Sunday, 15 June 2008

Children's charity hit by row over evangelism

ONE of the people who fronted Operation Christmas Child has quit because of its Christian evangelism.

The project, run by Samaritan's Purse, collects shoeboxes full of presents for needy children in eastern Europe and Africa.

However, regional organiser Steve Whaley has set up a secular organisation called OneChild OneWorld.

Steve, 56, said: "I wanted to open doors to people who are getting concerned about Samaritan's Purse's association with Christian evangelism.

"I wanted to appeal to a wider audience." Read more
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