Ethiopia
Associated Press/Photo by Maarten Boersema

Place of refuge

International | Protestant church in the Netherlands ends 96-day service to protect migrant family
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/05/19, 02:46 pm

A church in the Netherlands last week ended a collaborative 96-day worship service it started to protect a refugee family. The Dutch governing coalition agreed last Tuesday to reassess the family’s case, along with those of 700 children who were raised in the country as their parents sought asylum.

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Mohamed Sheikh Nor (file)

U.S. airstrike targets al-Shabaab in Somalia

International | Plus, reports from the Philippines, Mexico, Syria, and more
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/21/19, 01:43 pm

SOMALIA: The U.S. military on Saturday carried out its deadliest airstrike in Somalia, killing 52 jihadists at an al-Shabaab stronghold—following a deadly terrorist attack in Nairobi last week and the jihadist group’s attack on Ethiopian troops near the joint U.S.-Kenya-Somalia base.

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by M. Shaffi (file)

Is there a way out?

Compassion | History tends to repeat itself when it comes to helping the poor and oppressed in countries like Ethiopia
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 1/05/19, 09:44 am

Here’s an abridged Chapter 1 of Freedom, Justice, and Hope: Toward a Strategy for the Poor and the Oppressed (Crossway, 1988). I wrote the full version a long time ago as a member of the Villars Committee, which led a partly successful drive to change thinking about international relief and development. The same old, same old still holds significant sway in practice, but some U.S. programs show understanding that person-to-person and church-to-church aid is usually far more effective than government-to-government grants.

Read more