I think I am probably going to die any minute now. An inflamed, deceived mob of about 50 desperate men are crowding round the car, some trying to turn it over, others beating at it with large rocks, all yelling insults and curses.
Leaders at George Fox University denounced the hanging of a life-size cardboard cutout of U.S. Sen. Barack Obama on campus, vowing to work together to fight racism and intolerance. A sign taped to the cutout said, "Act Six reject," referring to a scholarship program for Portland students, many of whom are minorities.
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Peace rallies demanding an end to the continual violence against Christians in India were held Thursday across the street from the White House as well as on Friday in India’s capital city of New Delhi.
As Hurricanes Gustav and Ike zeroed in on the Gulf Coast, the Mennonite Disaster Service — a small nonprofit based in Akron, Pa. — ramped up its phone center to handle the expected flood of calls from loyal backers seeking to donate or to volunteer in the disaster area. But unlike the outpouring of support after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, this time the phones stayed mostly silent.
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Social policy charity CARE has welcomed the announcement from the Home Secretary Jacqui Smith this week that the Government intends to introduce a law that will make it illegal to purchase sex from a victim of trafficking.
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The last few months of violence and bloodshed in Kenya should serve as a warning to churches around the world to be prophetic leaders in their communities, the president of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches (WARC) told Christian leaders earlier this week.
Christian relief and development agency World Vision has warned that there will be no long-term fix to the impending food crisis in southern Africa unless the international community unites to combat its root causes.
Prominent American evangelical leaders called on their government, the United Nations and the church on Monday to adopt a bolder, more aggressive plan to combat global poverty. For too long, they acknowledged, US churches have failed to advocate on behalf of their counterparts in the Global South for stronger government commitment to poverty reduction in the world.