“It was a personally moving experience,” said Amy Brown after visiting the house where her great uncle spent 36 years as a general surgeon in Jordan. Amy, married to the secretary general of Baptist World Alliance Elijah Brown, visited just one month after the passing
Reconfirming the status quo in Jerusalem will require some hard diplomacy and a lot of goodwill. King Abdullah II of Jordan is the custodian of Muslim holy places in Jerusalem, via a religious trust known as the Waqf Council.
Palestinian journalist and media activist Daoud Kuttab details his experience being detained in Jordan because of his reporting. His primary concern is that other less experienced journalists will see what happened to him and begin practicing self-censorship.
Daoud Kuttab writes that while other churches have built majestic structures at the Baptismal site in Jordan, a wooden structure granted to Baptists is falling apart due to negligence and disregard. It is unclear who is to blame for the lack of progress in setting
Long-simmering suspicions between Orthodox and evangelical Christians have blown up recently over the refusal of the Jordanian government to allow evangelical churches full legal standing under the country's religiously-divided judicial system.
As the first cases of coronavirus appear in the Gaza Strip, humanitarian groups are raising alarms about the potential catastrophe that could emerge in one of the poorest and most-densely populated places in the world. A Baptist pastor who used to minister in Gaza is