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Evangelizing the Sioux?

“For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world,
but that the world through him might be saved.”

07/28/22 — Oglala Sioux Tribe Temporarily Suspends All Christian Missionary Work | Sovereignty I (nativenewsonline.net)

07/25/22 — Christian Mission Ousted from Pine Ridge Indian Reservation after Distribution of Hate Materials | Currents (nativenewsonline.net)

08/02/22 — Pine Ridge officials mandate churches register with Council in new ordinance (argusleader.com)

08/05/22 — Dances with Wolves: Fun Facts from Your Favorite Western Film – Herald Weekly

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Nicholas Alahverdian, con man extraordinaire (First of two posts)

No visible means of support.

For twenty years, Nicholas Alahverdian made a name for himself as an outspoken critic of Rhode Island’s child welfare system. He purportedly died on February 29, 2020, but authorities believe he faked his death to flee an FBI investigation into a $200,000 credit card fraud, and has been living in the UK under the name Arthur Knight.

Then came the rape charge.

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The babies in the river

A parable of relief vs. advocacy

“Relief” refers to providing for needy people’s immediate survival needs — food, shelter and clothing, direct material gifts.  “Advocacy” refers to political activism, meant to change policies and laws.  People and organizations who presume to serve the poor, face choices as to which one to emphasize.

The parable of the babies in the river addresses that choice.  Activists love it.  Desmond Tutu and others have endorsed it.

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