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Lebanon Prayer: The Produce of Achan

God, Bless the poor farmers who now see their crop Sold in the market at half of its price. Good for the public is Saudi’s decision To ban produce imports that smuggled in drugs. Surely the guilty are found at the border, And secret facilities stuffing the fruit. They go unpunished, at least for the […]

Biden’s Armenian Genocide Stance Pleases Christians, Angers Turkey

I was able to contribute additional reporting to this AP article. Here is an excerpt of testimony from 2 of 4 Armenian evangelical sources: “The American people honor all those Armenians who perished in the genocide that began 106 years ago today,” Biden said in a statement. “We affirm the history. We do this not […]

Lebanon Prayer: Method Acting

God, There is courage in the public eye. Yet all the world’s a stage. You urge us hide our works from men, Yet shine upon a hill. Which one is Lebanon? When falls the curtain? Stars love the limelight. Servants, the towel. Which one is the judge? Linked to the president she raided a firm […]

Bibles Get American Pastor Tangled Up in Turkish Politics

Will the Turks create another Andrew Brunson? On the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, they claim to have found his disciple. Three months ago, American pastor Ryan Keating was detained for 11 hours by the self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, a state unrecognized by every nation except Turkey. Its police raided the café and wine […]

Anticipating Biden’s Genocide Decision, Armenians Fear a Cultural One in Azerbaijan

Armenian fears of a new genocide were put on hold following the fall of Shusha, the crown jewel of Nagorno-Karabakh, high in the Caucasus Mountains. Last November, Azerbaijani forces captured the city—known to Armenians as Shushi—after which a ceasefire ended the military hostilities. But not the cultural. Last month, satellite imagery allegedly revealed the destruction […]

3 Fewer Hot Spots for Trump-Biden Handover on Religious Freedom

As a new administration takes over leadership of America’s commitment to religious freedom worldwide, Gayle Manchin believes President Joe Biden is “very aware” of its importance. But given global developments, the watchdog work of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), which she chairs, sometimes feels like “treading water.” Others agree. For example, an […]

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