planting mock explosive device outside Riverdale Temple and plotting to shoot down military plane were bent on launching holy war against America. Police chief: They said they were disturbed about Muslims being killed in Afghanistan, Pakistan Associated Press   http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3719607,00.html    




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Terror plot ‘worries’ Riverdale Jews

| May 21, 2009 | 0 Comments



David Winter, the executive director of the Riverdale Jewish Center, said on Thursday that police had assembled local rabbis in order to brief them on an averted plot to detonate a bomb outside the Jewish Center and the Riverdale Temple.   http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1242212432631&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull




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Four nabbed in plot to bomb NYC synagogues, shoot down planes

| May 21, 2009 | 0 Comments



The FBI arrested four men Wednesday in what authorities called a plot to detonate a bomb outside two Jewish places of worship and to shoot military planes with guided missiles. Officials told The Associated Press the arrests came after a long-running undercover operation that began in Newburgh, NY, about 110 kilometers north of New York […]




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Plots against Jewish targets in U.S.

| May 21, 2009 | 0 Comments



NEW YORK (JTA) — Lone attackers or small, independent groups with no formal ties to wider terrorist networks have planned several plots against Jewish targets. March 1, 1994 — Lebanese-born Rashid Baz opens fire on a van carrying 15 Chabad-Lubavitch rabbinical seminary students on the Brooklyn Bridge, killing Ari Halberstam, 16, and injuring three others. […]




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FBI foils NY synagogue bombing

| May 21, 2009 | 0 Comments



WASHINGTON – The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday night thwarted a plot to carry out a terror attack at two synagogues in New York's Bronx borough and shoot at Air National Guard military planes with stinger surface-to-air guided missiles. According to sources in the United States, four Muslims were arrested following an undercover investigation […]




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Vandals cause $40k in damages to church

| May 20, 2009 | 0 Comments



UPDATE: Grand Junction Police say the extent of damage is estimated at 30 to 40 thousands dollars. Every room except two were virtually destroyed. Vandals took baseball bats to every TV, set off fire extinguishers, sprayed graffiti and broke almost all the glass in the building. The vandals also burned the American flag and the […]




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Kid sets church on fire while 50 people inside

| May 20, 2009 | 0 Comments



Police on Tuesday were continuing their investigation into an aggravated arson where a boy or girl apparently set a fire inside a church while 50 parishioners were socializing in the basement after Sunday worship services.   http://www.suntimes.com/news/24-7/1582747,w-youth-church-fire-naperville-052009.article




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San Luis Obispo man arrested for vandalizing a local church

| May 15, 2009 | 0 Comments



An arrest has been made in the vandalism at the United Church of Christ Congregational Church on Los Osos Valley Road that has occurred over the past couple of weeks. Details are listed below in a press release from the San Luis Obispo Police Department.   WHAT: ARREST FOR ARSON / HATE-MOTIVATED VANDALISM WHERE: 11300 […]




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Swastikas painted on sign at future Chandler Jewish center

| May 13, 2009 | 0 Comments



Two swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti marks plastered both sides of the sign for a future Jewish center in Chandler Tuesday. The wood sign sat on a vacant lot near Ray Road and McClintock Drive where the Chabad Center for Jewish Living will be built.   http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2009/05/13/20090513cr-jewish0513.html




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Church treasurer indicted by grand jury

| May 12, 2009 | 0 Comments



RICHLANDS – A church treasurer was indicted on seven counts of embezzlement during the May 5 term of grand jury. Investigator R.W. Brown of the Richlands Police Department presented evidence against Susan Rebecca Clark, 51, of 115 Dye Lane Richlands. Clark served as Treasurer of First Christian Church from March of 2006 until January of […]




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Mexico violence curtails Dallas-area churches’ mission trips

| May 9, 2009 | 0 Comments



For Rita Thomas, nothing beats working in the hot sun in Juárez, Mexico, helping to build cinderblock homes for people used to living in dirt-floor shacks. "My heart is full when I'm there," said Thomas, who first went to Juárez 5 ½ years ago with a team from Suncreek United Methodist Church of Allen, and […]




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Vero Beach priest stabbed in confessional

| April 27, 2009 | 0 Comments



VERO BEACH, FL (WFLX) – A priest at Holy Cross Catholic Church is stabbed during confession. He is a man of the cloth just doing God's work at church this weekend. Then, he was stabbed twice in a confessional.   http://www.wflxfox29.com/Global/story.asp?S=10255197&nav=menu98_3




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India’s political parties told to make Christian security a priority

| February 3, 2009 | 0 Comments



The safety and security of minorities must be the top priority of India's political parties in the forthcoming elections, says the All India Christian Council. AICC secretary general John Dayal said on Monday that there was a need to "reassure minorities…that India continues to be the secular country envisaged by its founding fathers and guaranteed […]




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