Church Movements
Jenny Lind Schmitt

Keeping a European peace

Europe | Europe’s rethinking of its post-war institutions raises questions about prospects for peace and a Christian witness on the continent
by Jenny Lind Schmitt
Posted 6/13/19, 02:00 pm

The Dutch celebrate Liberation Day with gusto. Just past noon on May 5, an Allied military convoy roared down the banner-lined main street of Hilversum, an Amsterdam suburb. Soldiers on motorcycles high-fived the crowds along the street as women in 1940s attire dashed out to leave red-lipstick kiss marks on their cheeks. WWII-era bombers zoomed overhead as the Netherlands relived the day Nazi subjugation ended 74 years ago. Dressed in green fatigues and sitting in a U.S.

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Sharing spaces in ‘God’s tribe’

Religion | A communal mountain tribe in Taiwan is attracting tourists while showcasing its indigenous heritage and Christian faith
by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 5/09/19, 01:23 pm

As a child growing up in the Smangus tribe 5,000 feet high in the verdant mountains of northern Taiwan, Yuraw Icyang remembers life being extremely difficult, yet filled with evidences of God’s grace. Lacking electricity, phone lines, or a road, the Smangus tribespeople during the 1970s lived a simple agrarian life growing mushrooms, millet, and sweet potatoes.

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Sarah Holcomb

A Dalit’s dilemma

India | For some, a choice between livelihood and Christian identity
by Sarah Holcomb
Posted 1/31/19, 12:19 pm

For Dalits—formerly known as “Untouchables”—in rural southern India, officially declaring their Christian faith comes with a cost: Leaving Hindu caste identity requires Dalit Christians to abandon government benefits such as free college tuition and potential job opportunities.

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