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Devils in the Details: Robertson's Revision of Haitian History

Whether or not Robertson had malicious intentions when he declared that Haiti's tragic history was the result of a "pact with the devil" made by early leaders of the revolt against their French col
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An Evangelical Missionary's Honest Perspective on Pat Robertson's Haiti Remarks

When I was a student at Christ for the Nations School of Missions, I learned about the so-called "pact with the devil" that the African slaves of Haiti made to free themselves from the French.
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A Prayer of Confession, Repentance, and Action for Haiti

Hear our cry, O Lord. Attend unto our earnest prayer. From cracks in the earth, O Lord, do we cry unto you.
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Nothing But Faith

The jobs that pay my bills -- speaking and managing EAPE -- often carry me far from the jobs that don't: writing and loving my neighbors here in Walnut Hills.
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On the Ground in Haiti

Thank you so much for your concern, prayers, and gifts for people in Haiti. Here is a three-minute video from Haiti Partners co-director John Engle, who is in Port-au-Prince right now.
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Hearing MLK's Full Message

This year, as we celebrate the birth of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. we are too often tempted to celebrate what has been achieved rather than examine what God continues to call out of us. Hopefully we know that there is no such thing as "post-racial," even after the election of an African American president.
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Evaluating President Obama's Response to the Haiti Earthquake

This morning President Barack Obama promised the people of Haiti that they would not be "forsaken" or "forgotten." Yesterday he told Americans, "We have to be here for them in their hour of need."
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More Haitian History and Perspective on Pat Robertson and the 'Pact with the Devil'

Like many of you, my first reaction when hearing Pat Robertson's as
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Religion and Women: The Oldest Injustice

Nicolas Kristof had a recent article in The New York Times titled, "Religion and Women," t
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