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Uzbekistan: Pastor Sentenced to Four Years

Mar 21, 2007

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | No. 421 In 1998 when the US State Department passed its Freedom from Religious Persecution Act (HR 2431), Uzbekistan had several Protestant pastors serving long prison sentences with hard labour on bogus drugs charges. To avoid incurring US sanctions as a Country

Vietnam: Repressive Crackdown Hits Christian Advocates

Mar 14, 2007

In 2004 the US State Department designated Vietnam a Country of Particular Concern (CPC; deserving sanctions) due to its systematic, ongoing and egregious violations of religious freedom. In May 2005 the US made an agreement with Vietnam to remove it from the CPC list if Vietnam made specified impro

Christian Advocacy: Whose language do we use?

Mar 9, 2007

Reflections from Bryant Myers February 2003; http://www.worldvisionresources.com/newsletters/marc03-1.pdf World Vision is increasingly involved in policy and advocacy work. Drawing on our grass roots experience, we develop

Micah Challenge Prayer, March 9, 2007

Mar 9, 2007

PRAYER AND REFLECTIONWelcome! We hope you will enjoy using these reflections with us! REFLECTIONHow do we do advocacy that is both fully Christian and yet effective in changing policy in a secular context? Reflecting on 2 Kings 18-19, Bryant Myers finds that two conversations are going on - the co

Eritrea: Persecution Intensifies and Widens

Mar 7, 2007

In May 2002 some 20,000 Protestant Christians found themselves in churches that had become illegal when the Eritrean government banned all Christian churches other than the Eritrean Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Mekane Yesus (Evangelical Lutheran) denominations. Initially the Orthodox Church supporte

Micah Challenge Halftime! Update, Number 3

Mar 9, 2007

Micah Challenge (Micha-Initiative) will be hosting Jim Wallis at two events during the Kirchentag Festival from 6-10 June in Cologne . This annual gathering of churches will take place at the same time as the G8 meeting in Rostock and is likely to attract up to 200,000 people.

What the Heck is Social Justice

Mar 5, 2007

2007 is a Sabbath Year. Every seventh year, according to biblical tradition, the people of God are invited to observe a “Year of Remission” (Shmita, in Hebrew). It is a year in which land and crops and domesticated animals rest, when creditors refrain from collecting debts, and when the

Micah Challenge Prayer, March 2, 2007

Mar 5, 2007

Welcome! We hope you will enjoy using these reflections with us! Reflection 2007 is a Sabbath Year and therefore a good time to review (and renew) the social justice ethic of the church, says Rose Marie Berger in the attached reflection. Quoting Brazilian Archbishop Hlder Cmara, When I feed t

Religious Liberty: February 2007 Update

Feb 28, 2007

WELCOME to the 16 intercessors who have joined the list this month. In conflict zones like the Middle East, the Balkans and Indonesia,the ethnic hostility resulting from long-term ethno-religiousconflict can invade the church. This is similar to India wherecaste prejudice has invaded many churches.