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Web Story on Movsesian Lecture at Lanier Theological Library

For those who are interested, here’s a story about my lecture this month at the Lanier Theological Library in Houston, on the human-rights crisis facing Mideast Christians. 18 more words

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Chak, "Islam and Pakistan's Political Culture"

This September, Routledge Press will release “Islam and Pakistan’s Political Culture” by Farhan Mujahid Chak (Qatar University).  The publisher’s description follows:

This book explores the ideological rivalry which is fuelling political instability in Muslim polities, discussing this in relation to Pakistan. 85 more words

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The Cynical Mr. Cruz

This week in Washington, a major conference took place on the persecution of Mideast Christians. The conference brought together Christians from around the region, including many church hierarchs. 623 more words


The President's Speech

In an address to the nation last night, President Barack Obama committed the US to doing something about ISIS — aka the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or just the Islamic State — the Salafist group that has taken over about a third of both those countries.   660 more words

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We got Trouble, Trouble, Trouble, Right here in the USA it starts with “R” and that stands for Religion

We got Trouble, Trouble, Trouble, Right here in the USA it starts with “R” and that stands for Religion Ver. 1.0.1

The Top Gun National Crises Troubleshooter… 493 more words

Ghobadzadeh, "Religious Secularity"

This November, Oxford University Press will release “Religious Secularity: A Theological Challenge to the Islamic State” by Naser Ghobadzadeh (Australian Catholic University).  The publisher’s description follows: 189 more words

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US Rescues Turkmen in Iraq; Christians Still Waiting

This past weekend, the United States intervened to rescue some 15,000 Shia Turkmen trapped in the northern Iraqi city of Amerli. ISIS, the Sunni Islamist group, had besieged the city for three months, and residents were without electricity and running low on food, water, and necessary medical supplies.  333 more words