Modern-Day Miracles

Jim Kline, our Africa projects officer, recently returned from a trip to Ethiopia. While visiting a Catholic ministry we support in the capital city that provides physical therapy and education to children with disabilities, he met a little girl named Hewett.

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Winning favor with China

Old news: a prominent religious scholar wants China to pass a law guaranteeing religious freedoms. New news: The scholar, Liu Peng, is getting publicity for his cause in China Daily, the official government English language newspaper of China. How’s that for a twist!

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Remember “Today’s Tiny Tims”

Disney’s 3D adaptation of A Christmas Carol is introducing a new generation to Charles Dickens’ classic holiday tale of greed, poverty, and repentance. This is good news for parents concerned by the avalanche of materialistic messages that too often overwhelm the humble story of Jesus’ birth and the value of giving.

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The gift of music, hope

There’s an old Chinese proverb that goes: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” The following story — from an Ethiopian ministry we support in Addis Ababa — shows the wisdom of this principle in action:

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