Category: Christianity

Saboi Jum (d. 2017)

Saboi Jum was a Kachin Baptist leader from the north of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. He was an ordained minister, serving from 1990 to 2000 as the General Secretary of the Kachin Baptist Convention, one of the larger ethnic groups within the Burma Baptist Convention (later Myanmar Baptist Convnetion). Most of the Kachins in… Read more »

Michael Sharp

On March 30, 2017 the news reported the finding of the bodies of two United Nations workers in eastern Congo.  One was Michael Sharp from Kansas in the United States; the other was Zaida Catalán from Sweden.  They were members of a U.N. “Group of Experts” who were working on conflict resolution in the long, torturously-twisted… Read more »

Benjamin Britten’s “War Requiem”

“My subject is War, and the pity of War.  The Poetry is in the pity…All a poet can do today is warn.”  These words by Wilfred Owen are inscribed on the title page of British composer Benjamin Britten’s “War Requiem.”  Britten combined the Latin text of the Requiem Mass with nine poems of the World… Read more »

Don Mosley

Don Mosley is one of the founders of Jubilee Partners based in Comer, Georgia.  In the 1970s he and his wife Carolyn were part of the intentional inter-racial rural community Koinonia Partners just outside of Americus, Georgia.   While there they worked with Millard and Linda Fuller to found Habitat for Humanity which has grown… Read more »

Mamuka Kapanadze

When war broke out between Russia and the Republic of Georgia in 2008 people steeped in the Orthodox Christian traditions were on both sides.  In the Orthodox tradition icons have played a major role in their spirituality and their church architecture, even with an “iconostasis,” a wall of these paintings of Christ and various saints,… Read more »