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Caring for God's Creation in East Asia
Caring for God's Creation in East Asia

By: Hailey Brenden
People in nations with few resources will be hardest hit by climate change. One Baptist worker is doing his part to change that by working with the garment and textile industries in an eastern Asian country.

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Whether They Flee or Stay, Syrian Families' Outlook Grim
Whether They Flee or Stay, Syrian Families' Outlook Grim

By: Chris Hall
The pressure on families in war-torn Syria is intense. For the many who flee, whether to Lebanon or Italy or other parts of Europe, their prospects are equally grim. How will the Western church help?

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European Baptists Respond to Refugee Crisis
European Baptists Respond to Refugee Crisis

By: Paul Hobson
As part of the Baptist Union of Great Britain's general assembly, British Baptists learned how they and other Baptists from Lebanon and Croatia are meeting the needs of refugees.

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Bethlehem Bible College: Beacon of Peace for Israel-Palestine
Bethlehem Bible College: Beacon of Peace for Israel-Palestine

By: Hailey Brenden
Bethlehem Bible College in Jerusalem prepares Christian leaders to serve Arab churches and society despite difficult circumstances and a dwindling Christian population.

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Supporting Humanitarian Intervention in Face of War Crimes
Supporting Humanitarian Intervention in Face of War Crimes

By: Steve Hucklesby
Whether to intervene with military force to prevent war crimes often requires a judgment regarding the lesser of two evils. What role can the church play to resolve violent conflict and build peace?

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5 Moments Show Church's Complex Relationship with War
5 Moments Show Church's Complex Relationship with War

By: Chris Heron
Christianity has had a horrendously complicated and shifting attitude to violent conflict. Here are five moments in Christian history that demonstrate our complex relationship with war.

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Border Blocks in Nepal Could Trigger Humanitarian Crisis
Border Blocks in Nepal Could Trigger Humanitarian Crisis

By: Sarah Stone
Following two major earthquakes, Nepal is facing nationwide fuel shortages after more than two months of blockades along its border with India. The shortage is closing schools and affecting hospitals.

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Healing for Survivors of Sexual Violence in Africa's CAR
Healing for Survivors of Sexual Violence in Africa's CAR

By: Hailey Brenden
Research into gender-based violence during the Central African Republic conflict has led to the release of a powerful report with the potential to help survivors and inspire leaders to take action.

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Why Churches Should Support UN Sustainable Development Goals
Why Churches Should Support UN Sustainable Development Goals

By: Chris Hall
The United Nations will vote on its Sustainable Development Goals to tackle poverty, hunger and other issues over the next 15 years. Here's why your church should support these initiatives.

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Mission Workers Come to Aid of Mediterranean Migrants
Mission Workers Come to Aid of Mediterranean Migrants

By: Chris Hall
Tens of thousands of people are making the perilous trip across the Mediterranean Sea to the promise of a better life. Many don't survive, but mission workers in southern Italy are helping those who arrive.

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Christian Delegates Grapple with Ukrainian Conflict
Christian Delegates Grapple with Ukrainian Conflict

By: Chris Hall
About 60 delegates and observers grappled with how the global church should respond to the Ukrainian conflict at a special event in London organized by BMS World Mission.

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Global Leaders Reflect on Issues Facing the Church
Global Leaders Reflect on Issues Facing the Church
By: EthicsDaily Staff
"What is the biggest issue facing the church?" That's the question put to Christian leaders in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the United Kingdom. Here are their answers.
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Refugees Risk Perilous Sea Voyages for Better Lives
Refugees Risk Perilous Sea Voyages for Better Lives
By: Chris Hall
More than 100,000 refugees journeyed across the Mediterranean Sea from Libya to Italy in the last year. BMS World Mission's Ann McFarlane helps many of them after their perilous boat trips.
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Volf: Why Memory is Crucial for True Reconciliation
Volf: Why Memory is Crucial for True Reconciliation
By: Jonathan Langley
Remembering rightly the wrongs we have committed or the wrongs committed against us is essential if we are to be reconciled at all. If we forget atrocities, we invite more evil in the future.
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5 Fundamental Questions Asked by Contemporary Films
5 Fundamental Questions Asked by Contemporary Films
By: Sarah Stone
Contemporary movies ask five fundamental questions. And Christians should be comfortable interacting with mainstream culture to help society answer those questions.
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Awe-Inspiring Science Can Convict Us to Save Our World
Awe-Inspiring Science Can Convict Us to Save Our World
By: Jonathan Langley
Science can give us a sense of wonder and a conviction that something must be done to save our world, Sir John Houghton told listeners at Catalyst Live in England.
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Walker: Morality Without God Is No More Than a Feeling
Walker: Morality Without God Is No More Than a Feeling
By: Chris Hall
Morality is defined by the character of God. An atheistic view of morality creates problems that even atheists recognize, according to Tanya Walker during Catalyst Live.
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Brueggemann: Churches Should Be Source of Greater Honesty
Brueggemann: Churches Should Be Source of Greater Honesty
By: Sarah Stone
In an illusionary world that operates by euphemisms, the church should be the place where honesty is practiced, theologian Walter Brueggemann said at Catalyst Live in England.
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The Silent Majority in Middle East Seeks Peace
The Silent Majority in Middle East Seeks Peace
By: Jonathan Langley
Most religious people in the Middle East – Muslims, Jews, Christians and others – make up a "silent majority" who are tired of fanaticism, says Martin Accad, speaking at Catalyst Live 2014.
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The Man Who Made You Want Shiny Things
The Man Who Made You Want Shiny Things
By: Jonathan Langley
Edward Bernays changed advertising forever in the 1920s, turning it into the science of making people desire things that were being produced – even if they didn't need them.
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Is Christianity Dead in Iraq? 4 Signs of Hope
Is Christianity Dead in Iraq? 4 Signs of Hope
By: Chris Hall
Thousands of Christians have fled and been displace in Iraq in the wake of IS. Is Christianity breathing its last breath in Iraq. A Baghdad pastor shares four signs of hope.
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Christians in the Middle East: We Don't Want Visas
Christians in the Middle East: We Don't Want Visas
By: Chris Hall
Instead of offering Christians in the Middle East visas to escape violence, European and Western governments should be lobbying for them to return to their homes in peace, a Baptist leader says.
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Thailand's Hope Home Aids Kids with Severe Disabilities
Thailand's Hope Home Aids Kids with Severe Disabilities
By: Sarah Stone
Abandoned babies and hopeless futures for children with special needs are not unusual in Thailand, but a BMS World Mission worker offers hope to boys and girls with severe disabilities.
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Ministry Helps Syrian Children Continue Education
Ministry Helps Syrian Children Continue Education
By: Chris Hall
More than 30 Syrian refugee children in Lebanon are able to continue their education because of the efforts of a BMS World Mission worker and a Baptist church in Beirut.
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Human Trafficking: BMS World Mission's Permanent Solutions
Human Trafficking: BMS World Mission's Permanent Solutions
By: Chris Hall
Solely helping women escape human trafficking is only a temporary solution; it's likely they'll be pulled back into the cycle. BMS World Mission works on permanent solutions.
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Mission in a War Zone: Is it Worth the Risk? Part 2
Mission in a War Zone: Is it Worth the Risk? Part 2
By: Sarah Stone
While sudden outbreaks of fighting cannot always be predicted, mission organizations assess the foreseeable risks before sending workers into any potentially dangerous situation.
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Mission in a War Zone: Is It Worth the Risk? Part 1
Mission in a War Zone: Is It Worth the Risk? Part 1
By: Sarah Stone
Serving in some of the world's most dangerous places, mission workers must decide whether to stay and ride out the danger or leave to protect themselves and their families.
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4 Discipleship Lessons from a Global Perspective
4 Discipleship Lessons from a Global Perspective
By: Peter Dunn
In contrast to the Western world, most of the churches in the global south have experienced dramatic growth. All churches can gain from discipleship programs that engage church members' needs.
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Mission Workers Help to Keep Mom, Daughter Together
Mission Workers Help to Keep Mom, Daughter Together
By: Vickey Casey
Thiri lives in constant fear that her estranged husband will steal their daughter away to live with his second family. BMS World Mission and one of its partners are helping to keep her family intact.
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Pig-Farming Project Helps Ugandan Villages Heal
Pig-Farming Project Helps Ugandan Villages Heal
By: Vickey Casey
A year-long pig-rearing project has yielded more than piglets and profit for the farmers. It has bonded Ugandan communities torn apart by Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army.
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Jamaican, British Baptists Celebrate 200-Year Association
Jamaican, British Baptists Celebrate 200-Year Association
By: Paul Hobson
The Jamaican Baptist Association, Baptist Union of Great Britain and BMS World Mission are celebrating their 200-year association with a series of events in both countries.
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Ministry Provides Hope, Education for Indian Children
Ministry Provides Hope, Education for Indian Children
By: Sarah Stone
More than 50 children left the yellow bus and spent the next few hours singing, playing and laughing. But soon the bus would have to take them back to their impoverished lives on India's streets.
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Sharing Your Faith is Challenging Even in Christian Nations
Sharing Your Faith is Challenging Even in Christian Nations
By: Chris Hall
Evangelism in countries where Christians are a minority has its challenges, but navigating the varying images of Jesus can be equally difficult where Christians are a majority.
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How Do People of Other Faiths Perceive Jesus?
How Do People of Other Faiths Perceive Jesus?
By: Chris Hall
The perception you hold of Jesus may be quite different to someone with whom you share your faith. That's why you should know how people of other faiths perceive Jesus.
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Baptist Church in Sri Lanka Celebrates 200 Years
Baptist Church in Sri Lanka Celebrates 200 Years
By: Chris Hall
A Baptist Missionary Society missionary began a church in Sri Lanka, then known as Ceylon, in 1813. Two centuries later, Cinnamon Gardens Baptist Church is thriving and sending its own missionaries.
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Mission Group Meeting Needs of Nepal's People
Mission Group Meeting Needs of Nepal's People

By: Chris Hall
Marking 60 years of service, United Mission to Nepal improves the lives of Nepal's neediest by providing healthcare and helping to improve the education system among other initiatives.

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Lebanon's Syrian Refugees Fighting Harsh Winter
Lebanon's Syrian Refugees Fighting Harsh Winter
Harsh winter weather is making life even more difficult for Syrian refugees who have fled into Lebanon. As 75,000 refugees cross the border each month, agencies struggle to keep up.
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Treating Spinal Injury Patients in Nepal
Treating Spinal Injury Patients in Nepal

The majority of people in Nepal make their living through agriculture, but spinal injuries end their work and quality of life. A Baptist occupational therapist is helping to meet the needs of the injured.

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Baptist Worker Helps Ugandan Farmers Hit by Floods
Baptist Worker Helps Ugandan Farmers Hit by Floods
Heavy rains in western Uganda wiped out countless acres of farmland, but a Baptist worker has been helping people learn how to grow crops on their sand-covered land.
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Lebanese Baptists Help to Serve Syrian Refugees
Lebanese Baptists Help to Serve Syrian Refugees
As more than a million Syrian refugees flee to Lebanon, Lebanese Baptists are playing their part to show God's love to those in need, the leader of the Lebanese Baptist Society says.
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Baking Ministry Helps Thai Women Leave Sex Trade
Baking Ministry Helps Thai Women Leave Sex Trade
Thai women are leaving prostitution and learning to bake and then selling their breads and cakes, thanks to a ministry started by BMS World Mission and NightLight International.
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British Baptists Take Steps to Be More Welcoming
British Baptists Take Steps to Be More Welcoming
Although we say we welcome everyone into our churches, our actions and words do not always convey that welcome to those whose lives do not pass our litmus test.
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Providing Adequate Medical Care to Nepal's Poor
Providing Adequate Medical Care to Nepal's Poor

Without access to general practitioners, many of Nepal's rural poor are left to die in their homes. Katrina Butterworth, a doctor with BMS World Mission, is working to change that.

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Fashion's True Cost Affects Impoverished Workers
Fashion's True Cost Affects Impoverished Workers
Buying cheap clothes may be a bargain for us, but there are costs for others that we rarely see. By making ethical fashion purchases, we can make a difference.
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Ugandan Food Project Leads to Restored Dignity, Dreams
Ugandan Food Project Leads to Restored Dignity, Dreams
Most of northern Uganda's Gulu District lived in abject poverty nine years ago. Today, they're raising their own crops and selling the excess to the organization they had been reliant upon.
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How One British Mission Agency Offsets Climate Change
How One British Mission Agency Offsets Climate Change
Recognizing that the world's poor whom BMS World Mission serves are the ones who will suffer first and most from climate change, the agency is working hard to fight it.
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Good Vibrations: Music Therapy Reaches Ugandan Students
Good Vibrations: Music Therapy Reaches Ugandan Students
BMS World Mission's Bethan Shrubsole teaches music therapy to connect with Ugandan children with hearing impairments, using instruments where they can feel the vibrations.
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Helping Ugandans Reclaim the Land Taken from Them
Helping Ugandans Reclaim the Land Taken from Them
BMS World Mission and the Ugandan Christian Lawyers' Fraternity are helping Ugandans to reclaim their land and teaching them farming techniques to increase their yield.
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Why Ending War Does Not Always End Suffering
Why Ending War Does Not Always End Suffering
It would be easy to think that the suffering of the tens of thousands of children who endured atrocities at the hands of Joseph Kony's LRA ceased when the war ended in 2006. But they had just begun.
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Empowering Women in Nepal to Stand Against Traffickers
Empowering Women in Nepal to Stand Against Traffickers

Human trafficking is a huge problem along Nepal's border with India. However, women's groups have been empowered to take on the traffickers and to fight for justice.

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Relief Helps Sri Lanka's Flood-Stricken Families
Relief Helps Sri Lanka's Flood-Stricken Families
Obscured by the media's focus on Hurricane Sandy, severe flooding has affected an estimated 50,000 residents of Sri Lanka. BMS World Mission is responding.
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British Baptist Minister Rediscovers Carey Document
British Baptist Minister Rediscovers Carey Document
William Carey, founder of what is now BMS World Mission in Britain, had a strong interest in botany. His record of the founding of an agricultural society in the 1800s has been uncovered.
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Campolo's Challenge: Fully Commit to Jesus
Campolo's Challenge: Fully Commit to Jesus
Many Christians are willing to live out their faith "up to a point," pastor and author Tony Campolo told British Baptists. It's time to meet the needs of the poor and stand up for justice.
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Embracing the Margins of Society in the Inner City
Embracing the Margins of Society in the Inner City
A trip through an inner city in England is a reminder how once watertight doctrinal formulations leak like a sieve when we sit down and get to know the kind of people our theology sometimes alienates.
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Team from Haiti Receives Help to Attend Paralympics
Team from Haiti Receives Help to Attend Paralympics
BMS World Mission joined with others to bring a Paralympic team from Haiti to compete in the 2012 Summer Paralympic Games. After last year's quake, many were injured but no provision was made for rehab.
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British Baptists Take Stand Against Tax Evasion
British Baptists Take Stand Against Tax Evasion
Delegates at an annual meeting of Baptists in Great Britain passed a resolution that highlighted the negative impact of tax evasion by multinational corporations on poor countries.
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British Baptist Mission Responds to Climate Change Summit
British Baptist Mission Responds to Climate Change Summit
The latest round of talks by world leaders at a United Nations' climate change summit was encouraging, British Baptist leaders said. The establishment of a climate fund will protect poor nations against climate impacts.
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Baptist Editor Sees Civility in Climate Change Letter to British PM
Baptist Editor Sees Civility in Climate Change Letter to British PM
BMS World Mission's letter to Prime Minister Gordon Brown was a refreshing change of pace. Too many Christians engage in an adversarial tone when they enter the political arena.
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BMS to Gordon Brown: Remember Poor at Climate Forum
BMS to Gordon Brown: Remember Poor at Climate Forum
BMS World Mission penned an open letter to Great Britain's prime minister, Gordon Brown, asking him to speak up for the interests of the world's poor at December's climate conference in Copenhagen.
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Groups Invite British Baptists to Return to China
Groups Invite British Baptists to Return to China
Almost 60 years after its last mission worker was expelled from China, BMS World Mission has been invited back to the country by two organizations to send personnel to teach English.
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Relief Pours in for Victims of Gaza War
Baptists around the world have been showing support for the beleaguered civilians caught in the crossfire between Israel and Hamas.
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BMS World Mission Appoints New General Director
Washington, D.C. (BWA) -- David Kerrigan, a member of the Baptist World Alliance Commission on Doctrine and Interchurch Cooperation, has been appointed general director of BMS World Mission, the major mission arm of Baptists in Britain.
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