THE SPIRITUAL BATTLE FOR SOUTH AFRICA

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By Gustav Krös and Donnelly McCleland The convulsions of civil unrest in parts of South Africa have not yet fully abated, and the extent of the destruction and upheaval will be felt by communities for a long time after calm is finally restored. Many opinions have been offered for the wanton violence and destruction. Numerous…

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SOUTH AFRICA’S PROPOSED ‘PEPUDA’ AMENDMENT BILL RAISES CONCERNS

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By Katelin Coetzee South Africa’s Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DOJ) recently published the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act, 4 of 2000 (known as PEPUDA, or the “Equality Act”) Amendment Bill, for public comment. PEPUDA was legislated in 2000 to give effect to section 9 of South Africa’s Constitution, addressing…

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US-MEXICO BORDER: IMMIGRATION CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

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By Alex Pollock The Central American migrant caravan that arrived at the US-Mexico border in late 2018 shed a bright light on the plight of asylum seekers coming to the US as multiple news agencies followed the journey of the nearly 7,000 people walking to the border. While the caravan brought new media attention to…

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CHURCH BUILDINGS – DO THEY MATTER?

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By Donnelly McCleland Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s unprecedented decree (10 July) converting Hagia Sophia once again into a mosque continues to reverberate across the region and beyond. It elicited sharp criticism, despair, and disappointment from both Christians and non-Christians alike. The 1,500-year-old UNESCO-listed site was initially an Orthodox Christian cathedral that was turned into…

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THE IMPACT OF THE CORONAVIRUS ON GLOBAL MISSIONS

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By Gustav Krös Over the past five months, the world as we knew it changed forever. The coronavirus brought about changes to humanity on an unprecedented scale. Whether it is something small, like the thought that will cross your mind before shaking a stranger’s hand, or whether it is something big like the influence it…

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