Adoptees: Chosen By Love

This weekend I ran with Tom Jaski.  Tom works for Ratio Christi (the reason for Christ), a Christian apologetics ministry which began five years ago and currently has chapters at about 500 colleges and high schools throughout the United States.

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Good News and Bad News from the Central African Republic

The good news is that although Ugandan and American troops have not been able to capture Joseph Kony, his Lord’s Resistance Army has been reduced from a peak of 3,000 soldiers to about 100 and no longer poses any significant threat to the residents of the Central African Republic, one of the continent’s poorest and most vulnerable countries.

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Effectively Helping the Poor

In a recent op-ed in the New York Times, Bob Corker, a Republican senator from Tennessee, and Chris Coons, a Democratic senator from Delaware, discuss how best to help people who are victims of conflict in various parts of the world. 

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Helping Refugee Children

When I wrote my chapter on neglected and orphaned children for Suffer the Children, I devoted only a few paragraphs at the end to Syria's child refugees. Forced to flee from the violence in their own streets, these children weren't technically neglected by their families. Many were orphaned, but sorting them out of the human flood was difficult at best. And, as I wrote then, the public was running hot and cold on the whole issue of refugee relief.

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Stopping the Suffering of God’s Children

In ordering a targeted military strike on the airfield in Syria from where Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces launched an attack of sarin nerve gas killing more than 100 of his country’s citizens, including many children, President Donald Trump declared, “No child of God should ever suffer such horror.” 

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President Trump's Address to Congress

In his speech to Congress last night, President Donald Trump accentuated the importance of improving the lives of our nation’s children. As the United States approaches its 250th anniversary in 2026, he asked, “what kind of country will we leave for our children?”

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Walking a Mile in Their Shoes

We write about the experiences of poor children and families in Suffer the Children, but we also admit that it is difficult to truly understand the reality of their lives. If you're reading this, chances are that you live a life that is insulated from those in poverty.

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Where's Our Outrage

After Katie Rich, a Saturday Night Live writer, tweeted last week that 10-year-old Barron Trump “will be this country’s first homeschool shooter,” she was widely lambasted on social media. 

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