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  • Brian C. Stiller, Global Ambassador of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) travels the world, meeting leaders in church, politics and service agencies, representing the WEA in places of social, economic and political struggle. His blogging is to broker understanding and highlight the good news of Christian faith. He invites you to share your thoughts, concerns, hopes and dreams on issue's which he has commented.
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Haiti, a Place of Wide Gaps

Few countries display such extremes, from pervasive poverty to stores with most anything one could want; from literacy rates of fifty-five percent to the well educated; from curious and troubling religious practices to the inspirational and rigorous. Haiti can be breathtaking in its beauty, yet troubling in its squalor.  Less than a two-hour flight from … Continue reading

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Dispatch from the Czech Republic

The “Velvet Revolution” of 1989 ended 41 years of Communist rule in Czechoslovakia, transforming it into a parliamentary republic. Václav Havel, a hero and playwright was installed as president of this country that chose to divide into the Czech Republic and Slovakia. This nonviolent overthrow was remarkable in Communist history. Responding to a half million … Continue reading

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What country can boast of being one of the most Christian?

No country boasts of being more “Christian” than Greece. Not only is Greece totally defined as Christian it is most difficult to socially navigate if you aren’t just Christian, but Greek Orthodox. A professor, a publicly admitted communist said, “Of course we are all Christian. You can hardly register a child unless baptized by the … Continue reading

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Russia – rich in history

As I walked up the many steps to the preaching pulpit in Central Baptist Church near Red Square in Moscow, I had a flash back. Looking down I recalled a picture of Billy Graham preaching in that same pulpit in a time when the Soviet Union was in its ascendancy. What I didn’t know was that it … Continue reading

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