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Malta. It’s a popular holiday destination. It’s a small European country, an island in the Mediterranean Sea. Mostly Roman Catholic, it has a community-based culture with a lot of pressure to conform. Student ministry in Malta is still breaking ground, but already creative ways are being explored to reach out…

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Over the years, my wife and I have had the opportunity to welcome people into our home from all over the world. Being a good host can be challenging sometimes. We have to think about customs (shoes on/shoes off for example), foods that may not be acceptable, how meals are…

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In a Muslim-majority country in South Asia, Christians from Muslim backgrounds face a unique problem: where to bury their dead. Muslim cemeteries do not welcome Christian burials. In February a Muslim group in one city exhumed the body of a convert to Christianity from their graveyard two days after it…

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In recent years there have been a number of blog articles, books and online discussions which question the validity of short-term mission teams. As people realize the inordinate cost of sending people overseas for two or three weeks, they wonder if it wouldn’t be better to use that money to…

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Khmer New Year, which begins 13 April and lasts for three days, is a major celebration in Cambodia. Schools close for two weeks of holiday, and most students return to their home towns to spend time with their families. On the first of three main days of celebration, a new…

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I was saddened to hear this week of the death of a dear friend, Yvonne Woods, widow of the first IFES General Secretary, Stacey Woods, and herself an honorary Vice-President of IFES from 1995 to 2003. She died on 7 April 2014, aged 98. Yvonne had been suffering with Alzheimer’s…

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With record-breaking low temperatures and unusually heavy snowfall, many people across Canada are, understandably, becoming disheartened as they long for spring to arrive. Students in GBUC Canada, the French-speaking IFES movement in Quebec, are no doubt also longing for spring weather. But the bitterly cold winter has not made them…

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In November I wrote how IVCF Philippines responded to the devastation left by hurricane Yolanda earlier that month. Since then students and graduates of IVCF have continued to reach out to people whose lives were brought to a halt when they lost homes, belongings and livelihoods, in addition to people…

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As a biologist, I am fascinated by the ingenuity of certain animal species. I am amazed by the architecture of the nest of one species of millipede I studied extensively for my PhD – more complex than I had initially imagined, with a ventilation window and an area of least…

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Austria – thousands of non-Christians hear lectures on faith and science. Slovenia – ‘Modern Science and God’ aired on the main national television station. Croatia – over 600 students and professors pack into a hall that seats 500. All this and more from five days of lectures by Oxford Professor…

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