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India’s BJP suffers election losses, could signal change

India (MNN) – India’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) recently loss elections in three key states. The implication: Christians can breathe a little easier. Background Under the BJP’s control, Christians in India faced tremendous persecution. The nationalistic agenda the party put forth essentially said that as a Hindu country, …

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Responding to Urbana ’18

USA (MNN) — Editor’s note: It’s 11 days into the new year, and Urbana ’18 attenders have had some time to process North America’s largest missions conference. Mission Network News’ Alex Anhalt shares his thoughts on Urbana ’18: What happens when you put thinkers from the forefront of missions, organizations …

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Student-developed software enhances radio missions

International (MNN) – Trans World Radio broadcasts their radio programs in 190 countries and 230 different languages. Their reach is powerful and can transmit into remote villages, yet TWR’s Alan Lawton, the Director of Mobilization, says the most difficult part about the broadcasts is knowing if the signal is actually …

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Haiti: gas shortages, tension and prayer.

Haiti (MNN) – You won’t see much of this story about Haiti showing up in mainstream news media. Parts of Haiti are out of gas. The shortage was first mentioned in December, with both National and Total’s gas stations out of stock. For Haiti With Love’s Eva DeHart says in Cap …

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Winter storm paralyzes refugee camps in Lebanon.

Lebanon (MNN) – Winter is expected: colder temperatures, snow, and ice.  A winter storm brings that plus a few additional surprises, surprises that aren’t welcome in the Syrian refugee camps in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon, home to hundreds of thousands. In the eight years since Syria crumbled into civil …

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DR Congo election results still delayed, tensions rising

Congo-Kinshasa (MNN) – Citizens of Democratic Republic of Congo are still waiting for the election results from the Dec. 30 presidential vote. This addition to a series of delays has people anxious and uncertain. “The Catholic Church, which has a lot of influence in that country, has stepped forward. They’ve been …

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