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Eyes to see in Post-Katrina New Orleans

Eyes to see in Post-Katrina New Orleans

January 9, 2014 | I can’t just be a tourist in New Orleans. Why? I see too much. I wish I could report the wonderful rebirth of the Upper and Lower 9th Wards of the city, but I can’t. The neighborhoods lag far behind others in redevelopment. This is not for lack of trying. Some say there are strong political forces with other plans for this land who are working behind the scenes to keep these neighborhoods full of empty lots. Read more »

Update from Burma

Update from Burma

December 12, 2013 | The 200th Judson anniversary celebration is over. They report that 30,000 people registered for the event and another 14,000 people just showed up. Various churches and seminaries as well as individual homes provided food and offered lodging so all could attend. Read more »

Finding Connections Across the Miles:

Finding Connections Across the Miles:

December 9, 2013 | They arrived In procession, dressed in their native clothes, carrying banners and signs indicating their ethnic group. All different in their patterns, colors and headdresses. Yet they are all Baptists, here in Yangon to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the arrival of Ann and Adoniram Judson, the first Baptist missionaries to Burma. Read more »

200 Years of Baptists in Burma

200 Years of Baptists in Burma

November 27, 2013 | 2013 marks the 200th anniversary of Ann and Adoniram Judson’s arrival in Burma and, from December 3-20, tens of thousands of Baptists will gather in Burma (Yangon and Mandalay) and Thailand (Bangkok, Chian Rai, and refugee settlements along the Thai/Burma border), to celebrate this momentous occasion in Baptist history. Read more »

Real Food Rising

Real Food Rising

October 25, 2013 | From October 11-14, 2013, 250 food activists came to Minneapolis for the Real Food Challenge conference. One hundred and fifty of them spent three nights at University Baptist Church (a BPFNA Partner Congregation) using the gym, the kitchen and the Assembly Room. Read more »

Seeking Peace in a Military City

Seeking Peace in a Military City

October 23, 2013 | The recent budget cuts to the military do not mean that fewer wars are being waged or fewer soldiers are fighting. It means that services for the troops and their families are drastically cut. It appears that the military is giving “other than honorable” discharges to those wounded physically and mentally so that they will not receive the benefits that they have earned through their years of service. Read more »


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