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  • Three Evangelical ‘Founding Fathers’ and Their Complicated Relationships to Slavery June 21, 2024
    A new book steers between full condemnation and “men of their time” dodges. How should white evangelicals think about slavery and past evangelical heroes who affirmed its practice? A new book by historian Sean McGever, Ownership: The Evangelical Legacy of Slavery in Edwards, Wesley, and Whitefield, helps us process these matters with historical accuracy and […]
  • ‘Going for the Jugular’ Does Not Wash Away Sin June 21, 2024
    Why the life and death of disgraced culture warrior Paul Pressler should serve as a warning to all of us. This piece was adapted from Russell Moore’s newsletter. Subscribe here. A man named Paul Pressler warned us that a wrong view of authority would lead to debauchery and downgrade. He was right. What he didn’t […]
  • I’m Trading My Career for Motherhood. Neither Will Fulfill Me. June 20, 2024
    This isn’t a female problem, but a human one. The sight of an airplane soaring above me used to make my eyes sting with longing. At that time, I was a college dropout, a 52-pound brittle skeleton, years of anorexia having gnawed me down to little more than organs and skin. Whenever I heard the […]
  • Corruption Is a Discipleship Problem June 20, 2024
    Six ways Christians often make the problem worse and five steps toward a solution Led by Malawi’s chief law enforcement officer, 19 armed agents surrounded Martha Chizuma’s home in the capital city of Lilongwe at 4 a.m. on December 6, 2022. Whisked away in her pajamas in the early morning darkness, Chizuma, the director general […]
  • Interview: Pakistani Christian Praised for Documenting Blasphemy Victims. Most Are Muslims. June 20, 2024
    Catholic advocate awarded by US State Department explains why Christians are disproportionately targeted while the Islamic majority predominantly accuses its own. Last month, mob violence took the life of Lazar Masih of Pakistan. Hundreds of Muslims responded with brutality to accusations that the 74-year-old Christian had desecrated a Quran—even before he could be tried under […]
  • What If the Christian Sexual Ethic Becomes a Feature, Not a Bug? June 20, 2024
    Evangelicals tend to assume our sexual ethic is deeply unpopular. But the wind may be shifting as thought leaders increasingly declare Christianity a cultural asset. Christianity’s 2,000-year-old sexual ethic is not normal in the contemporary West and hasn’t been for some time. The notion that sex should be confined to the bounds of a lifelong […]
  • Robert Morris Resigns from Gateway Following Past Abuse Allegations June 19, 2024
    While the Texas megachurch said it “did not have all the facts” about Morris’s earlier misconduct, the woman who spoke out said she had informed its leaders years ago. Gateway Church founder and senior pastor Robert Morris has resigned, and his Texas megachurch is launching an investigation into allegations of abuse from 35 years ago. […]
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  • Egypt cracks down on tourism companies after 1,000 pilgrims have died in searing Mecca heat June 23, 2024
    Egypt withdrew the operating licenses of 16 tourism companies and referred them to the public prosecutor, accusing them of being responsible for the deaths of Egyptian pilgrims in Mecca, a crisis unit tasked with addressing the situation said on Saturday. More information with William Hilderbrandt.
    FRANCE24
  • Photographer James Barnor, who immortalised Ghana, honoured on 95th birthday June 22, 2024
    James Barnor opened one of the country's first photo studios in Ghana. That's where he immortalized the Nation at the time of its independence. He photographed Ghana’s first President, Dr Kwame Nkrumah and several major national events. For his 95th birthday, Ghana is holding a three-month festival to pay tribute to his work. Story by […]
    FRANCE24
  • Sierra Leone's chimpanzees have lost a third of their habitat in the last 25 years June 22, 2024
    Sierra Leone has lost 35% of its forest cover in the past 25 years due to deforestation. Its chimpanzee population has also been decimated and is 10 times smaller now than in the 1970s. The Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary is fighting to save the species. Story by Simon Martins, Sarah Sakho and Sam Bradpiece.
    FRANCE24
  • Thousands of people are rallying Kenyan protesters' call for mass strike against tax hike June 22, 2024
    Kenya’s government plans to build 250,000 houses each year, aimed at eventually closing a housing deficit that World Bank data puts at 2 million units. 70% of people living urban areas live in informal settlements marked by lack of basic infrastructure. A French construction company is hoping to help address the country's housing crisis with […]
    FRANCE24
  • Namibian Pride: activists hail overturning of law that banned same-sex acts between men. June 21, 2024
    A top court in Namibia has ruled colonial-era laws banning same-sex relationships were unconstitutional, in a case brought by a local LGBTQ+ activist. Also in the programme, Kenyan protesters call for a national shutdown to oppose new tax hikes. We also visit Sierra Leone's capital Freetown, where a chimpanzee refuge is trying to save the threatened […]
    Clarisse FORTUNÉ
  • Rwanda's Kagame reacts to recent comments by exiled opponent Rusesabagina June 21, 2024
    As part of an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, Rwandan President Paul Kagame reacted to recent comments by exiled opponent Paul Rusesabagina, who was depicted in the film "Hotel Rwanda" for his heroic role in saving lives during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.
    Marc PERELMAN
  • Botswana's President Masisi slams 'wrong' G7 decision on diamond certification June 21, 2024
    FRANCE 24 spoke to Botswana's President Mokgweetsi Masisi on the sidelines of a global summit in Paris, during which $1 billion were pledged to increase the production of vaccines in Africa. Masisi discussed the importance of Africa producing its own vaccines and the need for considerable funding. He also reacted to the G7's decision that all diamonds […]
    Marc PERELMAN
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