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Gifts to the Needy

Dec 20, 2006

God “scatters abroad” and “gives to the poor” (2 Corinthians 9:9). So should we. Let’s return for a moment to Christmas giving. I described it earlier as a feast of mutual delight in exchange of gifts within the circle of family or friends. But there is something very o

Micah Challenge Prayer

Dec 20, 2006

If Christmas giving is a feast of mutual delight in exchange of gifts within the circle of family or friends, how do we reconcile this with a world of massive and unrelenting need? Croatian born theologian Miroslav Wolf reflects that the son of God did not dwell among humans just to open our eyes to

Southern Sudan: Serious Clash Threatens Peace (plus Iraq update)

Dec 14, 2006

For many years prior to January 2005, the plight of the long-suffering, intensely persecuted, predominantly Christian peoples of Southern Sudan was a regular feature in these WEA Religious Liberty Prayer (RLP) Bulletins. The Southern Sudanese suffered 21 years of aerial bombardments, helicopter guns

Sing Praises to the Lord

Dec 13, 2006

Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord, O my soul. I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. (Psalm 146:1-2) My soul praises the Lord….for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. (Luke 1:46b, 48a)

Micah Challenge Prayer, December 8, 2006

Dec 12, 2006

\'We do not need to close our eyes while singing praises to the Lord. We can sing praises with our eyes open, willing to see and feel the pain of the world – and then our eyes will meet God’s eyes.\' In the attached reflection, the Brazilian theologian Valdir Steuernagel loo

Micah Challenge Reflection, December 1, 2006

Dec 1, 2006

Stephen Rand THE FAMILY TREE INTRODUCTION Isn’t it exciting when you know that someone wants to read the story of Jesus and explore it for themselves? You give them a New Testament, thrilled that they are going to sit down and give it a try. Then you rememb

Micah Challenge Prayer, December. 1, 2006

Dec 1, 2006

Welcome! We hope you will enjoy using these reflections with us!Reflection This week’s reflection is by Stephen Rand, co-chair of the Jubilee Debt Campaign.“Here there is catastrophic failure, brokenness, rebellion, crime and treachery. There are women of ill repute, foreigners, high-bor

During November we have prayed for....

Nov 29, 2006

THE PERSECUTED CHURCH worldwide (IDOP 2006), acknowledging that persecution is widespread, intense and escalating. We also prayed against several specific evils that are major contributors to the repression and persecution of the Church: the evils of Islamic imperialism and terrorism; the prolif

Micah Challenge Prayer, November 24, 2006

Nov 22, 2006

Welcome! We hope you will enjoy using these reflections with us! Reflection \'What is our prophetic role in a world of injustice and institutionalised injustice?\' asks Rene Padilla, the well-known Argentine Theologian. Reflecting on the \'economic tsunami\' in in 2001, he defines justice as \'s

Another Priest Feared Kidnapped

Nov 22, 2006

Leaders in Iraq\'s Chaldean Church are requesting prayer for Fr Doglas Yousef Al Bazy (34) who they fear has been kidnapped. Chaldean Archbishop of Kirkuk, Louis Sako, told Compass Direct that he has not been seen or heard from since Sunday 19 November when he drove from St Elijah Church in Baghdad\