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Finding Common Ground in a Big Fish

Twenty miles south of Beirut is a sandy beach called Jiyeh. It’s a rare interlude in Lebanon’s rocky coastline, and if you were out in the Mediterranean, crying for deliverance as currents swirled about you, waves and breakers sweeping over you, this is where you’d want God to command a fish to vomit you onto […]

US Commission ‘Outraged’ By Omitted Offenders of Religious Freedom

The United States has expanded its list of the world’s worst violators of religious freedom. Two new nations—Cuba and Nicaragua—were added on Friday to the State Department’s list of Countries of Particular Concern (CPC). Two others—Vietnam and the Central African Republic (CAR)—were added to its Special Watch List (SWL). And one new organization was added […]

Ukraine’s Prison Fellowship Extended to Russian POWs

Vyacheslav Kogut was so angry he could spit. The Russian invasion once again drew him out of his normal ministry as executive director of Prison Fellowship Ukraine (PFU) and into relief work. The military counterattack had just liberated another village on the eastern front, where several civilians had been shot. The source of his ire, […]

Wiser than Solomon: Can Evangelicals Lead the Middle East Toward Creation Care?

“Wisdom,” said Jesus, “is proved right by all her children” (Luke 7:35). But sometimes it takes generations to judge, as demonstrated by a new research study that threatens to tarnish the reputation of a legendary biblical paragon. According to archaeologists at Tel Aviv University, King Solomon disregarded the environment. Today, his spiritual descendants largely follow […]

Pope Francis in Bahrain: A Royal Reminder of Religious ‘Freedom of Choice’

After greeting Pope Francis last week with a red carpet, a 21-gun salute, and a contingent of horses to accompany his humble vehicle, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa highlighted one document to characterize his realm: The 2017 Kingdom of Bahrain Declaration. “[Bahrain is] a cradle of mutual coexistence between followers of different faiths,” he […]

Ethiopia-Tigray Peace Agreement Contains Biblical Mandate

The Ethiopian war in Tigray is over. On November 2, federal forces and rebel authorities agreed on a “cessation of hostilities,” ending a conflict believed to have killed hundreds of thousands and displaced millions. All sides committed abuses, as documented by the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission and other international observers. “No one has been clean […]

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