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Weekly Wrap 5.1.15: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Originally Posted: 05/01/2015 - 3:21pm | Type: Blog

Officers Charged in Freddie Gray's Death, Ruled a Homicide 1.  Officers Charged in Freddie Gray's Death, Ruled a Homicide “In an unexpected announcement Frid ...

One Year Later, Girls Kidnapped by Boko Haram Still Missing
Originally Posted: 04/14/2015 - 10:57am | Type: Blog

One year after the kidnapping of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls by terror group Boko Haram, more than 200 kidnapped children remain missing. One year after the kidnapping of 276 Nigeri ...

Anglican Communion’s New Secretary General Draws Praise from Africa, Condemnation Elsewhere
Originally Posted: 04/13/2015 - 4:29pm | Type: Blog

African Anglicans welcomed the appointment of a Nigerian bishop as the next secretary general of the 85 million-member Anglican Communion, even as others criticized the appointment because of his anti-gay comm ...

Can a Muslim President Defeat Boko Haram? Nigerians Are Betting on It
Originally Posted: 04/02/2015 - 10:38am | Type: Blog

A northern Nigeria Muslim leader who promised to pursue a nonreligious agenda as president will now have to deal with an Islamic terrorist insurgency that has wreaked chaos in the country’s north. ...

Nigerian Christians May Back a Muslim Candidate in Upcoming Presidential Elections
Originally Posted: 03/25/2015 - 11:23am | Type: Blog

Some Nigerians fear that another term for Jonathan would mean institutionalization of corruption and emergence of more Muslim extremist groups in addition to Boko Haram. Under t ...

Boko Haram Pledges Loyalty to Islamic State
Originally Posted: 03/09/2015 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Boko Haram’s leader has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State in a new audio message, according to a group that monitors extremist activity. Boko Haram’s leader has pledged all ...

Nigeria Postpones Presidential Election, Citing Ongoing Violence by Boko Haram
Originally Posted: 02/10/2015 - 11:04am | Type: Blog

Nigeria’s election commission has postponed national elections for six weeks saying it would not be able to provide security for voters in the northeast region of the country most affected by the Islamist grou ...

Which Terrorism Matters?
Originally Posted: 01/14/2015 - 11:52am | 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 ...

A Complicated World Intrudes Upon an Ideologically Driven Congress
Originally Posted: 01/13/2015 - 4:04pm | Type: Blog

The disconnect between what Congress wants to do and what the nation needs done is vast and bizarre. While a new Congress relentlessly pursued its ideological agenda to trim gove ...

Sierra Leone Bans Christmas, New Year’s Celebrations to Prevent Spread of Ebola
Originally Posted: 12/15/2014 - 3:29pm | Type: Blog

The government of Sierra Leone banned public Christmas and New Year’s celebrations because they may exacerbate efforts to eradicate the Ebola virus. The government of Sierra Leon ...

Don’t Forget the Nigerian Schoolgirls, or Girls’ Education
Originally Posted: 11/07/2014 - 3:17pm | 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 ...

Some Nigerians Call for Banning the Hijab to Prevent Female Suicide Bombers
Originally Posted: 08/08/2014 - 5:12pm | Type: Blog

In northern Nigeria, mounting fears of militant female suicide bombers have raised calls to ban the hijab, or the veil that covers the head, chest and, in some cases, the entire body. Last week, four women be ...

RESOURCE: "Christians, Muslims, and the Common Good"
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 1:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors A study guide for engaging Muslim-Christian relations. Christians and Muslims in Nigeria are work ...

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

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

The First Multimedia Blowup Moment
Originally Posted: 06/02/2014 - 11:10am | Type: Blog

The moment of Pentecost was an enormous multisensory event. It was the equivalent of a something going viral on social media — but on an even grander scale. Can you imagine sittin ...

Christian Suffering in a World of Suffering
Originally Posted: 05/27/2014 - 11:04am | 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: 05/12/2014 - 4:21pm | 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 ...

Who is Allah? #BringBackOurGirls
Originally Posted: 05/08/2014 - 3:25pm | 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 - 2:43pm | 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 - 2:33pm | 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 ...

Sermon: In the Breaking — #bringbackourgirls
Originally Posted: 05/05/2014 - 9:15am | 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 - 10:29am | 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. ...

Why I Care About Immigration
Originally Posted: 02/12/2014 - 11:29am | Type: Blog

I don’t want you to continue to view immigration as a political debate. It is an issue that affects the lives of real people. I am a child who is the product of a family torn apart by immigration. ...

COMMENTARY: The Church's Role in, and Against, Homophobia Across Africa
Originally Posted: 01/27/2014 - 6:15pm | Type: Blog

In the last month, many Westerners watched in horror as Uganda, and then Nigeria, enacted laws that are brutally repressive to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. In t ...

Five Things You Should Know About Religious Violence in Nigeria
Originally Posted: 07/14/2012 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Ongoing violence in Nigeria has exacerbated tensions between the country's Muslims and Christians. Nigeria has equal numbers of Christians and Muslims, and 92 percent of the country's population says ...

Religious Violence In Nigeria Continues: 52 Dead In Latest Attacks
Originally Posted: 06/18/2012 - 10:55am | Type: Blog

52 dead in Christian-Muslim fighting in Nigeria. Agence France-Presse report on the lastest incidents of Christian-Muslim fighting in Nigeria: "The streets of Ni ...

Churches Attacked in Kenya, Nigeria
Originally Posted: 04/30/2012 - 4:29pm | 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. ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Jan. 24, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/24/2012 - 2:33pm | Type: Blog

At 9pm ET, President Barack Obama will address a joint session on Congress to give them information on the State of the Union. THE WASHINGTON POST: Obama To Take On Economic Anxiety In Election-Year State Of The Union, Amid GOP Attacks ...

Untold Story: BP-sized Oil Spills Happen All the Time in Nigeria
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/bp/">The BP Oil Spill</a> is the worst oil spill in U.S. history, much worse than Exxon Valdez. The BP Oil Spill is the ...

African Lent
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

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Breaking the 'Resource Curse'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

The Enough Project's <a href="http://www.enoughproject.org/publications/digging-in-conflict-minerals">recent report about conflict minerals in Congo</a> highlights how the "reso ...

An Evangelical Missionary's Honest Perspective on Pat Robertson's Haiti Remarks
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

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. ...

Nigerian Anti-Corruption Activists Demand: Let the Sun Shine in
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

Part 2 of an interview with David Ugolor, head of the <a href="http://www.aneej.org/">African Network for Environment and Economic Justice</a>.</p> Par ...

Halliburton and the 'Resource Curse'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

Part I of an interview with David Ugolor, head of the <a href="http://www.aneej.org/">African Network for Environment and Economic Justice</a>.</p> Par ...

Uwem Akpan's Double Calling as Priest and Writer
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

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