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Deaf History Month and conversations on ‘access’
International (MNN) -- This week kicked off Deaf History Month, and the Deaf Bible Society is using it as an opportunity to prompt even more conversations about the Deaf Community and the importance of access. Every year, Deaf History Month goes from March 13-April 15, since three key...
Executive order to take effect unless blocked
USA (MNN) -- Given the revisions to the executive order by President Trump regarding refugees, Bethany Christian Services, a global adoption and child welfare agency had some thoughts to share, having provided critical services to refugees in Grand Rapids, Michigan for years. (Refugees, image...
Guatemalan government reaches out to ministry leaders in wake of tragedy
Guatemala (MNN) -- As memorial services begin for the 40 girls who have so far died after fire raged in a Guatemala government orphanage, President Jimmy Morales has called for a complete revamping of the country’s child welfare system. “This is a rigid system that has become...
Canada grapples with Islamophobia in parliament
Canada (MNN) -- Canada is known to be one of the most tolerant nations on the globe. But now, it is in uproar over a motion that appears to resemble “anti-blasphemy” sentiment. In December of last year, MP Iqra Khalid presented a motion to the House of Commons that the government condemn...
Association of nations leads to alliance of pastors
South Asia (MNN) -- Could the Great Commission be fulfilled in our lifetime? Jonathan Shibley of Global Advance thinks if it can, SAARC is a good place to start. SAARC, the South Asia Association of Related Countries, is a collective of eight nations: Afghanistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, India,...
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries reaches hurting First Nation youth
North America (MNN) -- Ron Hutchcraft has seen tragedy. After more than 40 years of ministry with urban youth, sports organizations, rising Christian leaders, and even Major League Baseball teams, he has seen firsthand how hard life can be. Yet even for Hutchcraft, there can be surprises....
Asia: good news, big challenges, great hope
Asia (MNN) -- Sometimes, security risks in a new ministry zone are big enough that specifics can’t be shared…but sometimes, the story is big enough that we can talk about the shape of God’s hand in that nation. (Photo of John Pudaite, courtesy of Bibles For The World) Such is the case...
As fire’s death toll rises, so does desire for orphan care reform in Guatemala
Guatemala (MNN) -- The death toll continues to rise in the wake of a tragic fire at a government orphanage near Guatemala City. As of Sunday, 40 girls have perished -- and more children remain in critical condition in local hospitals. Accusations continue to mount as a country mourns and...
Cultural shifts: a challenge, opportunity for the Church
USA (MNN) -- We are at a point in history when cultural shifts happen fast and happen often. The exchange of ideas and the advancements in technology are bringing questions to the forefront of society that haven’t been discussed in this way before. In the United States, these conversations...
Wycliffe Associates celebrates 50 years of supporting Bible translation
International (MNN) -- This year, Wycliffe Associates is celebrating its 50th year of assisting Bible translators around the world. (Photo courtesy of Wycliffe Associates) “Our mission has been, and continues to be, involving people in the advancement of Bible translation,” Bruce Smith,...