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Reflections on South Sudan's third birthday

July 11 2014 by Curt Iles, IMB/Baptist Press

He was a child born on South Sudan’s first day as a new nation. He was the first child born at a Juba hospital shortly after midnight, July 9, 2011. The child, like the country, was full of hope and promise. His parents gave him the full name Moses Independence.

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When Christians killed & why Muslim violence continues

July 10 2014 by David Roach, Baptist Press

Rising death tolls in Iraq and Syria, where Muslim extremists are killing in the name of their faith, represent a stark contrast to the relative lack of religiously motivated killing among modern Christians – a contrast that seminary professors say is attributable to the principle of religious liberty.

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Boko Haram’s Islamic motives ‘ignored’

July 9 2014 by David Roach, Baptist Press

The United States and other western nations have ignored the religious motivation of the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram and must understand the theological dynamics in Nigeria in order to curb terrorism in the western African country, the archbishop of Nigeria’s Anglican Church told Baptist Press.

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Hands get dirty to help flood victims in Serbia

July 9 2014 by Marc Ira Hooks, IMB/Baptist Press

While many will spend their summer vacation on beaches or in amusement parks, a handful of Southern Baptists will spend their time knee-deep in mud to help rebuild lives destroyed by floodwaters in Bosnia and Serbia.

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Newly abducted Nigerians escape Boko Haram

July 8 2014 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press

More than 60 Nigerian women and girls Boko Haram abducted from northeast Nigeria two weeks ago have escaped and are reunited with their families, the Associated Press reported July 7.

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Students take Jesus to Rio's 'Crack-land'

July 7 2014 by Don Graham, IMB/Baptist Press

In the heart of Rio Cristolandia ("Christ-land" in Portuguese) provides free meals, clothes, showers and clean beds to addicts, prostitutes and the homeless. If they're ready, it also supplies them the practical help they need to escape their situation and start over.

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Former addict escapes from Rio's 'Crack-land'

July 7 2014 by Don Graham, IMB/Baptist Press

After seven years on the streets, Marcelo Gomes* had seen enough. He'd witnessed too many fellow crack addicts brutally murdered at the hands of the drug lords who ruled Rio's favelas (slums). If he didn't do something soon, he might be next.

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Islam expert: ISIS conflict 'annihilating Middle East Christians'

July 3 2014 by S. Craig Sanders, SBTS News

Violence erupting in Iraq and Syria as the jihadist group ISIS declares an Islamic state is “annihilating Middle Eastern Christians,” said J. Scott Bridger. As the conflict rages on during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, it is a timely reminder to pray for both Christians persecuted in the violent struggle and Muslims partaking in this annual observance.

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Persecution: Reports from Sudan, Nigeria and Laos

July 3 2014 by Baptist Press Staff

Reports of Christian persecution from Sudan, Nigerian and Laos tell of the most recent attacks on religious liberty.

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Islam in Africa

July 2 2014 by IMB staff

The 2014 season of Ramadan is June 29 - July 27. It is an intensely spiritual time where many Muslims spend focused time in prayer at home or the mosque, seeking to draw closer to Allah. During this time, Christians need to pray God speaks directly and clearly to those who are seeking after Him.

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