Dushan’s Decision

It was seven-thirty in the morning and Dushan was in his bedroom, trying to read his father's Jewish prayer book before he went to the office but, he couldn't concentrate. He was thinking about the conversation he had yesterday with Chioma. They were at her flat and had just finished having lunch. When they were …

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Father Jörgensen’s Questionings

Yesterday morning, a friend asked me, "Why do Catholics pray to Mary when the Bible clearly teaches that one true mediator between God and humanity?" My quick reply was, "Yes, it's true that we can go directly to Jesus during prayer but intercessory prayer through Mary as well as other saints such as St. Peter …

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Justice for Dalit Women & Girls

"Dalit women's bodies are being used to assert caste supremacy and keep women 'in their place'," Jacqui Hunt, Eurasia Director of women's rights group, Equality Now. According to Equality Now, there is such a thing as intersectional discrimination which makes it more difficult for girls across India and around the world to access justice for …

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Vidhya’s Story

As I watch my daughter playing in the back yard, I think of my sister, Indrani. Twenty years ago, we were forced into marriage when we were teenagers.  My husband was twice my age but years later, I was able to divorce him.  Indrani wasn’t so lucky.  She was murdered in an honor killing for …

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FGM in America

“To cut off the sensitive sexual organ of a girl is directly against the honesty of nature, a distortion to her womanhood, and an abuse of her fundamental human right”- Joseph Osuigwe Chidiebere Jennifer, seen here as a child, underwent FGM When you hear about female genital mutilation (FGM), you automatically think of Africa where …

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Christmas is About Jesus

Behind and above Pastor Williams hung a large projection screen with an image of Jesus with the heading, Christmas is About Jesus. "Christmas is not about Santa Claus; it is not about buying and exchanging gifts; it is not about having a big meal with your family. Christmas is about God's love for mankind. John …

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I Want My Life to Be…

I want my life to be the page where the heart speaks words of love.  Love for humanity.  Love for a world in which there is so much suffering and pain and injustice.  I want to do something.  I want to make a difference.   I want to show people that there is hope.  Use me, …

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Misguided Service

I was reading my Sabbath school quarterly on my phone one afternoon and there was a section which talked about misguided service.  Many of us tend to let our service for Jesus getin the way of our relationship with Him.  We are so busy feeding people, ministering to them, witnessing to them that we don't …

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The Word Became Flesh

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. - John 1:14, NIV God, the Son and the Word who was with the Father in the beginning became flesh.  He came …

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Jesus’s Birth

For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder.  And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace - Isaiah 9:6 Jesus' birth didn't happen exactly as one would expect.  Matthew tells us how it came about.  Mary, Jesus' mother was a …

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