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Faith amid violence

Burkina Faso | Christians and others in Burkina Faso face attacks from growing insurgency
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/23/19, 02:55 pm

On the first day of December, about 10 gunmen stormed the SIM Evangelical Church of Hantoukoura in eastern Burkina Faso during Sunday service. They sprayed gunfire inside the church and killed 14 people, including the pastor.

In a statement, the Federation of Evangelical Churches and Missions (FEME) condemned the latest of the recurring attacks and called on Christian organizations to engage in the fight for peace.

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FISA court slams FBI

by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/18/19, 12:52 pm

WASHINGTON—A federal court that approves secret surveillance warrants rebuked the FBI on Tuesday. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which was established and authorized under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) of 1978, issued a rare public order in response to a U.S.

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Mindy Belz

Seeds of renewal

Syria | Out of charred ground in Syria, fruit comes
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/12/19, 05:23 pm

We are stepping through his orchards, crunching grasses and wild thyme underfoot, rich aromas rising around us in the crisp morning air. I have come to walk these fields with Elias Antar.

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