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Author: Work Force Adds to Economic, Social Stability
Author: Work Force Adds to Economic, Social Stability

By: EthicsDaily Staff
John Akhile Sr., author of "Unleashed: A New Paradigm of African Trade with the World," talks about the links between poverty, trade and faith in a new two-part online video interview with EthicsDaily.com.

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Ebola Crisis in Liberia is Not Yet History
Ebola Crisis in Liberia is Not Yet History

By: Faliku S. Dukuly and Richard Wilson
Since the outbreak of Ebola in West African nations in December 2013, Liberia has borne the brunt of the horror. A small group of Liberian Baptists is doing its part to help with the crisis.

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West African Baptists Teach Congress about Ebola
West African Baptists Teach Congress about Ebola

By: Brian Kaylor
Baptists from around the world, meeting in Africa for the Baptist World Congress, heard updates from those in western African nations impacted by last year's Ebola epidemic, which claimed more than 11,000 lives.

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EthicsDaily.com Opens Global Door to Tell Baptist World Congress' Story
EthicsDaily.com Opens Global Door to Tell Baptist World Congress' Story

By: Robert Parham
EthicsDaily.com is taking four initiatives to provide extensive coverage of the Baptist World Congress meeting from July 22-26 in South Africa.

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Skype Interview: Joel Gregory
Skype Interview: Joel Gregory

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Joel Gregory, who will deliver the closing sermon at the Baptist World Congress in South Africa this month, discusses the global Baptist witness in the latest Skype video from EthicsDaily.com.

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Skype Interview: Michael Okwakol on African Churches
Skype Interview: Michael Okwakol on African Churches

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Michael Okwakol, senior pastor of a Baptist church in Uganda and president of the All Africa Baptist Fellowship, talks about challenges for African churches in a new EthicsDaily.com Skype interview.

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African Diaspora's Descendants Returned to Evangelize
African Diaspora's Descendants Returned to Evangelize

By: Neville Callam
Descendants of the African diaspora, including Jamaican Baptists and members of other denominations, played a significant role in returning to their homeland to spread the Gospel.

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How African Baptists Have Committed to Evangelism
How African Baptists Have Committed to Evangelism

By: Neville Callam
When Baptists from around the world gather is South Africa in July for the Baptist World Congress, they'll find a continent of Baptists already spreading the Good News among fellow Africans and beyond their shores.

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Each Christmas, We Celebrate Jesus the Refugee
Each Christmas, We Celebrate Jesus the Refugee

By: Elijah Brown
We often gloss over the part of the Christmas story when Joseph and Mary fled with Jesus to Egypt, becoming a refugee family. Whether we admit it or not, we celebrate Jesus the refugee every Christmas.

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Goodwill Global Baptists Pivot to Africa
Goodwill Global Baptists Pivot to Africa
By: Robert Parham
The Baptist World Alliance pivoted to Sub-Saharan Africa at its annual gathering in Turkey, with the election of a new president from Africa and plans for the 2015 World Baptist Congress in South Africa.
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Bishop Samuel Ajayi Crowther: The First African Bishop
Bishop Samuel Ajayi Crowther: The First African Bishop
By: Israel Olofinjana
Samuel Ajayi Crowther, an iconic church leader in Africa and beyond due to his role as the first African bishop, was a bridge between Africans and Europeans. He was often misunderstood by both.
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Can Jews, Christians and Muslims Coexist?
Can Jews, Christians and Muslims Coexist?
Some may question whether Jews, Christians and Muslims can coexist, but the life and legacy of Edward Wilmot Blyden has already shown that it's possible.
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How Africa Will Lift Itself Out of Poverty
How Africa Will Lift Itself Out of Poverty
Africa will lift itself out of poverty when its leaders embrace God's standards for morality and his call to love your neighbor as yourself, a keynote speaker said.
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Western Nations Practice Selective Justice
Western Nations Practice Selective Justice
The United States and Western Europe are strong advocates of human rights in Africa and the Middle East – as long as it doesn't block their economic and political interests.
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Christianity Is Largest Faith Group, Shifts South
Christianity Is Largest Faith Group, Shifts South
While the majority of the world's Christians still live in the Americas and Europe, Christianity has seen strong growth in sub-Saharan Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, a new report says.
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Discovering God's Love As We Minister to Others
Discovering God's Love As We Minister to Others
Eager to bring God to the people of Africa, a young teacher instead found that God often comes to us through the love of the very people to whom we minister.
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Pope Benedict XVI Calls for Reconciliation in Africa
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI ended his second papal trip to Africa with a call for “reconciliation, justice and peace” in a troubled continent.
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Pope Benedict XVI Begins Second Trip to Africa
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI opened his second papal trip to Africa with a warning against economic development through unbridled capitalism.
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Williams Confronts Mugabe with Dossier of Abuse
HARARE, Zimbabwe (RNS/ENInews) Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has asked Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe to intervene to stop attacks on Anglicans.
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Africa's Hunger Crisis Reveals U.S. Leadership Crisis
Africa's Hunger Crisis Reveals U.S. Leadership Crisis
More than 11 million people in the Horn of Africa are expected to need food assistance until August 2012. And the lack of a U.S. response to this hunger crisis points to a failure in leadership.
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Refugees' Journeys Often Come to Standstill in Morocco
Refugees' Journeys Often Come to Standstill in Morocco
Many migrants and refugees enter Morocco with hopes of eventually making it into Europe and the promise of improved opportunities. For many, it's an extremely dangerous journey.
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How Will We Respond to Africa's Starving Families?
How Will We Respond to Africa's Starving Families?
As parents and children starve in a drought-ravaged region of Africa, what will it take for those of us blessed with plenty to abandon our complacency and respond with compassion and sacrifice?
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Food Crisis Worsens in Horn of Africa
Food Crisis Worsens in Horn of Africa
A worsening food crisis is affecting millions of people in the Horn of Africa. Humanitarian groups have been increasingly sounding the alarm, with one leader calling it the century's "worst food crisis."
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Why World Vision's Free T-Shirts Will Hurt the Poor
Why World Vision's Free T-Shirts Will Hurt the Poor
World Vision accepted the NFL's in-kind donation of 100,000 T-shirts, which the Christian-relief agency is giving away to people in need in Africa. But research shows donations like these are bad for local economies.
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Stuff We Don’t Want, Stuff They Can’t Use
(RNS) On a recent family trip to Africa, spotting American T-shirts and baseball caps became something of a parlor game.
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Can Do-It-Yourselfers Provide Better Aid Relief?
Can Do-It-Yourselfers Provide Better Aid Relief?
Despite the view of the New York Times' Nicholas Kristof, there's no evidence that do-it-yourself aid projects, in which amateurs circumvent large aid agencies to implement their own programs, do a better job.
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Sudan Conflict Armed Machine Gun Preacher
TRENTON, Ill. (RNS) On a recent autumn night, about 100 people listened to the Rev. Sam Childers talk about heroin addiction, biker gangs and African warlords.
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Anglican Priest Convicted of Sham Marriages
LONDON (RNS) An Anglican vicar has been convicted of conducting hundreds of bogus marriages in a scam aimed at helping African immigrants.
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Part 2: Aid for Africa – The Biggest Barrier
Part 2: Aid for Africa – The Biggest Barrier
What's the biggest barrier to developing an aid program to Africa that empowers people? It's the governments that give and receive aid. If we want to help, our preferences and priorities must take a back seat.
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Part 1: Aid for Africa – Can We Empower?
Part 1: Aid for Africa – Can We Empower?
When it comes to helping Africa and other developing nations, it's too easy to play savior instead of empowering those in poverty. Can we actually make aid and development assistance work to empower people?
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Mosquito Nets Protect African Families from Malaria
Mosquito Nets Protect African Families from Malaria
Malaria is the biggest killer of children in Africa. One child dies every 30 seconds. One nonprofit, His Nets, is trying to make a difference by providing insecticide-treated mosquito nets.
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Addressing the Myth of AIDS as a Means of Genocide
Did the American government invent AIDS as a genocidal tool against African-Americans, as claimed by Jeremiah Wright, the controversial preacher best known as Sen. Barack Obama's spiritual mentor?
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Are Africans Hard Wired to Read the Old Testament?
A story is making the rounds in religious news about a recent address by Phillip Jenkins of Pennsylvania State University to the Evangelical Theological Society in November. Jenkins argued that Africans are often able to read the Old Testament in a more productive way because of close connections between the culture of ancient Israel and their own present cultures.
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American Baptist Leaders Blog During Visit to Africa
We arrived in Kinshasa Oct. 17, where there was a decided change in temperature and humidity from Johannesburg. One really begins to understand how big this continent is when you fly it. In the amount of time it takes to fly coast to coast in the U.S., you have traveled less than half the distance across Africa, north to south.
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