Missionary Finance

Evangelists have an enormous amount of money. These organizations are funded by ordinary citizens in the belief that they are contributing to alleviating the misery of less fortunate people in the developing countries.
How much money is collected? How is it spent? Who profits and who loses? The financial world is divided into 1) funds acquirers 2) funds utilizers.
Funds Acquirers: Organizations such as World Vision, Catholic Charities claim to be secular charities often having ‘who’s who’ in their boards. This helps them acquire funds. They have campaigns to raise funds during many disasters by running benefit shows, cricket matches and corporate events. They usually don’t maintain ground force to serve the needy. They usually donate to organizations which are usually mission agencies. This way they are insulated from all the nefarious activities of various church groups and missionary workers. For example; during Indian Ocean Tsunami, World Vision and International Cricket Council (ICC-cricket.org) organized a Tsunamic benefit match wherein the proceeds would go to World Vision. The distribution of funds is at the discretion of World Vision who donate only to Christians.
Funds Utilizers: These are the mission agencies and churches with ground force Corruption & Misuse ( 21 items )
Most churches and mission agencies in their financial statements show some Dollars ($$) as lost/stolen. Are they really stolen or used for clandestine activity?
Corruption and Misuse
Vatican Bank Investigated For Alleged Money Laundering
Criminal case filed against Bishop
‘Most Nigerian pastors are worse than beggars’
Pakistani Christians not beneficiary of Church run missionary schools
Behold the richest pastors in Nigeria!
US priests ‘in $800,000 theft’
Evangelist claims Rajasekhara Reddy had sought $5 million
India: Tsunami bishops trouble Tamil Nadu
Calif. Diocese Threatened With Contempt
Church is accused of defrauding flock
India 360: Are priests Corrupt?
Impact: Faith vendors under scanner
Priests sell baptism certificates
FBI Arrests Two Brazilian Bishops in Miami
Study finds embezzlement to be common in dioceses
Blending religion, taxes
Pensacola evangelist convicted of tax fraud
Many are fleecing, not feeding, the ‘sheep’
Mis-appropriation of christian missionary assets
USA: Bishops face racketeering charges
Time for some soul-searching
http://www.crusadewatch.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&sectionid=8&id=66&Itemid=28Corruption and Misuse
Income & Expenditure ( 3 items )
  • How much and how they get their funds and how is it spent
  • World Vision – A Case study (1 item ) World Vision, one of the best organized ‘so-called’ charity institution in the world projects itself as a secular charity guided by Christian principles.  The case study provides a review of its underhand activities and an analysis of its financial statements and tax returns. http://www.crusadewatch.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&sectionid=8&id=22&Itemid=28
  • Mother Teresa – A Case study (17 items) Mother Teresa, ‘the saint of Gutters’ and her activities are covered here.  She is the Gold Medalist in the Christian Public Relations competition.  Unfortunately most of the world media didn’t buy her PR technique and critically analyzed her activities. Read these
Letters Reveal Mother Teresa’s Secret – http://www.crusadewatch.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1047&Itemid=28
Mother Teresa: In Heaven or Hell?
Former Catholic Sister Says Even Mother Teresa Is a Fraud
The squalid truth behind the legacy of Mother Teresa
Severe Corruption and torture at Mother Teresa’s Ashrams
Tying up children is educational: Teresa’s nuns
Mother Theresa – Where are her millions? http://www.crusadewatch.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=87&Itemid=28
Time – What’s Mother Teresa Got to Do with It?
The saint business
Mommie Dearest – Christophe Hitchens – Slate
Indian Rationalists question mother Teresa’s ovarian miracle
India has no reason to be grateful to Mother Teresa – Sanal Edamaruku
Mother Teresa The Final Verdict
Doctor claims pressure to ratify Teresa’s ‘miracle’

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