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If you wish to read more on the "Reconciliation Walk," click on the link."Nine hundred years ago, our forefathers carried the name of Jesus Christ in battle across the Middle East.Fuelled by fear, greed and hatred, they betrayed the name of Christ by conducting themselves in a manner contrary to His wishes and character."On the anniversary of the first Crusade, we also carry the name of Christ.We wish to retrace the footsteps of the Crusaders in apology for their deeds and in demonstration of the true meaning of the Cross. It's named for the hill in Athens where the philosophers used to meet and debate what life was all about.Thanks for letting me share part of my journey with you.Islamic activists have targeted Christians in an effort to purge the country of a Christian community dating back almost 2,000 years.
Two years ago, Mars Hill Church was the third-fastest growing large church in the country.A Christian imprisoned for blasphemy also recently died in prison after being regularly beaten.March 23, 2011 - (Iraq) A report by Sarah Mac Donald tells us that conditions for Christians in Iraq are so critical it's been described as "near-genocidal." Since 2003 more than 500 Christians have been murdered.This comes on the heels of the assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti, the only Christian member of government in Pakistan.
Bhatti was an outspoken critic of the anti-blasphemy law, used by Muslims to imprison Christians and other minorities.
Its original location in Seattle had spawned 14 other branches in five states, and 13,000 people attended weekly services at which founding pastor Mark Driscoll’s sermons were projected on large screens.