Thursday, January 28, 2016

Racial Reconciliation Knows No Borders


INTERNATIONAL; RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
Morocco Declaration: Muslim Nations Should Protect Christians from Persecution
In Marrakesh, hundreds of Muslim leaders release modern update to Muhammad's Charter of Medina.
Morgan Lee
For years, Texas megachurch pastor Bob Roberts has been building relationships with Muslims. Last year, after Franklin Graham argued that the US government should ban Muslims from immigrating to America, the NorthWood Church leader joined Muslim leaders in denouncing the comments. In October, he and imam Muhammad Magid hosted the Spreading the Peace Convocation, which was attended by nearly 200 imams and evangelical pastors. This week, Roberts traveled to Marrakesh, Morocco, alongside more than 250 Muslim religious leaders, heads of state, and scholars, for a groundbreaking summit. ... continue reading >>


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Gleanings
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Book Review
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Racial Reconciliation Knows No Borders
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Book Review
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The exchange
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Parenting, living other lives, and painful first love marked another day of viewing.

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