A bookstore inside a former Dominican Church in Holland

Boekhandel Selexyz Dominicanen, a 700-year-old former Catholic Church in the Netherlands city of Maastricht, has been converted into a book shop. It is probably the grandest book shop in Netherlands. Boekhandel Selexyz Dominicanen Church Building dates back to 1294 AD,  around eighty years after Saint Dominic formed the Order of Preachers. Unfortunately during Napoleon Bonaparte’s invasion… Read More A bookstore inside a former Dominican Church in Holland

 A firm with German-Austrian roots was chosen to design the church in 1911, Worthmann & Steinbach produced a plan that referenced one of Poland’s best-known monasteries, replete with Baroque ornament and other features borrowed from recognizable Polish landmarks. Unfortunately, World War I broke out before construction began. Resources were not available to begin construction until… Read More

Asia Bibi, a poor Christian Woman accused of Blasphemy is finally free after Suffering for 8 Years

Asia Bibi, a mother of five hailing from Punjab province, was convicted of blasphemy in 2010 and sentenced to be hanged till death after she was accused of defaming the name of the Prophet Mohammed during an argument with Muslim colleagues. The workers had refused to drink from a bucket of water that Asia Bibi… Read More Asia Bibi, a poor Christian Woman accused of Blasphemy is finally free after Suffering for 8 Years

Whiteley Memorial Methodist Church, New Plymouth

The name commemorates Reverend John Whiteley, who commissioned the first Christian mission in Taranaki at Ngamotu in 1839. Whiteley was ordained in 1832 and reached New Zealand in 1833. He took missionary journeys mostly on foot. He took up missionary work among the Maoris with great enthusiasm, become a fluent speaker in Maori and was… Read More Whiteley Memorial Methodist Church, New Plymouth