Tag: Africa

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    “The biggest challenge is the sheer volume of people,” says Tony Hall, former US ambassador to the UN World Food Program. Every day an estimated 1,500 malnourished refugees cross the Somalia-Kenya border to escape Somalia’s widening famine. More

    August 12, 2011 | Comments

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    Watch excerpts from newly-announced GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s April 28, 2011 speech at the National Press Club. More

    June 6, 2011 | Comments

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    Millions of women in the developing world suffer from obstetric fistulas and are outcasts in their societies, but a medical missionary from Australia has spent much of her life working to eradicate the condition. More

    May 13, 2011 | Comments

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    During decades of civil war in Sudan, says John Ashworth of Catholic Relief Services, the church was the only institution on the ground with the people, and because of that it gained huge moral authority. Now South Sudan is voting in a referendum for independence from the Muslim-majority national government in Khartoum. More

    January 14, 2011 | Comments

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    A new book chronicles the people and places across Africa and Asia where Islam and Christianity meet and often clash. More

    October 15, 2010 | Comments

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    “In a lot of places where there had been conflict in the name of religion there is now peace in the name of religion, and that’s a hopeful sign.” More

    October 15, 2010 | Comments

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    A former president’s effort to rid the world of a painful parasitic disease has been praised as an effective model for how to tackle entrenched poverty and other global problems. More

    April 16, 2010 | Comments

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    “We need a stronger development agency, some voice in the US government, a strong voice that can speak up for poverty reduction, global development, and carry that out in an effective way. We don’t have that right now.” More

    February 19, 2010 | Comments

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    The Redeemed Christian Church of God, founded in Nigeria, is expanding its missionary network in North America. More

    January 8, 2010 | Comments

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    “Immigrant religion today is coming here to evangelize us and then to go back out to evangelize where they’re from,” says Dana Robert, professor of world Christianity and history of mission at the Boston University School of Theology. More

    January 8, 2010 | Comments

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