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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 ...

De-escalating Violence and the Human Story in Israel/Palestine
Originally Posted: 07/08/2014 - 3:58pm | Type: Blog

I was sitting in the airport the other day listening to yet another account of the current events unfolding in Israel and Palestine. Almost mechanically, the lips of the news anchor spilled out words like terr ...

The Play's the Thing
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 9:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Doris Bartel How community theater helped change a centuries-old tradition of kidnapping girls for marriage. ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Passion of Relisha Rudd
Originally Posted: 05/02/2014 - 5:35pm | Type: Blog

The first ominous sign that the Relisha Rudd case was slipping from the local Washington, D.C. imagination was when the police alert signs posted on the roads into the city had their messages changed, or were ...

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. ...

No Turning Away, or Back, After Seeing '12 Years a Slave'
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 1:33pm | Type: Blog

Before I saw the new film 12 Years A Slave, I knew nothing about Solomon Northrop or his astounding story of courage, forbearance, and faith. I’d never heard of Northrop, an African-American freeman, who was ...

Orthodox Rabbis Charged in Jewish Divorce Shakedown Plot
Originally Posted: 10/11/2013 - 2:11pm | Type: Blog

In a bizarre case involving threats of kidnapping, beatings, and physical torture — including the use of an electric cattle prod — two rabbis were charged in New Jersey in a scheme to force men to grant their ...

Ariel Castro: 'I Am a Sexual Predator. I Need Help.'
Originally Posted: 05/13/2013 - 11:16am | Type: Blog

We lie to ourselves if we imagine that our sin is no less ugly in the eyes of God than the worst imaginable. Is my, or your sin, really so different? Like everyone else I would gu ...

Pennsylvania Pastor and Church Charged in Mock Raid, Kidnapping
Originally Posted: 07/30/2012 - 3:17pm | Type: Blog

It was supposed to be a realistic lesson on the dangers missionaries sometimes face overseas. But after a mother’s complaint that her teen daughter was injured and terrorized during a mock terrorist kidnapping ...

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

Evangelical author nears the end of her "biblical year" From making her own clothes to praising her husband at the city gate to sleeping outside in a tent for the duration of her period, Rachel Held ...

That Thieving Christ and Advent
Originally Posted: 11/14/2011 - 10:04pm | Type: Blog

In this season in which we find ourselves there is an anticipatory feeling in the air. A waiting, a longing, and yearning. This is a time filled with preparations and signs and symbols. ...

Ahead of Sudan Vote, Concern over Interference by Lord's Resistance Army
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com"></a>The murderous regime in Khartoum is showing its true colors again. While they parade and pretend to be preparing for fair election ...

World Vision Staff Killed in Pakistan: The Cost of Courageous Compassion
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:33am | Type: Blog

When was the last time you felt gripped by crushing fear? Like the kind that might take over as you listen to friends and co-workers being killed? When was the last time you felt ...

A Disturbing Question and a Determined Conviction on the Treatment of Women
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:33am | Type: Blog

At the urging of one of <a href="http://www.ebcla.org">EBCLA's</a> deacons, I began reading <em>NY Times</em> bestseller <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/ ...

Human Trafficking, Justice, and CSI
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>I've gotten used to popular TV shows going the after-school special route and highlighting some issue or another. Granted, it boosts their ratings, but it also brings attention to issues that ne ...

Iran Elections: Hope, Excitement, Concern
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Elections -- indeed the democratic process itself -- shape countries, culture, and the future, no matter what their outcome.</p> Elections -- indeed the democratic process i ...

Save Darfur's Women: Rape as a War Crime
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

I recently heard a voice from Darfur. She sat on a stage in front of me, not on the pages of the newspaper, and Darfur's resilient voice said, "The crisis has turned our lives upside down."</ ...

Good News from Colombia: Rescue of FARC Hostages
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Its been months since I&acute;ve written anything about the current events in Colombia. But I can't let "the hug the country has been waiting for" slip by without comment.</p> ...