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  • Blog
    Tue, 1 Mar 2016
    ArticleSuper Tuesday

    In Presidential politics, today is Super Tuesday. Eleven states hold primaries or caucuses that will go a long way towards selecting the nominees for both political parties who will face each other in the general election in November.  To say this has been an unusual primary season is an understatement. Volumes could be written,... more...

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    Tue, 23 Feb 2016
    ArticleOn Ability

    I never liked the term disabled. Every time I write it, or speak it aloud, I cringe a little. Dis, a prefix of Latin origin, means apart, asunder, or away; its implication is negative and oppositional. Therefore, to be disabled is to be the opposite of abled, which is to say the opposite of normal. This function of language creates a... more...

  • Blog
    Tue, 23 Feb 2016
    Article2016 UPIC Pakistan Trip: Returning from Pakistan

    A week ago, I awoke before dawn to the local Imam’s call to the Fajr, or morning prayer common throughout the Muslim majority world. I was in Pakistan, reflecting on how our UPIC (US-Pakistan Interreligious Consortium) effort has grown over the four years since our first trip to Oman. I felt both gratitude and humility for the... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 22 Feb 2016
    ArticleWhy These South Dakota Pastors Are Standing Up...

    Help us TELL GOVERNOR DAUGAARD: Christians Stand With Trans Students On behalf of a carload of clergy, representing four different Christian traditions, who left Sioux Falls at 3:00am to testify against H.B. 1008 last week, and on behalf of about a dozen clergy colleagues who couldn’t make the trip, I am asking Governor... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 22 Feb 2016
    ArticleArtist Fighting Cancer

    Last month, a close friend of mine was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer, and my life perspective hasn't been the same since. He's very young, and the thought of him having to fight such a challenging battle, let alone — God forbid — possibly losing this battle, reinforces the idea that life isn't fair,... more...

  • Blog
    Tue, 16 Feb 2016
    ArticleAahang: The Sublime Music of Pakistan

    The Urdu word aahang (aahung) could be translated in English simply as “melody” (a word I quite like). But as explained to our UPIC group by LUMS (Lahore University of Management Sciences) student Monahil, aahang is a tightly knit ensemble producing beautiful music, but if even one instrument is missing, the song becomes... more...

  • Blog
    Fri, 12 Feb 2016
    ArticleApart in Geography, Together in Mission

    In Islam, the concept of Qadr, or predestination, is a fundamental part of faith. This concept includes everything from what one will have for lunch today, to the gatherings one will attend. The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) is reported to have said, "Allah wrote down the decrees of creation 50,000 years before... more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 11 Feb 2016
    ArticleA Strong Faith, Despite Obstacles

    A walk through Kachi Abadi, also known as F-6 Sector in Islamabad, is a short, tight journey to a community of people whose eyes reflect hope and whose voices echo the songs of faith. An invitation into the home of a proud resident who cheerfully welcomed her international guests inside her one room abode was generous hospitality not... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 10 Feb 2016
    ArticleThe Spirit of UPIC Rises Above

    If one dwells on it hard enough, and seriously enough, there are often many times in our lives when a little faith can go a long way in getting the job done. A lot of faith, accompanied by actions that deepen that faith in a virtuous and noble cause, can do wonders. The gathering of yet another UPIC delegation in Pakistan this week... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 10 Feb 2016
    ArticleA Day with a Christian Community in Islamabad

    There is a certain fragrance to Pakistan which, when newly arrived, one notices when stepping into the cool night air after passing innumerable hours in the stale atmosphere of an intercontinental jetliner. No one seems quite sure of the source of the sweetness, but it is as unexpected as it is memorable. Pakistan can be a great... more...

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