Day 28: Haiti

In the early 19th century, Haiti became the world’s first black-led republic and the first independent Caribbean state when it threw off French colonial control and slavery in a series of wars. A mostly mountainous country with a tropical climate, Haiti’s location, history and culture – epitomised by voodoo –...

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Day 27: The Caribbean Region

With the exception of Guyana on the South American coast, the Caribbean consists of several hundreds of islands comprising 27 sovereign states, overseas departments and dependencies. They cover over 460,000 sq. km and have a total population of 43 million people from 73 people groups. These include Hispanic, Francophone African-Caribbean,...

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Day 25: Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is so wondrously adorned with beauty by our Creator – with tranquil rivers flowing lazily but freely around hills and mountains; white sheets of water plummeting down the Victoria Falls gorge; the genius displayed in the crafting of the Great Zimbabwe stone buildings; the beautiful sunsets over Lake Kariba,...

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Day 24: Persecution of Christians

[PrevaLence: North Korea, Iraq, Eritrea, Afghanistan, Syria, Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan, Iran, Libya] 1 Corinthians 12:26, “We are one body. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honoured, every part rejoices with it.’’ Christians are the most persecuted religious group worldwide. Stories of beheadings, torture,...

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Day 23: Greece and the migrant crisis

”You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God”, Leviticus 19:34 Greece has been dominating the news recently with an economy tumbling into...

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Day 22: Eritrea

Africa’s North Korea Bordered by Sudan, Ethiopia and Djibouti, Eritrea occupies a strategic area in the Horn of Africa but remains one of the most secretive states in the world. By virtue of its location in the Sahel, Eritrea suffers periodic droughts and chronic food shortages hampering development efforts. Eritreans...

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Day 20: Syncretism

“They also broke down the sacred pillar of Baal and broke down the house of Baal, and made it a latrine to this day. Thus Jehu eradicated Baal out of Israel, 2 Kings 10:27-28 Is the attempted reconciliation or fusion of differing (even opposite) systems of beliefs or practices. This...

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Day 19: Humanitarian crises

The waging of armed conflict with perceived enemies has brought untold suffering to the human population. In a world where natural disasters and impoverished circumstances already make daily life an unbearable activity for millions of people across the world, the church will have to add her voice to influence peace...

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