This week’s roundup of world missions news features stories about international students, christian schools in east africa, refugees, tonal language learning, portland oregon, Behnam Irani, and bible printing.
As we approach what probably is the most unique election some of us have ever faced, I have some thoughts on the current political climate that are a little bit broader than whether we should vote for one candidate or another. I’m somewhat hesitant to share them because I’m generally not consumed with politics and […]
On January 4, 2016, actress Susan Sarandon shared on the program “The View” about her experience with Syrian refugees in Greece. She described their plight, and ended her talk with this question: “Down the line, we’re going to look at this crisis and we’re going to say ‘where were we?’” You can find it here. […]
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? As I write these lines, the debate about whether to support or oppose President Obama’s plan to receive ten thousand refugees in the USA is raging, while in the predominantly Muslim country of Mali (my field of work for the past 23 years) jihadists have killed an unspecified number […]
WHERE HAVE WE BEEN? WHERE ARE WE NOW? Calamity Day November 13, 2015 – 4:30 pm Pacific Time. Terrorist attacks are still ongoing in Paris, France, as I write this… One CNN reporter says, “We cannot discern any iconic target in these attacks…” I am baffled at how the West is still slow in grasping […]