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Lebanon’s Christian Schools Are Full of Muslims—and They Need Help

The 2021 graduating class of the National Evangelical School in Nabatieh (NESN) is entirely Shiite Muslim. While certainly not the image of a typical Christian school in the United States, it is hardly an outlier in Lebanon, where 35 evangelical schools average student bodies that are two-thirds Muslim. Located 35 miles south of Beirut, Nabatieh […]

The American Mosque: More Suburban, Less Conversion

The American mosque increasingly resembles the American church. New data released in the US Mosque Survey 2020 reveals a plateau of conversions, a shift to the suburbs, and a challenge with “unmosqued” youth. “Muslims and their mosques are becoming more integrated into American society,” said Ihsan Bagby, the lead investigator, “and more adjusted to the […]

Lebanon Prayer: Comfort, Comfort

God, “Comfort, comfort,” wrote Isaiah. The time of hardship has now passed. Gentle words to heal a people. A highway straightened for their God. God, these words are needed now. The suffering is not complete. In the past you punished double recompense for all their sins. How much more is due for Lebanon? For civil […]

Algeria Returns a Historic Church, But Stops Christian Worship at 20 Others

Algerian Christians finally have something to celebrate. Amid a rash of church closures the past two years, the North African nation’s Council of State returned a historic worship site in Mostaganem, a port city on the Mediterranean coast, to the Algerian Protestant Church (EPA). The EPA loaned the building, which dates to the French colonial […]

Lebanon Prayer: Whiplash

God, I drive down the road—to the left and the right Are lines of the frustrated waiting for gas. I know, for I was in it. I sit in my house, and I wait for the beep— Electricity switches too often to count. A constant reminder the state can’t supply The power that is needed […]

Fortress Europe: As Islam Expands, Should the US Imitate the ‘Christian’ Continent?

Within three decades, Muslims may comprise 14 percent of Europe. The face of the historically Christian continent, tallied at 5 percent Muslim in 2016, may dramatically change by 2050 if high migration patterns hold. And as Muslim families have a birth rate one child higher than the rest of the continent, the Pew Research Center […]

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