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Weekly Wrap 1.16.15: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Originally Posted: 01/16/2015 - 4:19pm | Type: Blog

1. Can the U.S. Ever Figure Out its Messed-Up Maternity Leave System? “According to the United Nations’ International Labour Organization, there are only two countries in the world that don’t have some form of ...

Which Terrorism Matters?
Originally Posted: 01/14/2015 - 10:52am | Type: Blog

It is not primarily American or European citizens who are losing their lives and livelihoods in the global terror epidemic. The narrative of the “Global War on Terror” has been sh ...

Nigerian Archbishop Calls for Unity Marches Following Boko Haram Massacres
Originally Posted: 01/12/2015 - 3:55pm | Type: Blog

Nigerian Roman Catholic Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama says his country needs a similar march to the one held in Paris on Jan. 11 to pay tribute to victims of Islamist militant attacks. ...

In Celebration of the 'Average' Church
Originally Posted: 12/19/2014 - 5:37pm | Type: Blog

Let me tell you why I, a pastor of one of those "average" churches, still bother. You may have never attended an "average" church, but you've certainly ...

Don’t Forget the Nigerian Schoolgirls, or Girls’ Education
Originally Posted: 11/07/2014 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Boko Haram is as much a threat to the women and girls of Nigeria as the Islamic State is to these same people in Iraq and Syria. And neither the U.S. nor the world can afford to allow one terrorist group to go ...

The Momentum of Peace
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 9:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Gopar Tapkida Christians and Muslims in Nigeria suppot interfaith efforts for reconciliation. THE VIOLENCE AN ...

Christian Suffering in a World of Suffering
Originally Posted: 05/27/2014 - 10:04am | Type: Blog

It seems that from a Christian perspective, suffering is to be expected and just part of the deal of Christian membership — a real scriptural blow to prosperity gospels! ...

Abducting Girls In The Name Of God
Originally Posted: 05/13/2014 - 2:05pm | Type: Press

May 13, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Abducting Girls in the Name of God
Originally Posted: 05/12/2014 - 3:21pm | Type: Blog

Invoking the name of God to justify human barbarity is a painfully tragic and an ongoing occurrence. If hearing these lies about God breaks our hearts, we can only imagine they must also break the heart of God ...

Lisa Sharon Harper Urges Prayer To #UpliftNigeria
Originally Posted: 05/12/2014 - 9:30am | Type: Press

May 9, 2014 Sojo in the News KineticsLive.com ...

Who is Allah? #BringBackOurGirls
Originally Posted: 05/08/2014 - 2:25pm | Type: Blog

Boko Haram’s abduction of these innocent girls is the bastardization of Islam because it is the bastardization of Allah. To justify abducting and selling young girls into slavery in the name of Allah is to red ...

Vatican Calls for Release of Kidnapped Nigerian Girls
Originally Posted: 05/08/2014 - 1:43pm | Type: Blog

The Vatican issued an urgent appeal Thursday for the release of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. The Vatican issued an urgen ...

In a Nutshell: What Is Boko Haram?
Originally Posted: 05/08/2014 - 1:33pm | Type: Blog

Boko Haram is among the most vicious terrorist groups operating in North Africa, home to some of the worst Islamist extremists in the world. Boko Haram is among the most vicious t ...

Nigerian Cardinal: Schoolgirls' Abduction Is Shameful
Originally Posted: 05/08/2014 - 10:43am | Type: Blog

The kidnapping of 300 teenage schoolgirls by the Islamist group Boko Haram has shamed Nigeria, Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan said Wednesday. The kidnapping of 300 teenage sch ...

Sermon: In the Breaking — #bringbackourgirls
Originally Posted: 05/05/2014 - 8:15am | Type: Blog

Listen to our cry. Listen to our sorrow. May God warm the hearts of the kidnappers and those who have purchased the girls. The first time I heard the news about the 270 Nigerian s ...

Nigerian Christians Begin Three-day Fast After Schoolgirls Kidnapped
Originally Posted: 04/23/2014 - 9:29am | Type: Blog

Christians began a three-day prayer and fasting period after Islamist Boko Haram militants kidnapped hundreds of schoolgirls in Nigeria and desperate parents joined the search in a remote forest. ...