Filipino churches seeking justice over the summary killings of church and human rights workers are looking to the international Christian community to pressure the government in Manila to put a halt to the assassinations.
Republicans control both chambers of Congress and likely could muster enough votes to block the Oregon law that allows physician-assisted suicide. But an apparent about-face by an Oregon senator could alter the political landscape in the Senate.
DavidEngelhard, 64, a former Bible professor who guided the Christian Reformed Church through a period of historic change, died December 22 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Engelhard’s death came ten months to the day after he was diagnosed with brain cancer. “The ending is in some sense a relief,” said Peter Borgdorff, executive director of the 273,000-member CRC.
After days of protests during their Hong Kong talks in December, the 149 members of the World Trade Organization hammered out a scaled-down agreement on global commerce. But many Christian and civil society groups fighting for trade justice predicted that the deal will do little to help the world’s poor. “Those talks might not have crashed as spectacularly as those at Seattle and Cancun.