Tag Archives: international aid

Communicating about a day of crisis in Israel

This was my first crisis at the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ), although because most of our work is in Middle East, we didn’t call this one a crisis internally, just a “high alert.”  The news came across the … Continue reading

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A personal account on international Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27

Thursday marked the international remembrance of the Holocaust, remembering and learning from the horror of the Holocaust, set on the day when Auschwitz was liberated, January 27. The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews is one group that is active … Continue reading

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Culture changing events of 2010 and what they portend for the New Year

We can’t predict the events that will change the world, grip our nation, or wrestle us and our families to the ground. As we begin 2011, the shootings in Arizona have shaken the nation’s core. No one could predict such … Continue reading

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Weekend Reading: The price tag of raising a child in America; Haiti Smoldering; Nobel Prize highlights China’s thuggery, Full Disclosure on the Oil Spill Impacts

The price of a child: Fascinating article in the Christian Science Monitor on the full parenting price tag, beyond the scary Christmas list, and why that doesn’t begin to describe the joy, the complexity, and multitude of choices.  In the … Continue reading

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Post-election trouble in Haiti; firsthand report

I just talked with my colleague Rusty Pritchard, who is in Haiti this month providing assistance to the recovery effort.  There is evidence of fraud in the election, there is trouble in the streets, and much of the capital is … Continue reading

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A good day in the long international struggle for democracy and religious liberty

The best assurances of religious freedom around the world are thriving democracies and a commitment to the rule of law. Democracy and religious freedom are inextricably related, and although there are democratically elected governments that are not working hard enough … Continue reading

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Weekend Reading: How to keep helping Haiti; humanity of poetry; a book on Harry Dent; interview with Charity:Water’s Scott Harrison; the Email Weapon

1. Cholera Still Killing in Haiti:  More than 700 people have died as a result of the cholera outbreak in Haiti, where the living conditions in the tent cities constructed after the January earthquake have left people vulnerable to the … Continue reading

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Out of the ashes, ChildVoice restores ravaged lives in Uganda’s north

Among the vivid images from a trip that my wife Debbie and I took to northern Uganda a few years ago are the ashes and the dancing. Ashes are sadness. Something that was once whole and alive and meaningful has … Continue reading

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Evangelical resurgence key part of 2010 midterm wildfire

Interesting, wasn’t it, that during the run-up to the midterm election we saw Tea Partiers bellowing from behind their placards rather than Jerry Falwell raging from the pulpit. We heard Sarah Palin’s warnings rather than D. James Kennedy’s jeremiads, or … Continue reading

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As the world turns: Haiti, Gulf coast crises remain even as public attention shifts

Public attention is fickle, and with the need to maintain viewer share in a 24/7 news world, today’s the “biggest news in the in history of the world” becomes a historical footnote in just a few weeks or months. What … Continue reading

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