When a soldier deploys, there are many people left behind who struggle with that absence. A loved one is gone, and even if they come back, it won’t be for a long time. How can the church and individuals help those left behind?
“There is an ongoing persecution of Christians. For months, we bishops have been denouncing what is happening in Burkina Faso” Bishop Kjustin Kientega recently said, “but nobody is listening to us.” “Evidently”, he concluded, “the West is more concerned with protecting its own interests”.
Devastated by the suicide of fellow pastor and friend Jarrid Wilson, Sioux Falls Pastor Adam Weber wants to make it clear: “Admitting you’re struggling with mental health doesn’t make you a bad Christian.”
Trauma is a familiar concept in many Native American and First Nation communities. Suicide claims Native lives at three to four times the rate of other U.S. ethnic groups. Substance abuse rates and incidents of violence against women are sky-high, too.
Michael McLaughlin, a teacher at an inner-city school in Buffalo, NY, grabbed the attention of national radio personality, Erica Campbell, with his fundraising campaign to teach low-income students advanced technology.