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The Lord Who Heals

Posted on June 20, 2016

During the war in 1996, we spent two months in the forest. We ate fruit some days, and many days we had nothing to eat. There was no water, and it was like a feast when it was raining, but it was also sad, because we had no shelter to cover ourselves. One day the soldiers came to chase ...

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Perfect in Weakness

Posted on April 25, 2016

  In the spring of 2014, I was knee-deep in a fruitless job search defined by a single amorphous criterion: I wanted to use my law degree “to help people.” A series of events brought Leah Boyd’s name to my attention, and I was interested to hear how she began working as ALARM’s Director of ...

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Weapons of Peace

Posted on April 15, 2016

  Is it too late?   African politicians continue to be insensitive and violent against the very same people they claim to serve. Those in power unleash brutal forces to stamp out their opponents and to keep themselves in power. Those in opposition coerce jobless and desperate youth and then drag them to the street in ...

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A Kingdom That Cannot Be Shaken

Posted on February 29, 2016

  It’s been months now since we’ve been back in the land of soft toilet paper, clean water, and English-speakers whose every word we magically understand without effort. We hold the last three years our family lived in Rwanda serving ALARM as an extraordinary gift from the Lord. It was richly rewarding, exhaustingly stretching, and everything ...

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Podcast:  ALARM’s Leah Boyd on Human Rights Work in Africa

Posted on February 19, 2016

Originally posted at Christian Legal Society:

Leah Boyd did not take the straight path to a career in human rights work in Africa. She graduated from a good law school, went to work at one of Texas' largest law firms doing commercial litigation, and was laid off. After a fellowship with International ...

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