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Friday, September 22, 2017

Reformation's 500th anniversary in Germany-welcome refugees

Iraqi Christians at Odds with World on Kurdish Independence Referendum
Kurds and Christians both want security and autonomy as minorities in Iraq. But one's dream could dash the other's.
Griffin Paul Jackson
A referendum that could lead to the establishment of an independent Kurdish nation is set for September 25. Upwards of 35 million Kurds — a majority-Muslim community and the fourth-largest ethnic group in the Middle East, spread across Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria — are on the verge of turning their century-old dream of a homeland into reality. Victimized by the Ottomans during the Armenian (and Kurdish) genocide of the 1910s and regularly persecuted since, Kurds have long been a marginalized population. Ironically, the recent upheaval in the Middle East has presented them with an opportunity. continue reading >>

The Reformation at 500
Germans Are Welcoming Refugees as a Way to Honor Luther's Legacy
Asylum seekers and immigrants are big part of the Reformation's 500th anniversary in Germany.
Art of Darkness: Angelina Jolie's Latest Film Succeeds at Personalizing Genocide
What "First They Killed My Father" tells me about suffering and the imago Dei.
The Exchange
Leadership Is Not About You
Leadership means hard work and service.

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