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Welcoming refugees is a traditional act of hospitality for the nation of Jordan. An estimated 1.4 million Syrians fled south to Jordan over the past few years, a number equivalent to about 20 percent of Jordan’s population. Only Turkey and Lebanon currently host more Syrian refugees. But for Jordan, the current refugee stream from Syria […] Read More

In a letter to King Abdullah II of Jordan, European Baptist Federation General Secretary Tony Peck has praised the efforts of the Jordanian government and royal family in seeking to promote religious tolerance in the Middle East region. “As Baptists we support Your Majesty’s relentless efforts to enhance a culture of co-existence between Muslims and […] Read More

While surfing cable channels in mid-July to catch up on the macabre situation in Syria, I caught the last 90 seconds of a report on a U.S.-funded “weapons fair.” “The Business of Kaboom” featured a handful of foreign reporters touring a remote desert area of Jordan. From what I gleaned, the United States has provided […] Read More

Washington, D.C. (BWA) — The Baptist World Alliance (BWA) will lead a service of dedication for the new Baptism Center in Jordan at its official opening on March 20, 2009. The center is located on the bank of the River Jordan on land closely approximate to the region known as Bethany beyond Jordan, where it […] Read More

Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan is the inaugural recipient of YouTube’s Visionary Award for her work combating stereotypes and bridging gaps of understanding. Queen Rania launched her own YouTube channel in March of this year, saying it was “dedicated to breaking down stereotypes about the Arab and Muslim worlds and to bridging the East-West […] Read More