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Kenya's Catholic Bishops Sued After Canceling Lease for Muslim-run Restaurant
Originally Posted: 07/21/2014 - 9:27am | Type: Blog

The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops is facing a lawsuit over the cancellation of a rental contract for a restaurant operated by a Somali Muslim. The Kenya Conference of Catho ...

In Kenya, a Pastor with Disabilities Breaks Barriers for Others
Originally Posted: 07/08/2014 - 2:54pm | Type: Blog

On a Sunday at the Presbyterian church in the Bahati neighborhood, a young woman haltingly approaches the pulpit with a walking cane in one hand and a Bible in the other. On a Su ...

Kenya's Religious Leaders Semand Government Response to Deadly Terror Attack
Originally Posted: 06/17/2014 - 5:11pm | Type: Blog

Christian and Muslim leaders united Tuesday to demand government action after a deadly terror attack in Kenya’s coastal region. Christian and Muslim leaders united Tuesday to dema ...

Walk a Mile in My Shoes
Originally Posted: 01/28/2014 - 9:56am | Type: Blog

It troubles me that many Christians easily absorb popular sentiments against undocumented immigrants. Many Christians seem oblivious to the horrible conditions in which people are living, conditions that cause ...

Pentecostal Pastors in Africa Push Prayer, Not Drugs, for People with HIV
Originally Posted: 12/04/2013 - 3:37pm | Type: Blog

At prayer healing services in some Pentecostal churches, pastors invite people infected with HIV to come forward for a public healing, after which they burn the person’s anti-retroviral medications and declare ...

In Kenya Attack, Weakened Al-Shabab Seeks a Foothold in Kenya
Originally Posted: 09/23/2013 - 4:33pm | Type: Blog

The deadly mall attack in Kenya on Saturday is a sign that the al-Qaida-affiliated group that carried it out has been dealt a blow in Somalia and they are looking to generate headlines with more high-profile a ...

African Religious Leaders Reject Obama’s Call to Decriminalize Homosexuality
Originally Posted: 07/08/2013 - 11:46am | Type: Blog

Religious leaders in Africa strongly rebuked President Obama’s call to decriminalize homosexuality, suggesting it’s the reason why he received a less-than-warm welcome during a recent trip to the continent. ...

From Kenya, Bearing Testimony and Honoring Story
Originally Posted: 05/10/2013 - 10:45am | Type: Blog

We have come to Kenya to hear our brothers and sisters bear witness to the ways environmental degradation and recent changes in the climate are harming them. Their testimony is disturbing and compelling. Their ...

Why Am I Flying to Kenya When I Have So Much Work to Do At Home?
Originally Posted: 05/02/2013 - 11:49am | Type: Blog

Is there anything more important to us than the air we take into our lungs every few seconds? The water that keeps us and all living things going? The soil that roots our food and our communities? Or the weath ...

Poor, Small, Broken — Beautiful
Originally Posted: 01/28/2013 - 1:36pm | Type: Blog

My poor, smart, small, broken looking student is indeed like beautiful music ... beautiful in his simplicity, astonishing in his complexity. He is like the galimoto. He is a gift to me and to the world. ...

Kenyan Church Leaders Say Laws Would Weaken Marriage
Originally Posted: 11/19/2012 - 10:10pm | Type: Blog

Kenyan church leaders are lining up in opposition to proposed new marriage bills, which they say will weaken marriage by allowing cohabiting couples to register as married. One bill would bring Christian, Hindu, Muslim, civil, and customary marriages ...

Churches Attacked in Kenya, Nigeria
Originally Posted: 04/30/2012 - 3:29pm | Type: Blog

Kenyan churches are tightening security after a lone attacker exploded a grenade inside an evangelical church in Nairobi on Sunday (April 29), killing one person and injuring 15. ...

Hit the Hallelujah Button: Kuwa na Krismasi njema!
Originally Posted: 12/20/2011 - 4:00pm | Type: Blog

Each day leading until Christmas we will post a different video rendition of the "Hallelujah Chorus" for your holiday enjoyment and edification. Today's installment comes from the POTS Chorus o ...

'Ǎhk-Toong Bāy-Bi Covered': New U2 Album Aids Victims of East Africa Famine
Originally Posted: 11/17/2011 - 4:28pm | Type: Blog

All of the proceeds from the album, 'Ǎhk-Toong Bāy-Bi Covered,' featuring Patti Smith, Snow Patrol, Depeche Mode, Jack White, The Fray and others covering U2's famous 1991 album 'Achtung Ba ...

Report from the Global Christian Forum in Indonesia: Day Five, Heading Home
Originally Posted: 05/23/2013 - 3:26pm | Type: Blog

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the fifth and final installment in a week-long series of reports from the Global Christian Forum in Manado, Indonesia filed by Wes Granberg-Michaelson, the former General Sec ...

Report from the Global Christian Forum in Indonesia: Day Two
Originally Posted: 05/23/2013 - 3:27pm | Type: Blog

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second in a week-long series of reports from the Global Christian Forum in Manado, Indonesia filed by Wes Granberg-Michaelson, the former General Secretary of the Reformed Chur ...

Trees: In Honor of Wangari Maathai
Originally Posted: 10/06/2011 - 10:02am | Type: Blog

When Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai was a girl in Kenya, her mother taught her that the wild fig tree was a tree of God. When Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wanga ...

Today's News Round-up
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 5:24am | Type: Blog

Aide: Obama faces 'titanic struggle' in 2012 Aide: Obama faces 'titanic struggle' in 2012 President Obama and aides are bracing for a tough re-el ...

Picture This
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Picture this: Hundreds of thousands of women, men, and children plod across barren cracked earth. Picture this: Hundreds of thousands of women, men, and children plod across bar ...

Why is America Cutting Emergency Food Aid in the Middle of a Famine?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

When I first visited Ethiopia at the height of the 1984 famine, I watched as twenty-four people died of starvation in less than fifteen minutes, right in front of my eyes. When ...

Sudan: History Must Not Repeat Itself
Originally Posted: 07/25/2011 - 8:53am | Type: Blog

We cannot allow the history of a brutal genocide to repeat itself in Sudan, nor denial and inaction to repeat itself in Washington, D.C., but both are happening at this very moment ...

The Meaning of America: President Obama's Address to Parliament
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Biblical wisdom teaches: "it has not yet been revealed what we shall be." Such is the case with every child, every grandchild, and great grandchild -- those we know and those we will never meet. ...

Study Finds White Evangelicals Believe in American Exceptionalism
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

More than eight-in-10 white evangelical Christians in the United States believe that God has granted the United States a special role in history, according to a study released Wednesday.</p> ...

Looking Towards South Sudan's Referendum
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

[<em><strong>Editor's Note:</strong> As Sudan prepares for the key January 9 referendum in which South Sudan will decide whether to become independent, as outlined by the 2005 agreement ...

Political Games in Dead-Serious Times
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Some brief observations on the <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/elections/" target="_blank">2010 election season</a> which, thankfully, has come to an end:</p> ...

The Legacy of Martin Luther King: From 1963 to 2010
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;"><a href="/sites/default/files/images/100826_MLK.jpg"></a>[Editor's Note: In anticipation of the anniversary of the March on Washington on ...

The Gulf Oil Spill as Seen from Africa
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

I'm in Kenya with a group of about<a href="http://www.amahoro-africa.org/" target="_blank"> 150 emerging leaders </a>from across East and South Africa. ...

Sudanese Churches' Four Key Concerns on Troubled Elections--and Four Ways We Can Help
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Sudan's impending presidential and parliamentary elections have degenerated into a chaotic mixture of fraud accusations, boycotts, political assassinations, intimidation, abuses of power by the rul ...

Fighting for Their Lives
Originally Posted: 05/08/2013 - 8:48am | Type: Magazine Article

Beatrice Spadacini Women's advocacy groups in Kenya take on the issues that most hit home. Last April, 10 ...

Obama, Africa, and Truth-Telling
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Now that the Cold War that was anything but cold in Africa is over; now that the CIA, as far as we know, no longer pays for the overthrow and murder of democratically elected leaders as it did with ...

Evangelical Leaders Overlook Minorities
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

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What Keeps Us From Living MLK's Dream?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Last year Naomi Tutu and I met on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to keep vigil on the 40th anniversary of the martyrdom of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Friends joined us from around the cou ...

A First Person Fight for the Millenium Development Goals
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=events.m2ep&amp;item=m2ep-home"></a>I am the tenth of 17 children from a polygamous East African family. I hail from the village ...

Our Children's 'Audacity of Hope'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

"I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord "I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord (audacity of hope, Barack Obama, change, Children, Educatio ...

Christians Push Peace in Kenya
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Alexis Vaughan As Kenya continues to transition from a one-party nat ...

A Cry for Kenya
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>My heart cries out for the people of Kenya. The unfolding crisis conjures up haunting and horrific images of Rwanda. My heart cries out for the people of Kenya. The u ...

Until Things Fall Apart
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julienne Gage Why does the West ignore Africa until crisis strikes? The West paid little attention to ...