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Mission to provide sanitary products will keep African girls in school

by Ruth Gledhill - 5th September 2014

DISADVANTAGED girls in Africa can miss four days of schooling each month because they lack proper sanitary protection. RUTH GLEDHILL meets a clergyman who is about to change their prospects.

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Baptism-for-residency policy backfires on the Dutch

by Emma Freire - 3rd September 2014

A CHANGE to Dutch law means Muslim asylum seekers who are baptised into Christianity are more likely to gain a residence permit, but are churches being taken advantage of? EMMA FREIRE reports.

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ANALYSIS The Challenge of Responding to Jihadi Islam

by John Azumah - 29th August 2014

‘I SHARE his frustrations but take exception with his conclusions.’ Professor of World Christianity and Islam, JOHN AZUMAH reviews Durie’s attack on the West's failure to understand political Islam

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