American Christians urged to see Jesus in the poor and hungry

The church in the United States dare not ignore its mandate to seek justice for the world’s poor and hungry, Henry Williamson Sr., bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Texas, told a world hunger conference.

Justice goes beyond charity, scholar tells conference at DBU

Nicholas WolterstorffChrist’s parable of the judgment of sheep and goats as recorded in Matthew’s Gospel deals more with justice than charity, said Nicholas Wolterstorff, professor emeritus of philosophical theology at Yale University.

Texas Baptist disaster response team scheduled to go to Japan

Two veteran Texas Baptist Men disaster relief volunteers, a Japanese Dallas pastor and a videographer are slated to leave for Japan March 24 to assist the disaster response effort there and look for places where Texas Baptists can serve.

Missionaries grapple with leaving Japan

Across Japan and back home in the United States, missions leaders are grappling with whether personnel should stay put or move away, either to other parts of Japan or out of the country entirely. The Southern Baptist Convention International Mission Board moved its representatives in eastern Japan to a region southwest of Tokyo.

Rescue workers, Japanese Baptists describe dire situation

BWAidA Baptist World Aid disaster response team who visited Sendai, Japan, described the challenge of getting food for people who had evacuated their homes in the wake of an earthquake and tsunami and the threat of nuclear radiation as "almost Mission Impossible."

Nuclear threat complicates Japan relief efforts

Japan reliefThe danger of radiation from damaged nuclear reactors has greatly complicated Southern Baptist disaster relief efforts in Japan, one member of the assessment team reported.

Missionaries in devastated Japan pray for ‘divine wind’

Japan victimHaving endured the damaging winds of a tsunami, Baptist missionaries in Japan now are praying for a low east wind to carry any radioactive emissions away from their country without spreading to other population centers.

Will 3/11 will be Japan's 9/11?

A Japanese Baptist leader predicted the March 11 earthquake and tsunami disaster would leave its mark on Japan the same way that America was changed after the terrorist attacks on 9/11.


Baptists prepare response to Japan quake, tsunami

Japa QuakeBaptist groups prepared March 11 to meet human needs caused by a magnitude 8.9 earthquake that spawned tsunami waves as high as 23 feet in Japan and prompted tsunami warnings in Hawaii and watches as far away as the West Coast of the United States.

To help in Middle East: Encourage U.S. to advocate for values

As the Middle East writhes in birth pains to deliver something yet undefined, a scholar who specializes in faith and global politics says Christians in America should speak boldly on behalf of the values that Arab populations are risking their lives to obtain.

TV jamming in Middle East affects Christian network

A satellite television network for and run by Christians in the Middle East said Feb. 24 that programming thought to have been blocked by Libya has been restored.
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