April 18 2014 by
Abraham H. Foxman, USA Today/Religion News Service
While Ukrainian Jewish leaders recognized the flier as a political dirty trick, it caused widespread outrage here in the United States, where just about everyone was immediately struck by its echoes of the Nazi policies that led to the Holocaust in Europe.
April 18 2014 by
Oren Dorell, USA Today/Religion News Service
Jews in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk where pro-Russian militants have taken over government buildings were told they have to “register” with the Ukrainians who are trying to make the city become part of Russia, according to Israeli media.
April 17 2014 by
Sara O’Hara, Baptist Press
“America Day” – when the Christian couple invited some Nepalese friends to their home to eat American food – had been a success. Living in Nepal has shown Reece and Justina Dehn the significance of building relationships and showing hospitality to those around them.
April 15 2014 by
Eden Nelson, IMB/Baptist Press
Four years after opening its borders to Syrians fleeing war, Lebanon struggles to hold the weight of the new population that calls it home. The small nation alone holds nearly half the 2.5 million registered refugees who have fled from Syria to five neighboring countries.
April 11 2014 by
Diana Chandler, Baptist Press
The Ukrainian crisis has kindled an interdenominational prayer movement in the nation, said Michael Gott, a Southern Baptist evangelist, who ministers there and has accepted an invitation from Ukrainian Baptists to preach on a national day of mourning in Kiev.
April 9 2014 by
Nicole Lee, IMB/Baptist Press
Thousands demonstrated in the eastern cities of Donetsk, Kharkiv and Luhansk, while others were fervent in prayer. At noon on April 6 an International Mission Board worker received a message from a local news agency reporting that the city of Donetsk would be renamed the People’s Republic of Donetsk.
April 3 2014 by
Maria Elena Baseler, IMB/Baptist Press
International Mission Board missionaries in Chile are asking Southern Baptists to pray following an 8.2-magnitude earthquake that rattled the country’s northern city of Iquique April 1. Some expressed thanks to God that the damage wasn’t worse.
March 31 2014 by
Marc Ira Hooks, IMB/Baptist Press
More than 80 Russian-speaking Baptist church planters, pastors and Russian ministry workers from across Europe gathered in Germany this month for their annual summit of the Network of Russian Speaking Churches of the European Baptist Federation.
March 28 2014 by
Erich Bridges, Baptist Press
500 participants attended the Missional Marketplace Summit March 21-22 at Germantown (Tenn.) Baptist Church. The summit, sponsored by the church in partnership with the International Mission Board, offered an array of perspectives on living the gospel in the professional marketplace, whether it’s in greater Memphis, the mid-South or the farthest reaches of the globe.
March 28 2014 by
Caroline Anderson, Baptist Press
High notes of traditional Tibetan songs reveal a heart yearning for God. The almost-forgotten languages find breath in the lyrics that participants jot on notebook paper, and traditional drums pound praise for the Savior. These are moments of the Nepalese to worship Jesus in their own language in a land…