The North Korea Freedom Coalition (NKFC), an international coalition working for the freedom, human rights, and dignity of the people of North Korea, observed Human Rights Day in an act of advocacy directed at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China. But you can observe it, as well, by participating in the suggested actions at the end of this post.
It was Sunday, October 27, and the sun was shining just as it had every day that I had been in Nairobi. Soon I would be leaving for South Sudan. But first, I had an appointment to keep.
In October I spent three days at Yida Camp, the home to some 68,000 refugees from the Nuba Mountains. I learned many things at Yida. In fact, I was originally going to entitle this post “Five Things I Learned at Yida Refugee Camp.” And this is just the beginning.
Brian McLaren asks, “Why are Christians persecuted?” and “Why are Western Christians silent about the persecution of Christians?” His answer, explored in Part Two of this blog post, is that pro-Zionist Christians don’t want to call attention to the fact that Israel’s “occupation” of Palestinian lands causes unrest in the Middle East that affects Christians. But Israel is the safest place to be a Christian in the whole Middle East!
Graduate school at the University of Maryland (recently named the 10th best party school in the United States) was quite a shock after the protected, Christian environment of my college. So in the hedonistic sea of fellow teaching assistants and much of the English Department faculty, I was overjoyed to meet another Christian who, like me, was teaching freshmen composition while working on a Master’s degree.
As part of the Act for Sudan alliance, IRD is asking you to consider joining the National Call-In Day for Sudan that takes place tomorrow, October 3, from 9AM-5PM. Act for Sudan says: As you probably know, peaceful protests in Khartoum and around the country of Sudan are being met with brutal government force. The […]
Yesterday, September 23, the office of U.S. Representative Frank Wolf (R-VA) spoke out about the proposed visit of Sudan’s President Omar al Bashir to the United States for the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York. Wolf’s press statement and accompanying letter to President Obama adds the strength of this veteran advocate for human rights and religious freedom to others […]
Under the “better late than never” category, Egyptian security forces entered the town of Delga in the Upper Egypt region of Minya on Monday, September 16, 2013, wresting control quickly from Muslim Brotherhood Islamists that had held Delga hostage for five weeks. In this case, better late than never is quite true. Although help for the beleaguered Copts in […]
Shortly after 9/11, when the magnitude of the loss our country had endured was still incomprehensible, I bought 9/11/01 Portraits: Collected Portraits of Grief from the New York Times. Every night I read about a few more people who are captured in short biographies on its pages. I encourage you to look at the list of names, […]