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Anthony stands next to Akbar Muhammad, the youngest son of Elijah Muhammad. On the far left is the Rev. Spencer Lamar Booker from St. Paul A.M.E Church in St. Louis. Together they helped State Senator Jamilah Nasheed gain entry to the Department of Justice building to deliver their demands to prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch.

Mike Brown’s Blood

by Anthony Grimes When Rev. Traci Blackmon picked me up from St. Louis International Airport last week, she was in a state of exhaustion that allowed her to be little more than present. A...

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Confronting the Oppressor

Peaceful protesters get up-close and personal with Israeli soldiers Story and photography by Ryan Rodrick Beiler Mahmoud Al’aa Elddin spends most Friday afternoons in “dialogue” with the Israeli soldiers who invade his West Bank...

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In Our Backyard

by Nita Belles Free River Reviewed by Robyn Hubbard Nita Belles’ call-to-arms, In Our Backyard: A Christian Perspective on Human Trafficking in the United States, demands our attention. This tenacious exposé of modern-day slavery...

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My Apology to Porn Stars

Our friends at the Brushfires Foundation were recently contacted by a young man grieving over his past pornography use. He explained that he is currently involved in a 12-step recovery group and when he...

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Easy Pickings

by Nita Belles Poor boys and girls from south of our borders are an easy target for sex traffickers. (This story is excerpted from In Our Backyard. Look for the 2nd Edition of In...

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Bridges in the Desert

Musalaha helps Christians in the Holy Land tread the road to reconciliation by Jonathan Partridge Photography by Barry Rodriguez Crammed into the murky interior of Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulcher, thousands of pilgrims...

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Seeking Unity in a Troubled Land

These  groups are working in the name of Christ either to unite fellow believers or to promote love of one’s neighbor in Israel and the Palestinian territories. HOPE (House of Prayer and Exploits) is...