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Students take Jesus to Rio’s ‘Crack-land’

Rio de Janeiro

Locals know it as “Crack-land,” a run-down, crime-ridden neighborhood in the heart of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where addicts come to get their fix. Many never leave. Crack cocaine is the star attraction, and its victims line Crack-land’s streets. They’ve lost ...

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Finding hope and solace within dementia

Dementia

As the worshippers begin to gather for the weekly service, the Rev. Alex Treitler prepares the Communion table and arranges the hand-held chimes. Those gathered sit quietly in anticipation as Treitler walks around the room and greets each person individually. ...

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No regrets when God calls

Karen Watson knew Iraq was dangerous. She had left Iraq months before, exhausted and afraid, as the chaotic country descended deeper into violence. But she went back anyway. She was not a soldier, but a Christian relief worker, armed only ...

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