In a 2010 paper written for the Cape Town 2010 Congress of the Lausanne Movement, S. Kent Parks and John Scott deliver an impassioned plea for the “Forgotten Fourth” — the almost 2 billion people without access to the gospel.
Islam is the world’s second largest religion with over 1 billion followers. Here you will find stories of how Muslims are being reached with the message of God’s love as well as resources to help you reach your Muslim neighbors and send workers to the Muslim world.
You may also be interested in the large number of of prayer videos related to Islam at the Prayercast website.
In a May 2018 article at the Gospel Coalition website, entitled When Muslims Dream of Jesus, Darren Carlson cites two studies of Muslim converts to Christianity and notes that many such converts recount dreams they believe came from God that led to their conversions to Christ.
Four-and-a-half years ago, Kurdish People’s Protection Units along with Free Syrian Army reinforcements, Peshmerga of the Kurdistan Regional Government, and American and US-allied Arab airstrikes, liberated the Syrian city of Kobani after approximately four months of ISIS control. Although four months may seem like a relatively short time, the brutality of ISIS has led some Muslim residents of Kobani to question their faith. An article from NBC News details the aftermath.
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 of people and taken over 100 people hostage in a Bamako hotel today. This latest development is only heightening the tensions about the Syrian refugee issue.
WHERE HAVE WE BEEN? WHERE ARE WE NOW?
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 the signs and symbolisms that characterize such attacks, or what jihadists are all about or what it is they’re targeting.