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Witnessing The New Reach Of Pentecostalism

Annual Meeting Brings 7,000 To D.C. for Fellowship, Praise Washington Post, Aug. 3, 2002 By Caryle Murphy Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, August 3, 2002; Page B09 The spreading appeal of Pentecostalism was evident this week as about 7,000 members of one of the oldest Pentecostal denominations in the United States gathered at the Washington Convention Center for their annual convention. The eight-day conference, which concludes today, drew members of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World for fellowship and worship. The denomination’s leaders also decided at the convention to accept women in the highest position below that of bishop.

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In this issue: cult leader Debra Burslem, of the Magnificat Meal Movement, has fled Australia for the island nation of Vanuata. An Australian current affairs program tracked her down and confronted the ‘prophetess’ with claims that she has misused funds provided by her followers.

Plus: Does evangelist Reinhard Bonnke perform miracles?

Also: next month marks the 20th anniversary of doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo’s sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway.

And and in-depth look at the apocalyptic theology that fuels ISIS and other Muslim radicals around the world.

Many more religion news items…

Charismatic movement growing quickly worldwide

Charismatic Movement According to a recent Pew Research Center report on Global Christianity, 305 million Christians worldwide follow the charismatic movement.

“One of the reasons the charismatic movement is expanding … apart from salvation, we experience healing, miracles. The blind see, the lame get up and walk, and the deaf can hear. That attracts a lot of people,” says on pastor.

Brazil’s evangelical revolution sees miracle healers take centre stage

Brazil Brazil – and much of Latin America and the Caribbean — is in the midst of what believers proudly call an “evangelical revolution”.

According to the IBGE, Brazil’s census board, the country’s Catholic population fell from around 89% in 1980 to 74% in 2000, while its Pentecostal flock grew from 3% to 10%. Brazilian churches are opening branches from Buenos Aires to Port-au-Prince.