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November 2010 Archives

Jesus lived in occupied territory. His mother, Mary, grew up in Nazareth, a small village that included a Roman bathhouse used by occupying forces. Jesus was born in Bethlehem, also occupied by Romans. He was dedicated at the Temple in […]

In recent years, agencies that monitor religious persecution have ranked North Korea first or near the top for violations of religious liberty, particularly against Christians. In response, Christians worldwide, led by the prayer movement of South Korean believers, have interceded […]

I spoke in a church in Indiana last Sunday for the first Sunday of Advent on Luke 1:26-38 where the angel Gabriel announces to Mary that she will give birth to Jesus the Messiah. Many revere Mary for her faith, […]

The Free to Believe Campaign has been successful so far, but we still need to pray for the final outcome. UN delegates are about to make a decision at any point. If you have not already done so, please join […]

[Featured guest post by Activist Faith co-founder Dan King] With the success of quiz shows like “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth-Grader”, it’s evident that the idea of being “smarter than ___” is becoming increasingly important in our society. These […]

If you live in the United States, today is Thanksgiving Day, a holiday celebrated with turkey dinners, American football, and holiday shopping (especially Black Friday). In the midst of the commercialism, it’s easy to forget Thanksgiving Day is a tradition […]

[Guest post by Activist Faith co-founder Daniel Darling, minister, author, and speaker, and friend, interviewing WorldCrafts president and New Hope CEO Dr. Andrea Mullins. Worldcrafts is a Christian fair-trade artisan group based in Birmingham, AL.] I have found Andrea to […]

I recently shared the story of Asia Bibi, a 45-year old Pakistani woman and mother condemned to death for her Christian beliefs. An international outcry resulted, calling for Asia’s release, including a plea from the pope. The good news: Monday’s […]

In 2001, America began a “War on Terror” to avenge the attack of al-Qaeda forces on American soil. Nine years later, troops remain in Afghanistan with plans in place to “transition” leadership to local security forces. Many argue the battle […]

Mother Teresa has said, “Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.” My friend Dan King […]