The prophetic church in Ortega’s Nicaragua
One alarming aspect of the onetime revolutionary leader’s authoritarian turn has been the persecution of religious leaders.
Government denial is raising the stakes of COVID-19 in Nicaragua
Amid a disinformation campaign, churches are trying to provide education and aid.
Daniel Ortega’s slide into corruption and authoritarianism
Nicaragua’s liberator has become its dictator.
Leveraging the land or loving its people?
Ammon Bundy’s militia has occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon since January 2. The standoff with authorities continues despite the arrest of Bundy and 11 of his followers and the shooting death of LaVoy Finicum during a traffic stop last week, and despite Bundy’s pleas that the four remaining militia members leave the refuge. They insist that they will not leave until their comrades are released and everyone is pardoned. These conservative Mormons have claimed that God told them to seize the land in defense of ranchers sentenced to jail time for setting fires on federal land.
Missing in Mexico: The search for Central American migrants
In a caravan of 45 people, mostly mothers looking for their disappeared children, Santos del Socorro Rojas was one of the lucky ones.
by Paul Jeffrey
Do something! But what?
The whole Kony-video thing seems to be over. Most of the
millions of viewers watched the half-hour film about Joseph
Kony right after Invisible Children released it. The group's action
kits are sold out. Lots of thoughtful criticism has been written and widely shared.
Yet I keep coming back to it, because these
conversations have revolved around questions I wrestle with regularly as a
missionary in Nicaragua.