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The Question Of Evangelism In India

Suhag A. Shukla, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Suhag A. Shukla, Esq.

"Is conversion wrong?" The answer, as one might expect, is complicated.

The Honor Code and the Arab Gulf

Anastasia Hobbet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anastasia Hobbet

There is almost universal agreement that honor killing is un-Islamic. It's also illegal, yet it claims more than a thousand Pakistani women a year, maybe many more.

U.S. Missionary Leader Convicted In Haiti, But Free To Go

AP | JONATHAN M. KATZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The last of 10 Americans detained while trying to take 33 children out of Haiti after the Jan. 12 earthquake was freed M...

Madagascar: West Knows Best

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Valerie Tarico

Even people who hate colonialism recognize that we have information worth sharing. How can we ensure that the ideas being promoted are the best we have to offer?

Six Questions for an Evangelical Leader Who Became an Orthodox Jew

Benyamin Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Benyamin Cohen

I caught up with Penina Taylor to ask her about her spiritual journey, her feelings towards Jesus, and to find out if she has any regrets.

Scientology Missionaries Set Sail For Haiti, Commandeer Coast Guard Boat

Rebecca Harrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Harrington

Scientology missionaries set sail from Miami to Haiti today. They boarded a former US coast guard ship packed with 175 tons of supplies, including a...

'Little Billy's Letters': Reality Intrudes Upon a Hoax Letter Writer When Mormons Show Up For Real (PHOTOS)

Bill Geerhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Bill Geerhart

"Little Billy's Letters" is a collection of my prank letters written in the guise of a child (that would be the titular "Billy") to government officials, teen stars, serial killers, religious leaders and many others.

Haiti Frees Ninth Accused Missionary Kidnapper: Organizer Still Held

AP | EVENS SANON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — One of two Baptist missionaries still held on kidnapping charges in Haiti was released and flew to Miami on Monday, but ...

8 Of 10 Missionaries To Be Freed, Says Haiti Judge

AP | FRANK BAJAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Eight American missionaries were freed from a Haitian jail and left for Miami Wednesday, nearly three weeks after being ...

Jorge Puello, Adviser To Jailed Americans In Haiti, May Be Human Trafficker, Say El Salvador Officials

New York Times | MARC LACEY and IAN URBINA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The police in El Salvador have begun an investigation into whether a man suspected of leading a trafficking ring involving Central American and Caribb...

Haiti Earthquake Survivor: Chuck Dietsch, Connecticut Missionary, Survives Through Miracles

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A Catholic missionary from Connecticut says a series of miracles allowed him to survive 10 hours trapped under earthquake rub...

What God Looks Like in Haiti

Madison Smartt Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Madison Smartt Bell

Contemptible as Pat Robertson's Haiti statement is -- in the eyes of God and of all humanity -- I'd just as soon dispose of it by ignoring it... let it fade out as the static it is. Except that it's not just static.

Many Don't Know of World Vision's Evangelical Mission

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Valerie Tarico

On October 2nd, The Seattle Times featured an AP article about the recent quake in Sumatra, along with a "how to help" list. At the top of that list was World Vision International.

Religion and Region

Venkat Srinivasan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Venkat Srinivasan

A trip to a mosque in Harlem and a church in the Bronx: there are no easy answers in religion, especially when mixed with nationhood.

Sleeping Versus Converting: Some Thoughts

Sophie Pollitt-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sophie Pollitt-Cohen

If you're thinking of converting to Christianity and possibly harming other people as a result, maybe take a nap instead. On the other hand, if you are sleeping away your life because you are depressed, try becoming a Christian.

Venezuelan Rain Forest Tribe Charges Government With Neglect

The New York Times | Simon Romero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

PUERTO AYACUCHO, Venezuela -- Three years after President Hugo Chávez expelled American missionaries from the Venezuelan Amazon, accusing them of usi...

Topless Mormon Missionary Calendar

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

The truth is that young Mormon missionaries sacrifice a lot more than Guitar Hero afternoons to go and get rejected in 108 different languages.

Rapture-Ready Evangelicals Impersonate Army Officers -- Bush Administration Gives Organization Members Award

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

I was about to add Marshall Minute to our files as yet another example of a military ministries that exist near about every military installation, when a link on their site caught my eye -- a link to military recommendations.

The "Great Commission" and Iraq

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Iraq is crawling with missionaries and evangelists, both civilian and military, who show little or no regard for laws or military regulations. "Go and make disciples of all nations" trumps all man-made laws.