Refugees

How full is FULL?

Refugees | Distinct warmhearted voices are needed on immigration
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/11/19, 12:59 pm

Nowhere do I hear more confusion—amid what David Brooks calls “a rapid, dirty river of information coursing through us all day”—than when Christians have conversations about immigration, perhaps the central issue of the Trump presidency. 

Is there a crisis at the border? Do we need the military to settle it? How many minors have been separated from parents? Are they part of “a big fat con job,” as President Donald Trump says? 

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Chad’s social media ban enters second year

International | The digital blackout aims to silence dissent
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/02/19, 12:40 pm

The Central African country of Chad last week marked one year of an ongoing social media blackout, the longest yet on the continent. The absence of sufficient international pressure likely will allow the shutdown to persist.

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Left behind

Politics | The Trump campaign promised to champion persecuted Christians, but the numbers tell a different story
by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/28/19, 02:53 pm

When Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, Christians had good reason to believe the United States had turned a corner when it came to prioritizing persecuted believers overseas. But under his administration refugee admissions have plunged to historic lows, with persecuted Christians in the Middle East suffering from the fallout.

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