The Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization is taking place in Cape Town, South Africa October 16 — 25. More than 4,000 participants have come from almost 200 countries. Flyn Ritchie, president of Christian Info Society (which publishes this website), is currently there; he sent the following report October 21. When I landed in Cape Town […]
University of Victoria German professor Michael Hadley has been to Uganda four times since 2004 to teach ethics at a medical school there, but the latest visit at the start of the year came while the East African country was in a turmoil over a bill before parliament to make some homosexual practices a capital […]
Lessons in Haiti — Stephanie Forster is a determined woman. The head of Nehemiah Foundation recently traveled to Haiti to make a documentary.
While it has not received the same coverage as the cross-border disputes over lumber and beef, the proposed American-sponsored Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system has nevertheless polarized Christians on both sides of the border. The controversy made headlines in Canada during the past month. During U.S. President George W. Bush’s first visit to this country […]
A surprise election result in India, which saw the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) removed from office, has pleased Christians around the nation who had prayed and fasted for a change in government. The ousting of the BJP, the ruling Hindu nationalist party, in favour of the Congress Party was “totally unexpected” according to Dr. Joseph […]
Sophiatown, a notorious area of Johannesburg, South Africa, has been known as a very dangerous place — especially for foreign visitors. The street language in Sophiatown has a word to describe this neighbourhood: kofifi. This term means: ‘a place of darkness and despair.’ Alcohol-related assault has long been Sophiatown’s chief problem. North Vancouver-based video producer […]
Rwebisengo Village, Western Uganda — Fifteen-year-old Gideon watches as his father, a poor 60-year-old man who cannot even defend himself, is cut in pieces. Heads from those of the Hema tribe are cut off and placed on sticks as Lendus dances for their “victory.” A pregnant lady is cut across the stomach and left to […]