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Moroccan Christians Welcome End of a Decade of Islamist Government

For the first time in his life, Rachid Imounan cast a vote—and overturned Morocco’s Islamist-oriented government. He is not alone. Turnout surged to 50 percent as liberals routed the Justice and Development Party (PJD), which led the North African nation’s parliament the past 10 years. Its share of the 395-seat legislature dropped from 125 to […]

Lebanon Prayer: Whither Authority

God, He had to say something, he’s the person in charge. He thus shrugged his shoulders and said that he’s sad. The fuel violates sovereignty, it came from Iran. But no sanctions please as we didn’t arrange. Could he have done something? At the border refuse? But then suffer the optics with cars in long […]

Evangelicals Endorse Unprecedented Ecumenical Plea for the Environment

In their first joint statement ever, the spiritual leaders of Christianity’s three largest denominations addressed the United Nations. “Listen to the cry of the earth, pledging meaningful sacrifices,” stated their appeal. “We must decide what kind of world we want to leave to future generations.” Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church; Bartholomew I, ecumenical […]

Lebanon Prayer: Govern with Tears

God, The prayer is simple: Help the government to work. Whatever broke the impasse now decisions can be made. So many still are skeptical. The problems still so large. But hope must come from somewhere while the people wait and see. God, we ask their blessing: Discernment, wisdom, strength. Some are hailed as capable though […]

Crusaders No More: What Arab Christians and Muslims Think of Mascot Changes

Nestled in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri, Evangel University will no longer evoke the Middle East—or the Middle Ages. Since 1955, the flagship Assemblies of God institution has cheered on its Crusaders, replete with helmeted knight and steed. This semester, the university will soon announce its new mascot after considering almost 300 submitted suggestions—including 77 […]

Lebanon Prayer: Syria Intertwined

God, Prayers are said for gasoline, as people wait in line. Naught to do but ask your help in hope it will remain. And prayers are said for Shiite sheikh, as people mourn his death. Tributes came from every sect, remembering his cause. But do these prayers all miss the mark? Do they reveal a […]

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