A breakthrough meeting in the Arabian Peninsula came and went with hardly any notice. A delegation from the US Commission on International Religious Freedom recently met for the first time ever with Saudi Arabia’s Religious Police. In a country known for its persecution of Christians, this was a huge step.
BY DARLENE SUPERVILLE AND ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON
Freed American pastor Andrew Brunson fell to one knee in the Oval Office and placed his hand on President Donald Trump’s shoulder in prayer before asking God to provide Trump “supernatural wisdom to accomplish all the plans you have for this country and for him.”
Religious leaders under the aegis of Interfaith Initiative for Peace (IIP) on Friday in Abuja appealed to the abductors of Leah Sharibu to release the girl and abandon their threat of executing her. The leaders made the appeal on the sideline of a Peace conference organised by IIP towards the 2019 general elections.
The American evangelical Christian pastor at the center of a row between Ankara and Washington arrived at his home in Turkey on Friday after a Turkish court ruled he could go free, a move that may signal a major step toward mending ties between the allies. According to Reuters, Andrew Brunson arrived at his house in the Aegean coastal province of Izmir, a Reuters cameraman said, having left the courthouse in a convoy of cars.