Women’s Rights and Islamic Shiria Law

Posted on February 02, 2011

The BBC carried the story today, February 2, 2011, about a 14 year old Bangladesh girl, Hena Begum, who was lashed to death. The girl was accused of having an affair with a married man and so punished according to Sharia law. She received 80 lashes, these on top of a beating that the man's family gave to her the day before. ...

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Thoughts on Returning to the U.S.

Posted on January 27, 2011

I am sitting in the lounge of Entebbe's airport. Three plus weeks of trave, at times in the extreme. Democratic Republic of Congo was the most difficult. Lava flows over the road, the roughest roads i have ever been on anywhere in the world, craters in the roads from bombing, UN peace-keeping forces in armoured vehicles, corruption everywhere ...

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Championing Reconciliation in Conflict Areas

Posted on January 25, 2011

In September 2009 I attended a fundraising dinner for ALARM (African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries), a non profit organization that operates in 8 African countries. ALARM focuses on leadership development and transformation of communities through forgiveness and reconciliation, and their work in regions racked by violent conflicts has been very successful.

We saw videos of people in ...

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A Sabbath in Kampala

Posted on January 20, 2011


I decided late last night not to do the all day pilgrimage to St. Jude’s farm, an organic farm helping widows and other oppressed gain basic life skills. It sounded like a great opportunity. On the bus-ride they were going to tell the story of Uganda’s violent past that has created so ...

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The Ugandan Martyrs

Posted on January 14, 2011

Our leadership retreat;s formal meetings ended about 1:30 p.m. on Friday. Following a late lunch we visited two sites set apart to remember Ugandan Christians murdered for their faith. The deaths occurred between 1885-1887 with 45 Christians (Catholics and Anglicans) dying rather than renouncing their faith. Kampala is in the region of Uganda known as Buganda. The persecution took ...

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