All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘iraq’

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    Unspoken Courage

    Ty’s Story. A group of us had started visiting a “refugee complex” regularly.  We weren’t part of any formal effort, but each of us had a concern for the welfare of the growing refugee population in our city and a desire to be where we …

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    3 Tips to Make 2016 the Best Year Ever!

    In May of 2001 I attended a Muslim-Christian dialogue conference in Baghdad hosted by none other than Saddam Hussein.  About 5000 delegates from all different kinds of religious backgrounds, from all over the world.  Mandaeans (followers of John the Baptist). Yazidis.  Syriac, Chaldean, and Assyrian …

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  • Jihad and blowing stuff up Part 3

    Where were we? Oh yes, how do we respond to terrorism or angry Muslim retaliation to something we’ve done. The burning of Bibles or the killing of Americans. I’ve previously suggested that we need to recognize that our questions can be answered from three different …

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  • Further Understanding of the Modern Middle East

    Turkey, Iran and Sudan are on the edges. Sometimes they are lumped in with the “Middle East” but not always. Turkey is quite different from the Arab countries. They are Turks and speak Turkish for starters. Iran is also not Arab. They are Persian and speak Farsi. Sudan is Arab in the north and tribal non-Arabic speaking in the South (the country is in the process of becoming two as we speak).

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