For three months last year the Gulf Coast oil spill was the major topic of news reports all over the world. From the explosion on April 20, 2010, until the capping of the gushing well on July 15, 2010, the headlines were consumed with images and dialogue about the tragedy unfolding before our very eyes. Shortly after the news of the capping, the government reported that “most” of the oil was gone, and that things were getting back to normal. The camera crews packed up. The reporters turned in their hotel room keys and gathered their deductible tax receipts. And they all left. Kumbaya, the oil was gone, and the world was normal again. The world could move on to other, more pressing interests. That is … the rest of the world could move on to other, more pressing interests.
Every day as I review the news, I'm conscious of stories relating to religious faith.
I arrived in the faith-based advocacy community in Washington, D.C. fresh out of divinity school.
There are times when events make everything else pale in comparison.
A few days ago, radical Muslims in Pakistan began terrorizing the Christian minority in the town of Gojra.