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Arab Spring: Where will the air of freedom be breathed next?

The most nervous people in the Middle East today are the despotic leaders of Arab countries and those in their inner circle. Citizenry that we heretofore have never from are now joining protests in the streets of some of the … Continue reading

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Tunisia, Egypt: Who’s next?

The unrest in Egypt is far from over, but opinion-makers are already predicting what happens next. The spirit of revolt in the Arab world, which began with the Tunisian riots, may yet bring about the end of the Mubarak regime … Continue reading

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99 percent of Southern Sudanese vote to leave Sudan

With the eyes of the world on Egypt and the Arab world, the citizens of Southern Sudan have voted overwhelming to secede from the north.  After two decade of warfare that has claimed some two million lives, 99 percent of … Continue reading

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Freedom’s Ferment: Protests against oppression and corruption spread in Arab world. Echoes of Bush’s Second Inaugural Address

The genesis and success of the Jasmine revolution in Tunisia can be found in an ancient and dreadful form of protest—self immolation, and in the relatively secure means of modern protest—Facebook. These very different means of expression led to the … Continue reading

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Democracy in Africa; hope for independence in Southern Sudan vote 

Jubilation in southern Sudan as a vote for independence begins. It’s easy to look beyond Africa’s news, but it is worthwhile to point to a good moment in the often troubled nation of Sudan. The northern mostly Muslim part of … Continue reading

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With Water the New Oil in the Middle East, Israel Searches for Water Solutions

The Middle East, known for its hot, dry, nearly rainless climate, is dealing with a population surge—particularly in Israel—that is draining its few water resources. The two main sources of water in the region are the Jordan River Basin, which … Continue reading

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50 Million Christians–In India

Key Christian leaders in India are reaching their nation, according to the Billion Soul network. In the last 30 years, the Christian population has swelled from less than 24 million to almost 50 million people, at a rate of almost … Continue reading

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Global Conference for Unreached People Groups to Feature J. Hudson Taylor IV, Philip Jenkins

The Finish Line Conference at Church of God HQ, Oct. 27-28 ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 15, 2009–J. Hudson Taylor IV, great grandson and namesake of the pioneering missionary to China, will head an impressive list of speakers at The Finish Line, … Continue reading

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Olympics One Year Out: More on Pressuring China

More, in the Washington Post, on efforts to pressure China as the Beijing Olympics create a world stage.

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Calling for an Evangelical Voice at Beijing Olympics

The Beijing Olympics may provide a prime target for protest for evangelical Christians, according to the International Herald Tribune. Three issues should be high on the Christian grievance agenda when athletes gather in a revitalized and polished Beijing in 2008. … Continue reading

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