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Creating Space for Survivors of Sexual Violence in Your Church

By Stephanie Swanson | August 19, 2019

For too long, survivors of sexual violence have been silenced, dismissed and even shamed by the church. Here’s what happened when one church created space for survivors to share their stories on a Sunday morning.

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Ramadan Bombing Debate Intensifies; Christian Community Largely Silent

By Robert Parham | November 5, 2001

President Bush vowed on Friday to continue U.S. airstrikes against Afghanistan during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which begins Nov. 16. “The enemy won’t rest during Ramadan and neither will we,” he said. Sunday, German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder said the European Union did not support a halt in bombing, according to “No one […]

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A Ramadan Primer

By Gary Leazer | November 5, 2001

Fasting (“sawn” in Arabic) during the month of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is one of the five pillars of Islam. Muslims believe the Qur’an, Islam’s holy book, was first revealed to Muhammad during the month of Ramadan, but that the practice of fasting began with Abraham. Fasting (“sawn” in Arabic) during […]

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Ramadan and Lent: Time for Fasting

By James Browning | November 5, 2001

Western writers sometimes refer to Ramadan as “the Muslim Lent.” There are superficial similarities, significant differences and deep resemblances between Ramadan and Lent. Fasting is the hallmark of Ramadan. The Qur’an says Muslims should fast during the month of Ramadan because that is when the Qur’an was revealed (2:185). Fasting is obligatory for every Muslim, […]

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Baptists and Fasting: An Oxymoron?

By Doug Weaver | November 5, 2001

At the 1978 Southern Baptist Convention, those present heard a stirring report about world hunger. The speaker asked all in attendance to skip lunch and fast for the cause. Convention president Jimmy Allen then said with a smile from the podium that although many Baptists would probably not forego lunch they would surely take the […]

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Researcher Rates Televangelists’ Use of Airtime

By Cliff Vaughn | October 31, 2001

A communication researcher has found that most religious broadcasters devote almost no time to politics and little to fundraising and promotion. Stephen Winzenburg, communication professor at Grand View College in Des Moines, Iowa, analyzed 22 television ministries from September to November of 2000. Winzenburg reported his results in Christianity Today. Winzenburg timed show segments and […]

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