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Uganda's Anglican Leader Doubles Down on Anti-gay Law
Originally Posted: 08/04/2014 - 4:33pm | Type: Blog

Uganda’s top Anglican leader criticized the constitutional court for striking down the country’s controversial anti-gay law on a technicality, saying the law is still needed to protect children and families fr ...

Christian Organization Delivers Life-Saving Vaccines
Originally Posted: 04/24/2014 - 10:12am | Type: Blog

April 24-30 is World Immunization Week. While it is estimated that vaccinations save the lives of 2.5 million children every year, another 1.5 million children die each year from diseases that can be prevented ...

Not This Time -- A Reflection on the Resurrection of Lazarus
Originally Posted: 04/08/2014 - 3:45pm | Type: Blog

Life is stronger than death, that love is stronger than hate, that resurrection is possible through the Living Word of God. Editor's Note: This post is adapted from a sermo ...

U.S. Evangelicals on the Defense Over Uganda’s New Anti-Homosexuality Act
Originally Posted: 03/04/2014 - 5:52pm | Type: Blog

American evangelicals are denouncing a new Uganda law that criminalizes homosexuality, reiterating a position that many have held for years but which has nonetheless drawn scrutiny and skepticism from critics. ...

Church of England's Call for Dialogue on Gays Rebuffed in Africa
Originally Posted: 01/30/2014 - 5:29pm | Type: Blog

Ahead of his five-day visit to Africa, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby issued a statement reminding Anglicans of the commitment the Church of England made eight years ago to the pastoral care and support ...

COMMENTARY: The Church's Role in, and Against, Homophobia Across Africa
Originally Posted: 01/27/2014 - 6:15pm | Type: Blog

In the last month, many Westerners watched in horror as Uganda, and then Nigeria, enacted laws that are brutally repressive to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. In t ...

Pentecostal Pastors in Africa Push Prayer, Not Drugs, for People with HIV
Originally Posted: 12/04/2013 - 4:37pm | Type: Blog

At prayer healing services in some Pentecostal churches, pastors invite people infected with HIV to come forward for a public healing, after which they burn the person’s anti-retroviral medications and declare ...

Beyond 'Kony 2012': Jason Russell’s Attempt at a Comeback
Originally Posted: 10/17/2013 - 12:29pm | Type: Blog

A campaign to arrest an African warlord generated awareness in more ways than the effort’s co-founder Jason Russell could have ever imagined. A campaign to arrest an African warlo ...

Paved with Good Intentions
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 10:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins The beginning of wisdom proposed in the best documentaries is simply this: telling the truth, to ourselves and others, as ...

New Film Explores Export of American Culture Wars to Eastern Africa
Originally Posted: 03/13/2013 - 9:46am | Type: Blog

What a study found in Uganda was that “religion was being used to demonize and even to kill.” When Ugandan parliament member, David Bahati, introduced the so-called “Kill the Gays ...

Frank Mugisha
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 10:54am | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg Six questions for Frank Mugisha. Bio: Executive director of Sexual Minorities Uganda, ...

Christianity after Louie Giglio
Originally Posted: 02/18/2013 - 2:42pm | Type: Press

January 16, 2013 Sojo in the News Becky Garrison ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 11:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Landing on a Hundred by Cody ChesnuTT / After Kony: Staging Hope by First Run Feature / Kind of Kin by Rilla Askew / The Las ...

Bullet-Proof Gospel
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 10:52am | Type: Magazine Article

Toya Richards Death threats haven't stopped Rev. James Byensi, a Congolese pastor, from seeking peace in his homeland. ...

Archbishop Desmond Tutu Condemns "Kill the Gays Bill" in Uganda. Why Can't Rick Warren?
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 5:06pm | Type: Press

December 5, 2012 Sojo in the News Ross Murray ...

Tutu Urges Uganda to Drop Bid to Jail Gays and Lesbians
Originally Posted: 12/06/2012 - 11:19am | Type: Blog

Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Tuesday urged Uganda to scrap a controversial draft law that would send gays and lesbians to jail and, some say, put them at risk of the death penalty. ...

Ugandan Parliament Re-Introduces Gay Death Penalty - What Can Christians Do?
Originally Posted: 11/28/2012 - 2:44pm | Type: Blog

The Ugandan Parliament has re-introduced a draconian anti-LGBT bill that has received widespread international criticism. Under this bill, first introduced in 2011 and re-introduced earlier this year, the gove ...

Seeking Love and Forgiveness in the Shadow of St. Francis
Originally Posted: 10/02/2012 - 8:16am | Type: Blog

Swimming against a global tide of religious violence and political polarization, about 550 religious and humanitarian leaders met recently in the birthplace of St. Francis to propose a new way forward: love an ...

Don't Make Dialogue Illegal: Standing Up for Persecuted LGBT in Uganda
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 4:14pm | Type: Press

July 25, 2012 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Don't Make Dialogue Illegal: Standing Up for Persecuted LGBT in Uganda
Originally Posted: 07/25/2012 - 11:15am | Type: Blog

This week, I and many U.S. Christian leaders signed on to a letter, concerning a re-introduced version of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill, a bill which perpetuates some alarming and hateful language about the ...

When a Mother Bleeds to Death, a Nation Bleeds
Originally Posted: 06/14/2012 - 12:40pm | Type: Blog

$60 million. That’s what it would take to hire enough medical workers to meet Uganda’s needs. Stories like this one remind me that listening to women’s voices can be a matter of ...

Senior LRA Leader Captured in Central African Republic
Originally Posted: 05/14/2012 - 12:56pm | Type: Blog

The BBC reports that Caesar Achellam was captured by the Ugandan army on Saturday. The  BBC  reports that Caesar Achellam was captured by the Ugandan army on Saturday: ...

The First Step: Let Us Pray
Originally Posted: 03/19/2012 - 12:16pm | Type: Blog

What action will at once end the violence, protect the people, and depose an illegitimate government while not increasing violence in a complicated and volatile region of the world? ...

Jonny Stew on 'You Might Be A Romney If...' and 'My Little Kony'
Originally Posted: 03/13/2012 - 12:39pm | Type: Blog

"Everything Mitt Romney knows about the south he learned from a Jeff Foxworthy stand-up routine." "Everything Mitt Romney knows about the south he learned from a ...

Bono Chimes in on 'Kony 2012'
Originally Posted: 03/12/2012 - 11:14am | Type: Blog

Amidst controversy over the viral 'Kony 2012' video produced by Invisible Children, Bono lent his words of support in Ireland's Sunday Times edition. Amidst controv ...

KONY 2012: Who's Telling the Story?
Originally Posted: 03/12/2012 - 9:09am | Type: Blog

These stories determine who you believe you are and how you believe you can engage in the world and with others. Powerful. Potentially dangerous. Always in some way failing in it’s accuracy and exclusive to so ...

Invisible Children Short Film 'Kony 2012' Aims at Worldwide Awareness
Originally Posted: 03/07/2012 - 12:50pm | Type: Blog

Invisible Children released a short film Wednesday with the aim to make Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda, famous--not for acclaim, but to bring awareness to his alleged crimes i ...

Uganda Revives Anti-Gay Bill
Originally Posted: 02/09/2012 - 10:21am | Type: Blog

CORRECTION: After our original post ran yesterday, we learned that there has been some confusion over the language of the current proposed language of the Ugandan anti-gay bill. In fact, the death penalty has ...

Friday Links Round Up: Tomatoes. Uganda. Fair Trade.
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 10:36pm | Type: Blog

Tomatoes. Uganda. Fair Trade. Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week. Tomatoes. Uganda. Fair Trade. Here's a little round up ...

Why My Faith Calls Me to March
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

In my research into how to build grassroots ministries that are sustainable and Christ-centered for my books, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0310292891?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=wwwbeckygarri-20&a ...

The Gulf Oil Spill as Seen from Africa
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

I'm in Kenya with a group of about<a href="http://www.amahoro-africa.org/" target="_blank"> 150 emerging leaders </a>from across East and South Africa. ...

Sudanese Churches' Four Key Concerns on Troubled Elections--and Four Ways We Can Help
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Sudan's impending presidential and parliamentary elections have degenerated into a chaotic mixture of fraud accusations, boycotts, political assassinations, intimidation, abuses of power by the rul ...

Ahead of Sudan Vote, Concern over Interference by Lord's Resistance Army
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com"></a>The murderous regime in Khartoum is showing its true colors again. While they parade and pretend to be preparing for fair election ...

A Hold-Out and a Hunger Strike on Aid for Uganda
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>My alarm went off at 5 a.m. today. As I sat up and unzipped my sleeping bag, a gust of Oklahoma wind bitterly ushered me into a new day. Drops of rain splashed my face, extinguishing the last few embe ...

African Lent
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

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Family Research Council: Homosexual Behavior Should Be Criminalized in America
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

What kind of place will gay people have in our society? The debate rages on--in the military as well as the church. What kind of place will gay people have in our society? The deb ...

Obama's Call for Civility Amid Prayer Breakfast Controversy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

President Obama <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-national-prayer-breakfast">spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast</a> this morning, with a plea for c ...

Where are the Other Christian Voices Against Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

As a career missionary to Africa, I fear what would happen to me on judgment day if I didn't speak out against what is happening in Uganda right now in the name of Christ. As ...

Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill: A Betrayal of Christ's Teachings
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

There are times in the "culture wars" when a very diverse group of religious leaders can come together across the political spectrum in a common cause. There are times i ...

A Delicious Peace
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Amy Spaulding In 2003, Ugandan Jewish coffee farmer J.J. Keki asked h ...

Beauty, Bracelets and Brainpower
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez BeadforLife has helped roll hundreds of Ugandan famil ...

Spectacular Works, Simple Obedience
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:24am | Type: Magazine Article

Ryan Beiler We planned to do great things. God had other plans. Before leaving for Africa, I signed a liabil ...

Confronting AIDS in Uganda
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 10:45am | Type: Magazine Article

Ryan Beiler 'The solution will come from the community.' When I sat down to talk with Joel Arimadri ...