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Aid Workers Or Evangelists, Charity Or Conspiracy: Framing Of Missionary Activity As A Function Of International Political Alliances, David N. Dixon Jan 2005

Aid Workers Or Evangelists, Charity Or Conspiracy: Framing Of Missionary Activity As A Function Of International Political Alliances, David N. Dixon

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In 2001, Christian aid workers were arrested by the Taliban in Afghanistan on charges of proselytizing. A year later, Baptist hospital workers were gunned down in Yemen. In one case, the country was an enemy of the United States; in the other, the country was an ally. The way in which the proselytizing and the national government was portrayed changed from one set of news coverage to the other, suggesting that political interests, not religious ones, drive this coverage.


Maggie Leah Steckley Swalm: A Teacher Of Good Things, Beth Mark, Louann Swalm Walker Jan 2005

Maggie Leah Steckley Swalm: A Teacher Of Good Things, Beth Mark, Louann Swalm Walker

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Maggie Leah Steckley Swalm was born March 6, 1895 in Whitchurch Township near Stouffville, Ontario. She was the eighth children of fourteen. Her father was Bishop Peter Steckley. In January of 1920, Maggie married E.J. Swalm and moved to the farm at Duntrron where she resided until her death on April 15, 1984.

This article appeared in a somewhat shorter form in the third book of Canadian Brethren in Christ biographies, released in August 2006.